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Diplomatc Grades

The following broadly outlines the starship/starbase diplomatic grading system currently used by Starfleet. Note that classes are not required to be an exact match to these facilities in order to recieve a grade; rather they must be broadly in line with the level of capability implied by the assigned grade.
 
Grade Facilities Classes
>7 75 x Ambassadorial quarters at 250 square metres each. 
2,250 x Staff quarters at 30 - 80 square metres each 
4 x 2,500 square metre conference hall complexes for 600 guests each 
75 x 150 square metre 40 seat briefing rooms 
75 x Independant communications facilities 
30% of all facilities, including interconnecting corridors, capable of supporting H, K, or L environments 
Facilities for up to 400 members of the press
Galaxy, Nebula

Starbases often contain 
several such facilities

>6 30 x Ambassadorial quarters at 210 square metres each. 
900 x Staff quarters at 25 - 60 square metres each 
2 x 1,500 square metre conference hall complexes for 500 guests each 
30 x 150 square metre 40 seat briefing rooms 
30 x Independant communications facilities 
25% of all facilities, including interconnecting corridors, capable of supporting H, K, or L environments 
Facilities for up to 150 members of the press
Ambassador
>5 20 x Ambassadorial quarters at 100 square metres each. 
400 x Staff quarters at 15 - 25 square metres each 
1 x 1,000 square metre conference hall complexes for 450 guests 
20 x 90 square metre 25 seat briefing rooms 
20 x Independant communications facilities 
15% of all facilities, including interconnecting corridors, capable of supporting H, K, or L environments 
Facilities for up to 50 members of the press
Excelsior, Sovereign
>4 5 x Ambassadorial quarters at 50 square metres each. 
50 x Staff quarters at 15 square metres each 
1 x 120 square metre conference hall complexes for 60 guests 
5 x 50 square metre 15 seat briefing rooms 
One independant communications facility 
15% of all facilities, including interconnecting corridors, capable of supporting H or K environments
Norway, Miranda
Lakota-type Excelsior
3 Diplomats housed in crew quarters if required 
1 x 80 square metre conference room for 40 guests 
2 x 40 square metre 10 seat briefing rooms 
Communications via standard ships systems 
15% of all facilities, including interconnecting corridors, capable of supporting H or K environments
Akira, Steamrunner, Intrepid
New Orleans
2 Diplomatic courier function only - diplomats housed in crew quarters for short duration interstellar missions. Defiant, Saber
some Oberth subtypes, 
Prometheus, some Runabouts
1 Diplomatic courier function only - diplomats housed in crew quarters for short duration interplanetary missions. Most Oberth vessels, 
Runabouts and shuttlecraft, 
Colony transports, 
Cargo and support vessels

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