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Haven Mobile Starport

design by Eric Bould and Derek Stanley

The Haven idea is that a starport could be created from modules that would be carried into place by other starships.

I noticed a number of components in the modular cutter section that would be useful. A typical Haven would have:

  • x2 Fuel Module. These modules simply suck water up out of the ocean and convert it into Liquid Hydrogen to be stored in an 800dt underground tank. To me manufactured on site. The fuel crackers take 40 hours to fill the tank
  • x1 Communications Command module. Provides excess power for fuel crackers.
  • x2 Habitation Modules.
  • x1 Medical Module
  • x2 Support Modules for repair of starships and ground vehicles. Basic maintenance of starships.
  • and 1 1000-ton Meson Sphere. (see below). That's a total of eight 29dt modules. Capable of being carried in two 200ton general cargo modules and two modular cutters.

    By placing a number of passive and active sensor sites on the planet as well as in orbit it become possible to target vessels approaching from any angle.

    Due to the size of the meson sphere it can be carried by a single Maggart Clipper with the remainder of the base being carried by a standard Aurora. With a certain amount of modification the entire arrangement can be carried by a single Hercules bulk carrier. Alternatively a unique transport could be manufactured from the keel up.

    Meson Sphere

    General Data

    Displacement: 1000 tons Hull Armor: 10
    Length: 29.9 meters Volume: 14000 m3
    Price: 634.5 MCr Target Size: M
    Configuration: SL Sphere Tech Level: 12
    Mass (Loaded/Unloaded): 10569.4 / 10495.9

    Engineering Data

    Power Plant: 1297.321 MW Fusion Power Plant, 2 year duration (389.1963 m3 fuel)
    Jump Performance: None
    Jump Fuel: 0 m3
    G-Rating: 1G HEPlaR (528.5 MW/G)
    G-Turns: 10, 66.1 m3 fuel each
    Maint: 512


    Computer: 2xTL-12 Fibre-optic computer (0.8 MW)
    Commo: Maser (Unlimited; 0.6 MW), Radio (Unlimited; 20 MW)
    Avionics: Imaging EMS, IGS positioning, 160 km/h NOE
    Sensors: None, attached to global passive web.
    ECM/ECCM: EM Masking (14 MW)
    Controls: Bridge with 7 bridge workstations, 15 normal workstations


    Offensive 2xMX-4G-1-1 (555.556 MW; 4 crew)
    Defensive: Meson Screen Generator (PV=300; 72 MW; 1 Crew)
    Master Fire Directors: TL-12 (4 Diff Mods; 8 hex; 2.56 MW; 1 crew)

    Name Short Medium Long Extreme
    Meson Gun1:316 2:141 4:71 No Extreme Range


    Life Support: Extended (2.7956 MW)
    Grav Compensation: 4Gs (69.89)
    Crew: 36 (1xManeuver, 0xElectronics, 15xEngineer, 9xGunnery, 6xMaintenance, 5xCommand)
    Crew Accommodations: 31xSmall Stateroom (0.5 kW), 5xLarge Stateroom (1 kW)
    Passenger Accomadation: None
    Other Facilities: Electronics Shop (0.6 MW), Machine Shop (1 MW)
    Cargo: 0 m3
    Small Craft and Launch Facilities: None
    Air Locks: 10


    Total Fuel Tankage: 1049.8213 m3 (75 tons)
    528.5 MW power shortfall.
    The power shortfall presents no problem since once the site has been dropped into position the HEPlaR units and reaction mass tanks are removed to allow for full traverse of the twin meson guns. Both guns are overpowered to -1 difficulty modifier and may only target one vessel at a time.

    Meson Spheres are generally dropped into lakes or other natural features that allow for their easy concealment. Meson Spheres have enough fuel for a single trip from orbit to the ground so their placement must be carefully researched before hand.

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