Nuit Space Station OXP

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Nuit Space Station OXP

Nuit Space Station
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Size (metres, W×H×L) 4750 x 6761 x 4750
Manoeuvrability Pitch: 0.0
Roll: 0.0
Yaw: 0.0
Rotating Rings
Energy recharge rate 100
Armaments N/A
Defenders Vampire Mark II-B/F (8)
OXP or standard OXP
Beacon N


Overview

Isis Interstellar formally announces the availability of their newest creation, the Nuit space station.

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Three years ago, GalCop became concerned over a seemingly increasing number of reports involving incidents of collision and damage when large trading ships were attempting to dock or unload at the standard Coriolis or Icosahedron stations. To this end, it was decided that a new station design was needed, one that provided all the features and facilities of the existing stations but was capable of safely accommodating the largest of freighters. Isis Interstellar submitted a tender and was one of the five companies short-listed by GalCop to produce a fully working prototype.

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The project, known in-house as Project Medusa due to the jellyfish-like profile of the station, began immediately, and saw some significant changes at Isis Interstellar. Firstly, as can be seen above, the proposed size of the station far exceeded our existing shipbuilding abilities, and to that end, Isis Interstellar bought out the galaxy-renowned Faukenhewj Shipyards; specialists in oversize construction. This deal was one of the largest in ship-building history but was considered a strong investment for Isis Interstellar, both to expand our future plans for larger ships and stations, and to remove the availability of Faukenhewj's facilities to our competitors.

The second big change was that Isis Interstellar outsourced cosmetic work to Griff Industries, the first time Isis Interstellar has not been responsible for complete production of their designs. The quality and professionalism exhibited by the renowned Griff Industries on this project led us to a further collaboration on our forthcoming Vampire Mk III fighter.

Early last year, the project was suddenly cancelled by GalCop, amid outrage from both traders and station personnel, and the companies involved in the competition. Two of the companies went bankrupt due to the expenditure they had incurred in production, and the resulting scandal is still reverberating amongst political and mercantile factions. Isis Interstellar, backed by the inter-global power of Isis International, was fortunate enough to survive the debacle, and the owner, Ms Gold, made the somewhat risky decision to complete production of the station. After successful space trials, the Nuit was brought online as an opulent, high class space port.

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The Nuit station is named after the Egyptian sky goddess. Pronunciation of the name varies on which text you read, but the official in-house version is "Newt". The Nuit station displays all the craftsmanship and reliability that Isis Interstellar has become known for. The topmost section contains the hangar section and main docking area, including an all-new dock. With a full CorCom trading linkage system, the station provides the same full trading and shipyard facilities as a Coriolis. Rumours of a cut-down station, armed and armoured to be a potent gun platform, will not be officially answered by the company.

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The counter-rotating rings are the main business and recreation areas. Luxury penthouse apartments, malls, casinos, restaurants, sporting complexes and entertainment areas offer everything from cinema and theater to zero-grav hockey and shooting ranges. The lower ring houses the "Pharaoh" class apartments, themselves an extremely luxurious standard of housing, but the upper ring caters to the elite of society, with the "Goddess" class apartments. More villa than apartment, these resplendent residences are a status symbol for every owner.

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There are twin horticultural domes on the Nuit's base structure. As well as providing fresh produce from the orchards, and aiding in air recycling, the huge parks are a delightful area to relax and play.

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Hanging below the main base, are the "tentacles"; the main housing areas of the Nuit station. These offer everything from budget to luxury standards for pilots, visitors, workers or lifelong inhabitants.

The lower struts are designed as safe docking points for oversize freighters. Four mega-ships can be handled at any time, with both loading and unloading handled by purpose-built robots.

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Following the unprecedented success of the station, Isis Interstellar has moved to full production status, and we are extremely proud to offer these stations for sale.


Locations

Nuit Space Stations could be found in tech-level 10+ systems with a Dictatorship, a Confederacy, a Democracy or a Corporate State government.
In rich industrial systems the Nuit is based close to the main station, in all other systems on the other side of the planet.


Ships (NPC only)

Available V 1.50 and higher
Click on thumbnails to view full-size images

Since with every purchase of a station 8 Vampire Mark II-B/F are included, most Nuit Security departments are using these fighters as defenders.
Additionally, local GalCop space police will have a chance to add some Vampire Mark II-B/N to their fleet for a very reasonable price.


Remarks

  • While 4 safe docking points for oversize freighters are mentioned there is no mechanic to use them, they merely exist for optics.
  • Beginning with V 1.50 the station is using Vampire Mark II-B fighters as defenders, these combat crafts are added as GalCop police as well.
  • With V 1.51 the hull paint of the station is a darker blue, the structures are more visible.


Credits

Thanks a lot to Killer Wolf for making this station available to the Oolite community.


Requirements

  • Oolite V 1.88 or higher.
  • Since the entire package is using shaders your graphics card need to be able to manage them.


Download

Interested clients can arrange a visit to the Nuit Space Station by downloading and installing the following OXP:


License

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This work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0).
To view a copy of this license visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0.

  • Strictly non-commercial, while you are free to use this OXP in Oolite you may not resell it or include it in a compilation disc for sale.


Version History

  • V 1.00 / 2009-11-11 / Killer Wolf:
beta release
  • V 1.10 / 2022-02-26 / Montana05:
added market and a populator script
  • V 1.50 / 2022-02-28 / Montana05:
refactored and improved the entire package
added 2 ships from Isis Interstellar, 1 as individual station defender and 1 as GalCop police
included shiplibrary.plist
  • V 1.51 / 2022-03-01 / Montana05:
modified the diffuse and normal maps
smoothed some parts of the station


Quick Facts

Minimum Oolite versionCPU usage mediumMemory usage mediumGPU usage medium

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Nuit Space Station

Version Released License Features Category Author(s) Feedback
1.51 2022-03-13 CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 Stations, Ships Dockables OXPs Killer Wolf, Griff, Montana05 Oolite BB


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