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Atlantean Star Palace

Atlantean Star Palace
The Star Palace is the spaceship designed by Sarkhon Starcraft,to explore time and space ,in comfort. Bold in concept and brilliant in execution, this most delicate yet most colossal of instruments makes possible travel to other worlds beyond the Atlantean solar system.The Original Prototype and several versions from Mark 1 from 10,were designed by Professor Bernard Sarkhon’s Sarkhon Starship Design Group.Later,updates and further designs were created by his Professor Bernard Sarkhon’s, Professor Bernard Sarkhon,the Third, Professor Bernard Sarkhon the Fouth and Professor Bernard Sarkhon the Fifth.Later on Count Harland Sarkhon,William Wallace Sarkhon,Patrick Eliot Sarkhon,Thomas Eliot Sarkhon,Patrick David Sarkhon,Calvin Eliot Sarkhon,Syvestor David Sarkhon,Christopher Eliot Sarkhon,David Eliot Sarkhon,Mathrew William Sarkhon made improvements to further designs Mark 11 through Mark 40.

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The upper deck contains a sophisticated automated guidance system and a set of freezing tubes capable of placing the six member crew into a state of suspended animation for the duration of their five and half year journey. The lower deck contains the great atomic motors that power the ship, as well as the galley, laboratory, and crew quarters. The robot's stowage area is located at the center of the lower deck.
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 [[File:STAR_PALACE_PROTO_images_(1).jpg|thumb|Early Star Palace]]



'''|'''the structure|bridge (structure)}}'''The''' '''bridge''' was the [[starship]] equivalent of an [[operations center]] or [[command center]]. On [[Starfleet]] ships, it was generally located near the top and front of a vessel. From here, the [[commanding officer]]s supervised all ship's operations, ranging from vessel course control to tactical systems.

== Starfleet bridge design ==
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The '''HMSS (His Majesties Star Ship) Endeavor''' was the starship of Count Harland Sarkhon,that was  used when he went on his 1,000-year journey throughout the old so called [[Old Maveric Universe ]] as used to describe outside the fiction or [[Old Universe]] as the fictional characters refer it,[http://micronauts.wikia.com/wiki/Microverse  ]to discover alien life.The Original Command Bridge of the Mark One Star Palace was a bright white room, with a row of monitors on the walls surrounding the intire bridge are.and a large computer bank taking up a major part of the Central Navigation or Astrogator Station,located just behind the Central Missions Operations Console,behind the Captain Chair. These computer banks contained the Central Bridge Command Stations,linked other various Computer Termainal about the vessel.fault locator and various systems relating to navigational control.Several square shaped monitors were suspended from an upper Magnus 4000 Computer Data Bank Ring.The monitors,normally hung upwards,can be pulled down toward the Astrogation Station,for easy access.

Furniture, usually anathema to the Doctor's control rooms, was found in abundance here. Indeed, there was a large area immediately adjacent to an larger than the console area itself, which had several comfortable chairs, lamps, an ottoman — all of which conspired to give this control room a cosy living room.It was one of the many reasons Professor Bernard Sarkhon choose to call his Phototype Flying saucer shaped starship a Star Palace,in that was furnished with much of the elligance of an Atlantean Palace.

Above it all was a scanner the size of the entire ceiling. The Doctor could flip a switch on his console and reveal astronomical phenomena on a grand scale.Soon after taking Amy Pond on board for the first time, the new AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE console also provided the Doctor with a new sonic screwdriver, as the previous one had been destroyed. (TV: The Eleventh Hour)
Changes to the control room included a new hexagonal console with instruments resembling a typewriter, a telegraph, a gramophone, a set of hot and cold taps, and a view-screen made by Magpie Electricals. A larger, circular, secondary view screen was set into one of the walls. (TV: The Beast Below, Victory of the Daleks, The Hungry Earth, Cold Blood, The Girl Who Waited) There were fewer roundels on the walls than in the past, and an area located underneath the main console which housed the Heart of the TARDIS. This version also possessed an actual phone, on which people could call the Doctor. (TV: Victory of the Daleks, The Big Bang, Bad Night) There was also a swing located under the glass floor the Doctor or anyone else could sit on to help with maintainence. (TV: The Vampires of Venice, Amy's Choice, The Pandorica Opens, Space) The railings originally were rectangular barred and black in colour. (TV: The Eleventh Hour) They were later round barred and gold. (TV: A Christmas Carol, et al)

