- It is a technological sophont-made orbital device made to support life and the expansion of orbital existence from the near atmosphere or orbital pathway of a planet.
- They are known by a wide variety of names and terms and come in as wide a set of shapes, forms, and technological formats.
- The Supraclass designation is also known as Ship Mission, Ship Mission Code, Mission, or Ship Hull Designation.
- It is a starship supraclass.
- Starship User Types
- Advanced Ship Classifications
- Basic Ship Classifications
- Ships by Function
- Speed of Travel
Orbital complexes range in size from single stations up to large, sprawling cities. Complexes can be joined in a daisy-chain arrangement, or simply a group of closely proximate individual complexes in the same orbit. Three general size categories exist: orbital stations, orbital settlements, and orbital cities.
Space stations go by an incredible variety of names and serve an equally diverse set of missions from highports to orbital factories to shipyards and more. When technology advances adequately, they can be a viable residential option especially around small worlds.
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Strategy & Tactics (Doctrine)
Space Stations are an important part of TL:10-15 technological life, linking to beanstalks, decreasing mass fuel needs of system craft, allowing better mainworld access to FTL merchant vessels, and, in general, making intra-planetary and inter-stellar life possible.
System Craft typically serve the following roles:
- Battle Station
- Gas Giant Station
- Hospital Station
- Mining Platform
- Orbital City
- Orbital Complex
- Orbital Dockyard
- Orbital Installation
- Orbital Settlement
- Orbital Spaceyard
- Orbital Station
- Orbital Trade Center
- Orbital Trade Station
- Prison Hulk
- Residential Ship
- Space Station (WO)
- Trade Station
- X-Boat Station
|W-class Space Station Supraclass Archtypes|
|Archtype||Type Code||TL Range||Remarks|
|Orbital Station||An Orbital Station is a single large satellite used as an orbital installation, with a permanent population in the tens. Often built as a modular unit, able to be expanded upon as necessary. Some standard station types include refueling station, communications station, research station, fighter base, peace monitor, civilian transfer station (for personnel and/or cargo), or drydock control centre. Possible at TL–7.|
|Orbital Settlement||An Orbital Settlement is an open-cycle orbital station with a permanent population in the hundreds. Possible at TL–8.|
|Orbital City||The largest of the orbital complexes, an Orbital City is a closed-cycle orbital station with a permanent population in the thousands. Possible at TL–9.|
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Selected Variant Types & Classes
Ship Summary List
Some of the most commonly used vessels in this role or these roles include:
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