|Expected Duration:||150 years|
|Refit Interval:||15 years|
|Role:|| Military Waypoint and|
|Main Height:||914 metres|
|Overall Height:||920 metres|
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The Elysian-class is a class of Federation starbase that has served in Starfleet during the latter half of the twenty-fourth century.
During the early 2370's, Starfleet came to realize that while the Regula-class of base gave it some flexibility in being able to rapidly deploy starbases, their starship support capabilities left something to be desired. After inheriting Deep Space Nine, Starfleet was impressed at how the Cardassians had designed their bases to support starship operations. Starfleet began a series of projects to determine how best to incorporate some of the design principles of Deep Space Nine into their upcoming bases. The Elysian-class of base is one such example.
At first glance, the Elysian-class bares a striking resemblance to the Nor-class bases used by the Cardassians. However, in a bid to reduce vulnerability and increase shield efficiency, the six docking ports placed on pylons by the Cardassians were directly integrated into the outer rings structure. To accommodate a reasonable amount of starships, without sacrificing too much space on the ring, the engineers utilized a double-ring arrangement. Six starships are capable of physically docking at the station, three on each ring.
The upper and lower rings are connected to the central section by means of three large "spokes" radiating out from the central core. Two large hangars were placed on the end of the spokes to accommodate small civilian traffic and incoming runabout sized vessels. The bases own auxiliary craft are stored in these hangars and in the four hangar bays on the inner ring.
To accommodate large quantities of civilian and fleet personnel, the engineers decided the base would feature two large sections connected by a large vertical shaft which housed the fusion reactors and the primary life support functions. The spokes connect directly to the central shaft, and house additional crew quarters, labs and cargo storage. The inside of the outer ring sections also house cargo bays and quarters for visiting personnel and civilians.
The station also features an impressive amount of weapons and defensive systems. Following their success on Deep Space Nine, it was decided to incorporate the retractable weapons pods used on there, as well as the more conventional Type XII phasers and torpedo launchers on the disk sections. There are six pods on each ring, and two on each spoke on the base, allowing the base to engage multiple targets with ease. Ablative armor covers critical sections of the base, and the base features a high-capacity shielding system with multiple-redundant generators. The bases shields also incorporate the metaphasic shielding technology to harden it against radiation events such as flares, ion storms, and cosmic radiation.
The first of the Elysian-class bases was built on the edge of the Calder system to replace Starbase 60 and guard the historic ruins on Calder II against further attack from pirates.
|Official Starbase Specifications|
|Federation Starbases||Astral-class • Elysian-class • Nor-class • Regula-class • Shiro-class • Stardock-class • Trieste-class|
|Weapons Platforms||Guardian-class • Kimeki-class|