The Amatsu-Class is Geshrinari Shipyards' replacement for the Ayenee-Class Starbase. The Amatsu is a floating city and nearly self-sufficient. The Amatsu while built for the Tamahagane Corporation to replace their aging facilities. It is available for purchase by others as well.
Tamahagane Corporation plans to build Amatsu for the following locations:
The Amatsu at its heart is a commerce center and its construction reflects that. All Amatsu can provide the following Services.
The Amatsu is Geshrinari Shipyards's replacement for the Ayenee-Class Starbase design which was a collaboration. The Amatsu is completely Geshrinari Shipyards designed and built. These concept for the space port is to create places where the corporation can operate and offer a location for free enterprise and exchange.
Crew: 7,500 Residents: 74,672
Upper Pylon 36,272 people Lower Pylon 38,400 people employees
Length: 4,400 meters ( feet) Width: 4,400 meters ( feet) Height: 800 meters ( feet) Decks: 200 (4 meters each)
The Amatsu is not intended to move often.
Service Lifespan: Estimated 20 years of constant use, possibly longer with refits.
Refit Cycle: Frequent minor updates through the Geshrinari Shipyards system and a refit once every four to five years.
See Damage Rating (Version 3) for an explanation of the damage system.
Hull: 250 Shields: 250 (Threshold 5)
The Amatsu is delineated into the following sections. Use the supplied links to learn more about each section.
The Habitat is located at the top of the Spaceport. The habitat has over 10,704,971 m² or 10.7 km² or 2,645 acres of space dedicated to an ecosystem. The area serves as a recreational facility, an auxiliary to life support, and provides fresh produce for the Spaceport. It is filled with a variety of plants in some cases in organized fields, fruit and nut bearing trees, and trails wind there way for workers and visitors to use. A number of streams area also present which are home to Kami Carp and other fish.
Jutting up in the center is the 'Mesa', 200 meters tall and over 400 meters in diameter. The Mesa is actually the upper portion of the core, and is used for overseeing and maintaining the habitat. It is also home to extensive hydroponic and aeroponic gardens
Length: 3,800 meters ( feet) Width: 3,800 meters ( feet) Height: 400 meters ( feet) Decks: 1 (4 meters each)
The Core is where the most of the crew of the Amatsu work and live. From here all essential operations are controlled and overseen. This is where the primary station systems are housed, it also houses a fully equipped hospital. The actual crew members of the crew have their living quarters in this section. There are all the usual amenities available for them, crew members with families can live in the core or opt to rent accommodations in the upper pylons.
Length: 2,000 meters ( feet) Width: 2,000 meters ( feet) Height: 1,000 meters ( feet) includes the Mesa Decks: 250 (4 meters each)
The upper pylons are commercial residential areas. They extend from the center of the ring and extend to the habitat. This area is normally populated by non-station personnel, such as visitors, or owners and employees of private businesses on the station. Length: 500 meters ( feet) Width: 200 meters ( feet) Height: 400 meters ( feet) Decks: 100 (4 meters each)
There are eight struts which provide a means of getting from the core to the ring. There are a number of tram tracks, sliding walkways, and along the outside edges are space that can be rented for residential or commercial use.
Length: 300 meters ( feet) Width: 50 meters ( feet) Height: 33 meters ( feet) Decks: 7 (4 meters each)
The Ring is the where the various bays for the Amatsu are located. There are twelve bays in all. They are entered by a docking port located in the middle of each bay. The entire upper half (decks 1-25) of the ring is dedicated to the bays. Decks 26-37 of the ring is dedicated to manufacturing and other facilities that support the bays. Decks 38-50 are commercial the space is rented out to private businesses.
Length: 3,800 meters ( feet) Width: 3,800 meters ( feet) Height: 200 meters ( feet) Decks: 50 (4 meters each)
The port is 180 meters wide and 50 meters high at the aperture. This makes it more than capable of receiving a Urufu-Class Light Cruiser. Each port has an atmospheric shield to allow ships to pass through without having to decompress the bay. There is also a pair of doors that seal off the port when there is no traffic. There are indicator lamps on the end of the port that signal if a ship may approach or not.
The lower pylons are station employee residential areas. This includes the families of the employees.
Length: 500 meters ( feet) Width: 200 meters ( feet) Height: 400 meters ( feet) Decks: 100 (4 meters each)
The base houses the stations material processing centers. This is where raw materials are turned into useable materials for manufacturing. It also houses a large hydroponics area as well as carefully tended fish farms. It also houses the station water treatment facility.
Additionally there are eight launch bays for support craft.
Length: 3,800 meters ( feet) Width: 3,800 meters ( feet) Height: 400 meters ( feet) Decks: 50 (8 meters each)
The Amatsu features Geshrinari Shipyards - Standard Ship Compartments through out.
In light of recent events, like the attack on Planet Yamatai, the Amatsu is equipped with weaponry for the purpose of defending the station. These are installed around the station to provide coverage from any direction.