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Orbital Complex Specifications


Starbase Components

The starbase is named Starbase 22 consisting solely of a Delta-type orbital complex orbiting the planet Axanar, near the Federation-Klingon Border in the Beta Quadrant.

A Delta-type complex is virtually identical in external appearance to the Spacedock model seen in Star Trek III, IV, & VI, plus numerous TNG episodes. Resembling a giant floating mushroom, Delta-types are the largest design in the Starfleet inventory. They are 200 to 300 decks tall, sleek & smooth with their completely internalized vessel maintenance areas.

Most of the operations & crew lounge areas are located at the top of the station. Directly below this array of domes & communications antennas is the massive head of the complex, within which are housed the various vessels currently docked at the starbase & accessable via 6 gargantuan sets of spacedoors. Windows on the inside rim & central core give a wondrous view of fleet repair & docking activities. The lower cylindrical areas house engineering, support, power generation & maintenance-related facilities, plus anywhere from 26 to 42 independent shuttlebays. (Visual reference can be found in the 2nd edition of the Star Trek Encyclopedia on page 465.)

Starbase 22 is situated in orbit of the planet Axanar, an inhabited world near the Klingon border, & the site of a victory in battle by the legendary CPT Kelvar Garth in the 2250s. (Historical research has yielded no other background data regarding Axanar, making it a perfect choice for a sim world. Also, since the name of the enemy of Captain Garth while at Axanar was never mentioned, one can perhaps assume it was the Klingons.)

Starship Components

It is not uncommon in standard Starfleet practice to assign a smaller vessel to the direct command of a starbase, sometimes with the command crew of the facility being the same as that of the ship. In this vein, we propose that the same practice be used here, especially given the proximity of the facility to Klingon space & recent Klingon civil unrest, not to mention the Dominion War.

The chosen class of ship is one mentioned but barely seen in TNG, the New Orleans-class starship. A small design commonly refered to as a frigate, it measures some 350 meters in length, is 14 decks high, & weighs 725,000 metric tons. The crew numbers a mere 160 & the original specifications called for a top speed of Warp 9.4, although in the past few years, upgrades & refits have increased the envelope to Warp 9.8. (Visual reference can be found in the 2nd edition of the Star Trek Encyclopedia on pages 255 & 323.) Four ships of this class have been mentioned in TNG or DS9. They are:
USS Kyushu, NCC-65491
USS Rutledge, NCC-57295
USS Renegade, NCC-63102
USS Thomas Paine, NCC-65530

The chosen name for the sim ship is USS Gaia (NCC-70922), after the Greek earth-mother goddess. Currently, she is to be an older ship, built in 2360 (the last season of DS9 & VGR was set in 2376) by General Dynamics-Electric Boat at their Deneva shipyards.

To fully understand the perfection of choosing this class, one must understnd the role of a frigate. Today in the modern navy, the role of a frigate is to run as escorts with convoys or battle groups, to provide patrols of areas, & to hunt down & kill enemy submarines or aircraft. Taking that role to the form of a starship, we see that the New Orleans-class frigates are designed to patrol borders & disputed area, work on interdiction of smugglers or raiders, provide support cover for battle groups, & generally be used as a sign to our Federation neighbors that WE'RE WATCHING.

Starbase 22 - Sector 2516


Length: 7112 meters
Width: 7112 meters
Draught: 10,500 meters
Standard deadweight tonnage: 632.889 million metric tonnes
Number of decks: 3455
Estimated design lifetime: 185 years

Hull Components--
Inner layer: Polycarbonate tritanium mesh fabric with
interlaced duranium monofilaments
Middle layer: Tritanium truss framework with suspended
duranium torsion-enhancement gel
Outer layer: Ablative carbon-60/carbon-16
(buckminsterfullerene/diamond) armor &
tritanium foil

Environmental Systems--
Personnel: 4218 officers; 7838 crew
additional accommodations for
350,000 extra personnel or
Environmental sustainability Class M--entire vessel
ratios by atmospheric class: Class H, K,, & L--18% of vessel
Class N & N(2)--9% of vessel
Nominal atmospheric values: 26 degrees Centigrade
45% relative humidity
78% nitrogen
21% oxygen
1% trace gases
101 kilopascals barometric pressure
Gravity generators: Level 103 (6)
Level 876 (4)
Level 1921 (5)
Level 2623 (4)
Level 3306 (3)
Computer Systems--
Software version: LCARS version 2.6
Computer core locations: Levels 99-111, centerline
Levels 1538-1550, centerline
Levels 2994-3006, centerline
Hardware design: Primary protected systems utilize
bioneural gelpack systems (35% of
circuitry); secondary & backup systems
utilize standard isolinear circuitry
interface (65%)
Data transfer rate: 8400 kiloquads/second
Maximum storage capacity: 3,428,060,000 kiloquads

