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7 Types of Space Habitats

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I have made various adepts at creating lists of space stations and habitats, and such lists prove vexing. So rather than an exhaustive list, a list of types might prove more fruitful

1. Mining

Mining stations and habitats are involved with resource extraction (asteroid based mining colonies) resource refining (space based refineries and foundries) and the logistics involved. Mining stations are common, and can range from small automated facilities to large multi-nation enterprises.

2. Industrial

Industrial stations and habitats are closely related to mining operations, but these operations produce some sort of finished good. This can range from toys to spaceships, factory produced food to spaceship fuel. There are production facilities, warehousing, and logistic facilities.

3. Military

Space bases, fleet anchorages, space fortresses, training centers, logistic centers, supply dumps, etc

4. Commercial

Commercial stations and habitats are destinations, shopping Meccas, pleasure domes, exotic locales, and other destinations based around tourism and economic consumption and materialism.

5. Scientific

Research stations tend to be remote to keep outside interference to a minimum and to improve security for said facilities. This includes data archives, storage centers for genetic material, observation stations, and laboratories.

6. Colonial

People have to have a place to live and colonial stations and habitats are first a foremost residential structures.

7. Other

Prisons, black ops and secret bases, retro-tech, religious retreats.



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Cheka Man
February 14, 2018, 11:30
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Nice but too short to vote on.
Scrasamax
February 14, 2018, 12:10
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Which is why it's a stub


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