It had at least three floors: a lower section, the console room level, and the second level. (TV: The Eleventh Hour) Unlike its immediate predecessor, this console room had three visible exits to the rest of the TARDIS; two on the lower levels and one via a set of stairs. (TV: The Eleventh Hour - The Angels Take Manhattan)

1.9 NEON CONSOLE edit
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The Eleventh Doctor in his new console room. (TV: The Snowmen)
At some point after his separation from the Ponds, the Eleventh Doctor dispensed with the whimsical control room when his personality turned less jovial. Seemingly smaller, his new control room contained a console with more literal input devices and instrumentation. (TV: The Snowmen onwards)
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Clara Oswald assesses the Twelfth Doctor's redecoration of the console room. (TV: Deep Breath)
This control room was inherited by the Twelfth Doctor. (TV: The Time of the Doctor), who proceeded to upgrade the console room by adding several items to it, including a reclining chair, bookshelves, chalkboards and an additional staircase to the upper level. He also changed the lighting of the time rotor and room from its original aqua to orange, creating an ambient glow that added warmth to the room. Overall, he gave the once empty and stark control room a homelike sense of decor, provision, and sophistication. (TV: Deep Breath)
The control room that Clara knew featured aqua/orange lighting and time rotor, blue Gallifreyan markings on the ceiling and above the time rotor, hexagonal roundels on the lower console level, and Gallifreyan markings on the top level. Several tiny lights went around the walls of the room in a straight line, flashing sections at a time. The console featured two screens, and what seemed to be a radar on one face. There were two additional consoles around the edge of the main level. It was also much darker than the previous iteration. Except for the time rotor, all lights could be turned off when the Doctor was not inside.

There were three levels: an upper balcony, which looked down over the console and had doorways off of it, the landing, which housed the console, seating, and main doors (TV: The Snowmen) and the lower level, which had several compartments one of which contained clothing. The Eleventh Doctor assembled his new attire from the clothes held in this compartment. (TV: The Bells of Saint John) There were three doorways to other sections of the TARDIS, two on the upper level either side of the main doors, and two on the lower level. One of the compartments under the console contained a ladder leading to a lower part of the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE whilst one of the roundels on the lower section of the wall opened to reveal a passageway that led to the engine room at the centre of the TARDIS. (TV: Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS)

This console room however lacked a hat stand, a factor which even the Doctor hadn't noticed until asked about it from Clara. (TV: Hide)

The Doctor's fifth incarnation later refurbished it completely, giving it a sleeker, more high-tech appearance. The monitor in this version opened in a similar fashion to an eye; it rested between the exit and the door leading further in. In comparison to the control rooms that his earlier incarnations used, the Fifth Doctor's was more metalic grey than white.At some point the Seventh Doctor began to use a control room that resembled a comfortable Victorian parlour. This design was inherited by the Eighth Doctor.Its comparatively vast interior was significantly larger than any that had come before or after. In this version, the console itself was not the central foci of the room, but merely one of its many features. A vast bureau almost entirely covered one wall, its huge drawers filled with various objects the Doctor wished to retain. Clocks of all description — but mostly mechanical ones — littered various nooks an crannies. Far from the evenly lit, mostly white interior of the past, this control room had multiple light sources and an abundance of wooden surfaces, which allowed the Doctor to create a sense of warmth and even opulent comfort. At least a portion of the Doctor's books were in another alcove, forming a sort of en suite library

