Medical and Scientific orbiting
ports. Not very equipped for spacecraft, they can supply emergency
landings. There are 16 currently operation. Four more are currently
missing since their inception, 150 years ago.
Stations: Often the covet
of Rippers, Jackers, Pirates and Scavengers fueling stations are usually
well pro-tected. They consist of large spherical tanks connected
to each and with large docking systems. There are no enclosed docking
ports of any kind and the only population at these stations are usually
security men and / or Federated Defense personnel. Mecktechs take
care of the rest. There are hundreds of these everywhere.
There were once thousands of these
large, automated service ports, now there are only several hundred. They
are still fairly common to see however. Usually having a capacity
of 4 to 6 craft, Skybases were deserted except the crews of other ships,
but because of the Mecktechs (automated service robots), the bases are
virtually maintenance free. They are also equipped with Docking robots
and service pods that can leave the base as well.
popular racing area off the Sol system.