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An X-Boat Station is a facility for handling xboats at a star system. Typically these are designed as Space Stations, with little mobility.

Logo of the IISS X-Boat Service.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

At each system served by the xboat network, an express boat station is maintained to handle the message traffic and to manage incoming and outgoing xboats. Usually located near the edge of a star system, the station picks up messages beamed to it by incoming xboats and relays the data to the local world for delivery. Messages destined for worlds farther down the line are transmitted to a waiting xboat which then jumps for the next world in the network. The xboat station contains receiving and retransmission equipment; refueling and support facilities for the local staff and waiting crew are also provided. The xboat station maintains a local office on the system's major world for the acceptance of xboat messages, as well as to handle delivery of the messages to addresses on the world.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The express boat (abbreviated X-boat) system, established originally in 624 and expanded to cover the entire Imperium by 718, cuts this communication time by nearly 75 percent. Selected locations along major trade routes are established as sites for express stations, which are orbital facilities which service and refuel the X-boats on their communications runs.

Ship Summary List[edit]

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

10 Representative Space Station (WO) Classes

Class Mission Code TL Tons Jump G Origin Canon Quick ship profile
Class Mission Code TL Tons Jump G Origin Canon Quick ship profile
Anchorage class Orbital Station WO 10 45,000 0 0.5 Distant Fringe No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Bowman class Mining Platform WO TBD 5,000 0 TBD Third Imperium Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Dee Six class Downport WOD 13 1770 0 0 Third Imperium No. Unpublished, non-canon fan downport design. WOD-SC00
Eshpadir class Orbital Installation WO X X 0 TBD Third Imperium Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Gaesh class Prison Hulk WOP 15 1,200 0 0 Third Imperium Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Dee Six class Downport WOD 13 1770 0 0 Third Imperium No. Unpublished, non-canon fan downport design.
Gunsan class Orbital Dockyard WO 11 90,000 0 0.5 Distant Fringe No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Harbor class Orbital Station WO 11 95000 0 0.5 Distant Fringe No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Mooring class Orbital Station WO 10 40,000 0 0.5 Distant Fringe No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Roadstead class Orbital Station WO 10 35,000 0 0.5 Distant Fringe No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.


Worlds & Sectors (Astrography)[edit]

The IISS operates facilities across the Third Imperium and in many Client States around the Imperial fringe.

World Listing: 1105[edit]

The IISS operates in the following systems and worlds:

67 of 67 of worlds with a X-Boat Station
Adabicci  •  Bendor  •  Biter  •  Boughene  •  Caladbolg  •  Carey (SM 2726)  •  Celepina  •  Chamois  •  D'Ganzio  •  Denotam  •  Dhian  •  Dinomn  •  Dodds  •  Edenelt  •  Efate  •  Emape  •  Equus  •  Extolay  •  Feri  •  Ffudn  •  Flammarion  •  Fornice  •  Fosey  •  Frenzie  •  Garda-Vilis  •  Ghandi  •  Glisten  •  Hammermium  •  Hexos  •  Horosho  •  Iderati  •  Ivendo  •  Jae Tellona  •  Jewell (SM 1106)  •  Karin  •  Katarulu  •  Kinorb (SM 2202)  •  L'oeul d'Dieu  •  Lanth  •  Lunion  •  Lysen  •  Maitz  •  Marastan  •  Margesi (SM 3212)  •  Mertactor  •  Mirriam (SM 0333)  •  Mongo  •  Mora  •  Nasemin  •  New Rome  •  Overnale  •  Palique (SM 3029)  •  Persephone (SM 2228)  •  Pixie  •  Raweh  •  Regina  •  Resten  •  Rhylanor  •  Risek  •  Robin (SM 2637)  •  Roup  •  Ruby  •  Shirene  •  Strouden  •  Tenalphi  •  Trin (SM 3235)  •  Wonstar  •  
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See also[edit]

Starship:

  • Speed of Travel

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