1.2 SECOND CONTROL ROOM edit
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The Fourth Doctor and Sarah in the second control room. (TV: The Masque of Mandragora)
There existed a small second control room which the Doctor claimed may have been the original console room; a recorder and smoking jacket were found in here, implying both the Second and Third Doctors visited this room but chose not to use it. It was simpler and more compact than the main control room, with the console resembling a desk, no visible time rotor and all the controls hidden behind what appeared to be wooden panelling. It had more subtle roundels, some of them framing stained glass windows. For a brief period, the Fourth Doctor used this as the main control room.
 It is equipped with search-and-strobe lights and armed with thorium guns.The ship twine power arms-house all ship's engines,stabilizers,guidence and sensor system.Sensor pods and gyro-stabilizers.Between  them,is the ship's bridge and command center,that detatches to become the smaller exploration astro-station.A pod door doors-for the Endeavors Hydro-copter.Ahead of that is Photon/Plasma Gun Turret-located on the main deck.Below is Main Suspended Animation Chamber,used in a time when it used as a potential sleeper ship and later,used in case of warp drive failure,to preserve the crew,until the ship can either be rescuedlater converted into living quarters,ships library,sick bay,galley and rec room.Behind is the Aft Access Hatch,for quick entry or exite to and from the ship.A sensor searchbeam light can found upon the lower side.Below that is the Belly Thorium Gun Turret.

While the Endeavor herself was never a toy, owing more to Star Wars' Millennium Falcon than to Takara or Mego, the cockpit of the Endeavor deployed as the very famiiar [http://micronauts.wikia.com/wiki/Astro_Station Astro Station].Still,allot of fan work,is devoted to creating blueprints of the ship,models and so on of HMS Endeavor [http://bohnded.deviantart.com/art/HMS-Endeavor-43070533 [1]][http://bohnded.deviantart.com/art/HMS-Endeavor-43070533 HMS Endeavor]'''Astro Navigation Station''': Appeared many times in the series. The Astro Station was a small shuttlecraft used by the Micronauts when the Endeavor was being repaired. It was launched from a hangar bay found on board the Endeavor. The Micronauts used it in issues #4-6 when the Endeavor was being fixed after fighting off a Battle Cruiser. Bug, Acroyear, Cilicia, and Microtron also used it in issue #22 after being separated from the rest of the Micronauts. Finally, when the Endeavor was destroyed in issue #39, the Micronauts used the Astro Station to fly around Earth. Soon after, the Astro Station itself was destroyed.

On [[Starfleet]] [[starship|vessels]], the bridge was usually located on Deck 1, on top of the vessel's [[primary hull]]. The bridge was the nerve-center of every starship, and it was manned by the top officers of each department except for Engineering and Medical. There was typically an egineering station that the [[Chief Engineer]] could use when on the bridge, as well as science stations that the [[science officer]] or [[chief medical officer]] could use.


The commanding officer could supervise the all the ship's operations while seated in the [[command chair]], typically located in the center of the room, aften surrounded by a astrogation station,while having visual access to all major personnel stations and viewscreens, facilitating the decision-making process.Opposite or near ,the standard was that a [[first officer]] was assigned to assist a ship's [[captain]] in this process,somewher wthin the area of the Command Station..
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The forward bulkhead of the bridge was typically dominated by the [[viewscreen|main viewscreen]]. Directly in front of this was usually the [[helm]] console, from where navigation and vessel course control were carried out.
Many of the supportive stations that were present on [[23rd century]] bridges were combined into one post by the 24th century; mainly that of the [[operations officer]]. Some bridges feature an operations console alongside the helm station, from where the officer on duty had access to internal systems control, [[communication]]s, [[sensor]]s, resource scheduling and hardware and system usage.
Each bridge typically featured several supportive consoles for [[engineering]], gravity control, damage control, environmental engineering, [[Science station|sciences]] and library computer, most of which did not necessarily need to be manned under normal circumstances. Internal [[security]] along with weapons control could be found at the [[Security station]]
Most bridges on Starfleet vessels were replaceable modules, so that adaptation for special missions or upgrading was expedited.

