Olympus

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Olympus
Production information
Manufacturer Unknown
Type Recharge Station
Tech Base Star League
Cost Unknown
Introduced 2663[1]
Technical specifications
Mass 1,000,000
Length 660
Width 1,500
Thrust Unknown
Fuel (tons) 10,000
Fuel (days) 39,52
LF battery 8
Armament 8 x PPC
8 x LRM-20
4 x AC/20
8 x SRM-6
8 x Large Laser
20 x Medium Laser
24 x Small Laser
Armor Fore 100
Fore-Sides 100
Aft-Sides 100
Aft 100
Structural Integrity 1
Docking Collars 4
Crew/Passengers 46 officers
263 enlisted/not-rated
126 1st-class passengers
Grav Decks 1 x 1230 meters diameter
1 x 150 meters diameter
Escape Pods/Life Boats 50/15
Heat Sinks 200
BV (1.0) 11,066[1][2]
BV (2.0) Unknown



Description[edit]

Many jump points in important star systems are home to so-called Recharge Stations, of which the Olympus is the most well-known. Those stations feature huge solar sails and can store vast amounts of energy, which they can transfer to waiting JumpShips by cable connection or by emission of microwaves, significantly shortening the recharge time due to concentrated energy flow. Apart from that, recharge stations also function as cargo stations and fuel bunkers for DropShips and many of them form the core of orbital sensor and defense systems. Recharge stations are rarely subjected to a direct assault, because even during the Succession Wars they were deemed too valuable to be damaged. They have been, however, targeted by black-ops attacks in order to take out the sensor network they control, prior to a planetary assault.[3][2] In times of Star League there'd been hundreds of Olympus, one apiece for the zenith and nadir jump points of every important system in the Inner Sphere, and the majority of the less important systems as well. But between the sabotage to his sensors, the age and mechanical failure or human error, few have survived.

Weighing in at about 1 million tons and having a 1,500 meter diameter sail, the Olympus features eight batteries, each one capable of recharging one JumpShip at a time. The most interesting feature is perhaps the inclusion of two repair docks able to cope with ships up to 50,000 tons and a single, large dock for ships weighing up to 150,000 tons. These repair facilities are almost constantly occupied due to their popularity and acquiring a place can require booking six months in advance. The two gravdecks are quite unique: one is "small", with a diameter of 150 meters, which holds the command section of the Olympus, while the other is the largest gravdeck known to exist with a diameter of 1,230 meters. The largest gravdeck holds all passenger and staff facilities, and makes duty aboard the station relatively pleasant.[3][2]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The armament of the Olympus is geared towards anti-fighter defense. Each firing arc boosts the same configuration, erasing any blind spots in its defense. PPC's, LRM-20's, and Autocannon/20's provide each arc's main firepower, supplemented by lasers and short-range missile systems. The armor is somewhat weak, but as recharge stations are rarely the subject of a massed assault, it is deemed enough to protect the Olympus.[3][2]

Cargo[edit]

The Olympus has a huge cargo bay with a capacity of 139,093 tons, accessible by 12 doors. It also can support six Small Craft as well as six aerospace fighters and sports four docking collars, making it a vital center for any incoming cargo ships. Apart from the crew, the Olympus also has quarters for 126 passengers and sufficient rescue equipment, in case of an emergency.[3][2]

Repair Facilities[edit]

Pressurized Repair Bay - 50,000 ton capacity (2)
Pressurized Repair Bay - 150,000 ton capacity (1)

Variants[edit]

No official variants seem to exist, but any of the many stations in existence have been customized over the years of their existence.

Known stations[edit]

  • Andurien zenith recharge station, still operative in 3058.[4]
  • Blue Star (system) Nadir recharge station, mentioned by a anonymous ship captain, apparently a Blakist.[5]
  • Gambilon nadir recharge station, still operative in 3069.[6]
  • Gatchina zenith recharge station, still operative in 3058.[7]
  • Granera zenith recharge station, still operative in 3058.[9]
  • Mica Majority recharge station: in the Periphery. Is unknown if was of Olympus class.[11]
  • New Home station: Recharge station in the nadir jump point, located in New Home, in Chaos March. Still operative in 3058.[12]
  • Romita zenith recharge station, still operative in 3058.[13]
  • Ryerson recharge station, still operative in 3058.[14]
  • Gondola Station, in Zenith Jump point of Skye system, was still operative in 3134 until it was attacked and almost destroyed by a warship of Clan Jade Falcon during his final attack on Skye in 3134. [17]
  • Terra stations. The system had two stations, named Versailles, in zenith point, and Brandenburg, in nadir jump point. They're still operative in 3058. [18]

Named Stations[edit]

(See List of named Olympus-class Space Stations)

Station Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 324
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Technical Readout: 3057 Revised, p. 178, "Olympus Space Station Profile"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Technical Readout: 3057, p. 202, "Olympus Space Station Profile"
  4. Double Blind p. 75
  5. Jihad Conspiracies p. 50
  6. Total Chaos, pp. 75-76 "SEED OF DISCONTENT"
  7. Double Blind p. 159
  8. Historical Brush Wars p. 53
  9. Double Blind p. 157
  10. Operation Excalibur p. 252-310
  11. Battletech Field Manual periphery p. 109
  12. Double Blind p. 49
  13. Double Blind p. 157
  14. Double Blind p. 155
  15. Black Dragon p. 121
  16. The Killing Fields p. 134
  17. Blood of the Isle, p. 161
  18. The Fall of Terra, p. 57

5. Blood of the Isle, page 161.

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