Sorry if this gets a little on the ramble-y side, I'm tired :) So, as a general ship nerd, I was wondering the scale of the Artemis Light Cruiser, the space stations, the number of crew, etc. Here's what I came up with.
Looking at the model and the scaling factor in the vesseldata.xml file, the Artemis is about 100m long and 50m wide, it's about 20m tall. At 3m per deck, you could get in 6 decks with a meter of hull plating on top and bottom. Eric mentioned that since asides from the 6 standard bridge crew, Engineering has 3 teams of 6 crew working for them - if the other 5 officers had 3 teams of 6 as well, that would put the ship crew at 3 teams x 6 crew x 6 officers = 108 crew + 6 Bridge officers = 114 crew. Let's round up to 120. 120 crew on a ship ~1/3 the size of the classic 1701 Enterprise (crew of 430) sounds about right.
The station's primary habitat ring is 500m across and 2-ish decks tall, the other two rings being about 300m across and 2-ish decks. The central spine is about 50m in diameter and 60 decks tall. Figure it's about as densely packed as Artemis, volume wise (at 120 people and 100m x 50m x 6 decks for a very ballpark cube, 20 crew/deck, 250 sq m / crew). Also, instead of calculating the volume of each habitat ring, I used the 4 "wings" on each ring instead. Each wing section (12 total of them) is ~50m x 50m x 2 decks. So, 12 wings x 50m x 50m x 2 decks = 60,000 sq m in the wings. pi*(25 m)^2 x 60 decks = ~118,000 sq m in the central spine. 178,000 sq m / (250 sq m / crew) = 712 crew. Lets round up to 750; each station has over 6 times the crew on the Artemis. 3,000 people to save in each sector with 4 bases. Seems reasonable to me, at least. Thoughts?
I would presume most of the 750 on each station are the poor schmucks who are desperately shoving nukes into your torpedo tubes :)
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