Shore infrastructure also includes military training schools. By the end of the s, the concept of inspecting Soviet satellites was abandoned as the Soviets had begun installing destruction packages on their satellites, that would blow up both itself and the SAINT, by use of the APO-2 destruction system, which could either be set off by its operators in the USSR, or if it sensed that it was being scanned. Scouts were also used to ferry passengers and cargo between ships and down to the surface of a planet.

Swap modules and jump the hell out. This is a quite radical method to drastically reduce the structural mass of a spacecraft, allowing a handsome increase in valuable payload mass.

If you leave out the spine or thrust frame, engine ignition will send the propulsion system careening through the core of the ship, gutting it. After all, the term "marine" orginally came about because the fighters were deployed on sea going vessels. Since each GC engine is 30 tons, that means tons of engine and