Sketches – Container Freight Station

While the standard NF-8000 container is nothing more than a cargo rack for the smaller planetside containers, it is by no means the only kind of container. Bulk liquid containers are almost as common, and right behind it is the multi-level break-bulk container. The latter is most commonly in service between warehouses and large industrial… Continue reading Sketches – Container Freight Station

Sketches – deWulf Container Shuttle

While almost every freighter is capable of landing planetside, this is surprisingly not a common occurrence. Landing fields need to be surveyed and rated for the size of ship that lands, and a large freighter can easily mass more than a skyscraper even before cargo is taken into account. More importantly though, a landing evolution… Continue reading Sketches – deWulf Container Shuttle

Sketches – Container Pylon

One problem that every port has is a lack of space. Inevitably, sooner or later, there just isn't enough on-site space to store freight, handle freight, or handle the needed equipment that moves freight. Fortunately, in an age of relatively accessible anti-grav technology, new options become available beyond the simple "find a new spot of… Continue reading Sketches – Container Pylon

Sketches – Class Two Downport

Almost every established colony has a downport. A facility where cargo moves up from the surface and down from space. Small, or newly established colonies make do with a few container offices and a clear spot of level ground with compacted soil. But larger colonies all sooner or later invest in a bigger, more efficient… Continue reading Sketches – Class Two Downport

Sketches – Can Station

Once a colony starts getting developed, there starts being a demand for orbital infrastructure. A communications satellite, weather tracking, orbital security and traffic management. Instead of deploying multiple pieces of infrastructure to do all of this, most smaller colonies go with a single all-in-one station that provides all of these services, as well as some… Continue reading Sketches – Can Station