PROPOSED Regula-class Starbase Specifications

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PROPOSED Regula-class Starbase Specifications

Post by Alex » Sun Sep 04, 2011 6:39 pm

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Expected Duration: 150 years
Time Between Refit: 7 years

Personnel
Officers: 1140
Enlisted Crew: 4560
Marines: 432
Passengers: 2500
Starship Docking Capacity: 15

Dimensions
Diameter: 2842 metres
Main Height: 3143 metres
Overall Height: 3445 metres
Decks: 397

Auxiliary Craft
Shuttlebays: 12
Fighters
Scorpion Mk II Class: 18
Razor Class: 18
Viper Class: 24
Garrison Vessels
Wallace Light Escort: 1
Runabouts
Danube Runabout: 6
Delta Flyer Runabout: 2
Talon Scout: 2
Shuttles
Hunley Shuttle: 2
Type 11 Shuttle: 12
Type 6 Shuttle: 24
Type 7 Shuttle: 24
Type 8 Shuttle: 36
Type 9 Shuttle: 24
Transports
Argo Class: 6
Dragoon Class: 6
Serenity Class: 4

Armament
Phasers
Type XII Array: 52
Shielding Systems
Auto-Modulating Shields
High Capacity Shielding System
Metaphasic Shielding
Torpedos
Burst-Fire Torpedo Launcher: 8
Photon Torpedoes: 500
Quantum Torpedoes: 350
Tri-Cobalt Devices: 75

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The Regula series of stations were designed as small, flexible platforms for long-duration scientific missions in isolated locations. These kinds of missions could last for years, keeping a science team on station for that length of time would require the commitment of either a major starship asset or a fleet of small science vessels relieving one another every few months. Either of these was a significant draw on resources, while a small fixed station would offer the same capability at a fraction of the resources.

In the 2340's, faced with the same problem they were having with the Stardock class of base, Starfleet decided to field two new bases. Both bases were based on the Regula design, but were scaled up to provide the room for enhanced capabilities and starship accommodation. Two types of bases were fielded, both had the same starship support functions, yet one was geared for sector/system defense and command, and the other for deep space scientific research.

The scientific version of the Regula boasts impressive science capabilities and, along with its predecessor, has a modular approach to it's scientific platforms, allowing various bases to be configured with different instruments. Even the lower storage pods can be swapped out for different packages depending on the particular mission.

Compared to the scientific sub-type, the combat-orientated design has reduced scientific facilities, and has a reduced capability to handle civilian traffic. The base is also designed to operate largely within planetary systems, and as such lacks large bulk cargo and fuel containers. More space is given over to weaponry, with roughly double the armament. The shield generator is identical between the two stations, but the removal of the cargo containers means that this type's shields need to cover a significantly smaller volume, and this increases their overall strength.

Regula class bases are a common sight around the Federation.
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Re: PROPOSED Regula-class Starbase Specifications

Post by Mike » Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:44 pm

Works for me. I think the Regula should be kept for NPC bases though.
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Re: PROPOSED Regula-class Starbase Specifications

Post by Williams » Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:52 pm

I dunno. A small base like this could be used well on a good sim

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Re: PROPOSED Regula-class Starbase Specifications

Post by KejalBuris » Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:24 pm

I like it for a PC use too - even though I'm not a huge fan of Starbase sims, generally speaking.

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Re: PROPOSED Regula-class Starbase Specifications

Post by Spooky » Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:24 am

I'm not overly sure SF would still be making Regula's.

I mean, she was seen in ST:II, which was set in 2285. That puts the design, at the minimum, of 100 years old. I'm just questioning the continued production of something that old.
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Re: PROPOSED Regula-class Starbase Specifications

Post by Alex » Mon Sep 05, 2011 5:48 pm

Yes, but we often see Mirandas and Excelsiors at this point too. They may not be building them anymore, but that doesn't mean they aren't still in service. These are meant to be small resupply stations. It's possible that they were built long ago as forward outposts. Don't forget the Stardock class is at least 100 years old too. If it it ain't broke... Starship design is a different matter, since the spaceframes themselves will often need to be different to accept the newer technology. Space stations don't necessarily have that problem. They don't have to worry about the stresses high warp puts on the structure. Power systems can be more easily switched out. I don't think it's that far fetched at all to have designs that old still in service.
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Re: PROPOSED Regula-class Starbase Specifications

Post by Mike » Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:01 pm

For my money it's not about what would make a good sim or not, really. There has to be some things that aren't PCs and I reckon that, further to what Spooky said, there wouldn't be that many kicking around by that point in time. I mean, sure if someone desperately wants one and comes with a sim proposal then fair enough but I think it's one of those things that would need to have its ideas firmly locked down before anyone ever made a success of it.
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PROPOSED Regula-class Starbase Specifications

Post by Williams » Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:39 pm

Same could be said about the Olympic class =P

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Re: PROPOSED Regula-class Starbase Specifications

Post by Williams » Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:23 pm

Aye, double-post, I know.

How are we going to treat the various sub-types of the Regula class Starbase? The basic core section of it has been used for many different types and sizes of base for years; http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Studio_ ... ce_complex

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Re: PROPOSED Regula-class Starbase Specifications

Post by Alex » Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:15 am

That's a good question. My first thought would be to treat those variations, especially the ones that don't have the large cylinders on the bottom, as a separate class. If we don't want to do that, then maybe we should just pick a type and stick with that.
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