The console of the Rani's AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE was black, circular and domed. In place of a central column, it had a rotating pair of metallic rings. The console also had interfacing controls in addition to buttons and switches. It used a holographic scanner which popped up from the main console. The walls of the console room looked like dark marble, with large, opaque roundels.AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE had a functional chameleon circuit, directional unit and an automatic drift control. Its control console was also set on a dais, as opposed to being at floor level

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The Type 102 AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE was the first sentient TARDIS. It was created when the Doctor attached a remote receiver to his companion Compassion, who later evolved into a AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE after the receiver warped her biodata.

=== Features ===
'''Command stations'''


The bridge command stations provided seating and information displays for the commanding officer and one or two other officers, typically including the [[first officer]]. The command chairs were located in the center of the bridge, to maximize interaction with all key bridge personnel, while permitting an unobstructed view of the main viewscreen.
Typically, the armrests of the [[captain's chair]] featured miniaturized status displays. Using [[keyboard]] or vocal commands, the [[captain]] could use these controls to override the basic operation of the starship.Sometimes,this includes a holographic sphere or veiwer,depending on the star ship design.
'''Flight Control'''
[The Ops and Conn consoles on the ''Galaxy''-class bridge (forward)]]
The [[24th century]] [[Flight controller|Flight Control]] position, also referred to as Conn, evolved from the [[23rd century]] [[helm]] and [[navigator|navigation]] positions. The officer manning the Flight Control console was responsible for the actual piloting and navigation of the starship. Despite many of these functions being heavily automated, their critical nature demanded a [[humanoid]] officer to oversee these operations at all times.
{{bginfo|During spaceflight at [[impulse]], Conn was responsible for monitoring relativistic effects as well the inertial damping system status. When traveling at [[warp speed]], Conn was required to monitor the [[subspace]] field geometry in parallel with the [[engineering]] department. During warp flight, the Conn console continually updated long-range [[sensor]] data and makes automatic course corrections to adjust for minor variations in the density of the interstellar medium. (''[[Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual]]'')}}
==== Operations management ====
|The Ops and Conn consoles on the ''Galaxy''-class bridge (rear)]]
Many shipboard operations involved scheduling resources or hardware that affect a number of departments. In many such cases, it was common for various operations to present conflicting requirements. It was the responsibility of the [[operations officer]] to coordinate such activities so that mission goals were not jeopardized.
The operations position, also known simply as Ops, evolved from older 23rd century positions. The bulk of the duties held by the helm and navigation positions were combined into the Conn position. Other functions of the helm panel, such as internal systems control, became the purview of Ops, as well as some [[communications]] and sensor system usages.
{{bginfo|The Ops panel presented the operations officer with a continually updated list of current major shipboard activities. This list permits Ops to set priorities and allocate resources among current operations. This is especially critical in cases where two or more requests require the use of the same equipment, entail mutually exclusive mission profiles, or involve some unusual safety or tactical considerations.|During away team missions or emergency situations, the Ops station is supported by the Science Station, found at the rear of the bridge in ''Galaxy''-class designs. (''[[Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual]]'')}}
==== Security and Tactical ====

