Defense Satellites

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The contents of this page were introduced in the original Sword of the Stars.

Summary

There are 3 sizes of defense satellite, each being the equivalent of a single section ship. Each colony can support up to ten satellites of a given size, but medium and heavy satellites require a large enough world to support them. A bonus number of five light satellites can be acquired for each Orbital Station that is in orbit of your world, these bonus satellites will orbit the Station(s). A large satellite carries about half the firepower of a Dreadnought. Each platform class has a missile system built into the design, but the rest of the weapon configuration is up to you. You can mount Tractor Beams and Beams on heavy defense satellites. Weapons that require a special mount such as Heavy Beams or Torpedoes are not mountable on standard defense satellites. Torpedoes can be mounted on Torpedo Defense Satellites.

Each satellite design can also be named, much like ship designs or fleets.

Section Type Single Section
Required Technology Capability to build equivalent class ship.
Races Allowed Hiver, Human, Liir, Morrigi, Tarka, Zuul
Ship Class Allowed Destroyers, Cruisers, Dreadnoughts
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Light Defense Satellite

Basic defense platforms are inexpensive to produce and can be built and deployed quickly. While they cost no command points, Light Defense Satellites cost $100 maintenance per platform per turn, no matter what weapons are used in the platform design.

Destroyers
Crew Health Mass Cost Const.
Cost
Tac.
Speed
Turn.
Speed
Sm.
Mounts
Med.
Mounts
Lrg.
Mounts
Hiver 0 1,100 4,200 7,000 860 n/a n/a 8 2 mis. 0
Human 0 1,000 4,000 10,000 920 n/a n/a 8 2 mis. 0
Liir 0 1,200 4,000 8,000 800 n/a n/a 8 2 mis. 0
Morrigi 0 1,200 4,000 9,900 1,120 n/a n/a 8 2 mis. 0
Tarka 0 1,100 4,200 10,500 1,150 n/a n/a 8 2 mis. 0
Zuul 0 800 4,000 9,000 690 n/a n/a 0 2+2 mis. 0


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Medium Defense Satellite

Mid-sized defense platforms are more expensive and take longer to produce but provide additional turrets for outfitting. These platforms cannot be deployed in orbit around size 3 planets or smaller. While they cost no command points, Medium Defense Satellites cost $500 maintenance per platform per turn, no matter what weapons are used in the platform design.

Cruisers
Crew Health Mass Cost Const.
Cost
Tac.
Speed
Turn.
Speed
Sm.
Mounts
Med.
Mounts
Lrg.
Mounts
Hiver 0 4,500 6,000 60,000 2,880 n/a n/a 8 4 2 mis.
Human 0 4,500 6,000 50,000 2,700 n/a n/a 8 4 2 mis.
Liir 0 4,500 6,000 60,000 2,700 n/a n/a 8 4 2 mis.
Morrigi 0 4,800 6,000 38,500 3,500 n/a n/a 8 4 2
Tarka 0 4,600 60,000 25,000 2,880 n/a n/a 8 4 2 mis.
Zuul 0 4,200 6,000 45,000 2,250 n/a n/a 4 0 2+2 mis.

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Heavy Defense Satellite

The largest defense platforms are a serious investment in time and resources, but they are formidable protection for a planet. These platforms cannot be deployed in orbit around size 7 planets or smaller. While they cost no command points, Heavy Defense Satellites cost $1,000 maintenance per platform per turn, no matter what weapons are used in the platform design.

Dreadnoughts
Crew Health Mass Cost Const.
Cost
Tac.
Speed
Turn.
Speed
Sm.
Mounts
Med.
Mounts
Lrg.
Mounts
Planet
Missiles
Hiver 0 19,000 50,000 500,000 5,500 n/a n/a 12 12 6 2
Human 0 18,000 50,000 450,000 5,500 n/a n/a 12 12 6 2
Liir 0 19,000 50,000 400,000 5,500 n/a n/a 12 12 6 2
Morrigi 0 18,500 50,000 385,000 6,000 n/a n/a 12 12 6 2
Tarka 0 17,500 55,000 555,000 5,300 n/a n/a 12 12 6 2
Zuul 0 15,000 50,000 450,000 4,000 n/a n/a 7 12 8 1
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