|Starbase 80||Although the Spacedock series of stations proved highly successful, by the 2330's Starfleet faced a problem with its latest ships. The trend had been for ever larger designs, and all projections were that this trend would continue for the foreseeable future. The Spacedock stations needed considerable re-working of their main docking area in order to accommodate these ships, a re-working which would reduce the efficiency of the stations handling arrangements and cause serious problems to Starfleet's maintenance schedules during the work. It was decided to build a small number of new, much larger facilities which would be easily capable of handling significant numbers of the largest starships.
The sheer size of these monsters was far beyond anything previously envisaged, a factor which weighed heavily on the minds of the design team. The original proposals called for an all-new station configuration, but the detailed design work for this would have taken at least fifteen years to complete. In order to cut this figure down as far as possible it was decided to follow the engineering of the successful Spacedock series. Construction of Starbase 74, the first of the new facilities, begun in 2342. Despite many technical problems the project kept to its projected build time of sixteen years and the starbase came on-line in 2358. Since this time several further facilities have been completed and two more are underway; Starfleet looks likely to petition for more of these facilities as the need for more and more starships becomes more pressing.
Note: At Starbase 80, in addition to the main base, there are 12 orbital dry docks situated in orbit with the starbase, and facilities planet-side.
|Stratkas IV-Meurdin Coastal Facility||These are the details for the Coastal Facility assigned to Starbase 80.|
|Stratkas IV-New Frontier Alliance Defence Operations Center||This is the newly established facility for the Stratkas IV-New Frontier Alliance Defense Force to use as a coordinating base of operations. The force is made up of members of all the Frontier worlds that are members of the New Frontier Alliance, including numerous ex-Starfleet assets.|
|Dunuorin Ruins Archaeological Research Site||Archaeological Dig site on Stratkas IV.|
|Blackstorm Station Charlie||Blackstorm Station Charlie is one of several secret Starfleet Intel Facilities located in the Frontier. Located on Stratkas IV, the facility is located deep withing the mountain range 61 miles west of Meurdin on the continent Pratheus.|
|USS Monitor||The USS Merrimac is one of the Defiant Class Starships assigned to Starbase 80.|
|USS Merrimac||The USS Merrimac is one of the Defiant Class Starships assigned to Starbase 80.|
|USS Bettina||The USS Bettina is one of the two Aerie Class Medium Transports assigned to New Frontier Station. It has been modified to work with the Cerberus Logistics System.|
|USS Altair||The USS Altair is one of the two Aerie Class Medium Transports assigned to New Frontier Station. It has been modified to work with the Cerberus Logistics System.|
|USS Maersk||The USS Maersk is the Macpherson Class Heavy Transport assigned to New Frontier Station. It has been modified to work with the Cerberus Logistics System.|
|USS Caduceus||The USS Caduceus is a Nimbus Class is a Humanitarian Aid designed to be deployed on extended medical, rescue, and humanitarian aid missions. It has the capability to sustain the crew and meet the mission goals for a considerable amount of time while requiring virtually no outside support. The Nimbus has extensive replication and repair abilities, so as long as material is available for collection she is pretty much self sustaining. In addition there are numerous hydroponic bays for growing food should the need arise. there are also several cold storage and freezer bays to extend this capability.
The Nimbus Class is powered by dual warp cores, mainly due to the power requirements of the medical systems.
|Northstar Class Heavy Transport||A special heavy class Cerberus Transport.|
|Arrow Class Runabout||Mission-Adaptable runabout approved for experimental use on Starbase 80.|