The bridge station dedicated to defensive systems control and starship internal security is [[Tactical]]. Parts of the default control layout presents the [[security officer]] with information readouts dealing with the internal protection of the starship and its crew. A wide variety of starship defensive systems are available to the [[chief tactical officer]] (sometimes doubling as chief of security), ranging from the [[deflector shield|defensive shields]] to [[blaser]] and [[torpedo]] systems, as well as intrusion detection systems.
Other systems that may be commanded by Tactical include [[communications]], long- and short-range [[sensor array]]s, [[probe|sensor probes]], [[message buoy]]s, and [[tractor beam]] devices.
==== Supportive stations ====
Every Starfleet bridge also includes several supportive consoles and backup stations. These may include consoles for [[Planetary science]]s, [[Engineering]], Mission Ops and Environmental Control. Most of these are meant to relieve the senior bridge officers of secondary duties during alert and crisis situations.
Mission Ops provides additional support to the operations officer, and is specifically responsible for monitoring activity relating to secondary missions. Mission Ops is responsible for assignment of resources and priorities according to guidelines specified by the operations officer and by operating protocols. This station is also responsible for monitoring [[away team]]s. (''[[Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual]]'')
The Environmental Control console provides similar relief to the operations officer, monitoring the starship's [[life support]] systems. Due to the highly automated nature of these systems, this console would be unattended under normal circumstances, but becomes of crucial importance during alert situations to maximize crew survivability.
The bridge's Engineering station duplicates in simplified form the [[Chief Engineer]]'s primary status displays from [[Main Engineering]]. The purpose of this station is to permit the Chief Engineer to maintain supervision over engineering system while on the bridge.

The Life of a TARDIS: This chapter gives an overview of the growth and construction of a new AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE and covers their social life and death rituals.
Navigation Systems: This section discusses the mechanics and physics of space-time travel, and gives an overview of the various flight options a AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE is capable of. Those wishing to see a detailed discussion of the effects of changing history should see Appendix 3: Temporal Physics.
Guidance Systems: Here one will find information of the control systems used by the Time Lord operator to guide a TARDIS.
Drive Systems: The focus of this chapter is on the power and propulsion systems of a TARDIS.
Environmental Systems: This chapter serves as an overview of a TARDIS's multidimensional nature and crew support systems.
Defensive Systems: The defensive mechanisms, both passive and active, are detailed in this chapter.
Other Systems: This catchall chapter covers systems that don't fall under the preview of other chapters
Storage Rooms: A partial list of the many types of rooms contained within a AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE can be found here.
Special Extras: presents the many optional systems, both legal and illegal that an operator can install in a TARDIS.

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== 4 INTERIOR CONFIGURATION AND APPEARANCE edit
An Atlantean Star Palace rooms ==

The AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE had many, many rooms. (COMIC: Changes)
The AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE interior went through occasional metamorphoses, sometimes by choice, sometimes for other reasons, such as the Doctor's own regeneration. (PROSE: Invasion of the Cat-People, TV: The Eleventh Hour)
Some of these changes were physical in nature (involving secondary control rooms, etc.), but it was also possible to re-arrange the interior design of the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE with ease, using the Architectural Configuration system. (TV: Logopolis, Castrovalva, AUDIO: Relative Dimensions) The Fifth Doctor called this changing "the desktop theme". (TV: Time Crash) The AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE archived disused (and yet-to-be-used) control room configurations. (TV: The Doctor's Wife) The AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE could also create and modify rooms on its own accord. (TV: Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS)


== 4.1 ROUNDELS edit ==

The AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE interior walls generally consisted of roundels — circular or hexagonal indentations that lined the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE console room's interior walls and sometimes the walls deeper in the ship's interior. Some roundels concealed AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE circuitry, devices, or lights. (TV: The Wheel in Space, Death to the Daleks, Logopolis, Castrovalva, Arc of Infinity, Terminus, Vengeance on Varos, COMIC: Kane's Story) At least one was a scanner. (TV: The Claws of Axos, The Beast Below) On the whole, though, the Doctor had little clue as to their purpose, though his later incarnations admitted to missing them from the desktops of their TARDISes. (TV: The Day of the Doctor)
4.2 MASS edit
The Doctor's AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE was said by Romana II to weigh fifty thousand tonnes in Alzarius's gravity. Presumably this was a measure of internal weight since the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE was easily carried by the Marshmen (TV: Full Circle), just as it had been previously by Mongols and Greeks using horses and carts. (TV: Marco Polo, TV: The Myth Makers) A quarter of this mass ("seventeen thousand tons of thrust") was jettisoned for the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE to escape Event One. (TV: Castrovalva) One time, when the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE mapped its exterior dimensions onto its interior ones - making it the same size inside as outside - it was larger than Gallifrey, but given that it had been infected by the Faction Paradox biodata virus at this time, this may have had an impact on its interior configuration. (PROSE: The Ancestor Cell) It was once described by the Eleventh Doctor as being infinite. (TV: Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS)
4.3 CONTROL ROOM edit

