Tour - Operations Center
The command center of the entire facility, Operations (or Ops) is a very sterile, clean environment compared to much of the lower levels of the station. Sitting directly on top of the internal docking bay, Ops is made up of three compartments - the command, catwalk, and aft entrance sections.
|Description||The command center of the entire facility, Operations (or Ops) is a very sterile, clean environment compared to much of the lower levels of the station. Sitting directly on top of the internal docking bay, Ops is made up of three compartments - the command, catwalk, and aft entrance sections.
The forward command compartment of Ops is dominated by nine forward facing windows that allow for an elongated view of the space outside of the facility. Running directly under the entire length of these windows is a walkway which allows for personnel to walk the length of the window and observe goings on beyond the station. It is here that the command staff can often be found, stood in conversation, as they enjoy the view outside.
Connecting the forward command compartment to the aft entrance section is an area referred to as the catwalk. This walkway is wide enough for three people to walk side by side and is called the catwalk because of the two 'pits' either side of it, where officers work at a variety of duty stations with their superiors literally looking down on them. In the starboard pit, science and communications dominate the duty stations, whilst in the port side pit, station operations takes precedence.
Either side of the catwalk there are also two alcoves. The starboard alcove houses security and tactical operations duty stations either side of a door leading off to the administration offices and briefing room. Directly opposite, the port alcove houses a holographic communications platform and a turbo lift that grants direct access to Ops from lower levels.
In the aft entrance section the space is dominated by four security 'blast' doors that are capable of sealing off the Ops center for a lengthy duration in a variety of situations. These doors also grant access to four link corridors which connect Ops to the rest of level 01. The only other feature of this space is a circular situation table with interfaces and holographic technology allowing for the projection of virtually anything required.
Image 1 - Forward Command and Duty Station Pits
Image 2 - Port Alcove
Image 3 - Starboard Alcove
Remaining Images are of the aft compartment and other views.