The United Federation of Planets maintains a wide variety of spaceborne research stations, ranging from the giant Jupiter Station complex orbiting Sol V to small stations with minimal personnel. The Deepspace Research Facilities are on the lower end of the scale, located in interstellar space where they do not risk inhabited planets with contamination should a catastrophe occur.

Federation Deepspace Research Facility 39 is a small space station consisting of a 3-deck high central core topped by a 3-deck tower and surrounded by 4 arms. Each arm is 2 decks high, and ends in a disc-shaped laboratory module.

The station has a small crew and quarters for laboratory personnel. The four laboratory arms are self-contained and can be ejected in an emergency. Federation Deepspace Research Facilities are owned and maintained by the United Federation of Planets, which leases laboratory space to various commercial research groups.

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