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A WO-class Space Station are large artificial satellites, capable of sustaining life.

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Please refer to the following AAB Library Data for more information:

Description (Specifications)[edit]

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)[edit]

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.

While space stations can be weaponized as battle stations, most are cost-efficient civilian structures and are vulnerable to raider vessels unless protected by COACC forces or other defensive craft.

Supraclass Roles[edit]

System Craft typically serve the following roles:


  1. Barge (WB)
  2. Battle Barge
  3. Cargo Barge
  4. Passenger Barge


  1. Artificial Satellite (WA)
  2. Automated Interdiction Satellite
  3. Beacon
  4. Missile Platform
  5. Sensor Buoy

Space Station:

  1. Battle Station
  2. Downport
  3. Gas Giant Station
  4. Highport
  5. Hospital Station
  6. Lowport
  7. Mining Platform
  8. Orbital
  9. Orbital City
  10. Orbital Complex
  11. Orbital Dockyard
  12. Orbital Installation
  13. Orbital Settlement
  14. Orbital Spaceyard
  15. Orbital Station
  16. Orbital Trade Center
  17. Orbital Trade Station
  18. Prison Hulk
  19. Residential Ship
  20. Space Station (WO)
  21. Trade Station
  22. Upport
  23. X-Boat Station

Supraclass Archtypes[edit]

W-class Space Station Supraclass Archtypes
Archtype Type Code TL Range Remarks
 ?  ?  ? None
Orbital Complex Types
# Type 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.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

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Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Merchant Ship:

  1. Type A class Free Trader
    1. Beowulf class Free Trader

Ship Summary List[edit]

Some of the most commonly used vessels in this role or these roles include:

6 Representative Space Station (WO) Classes

Class Superclass Tons TL Origin Jump G Canon
Class Superclass Tons TL Origin Jump G Canon
Anchorage class Orbital Station WO 45000 10 Distant Fringe 0 0.5 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Bowman class Mining Platform WO 5,000 TBD Third Imperium 0 TBD Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Eshpadir class Orbital Installation WO TBD TBD Third Imperium TBD TBD Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Gaesh class Prison Hulk WOP 1,200 15 Third Imperium 0 0 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Gunsan class Orbital Dockyard WO 90000 11 Distant Fringe 0 0.5 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Harbor class Orbital Station WO 95000 11 Distant Fringe 0 0.5 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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