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A defense station dedicated to the protection of a planetary body; it was first conceived in ER 640 but wasn’t put into actual construction and service until ER 774-v.
Hikares was created to give the Kingdom of Neshaten some protection from threats to their worlds. The station fires a signal long-range energy beam whose power comes not only from the stations onboard reactor, but also, from planetary reactors as well.
The one drawback to the Hikares is that it's reliant on ground based reactors to function, this means that only a limited number can be built around a planet.
The Hikares came about due to a split in opinions on whether the great unknown was truly dangerous, the Neshaten Government often found themselves with people whom felt that space was empty and that no one else existed but themselves.
However, the citizens of their world felt different, many felt that the universe wasn’t as dead as most thought. The Hikares was a creation based on the idea’s and feedback of the citizenry who all felt that their protection depended not only on the military but also on their own devices.
Because of this, designs for the Hikares started in ER 750, but the first actual construction wouldn’t start until the second half of ER 774.
Class: Hikares Defensive Cannon Nomenclature: Type: Orbital Defense Gun Designers: Huitre’ne Manufacturer: Neshaten Dockyard and Se’verem Industrial Consortium Fielded by: Kingdom of Neshaten Production: Limited Price: 487,000,000 Rh, can only be sold to military and royalty
Crew: 150 Passengers: 10 Maximum Capacity: There are accommodations for xxx personnel Emergency Capacity: xxxx people can fit aboard in an emergency, but the ship would be extremely cramped.
Length: 3,600 meters ( feet) Width: 530 meters ( feet) Height: 700 meters ( feet) Decks: 20 (4 meters each)
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Service Lifespan: Estimated ten years with constant maintenance
Refit Cycle: Once every five years.
See Damage Rating (Version 3) for an explanation of the damage system.
Hull: Shields: xx (Threshold x)
The Hikares use's a large array of quantum computers and powerful processors to help operate the station and it's main weapon. These computers are located in the station's computer room, there are multiple computers spread throughout the station, with a primary computer located toward the rear of the main cannon.
Uses the Neshaten Scanner Array Suite
The station is equiped with four life-support systems each designed to service five decks; these systems allow the station to section off areas that are breached during combat while sitll maintaining atmosphere in other areas that aren't breached.
The station use’s nearly four Lunebaren Reactors for power, however, this is merely to power the station itself. A lot of station’s power for its weapons doesn’t even come from its onboard reactors but instead comes from reactors located planetside.
The system uses a microwave laser that receives power from a ground based reactor plant; the receiver system translates the microwave laser back into usable power for the station. It should be warned that if this source of power is cut off, then the cannons refire it will be critically impaired.
The station uses over eight Crena Energy Engine to keep itself stable in orbit, these engines are actually located throughout the station, with four located on the rear, two forward just under the main gun but are hidden by sliding panels and another two located on the top that was likewise hidden by sliding panels.
There are also a number of micro-thruster pods on the station.
The Hikares is equiped with a number of close-range weapons, along with it's primary weapon.
The Excel'lious is the primary weapon system of the Hikares Orbital Defense Station, it's main barrel is two thousand (2,000) meters long, with the main firing chamber taking up most of the central section.
It is currently rated at Tier 11, Medium Anti-Starship.