Power Generation Systems--
Primary reactor type: M/ARA design, version 6.3
Fuel: Cryogenic slush deuterium
Slush antideuterium
Reaction catalyzer element: Fifth-phase crystalline dilithium
Equivalent power generation max.: Warp 9.968 (5124 c)
Secondary reactor type: 15 YPS 8088 fusion reactors
10 YPS 8025 fusion reactors
Fuel: Supercritical slush deuterium

Tactical & Defensive Systems--
Number of shield generators: 4 (Level 75)
6 (Level 1123)
4 (Level 2586)
Primary energy dissipation rate: 1130 kW/minute
Sustainable energy load at peak: 624,000 MW for 170 milliseconds
Maximum recharge rate: 8200 kW/s
Output of auxiliary systems: 74% of primary for 41 hours
Number of phaser emitter arrays: 20
Main emitter type: Type XI
Locations: Upper docking head dorsal angled
surface (4 arcs at 90-degree
angles); Upper docking head ventral
(4 arcs at 90-degree angles)
Maximum emitter output: 9.4 MW
Secondary emitter type: Type X-A
Locations: Upper docking head dorsal flat
surface (4 arcs at 90-degree
angles); middle head ventral (4 arcs
at 90-degree angles); lower sphere
equator (4 arcs at 90-degree
Maximum emitter output: 6.2 MW
Torpedo supply: 2200 photon torpedoes
660 quantum torpedoes
198 tri-cobalt devices
Torpedo launcher locations: Level 243(3 tubes at 120-degree
Level 1196 (3 tubes at 120-degree
Level 2372 (3 tubes at 120-degree
Level 3026 (3 tubes at 120-degree
Maximum volley per tube: 12 torpedoes
Number of torpedoes 660 photorps
at launch-ready status: 165 quantorps
33 tri-cobalts
Number of unmanned perimeter
defense drones: 75
Perimeter defense drone type: Shinohara PDF-31 Ryoko
multitarget active-tracking
defensive unit

Sensor Systems--
Location of long-range sensors: Dorsal & ventral ends of station;
circumferential edge of upper
docking head, Level 635
High resolution range: 7.2 light-years
Low-to-medium resolution range: 20.3 light-years
Complement of sensor suite: Wide-angle active EM scanner
Narrow-angle active EM scanner
Variable frequency EM flux scanner
Tomographic imaging scanner
Lifeform analysis instrument cluster
Gravimetric distortion scanner
Passive neutrino imaging scanner
Thermal imaging array
Proximity sensor array
Flux densometer
Advanced astrometric imaging
Parametric subspace field stress
2.5-meter diameter gamma ray
Broad-beam active subspace
Narrow-beam active subspace scanner
All-sky passive subspace
interferometry network
Tunneling neutrino-emission
detector network
Warp-to-sublight ion deceleration
Low-frequency subspace seismicity
Warp activity detector/threat
analysis preprocessor
Quasar telescope
Wide-angle IR source tracker
Stellar graviton detectors
Stellar pair coordinate imager
Impulse time-dilation corrector
Federation timebase beacon
Galactic plasma wave cartographic
High-energy charger particle
Passive subspace multibeacon
Narrow-angle IR-UV-gamma ray
Lateral sensor array locations: Dorsal & ventral ends of station;
dorsal upper docking head flat
surface; ventral upper docking head
flat surface; ventral middle head flat
Complement of sensor pallet 1: Quark population analysis counter
Z-range particulate spectrometry
Wide-angle EM radiation imaging
Complement of sensor pallet 2: Gravimetric distortion mapping
High-energy proton spectrometry
Complement of sensor pallet 3: Steerable lifeform analysis
instrument cluster
Narrow-axis EM flux spectrometer
Advanced phase-lock targeting
ACB relay booster array
Complement of sensor pallet 4: Active magnetic interferometry
Low-frequency EM flux sensor
Localized subspace field stress
Parametric subspace field stress
Hydrogen-filter subspace flux
Linear calibration subspace flux
Complement of sensor pallet 5: Variable band optical imaging
Virtual aperture graviton flux
High-resolution graviton flux
Very low energy graviton spin
Complement of sensor pallet 6: Passive imaging gamma
interferometry sensor
Low-level thermal imaging sensor
Fixed-angle gamma frequency
Virtual particle mapping camera
Probe complement & types: Class I (25)
Class II (25)
Class III (25)
Class IV (25)
Class V (35)
Class VI (25)
Class VII (25)
Class VIII (25)
Class IX (25)