== ElevenAtTheConsole ==

One of the Eleventh Doctor's AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE consoles. (TV: The Snowmen)
Main article: AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE console room
The control or console room of the Doctor's AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE was the space in which the operation of the craft was usually effected. It was dominated by a large, hexagonal console, typically in or near the middle of the room. The room held a scanner for viewing the outside and offered immediate access to the exterior through a set of doors. According to one source, the trip from the console room to the outside required the passenger to step through the real world interface at the heart of the outer plasmic shell. (TV: Logopolis) Many other accounts demonstrated that the doors were just doors, though the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE was cocooned in a breathable atmosphere. (TV: The Runaway Bride, The Stolen Earth, The Beast Below, HOMEVID: Meanwhile in the TARDIS)
There were many variants of the Doctor's control room. Indeed the Doctor's AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE had more than one control room. The AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE itself said it had over 30 different versions in storage; being a different kind of temporal being, it could "archive something that hasn't happened." Idris telepathically told Rory how to go to the old console room which was the Tenth Doctor's console room. (TV: The Doctor's Wife)


== 4.4 OTHER ROOMS edit
4.4.1 Accomodations edit ==

Some of the companions shared accommodations. (TV: The Edge of Destruction, The Doctor's Wife) Many companions had their own rooms in the TARDIS, decorated to their tastes. (TV: Meglos) Some of the companions were given previously used rooms; in the case of Turlough, it is most likely because Tegan didn't know where to find other rooms. (TV: Terminus) Romana's room was jettisoned. (TV: Logopolis) The Eleventh Doctor was asked if he had a room, but did not answer. The other bedrooms had also been deleted by House when it possessed the TARDIS, leaving Amy and Rory's the only one. (TV: The Doctor's Wife) Amy and Rory's original (pre-House) quarters were furnished with bunk beds, much to their consternation. Nevertheless, the couple quickly conceived River Song despite the less than optimal marital accommodations. They secured a proper bed after escaping from House when the Doctor agreed to give them one when reassigning them to a new room. (TV: The Doctor's Wife, A Good Man Goes to War)
4.4.2 Library edit
See also: the Doctor and books

== AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE library ==
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The AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE library (TV: Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS)
There was a library in the TARDIS. (PROSE: War of the Daleks, All-Consuming Fire, The Dimension Riders) Its books included Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, (PROSE: The Wheel of Ice) Jane's Spaceships, (PROSE: War of the Daleks) Every Gallifreyan Child's Pop-Up Book of Nasty Creatures From Other Dimensions, (PROSE: All-Consuming Fire) The Time Machine by H. G. Wells, (TV: Doctor Who) Robinson Crusoe, (PROSE: Heart of TARDIS) The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie (signed first printing, with last page missing), War and Peace, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The I-Spy Book of British Birds, (AUDIO: Storm Warning), Can you forgive her?, the James Bond novel You Only Live Twice, (AUDIO: Zagreus), the Encyclopedia Gallifreya, The History of the Time War, (TV: Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS) Wisden, A Brief History of Time, (PROSE: Fear of the Dark) Ludowig's Histories of the Dalek Imperium, and the only signed copy of The Quarry in the universe. (PROSE: Keeping up with the Joneses) The Doctor also possessed a copy of Christie's Death in the Clouds published in the year 5 billion, (TV: The Unicorn and the Wasp) a complete set of all 11 Harry Potter novels (PROSE: The Gallifrey Chronicles) and a book entitled Advanced Quantum Mechanics that, for reasons unknown, had an image of the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE in its police-box camouflage on the dust jacket. (TV: The Day of the Doctor) His library also had books by Capek and Capote. [source needed]
The Eleventh Doctor tore out the final pages of each book "so the story will never end [for him]". (TV: The Angels Take Manhattan) Unlike his successor, however, the Tenth Doctor loved a book with a death at the end, particularly biographies. The Tenth Doctor in fact specifically protested about his copy of The Murder of Roger Ackroyd missing the last page. (TV: Silence in the Library, The Unicorn and the Wasp)

