Specifications - Starbase 249 "MARS"

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Although the Spacedock series of stations proved highly successful, by the 2330's Starfleet faced a problem with its latest ships. The trend had been for ever larger designs, and all projections were that this trend would continue for the forseeable future. The Spacedock stations needed considerable re-working of their main docking area in order to accomodate these ships, a re-working which would reduce the efficiency of the stations handling arrangements and cause serious problems to Starfleets maintanence schedules during the work. It was decided to build a small number of new, much larger facilities which would be easily capable of handling significant numbers of the largest starships.
The sheer size of these monsters was far beyond anything previously envisaged, a factor which weighed heavily on the minds of the design team. The original proposals called for an all-new station configuration, but the detailed design work for this would have taken at least fifteen years to complete. In order to cut this figure down as far as possible it was decided to follow the engineering of the successful Spacedock series. Construction of Starbase 74, the first of the new facilities, begun in 2342. Despite many technical problems the project kept to its projected build time of sixteen years and the Starbase came on-line in 2358. Since this time several further facilities have been completed and two more are under way; Starfleet looks likely to petition for more of these facilities as the need for more and more starships becomes more pressing.


Class Stardock Class Starbase
Role Orbital/Deep Space Repair and Manufacturing Facility
Duration 200 years
Time Between Refits 20 years
Time Between Resupply 0 years


Length 8,910 meters
Width 10,930 meters
Height 13,460 meters
Decks 2,500


Officers 12,790
Enlisted Crew 72,120
Marines 1,296
Civilians 100,000
Emergency Capacity 100


Cruise Speed Warp
Maximum Speed Warp
Emergency Speed Warp

Weapons & Defensive Systems

Shields Auto-Modulating Shields
High Capacity Shielding System
Metaphasic Shielding
Weapon Systems Phasers
Type XII Array: 851

Armament External Defensive Systems
Point Defense Batteries: 240

Pulse-Fire Torpedo Launcher: 56
Photon Torpedoes: 18050
Quantum Torpedoes: 7220
Polaron Torpedo: 1330
Tri-Cobalt Devices: 1000

Auxiliary Craft

Shuttlebays 200
Shuttles Hunley Shuttle: 12
Type 11 Shuttle: 100
Type 15 Shuttlepod: 84
Type 6 Shuttle: 150
Type 7 Shuttle: 150
Type 8 Shuttle: 150
Type 9 Shuttle: 120

Argo Transport: 36
Firefly Transport: 16
Wyvern Hopper: 60
Brunel Workpod: 200
Fighters Broadsword Multi-role Assault Fighter: 36
Razor Interceptor: 36
Valkyrie Space Superiority Fighter: 72

Garrison Vessels
Oberth Science Vessel: 1
Wallace Light Escort: 2
Runabouts Danube Runabout: 96
Delta Flyer Runabout: 24
Talon Scout: 24