The model for this station was created by Giles Williams as a test of the plasma turrets featured in Oolite whilst he was developing, but not used in the basic game. An earlier test version is seen in the turrettest.oxp downloadable from Oosat1. (As a test, if you install this OXP the Lave station is replaced by an early test version of this station).
Serveral OXPers (LittleBear, Murgh and Drew) have grabbed this model to use in their OXPs (we didn't want to see a cool model by the Master and Commander not used in game!).
It only appears at the systems scripted by the OXPs using it. LB uses it in Assassins orbiting two OXP moons added to two G7 Systems and scripts Minesweepers to appear near it. Clusterbombs defend the base when the Assassins script closes it to civilian traffic and it is defended by fully equiped standard Oolite Asps or Special Branch Asps.
Murgh uses it to orbit one of the extra planets he added to the Galaxy 1 System of Diso with the Diso OXP (defended by Vipers).
Drew uses it to orbit the pulsar in his OXP (but with no turrets).
This entry to the Wiki just gives a 'plot' explanation for the appearance of the station!
LittleBear - 8/9/07
Hi, why is this station labelled as a ship? Greetings: Makarius 15:39, 10 September 2007 (BST)
- looks like i got it: this is in the Infobox-template :/ Greetings: Makarius 15:45, 10 September 2007 (BST)
Yeah, I only added Station as a caragory, but the Wiki seems to list it anyway as Ships & Stations. Odd! LB 10/9/07
- the category-listing as oolite-ship is in the template displays the picture and the extended data. Greetings: Makarius 16:08, 13 September 2007 (BST)
That was fixed when I created the station template ADCK 19:32, 2 June 2010 (UTC)