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|Universe :||Prime Timeline|
|Class Name :||Regula One|
|Type :||Research facility|
|Commissioned :||2284 - 2299, remained in service until 2359|
|Dimensions :||Diameter : 201 m
Height (overall) : 242 m1
Decks : 28
|Mass :||200,000 metric tons|
|Crew :||Typically 10 to 50|
|Defence Systems :||Low Capacity shield system, total capacity 216,000 TeraJoules
Light Duranium Single hull.
Low level Structural Integrity Field
|Docking Facilities :||Internal docking bay capable of holding shuttles or a small starship2|
(TOS scale) :
|Not capable of independent movement; attitude control and/or orbital adjustment only.|
|Strength Indices :
(Galaxy class = 1,000)
|Beam Firepower : -
Torpedo Firepower : -
Weapon Range and Accuracy : -
Shield Strength : 80
Hull Armour : 0.63
Speed : -
Combat Manoeuvrability : -
|Overall Strength Index :||16|
|Diplomatic Capability :||Five Grade 7 systems|
|Expected Hull Life :||60|
|Refit Cycle :||Minor : 2 year
Standard : 10 years
Major : 20 years
The stations were designed to be as simple and quick to build as possible, while offering the maximum flexibility in equipment. The Regula 1 station incorporated a 30 metre diameter dome capable of holding a large system such as an optical telescope, while the interior spaces included Geoplastics and Thermonics labs3 and a small particle accelerator ring.
The stations had very little armament - the shields were included largely to screen the station from naturally occurring background radiation during sensitive experiments, while small phasers were included to provide defence against larger meteors and to deter raiders.
The most notable of the Regula stations was the first, Regula 1. The Genesis Project created by Carol Marcus had profound political and military implications; by housing it in a remote outpost the Federation hoped to assist in maintaining the secrecy around Genesis. In any case, stage two of the Genesis project required a large and completely lifeless underground location in an isolated spot.3
Unfortunately, the isolation of Regula also proved to be a major drawback when the project was attacked by Khan and the stolen USS Reliant. The only vessel nearby was the USS Enterprise, on a training mission with a largely cadet crew. The Enterprise was eventually forced to cripple the Reliant, provoking Khan to detonate the Genesis device with a Mutara nebula.3
The Regula stations provided valuable service for many years, but they have now been replaced by larger and more capable designs. none now remain in service.
|Yellow text = Canon source||Green text = Backstage source||Cyan text = Novel||White text = DITL speculation|
|1||Speculative||Scaled to the Enterprise refit in 'Star Trek II : The Wrath of Khan'. Fairly approximate figure.|
|2||Visible on the shooting model|
|3||Star Trek II : The Wrath of Khan|
|Comment :||Scaled to the Enterprise refit in 'Star Trek II : The Wrath of Khan'. Fairly approximate figure.|
|Source :||Visible on the shooting model|
|Film:||Star Trek II : The Wrath of Khan|
My viewing of this scene indicates that the distance from the base of the stations upper hull to the top of the ring below is about the same as the distance from the base of the Enterprise saucer section to the top of the Engineering hull. This distance is about 21 metres on the Enterprise, and I have used this figure to scale Regula to 242 metres high, about three and a half times the height of the orbital office.
Like the much larger Starbase 173, Regula has a dome on one of the circular sections, and I have again speculated that this houses a telescope or other instrument.
The canon section of the specs page is based around ST II. So far as I know, we haven't seen a station of this particular type since and so I have speculated that they have now been retired.
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