Space Station

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Specifications

Class: Space Base
Type: Standard Structure
Weaponry: 7 heavy Railgun turrets, 4 missile launchers, 2 medium & 2 heavy Ion Cannons, 1 Ion Mortar
Shields: Extremely strong
Garrison: 3 F-302 squadrond, 3 HB-302 squadrons
Reinforcements: 2 X-303, 2 BC-304
Available: Skirmish & GC
Production: UAV
Requirements: Tech levels 1-5
Construction Costs: ??? Resource Units (GC), ??? Resource Units (Skirmish)

The Tau'ri space station serves as orbital command center as well as defence against hostile attacks on planets and can be upgraded up to 5 levels. She is available both in skirmish and in the galactic conquests. In GC, she is the prerequisite for the construction of space buildings as well as for the production of space units and can produce UAV's for the reconnaissance of opposing territories. In skirmish the space station is used to build spaceships and summon some heroes. In addition, it can optimise itself as well as all space units through upgrades. She is equipped with state-of-the-art radar systems, a long distance communication system, strong shields, a thick shell armour, a huge hangar deck and powerful weapon batteries. While level 1 is very small and has only a few weapons, level 5 is quite large and armed with an ion mortar, some ion cannons, many heavy railguns and several missile launchers. Their occupation consists of soldiers, technicians as well as scientists and amounts to up to 400 men. Fighters and bombers are stationed in the hangar, and in GC the space station is given support during a battle by some major combat ships.

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Expansion Stages

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Asteroid Mining Facility

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Specifications

Class: Resource Key
Typ: Special Structure
Weaponry: None
Armoury: Medium
Garrison: None
Available: Skirmish & GC
Production: None, generates resources
Requirements: Space Station level 1, tech level 2
Construction Costs: ??? Resource Units (GC), ??? Resource Units (Skirmish)

The Tau'ri construct large mining complexes on asteroids in order to mine valuable ores such as Naquadah, Trinium and Neutronium. These facilities consist of several conveyors, silos, shelter and a control center, which houses a hangar for freight ships. All buildings are connected by a tunnel system, as well as by the conveyor belts. The minerals are conveyed by using large rigs and mining machinery, to then be transported to the storage tanks until they are picked up by a cargo ship for further processing. The building continuously generates resources.

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Asteroid mines generates income and are available both in Skirmish and in Galactic Conquest. In Skirmish, the generation rate of the resources can be increased by a two-step upgrade. Since not every asteroid contains raw materials, asteroid mines can be built in GC only on certain planets.

 

Railgun Satellite

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Specifications

Class: Offensive Building
Typ: Standard Structure
Weaponry: Light Railguns for anti-fighter defence
Shields: Weak
Available: Skirmish & GC
Requirements: Space Station level 1, tech level 2
Construction Costs: ??? Resource Units (GC), ??? Resource Units (Skirmish)

The Railgun Satellite is a lightly armed defensive weapons platform. A rotating weapon mount sporting two railguns is mounted between the two solar panels that power the satellite. Each of the weapons are equipped with a magazine of 100.000 slugs that they accelerate to extreme velocities to cause maximum damage. It is the most effective stationary spatial weapons platform against fighters, bombers and light corvettes.

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In Galactic Conquest, a network of these light defensive weapons are built in the orbit of a planet. In Skirmish these anti-fighter platform is built on a satellite buildpad.

 

Missile Satellite

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Specifications

Class: Offensive Building
Typ: Standard Structure
Weaponry: Dozens of Mark-VIII missiles for anti-capital defence
Shields: Weak
Available: Skirmish & GC
Requirements: Space Station level 1, tech level 3
Construction Costs: ??? Resource Units (GC), ??? Resource Units (Skirmish)

The Missile Satellite is equipped with a Mk VIII missile launcher. These missiles automatically track their targets mid-flight and are very powerful. The Mk VIII's best use is to deal huge damage to anything ranging from corvettes up to capital ships.

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In Galactic Conquest, a network of these heavy defensive weapons are built in the orbit of a planet. In Skirmish these anti-capital platform is built on a satellite buildpad.

 

Shield Satellite

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Specifications

Class: Defencive Building
Typ: Special Structure
Weaponry: None
Shields: Very strong
Available: Skirmish & GC
Requirements: Space Station level 1, tech level 3
Construction Costs: ??? Resource Units (GC), ??? Resource Units (Skirmish)

Based on planetary shield generator designs the Tau'ri developed a large satellite equipped with shield emitters used to project a vast spherical "shield bubble" around itself, protecting friendly vessels within it from hostile fire. Due to its enormous energy consumption the shield satellite is powered by several Naquadah generators as well as four solar panels attached to its hull to provide additional power and to serve as emergency backup generators.

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The shield satellite is a special building and can be built in the Galactic Conquests only on certain planets and in Skirmish only on a satellite buildpads.