Transporter Systems--
Number of personnel transporters: 40
Locations: Level 226 (4)
Level 832 (8)
Level 1501 (6)
Level 1788 (5)
Level 2134 (5)
Level 2862 (6)
Level 3271 (6)
Capacity: 6 persons to 40,000 km
Number of cargo transporters: 20
Locations: Level 449 (6)
Level 841 (6)
Level 1476 (2)
Level 2223 (2)
Level 2951 (2)
Level 3231 (2)
Capacity: 12,000 to 35,000 mt
Number of emergency transporters: 30
Locations: Level 71(4)
Level 321 (6)
Level 650 (8)
Level 1529 (4)
Level 2346 (3)
Level 2713 (2)
Level 3307 (3)
Capacity: 20 persons to 25,000 km

Auxiliary Spacecraft Systems--
Main shuttlebay locations: Level 486-7 (4)
Level 612-3 (6)
Level 721-2 (6)
Level 803-4 (4)
Main cargo bay locations: Level 990-1028 (3)
Level 1046-1121 (3)
Level 1326-1364 (3)
Level 1513-1551 (9)
Level 2185-2241 (3)
Number of Type 15 shuttlepods: 20
Number of Type 6 shuttlecraft: 15
Number of Type 7 shuttlecraft: 12
Number of Type 9A cargo shuttles: 14
Number of Type 9 warpsleds: 24
Number of Type 10 experimental
shuttles: 3
Number of Type 11 shuttlecraft: 5
Number of Danube-class
runabouts: 10
Assigned runabouts: USS Zambezi (NCC-72186)
USS Cimarron (NCC-72919)
USS Irrawaddy (NCC-74051)
USS Niger (NCC-75293)
USS Darling (NCC-75294)
USS Vistula (NCC-75892)
USS Kasai (NCC-76438)
USS Tigris (NCC-77653)
USS Seine (NCC-78835)
USS Parnaiba (NCC-79400)

Key Systems--
Number & location of holodecks: 12 large units on Level 82
25 large units on Level 367
10 medium units on Level 948
6 medium units on Level 1692
8 large units on Level 2066
4 small units on Level 2631
6 small units on Level 3209
Location of Zocalo: Central area, Level 1943
Location of Promenade: Exterior ring, Level 73
Location of main medical ward: Central area, Level 1364
Facilities: 12 intensive care wards
24 surgery suites
8 examination rooms
6 null-grav therapy wards
4 physical therapy wards
4 laboratories
CMO office
AMO/duty officer office
285 biobeds
2 morgues
5 Emergency Medical Holograms
Location of main engineering: Central area, Level 2970
Facilities: Master systems display
Master situation monitor
EPS systems status display
Warp core status display
Fusion reactor status display
Power allocation grid monitor
Access to Jefferies Tube network
Emergency systems monitor display
Secondary systems console
Chief Engineering office
Deputy Chief Engineer office
Duty officer console
Warp core
Location of main operations: Central area, Level 206
Number of primary posts: 20 (includes CO office, XO
office, & center situation table)
Docking Ops functions: Supervision of local traffic
Allocation of vessel berths
Tracking of hard-docked & free-
floating vessels
Authorization of departure
clearance & spacedoor exit routes
Engineering I/II/III
functions: Priority resource & power
Simple primary systems monitoring
Warp field geometry maintenance
Liaison to Maintenance Ops
General station status information
Transporter room notification
Maintenance Ops in absence of the
Maintenance Ops officer
Structural integrity monitoring
Security functions: Stationwide security coordination to
neutralize intruder Threat forces
Threat force assessment
Station defense & weapons control
Strategic Ops functions: Away team coordination
Comm frequency assignments
Mission-specific equipment
Threat technology assessment
Fleet liaison
Preliminary diplomatic contact
C3I functions: Coordination with rest of fleet
Comm codings & frequencies
Mission objective updates
Intelligence updates
Science I & II functions: Library computer access
Realtime probe telemetry
Realtime scientific data access
Primary management of scientific
missions (coordinated with
Strategic Ops & Security)
Sensor maintenance & coordination
Laboratory maintenance,
coordination, & assignments
Environmental functions: Critical life support functions
Realtime data feed from shipboard
atmospheric sensors
Initiation & oversight of evacuation
Coordination with Maintenance Ops
Maintenance Ops functions: Damage team assignments
Power grid assessments &
Resource allocation in damaged
Supervision of current repair efforts
on station & docked vessels
Liaison with Engineering

Names & hull numbers of SB22
Danube-class runabouts

USS Zambezi, NCC-72186
USS Cimarron, NCC-72919
USS Irrawaddy, NCC-74051
USS Niger, NCC-75293
USS Darling, NCC-75294
USS Vistula, NCC-75892
USS Kasai, NCC-76438
USS Tigris, NCC-77653

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