Trade Station

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A Trade Station is an establishment for the promotion of interstellar commerce by serving as clearing houses for merchant dealings.

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Library Data Referral Tree[edit]

Please refer to the following AAB Library Data for more information:
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Description (Specifications)[edit]

There is no single controlling agency for Trade Stations; some are established by private companies, on their own or under contract to the Imperium, some are run by the Scout Service, and others are operated by different branches of the Imperial government. Almost all Trade Stations are run by governments (polities) since the expense of running a Trade Station is so high. However, it is not unknown for Megacorporations or other private entities to fund one.

Trade Stations are typically built upon heavily-traveled, high-profit Trade Routes.

  • Smaller trade stations most often consist of surface installations attached to starports.
  • Larger ones often involve Highports that work with Downports and/or other types of planetary surface starports.

Image Repository[edit]

No information yet available.

Vargr Stations (Interstellar Relations)[edit]

In the Spinward Marches the Imperial government has established several trading stations along the border of the Vargr Extents to encourage commerce, with the ultimate aim of economically tying the nearby Vargr to the Imperium, lessening the chance of their joining the Zhodani Consulate in a new war.

Strategy & Tactics (Doctrine)[edit]

No information yet available.

Supraclass Roles[edit]

Trade Stations typically serve the following roles:

  • TBD

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

These trade stations serve as clearing houses for merchant dealings. They provide numerous services: language translation, temporary warehousing, brokerage, computer files of merchant information, a commodity exchange, and others. Goods comes to the stations from all over the subsector.

Vargr trading delegations converge on the stations and trade raw materials, metals, and manufactured goods for desirable meats, spices, and other delicacies.

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:

8 Representative Trade Station (WO) Classes

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


Worlds & Sectors (Astrography)[edit]

Trade Stations are located throughout Charted Space.

Representative Selection[edit]

For example, there are five trade stations in Aramis Subsector operated by the Scout Service to promote trade with the Vargr:

World Listing: 1105[edit]

The following systems and worlds are associated with this Space Stations:

5 of 5 World articles in Trade Station
Focaline  •  Jesedipere  •  Junidy  •  Lablon  •  Zila  •  
startbacknext(5 listed)


References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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