«Last Updated – January 28, 2019»
from R-1 Orbital Station Deckplans, FASA
The R-1 Investigator Type orbital research station enables scientists to pursue research in secrecy and far from support installations. Designed to provide maximum comfort and utility for both researcher staff and support personnel, the R-1 Investigator can operate for up to 18 months without resupply. Traditionally, the stations are named after the planet they orbit; e.g., Lyrae Nicbe 1 or Vulcan 1.
The MK I is completely unarmed and almost exclusively assigned to civilian research groups for a wide range of long term projects. The Federation Science Council administers these stations and is in charge of overall day-to-day operations. Engineering and operation staff are all civilians, although many are former Star Fleet or other naval personnel.
The Mk II is a heavily armed research station used either in dangerous locations or as research platforms for highly sensitive military projects. These stations are also assigned a significant protection detail consisting of corvettes, escorts and even cruisers where warranted.
The Mk III was an update to the Mk I, proposed after the loss of Regula 1. Although only lightly armed, the Mk III can defend it’s self against boarding by most hostile forces if needed. The torpedo launcher also added the capability to launch long-range probes, reducing the potential need for support craft when studying large-area phenomenon.
The R-1 Investigator is also commercially available in it’s Mk I configuration.
Though based on the standard R-1 design, the Investigator has the following modifications.
Botany Studies (Level 1)
Besides offering a park area, this level contains numerous floral specimines for study under different climatic conditions. Environmental control facilities allow scientists to examine specimen reaction to almost any climate. Automated systems running below this level regulate floral growth.
Specialized Labs (Level 15)
Extensive research labs replace most of the repair facilities on this level. This is where scientists work on their primary research experiments.
|Model –||Mk I||Mk II||Mk III|
|Ship Class –||XX||XX||XX|
|Date Entering Service –||2268||2288||2301|
|Number Constructed –||22||18||20|
|Superstructure Points –||40||50||40|
|Damage Chart –||Station||Station||Station|
|Length –||200 m||200 m||200 m|
|Width –||200 m||200 m||200 m|
|Height –||210 m||210 m||210 m|
|Weight –||776,620 mt||801,265 mt||781,580 mt|
|Total SCU –||200 SCU||250 SCU||200 SCU|
|Cargo Capacity –||10,000 mt||12,500 mt||10,000 mt|
|Landing Capacity –||None||None||None|
|Control Computer Type –||L-14||M-6a||M-4|
|Standard 6-person –||1||1||1|
|Emergency 22-person –||3||3||3|
|Engines And Power Data:|
|Total Power Units Available –||114||114||114|
|Movement Point Ratio –||10/1||10/1||10/1|
|Warp Engine Type –||FMAPG-1||FMAPG-1||FMAPG-1|
|Power Units Available –||98||98||98|
|Stress Chart –||-/-||-/-||-/-|
|Max Safe Cruising Speed –||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Emergency Speed –||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Impulse Engine Type –||FIPG-1a||FIPG-1a||FIPG-1a|
|Power Units Available –||16||16||16|
|Weapons And Firing Data:|
|Beam Weapon Type –||–||FH-11||–|
|Firing Arcs –||–||2 per arc||–|
|Firing Chart –||–||Y||–|
|Maximum Power –||–||10||–|
|Torpedo Weapon Type –||–||FP-5||FP-1|
|Firing Arcs –||–||1 per arc||1 per arc|
|Firing Chart –||–||R||L|
|Power to Arm –||–||1||1|
|Deflector Shield Type –||FSSA||FSSL||FSSM|
|Shield Point Ratio –||1/2||1/3||1/1|
|Maximum Shield Power –||16||26||28|