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History
Purpose

Orbital Defense

Facility Information
Defensive Measures
  • Titanium Plating
  • AEGIS tile inserts
  • Thermal energy absorbing layers
  • Kinetic absorbing layers
  • Aero gel layer
Weapons
Equipment
  • AN/SPY-9 PAVE HOUND Active Electronically Scanned Array RADAR
  • AN/SPY-7 PAVE SAW Radio Telescope
  • AN/SSS-19 SAFEGUARD Electromagnetic Array
  • AN/SSS-19 REARGUARD Electromagnetic Array
  • AN/SLS-12 HORNET LIDAR
  • AN/SVS-68 Optical Telescope
  • AN/SAS-67 Infra-red Telescope
  • AN/SSQ-23 Sensor Network
Vehicles
Notable
  • Cairo Station
  • Athens Station
  • Malta Station
  • Nassau Station
Affiliation

UNSC

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"That MAC gun can put a round clean through a Covenant Capital Ship"
Avery Johnson


The Oranos-class Orbital Defense Platform is a class of UNSC space station

Description

The Oranos-class Orbital Defense Platform looks similar to the older Human-Covenant War-era orbital defense platforms. The platform is centred around the primary armament, either a Super MAC, a THOR Laser, or two ion cannons. A ring-like section around the gun is connected to the gun and fire control room by a pair corridors running from the gun to the edge of the "ring". The ring-like structure houses the barracks, armories, comms center, command and control, mess halls, hangers for fighter (24 Katanas and 12 Broadswords as standard) and dropships, and a "common area". Twenty Archer missile pods are located at positions around the the outside of the ring, and the entire platform is studded with Close In Weapon system batteries. Positioned on the upper and lower plate of the station are eight M41 Hailstorm Naval Support Guns, providing close in fire-power against warships that slip by. Located at either end of "ring" (at the 0 and 180 degree positions), are two "umbilicals, which can be used by UNSC warships to dock, load, unload, and resupply. A heavy-duty tram system runs within the platform for easy transportation of both personnel and cargo.

Stations are organized in clusters of three, with a single cluster having one command station, and then one command station per hemisphere. These clusters are usually positioned over, and named after major cities, which usually also house their power generator

UNSC Remarks

"Can't really change a big, floating gun, can you?"
―Anonymous UNSC Captain


Trivia

Warships of the UNSCDF Navy

Stealth Vessels
Minerva-class Prowler | Cerberus-class Strike Prowler | Obsidian-class Heavy Prowler | Reckoning-class Attack Prowler | Scáthach-class Command Prowler | Nyx-class Sloop | Auriga-class Light Prowler | Crux-class Sub-Prowler

Light Craft

Raven-class Assault Shuttle | Durham-class Corvette | Romulus-class Heavy Corvette | Saint Elisa-class Cutter

Frigates

Heimdall-class Frigate | Vanguard-class Light Frigate | Helios-class Heavy Frigate | Ronin-class Stealth Frigate | Nemesis-class Sloop

Destroyers

Indra-class Destroyer | Avenger-class Hunter-Killer Destroyer | Ferrus-class Heavy Destroyer | Revanchist-class Picket Destroyer | Raijin-class Escort Destroyer | Tyne-class Command Destroyer

Cruisers

Artemis-class Scout Cruiser | Tempest-class Light Cruiser | Thermopylae-class Cruiser | Victoria-class Heavy Cruiser | Athena-class Command Cruiser | Talion-class Battlecruiser | Andraste-class Strike Cruiser | Bishamonten-class Assault Cruiser

Carriers

Endeavour-class Assault Ship | Iskander-class Light Carrier | Argo-class Attack Carrier | Astraeus-class Support Carrier) | Odin-class Carrier | Pendragon-class Super Carrier | Sol-class Command Carrier

Battleships

Sentinel-class Light Battleship | Kataphrakt-class Battleship | Archangel-class Arsenal Ship | Titan-class Dreadnought | Ragnarök-class Dreadnaught

Special Vessels

Hyperion-class Drone Ship | Hellfire-class Drone Ship

Support Ships

Aether-class Science Vessel | Dawn-class Exploration Vessel | Luna-class Research Vessel | Diomedes-class Combat Supply Ship | Exile-class Armed Transport | Werewolf-class Q-Ship | Hecate-class Tender | Briareos-class Troop Carrier | Vulcan-class Repair Ship | Demeter-class Agriculture Ship | Ysionris Jeromi-class Hospital Ship | Atlas-class Cargo Ship | Ebon-class Fast transport Ship | Gigantes-class Tug | Odysseus-class Colony Ship

Orbital Stations

Oranos-class Orbital Defense Platform | Kronos-class Command Platform | Hestia-class Medical Platform | Ptah-class Repair Platform | Hephaestus-class Supply Platform | Gaia-class Colony Platform