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The Bastion by dsherratt74 The Bastion by dsherratt74
The SLO Restoration Oracle, in orbit of Xeres 332-Beta.

The Restoration Oracle was one of a handful of Hawking class SLDF Space stations measuring nearly 10km long. Each Hawking class station was heavily armed and practically self-sufficient. The class was named from the famous Theoretical Physicist of the 20th Century, Stephen William Hawking.

The stations served as bastions for the SLDF and featured a single large dry dock facility for craft up to 2,000,000 tons and three smaller dry docks capable of holding craft up to 700,000 tons in addition there were 8 docking collars for dropships and several hangers for small craft.

Their 16 massive solar panels, each more than 750 metres high, replaced the solar sail used by many stations and were used to charge the ten energy storage batteries for recharging the KF Drives of warships.

The meagre crew and nearly 700 visitors were housed in the two habitat rings and three massive hydroponics gardens handled oxygen recycling and most of the food production. While many of the station's systems, including the refinery, hydrogen mining vessels, defences and small dry docks were completely automated thanks to its advanced computer systems.

The Hawking class stations were located inside a system in orbit around hydrogen rich gas giants where their refineries could keep proccessing a steady supply of H2 fuel for the SLDF fleets. Each station was equipped with a massive amount of firepower and over 100 SDS drone fighters along with more than 7000 tons of armour to protect them from attack.

Transiting to the stations from the Zenith and Nadir jump points of a system could be done via conventional methods or by jumping to one of the transient L1 and L2 class Lagrange jump points in the system that the powerful C&C computers constantly tracked.

A design oversight lead to the destruction of all the Hawking class stations in the Inner Sphere during the Aramis Crisis after it was discovered concentrated attacks against the refinery section and fuel storage tanks of the stations were capable of crippling the stations automated defence network in the resulting explosions.
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DaVinciAirsoft Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
love the design here.
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dsherratt74 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. I'm glad you like it. :D
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DaVinciAirsoft Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome.
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Vumpalouska Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
Impressive. Are those wheel-shaped parts near the middle for providing centrifugal gravity?
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dsherratt74 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes they are. They're the main habitat areas. The rest of the facility, the refinery and dry docks are pretty much automated so most of the time there's no need for people enter those areas.

Glad you like the design. :D
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Vumpalouska Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
Yeah, it's probably unrealistic for a big ship or habitat or space station to have a large crew (as often seen in many scifi shows and films)... After all, if you're advanced enough to build these things, you should be advanced enough to automate pretty much everything.
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dsherratt74 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's exactly my reasoning. Couldn't agree with you more.
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miha9000 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
added to 3D concepts in Sci-fi Archives
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My GOD...

WOW!!!!

I am stunned!

EPIC is such a small word...
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dsherratt74 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow is the best you can manage knowing now that this thing is that big it dwarves the Titaina and is capable of holding her in it's belly? I'm actually a little upset. :p

Unless of course the wow is a case of you're too stunned to actually formulate a coherent sentence... LOL :laughing:

Regardless, I'm pleased you like this beastie and as always I greatly appreciate your thoughts my friend. :D
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