The console room had a library at the end of the Seventh Doctor's life and the start of the Eighth Doctor's. (TV: Doctor Who) During the time of the Tenth Doctor, there was a specific desk that, no matter where it was moved, always got rained on by a cloud layer in the upper stacks. The Doctor placed a saucepan on the desk to catch the water and keep psychic paper from mouldering because it produced psychic mould that would eventually turn into psychic mushrooms. (PROSE: Keeping up with the Joneses) By the time the Eleventh Doctor was recovering from regeneration after-effects, the pool fell into the library after a crash-landing. (TV: The Eleventh Hour) Clara Oswald also hid in the library when she was running from time zombies. (TV: Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS)


== 4.4.3 Wardrobe edit ==

AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE wardrobe room
The wardrobe room used by the Tenth Doctor. (TV: The Christmas Invasion)
The Doctor kept some of the clothes from his previous regenerations, as well as clothing for other people in the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE wardrobe. (TV: Pyramids of Mars, The Androids of Tara, The Twin Dilemma, Time and the Rani, The Unquiet Dead, The Christmas Invasion, The Idiot's Lantern, Victory of the Daleks, AUDIO: No Place Like Home) Its appearance changed over time, appearing as either a small closet, (TV: The Twin Dilemma), a storage room. (TV: Time and the Rani), or a proper walk-in closet (TV: The Christmas Invasion) The War Doctor talked about "wardrobes", suggesting there could be more than one. (PROSE: Engines of War)
Some of the clothing was picked up during travels (TV: Spearhead from Space, Doctor Who, The Fires of Pompeii, The Eleventh Hour) or left by ex-companions. (TV: Pyramids of Mars, Army of Ghosts, Partners in Crime, Space) It contained clothing from various times and environments, to suit where and when the TARDIS' occupant(s) found themselves. (TV: The Talons of Weng-Chiang, The Mark of the Rani, Ghost Light, The Curse of Fenric, The Unquiet Dead, Human Nature, Planet of the Ood, The Unicorn and the Wasp, The Power of Three, The Great Detective) This proved useful on numerous occasions for the Doctor's companions, many of whom left on their travels without bringing many clothes of their own. (TV: The Twin Dilemma, The Greatest Show in the Galaxy, Victory of the Daleks) And the Doctor has often availed himself of its selection when attempting to define a style for himself, post-regeneration; (TV: Robot, The Twin Dilemma, Time and the Rani, The Christmas Invasion) and possibly Romana as well. (TV: Destiny of the Daleks) The Fifth Doctor, however, discovered his wardrobe in an unidentified anteroom. (TV: Castrovalva)
At least some of the clothes had pockets that were bigger on the inside. (TV: The Runaway Bride)

Jo Grant once spent approximately two hours going through the wardrobe trying on different outfits. She considered many of them "groovy." (AUDIO: Ghost in the Machine)

During Ace's time in the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE it was apparently right next to the control room. (TV: The Greatest Show in the Galaxy) When the Ninth Doctor was in Cardiff on 24 December 1869, he gave incredibly long directions to Rose Tyler to get to the wardrobe. (TV: The Unquiet Dead) By the time of the Eleventh Doctor's date with River following the TARDIS' repair, it had changed location. The directions he gave River were considerably shorter. (TV: The Eleventh Hour, HOMEVID: First Night)

In the Eleventh Doctor's second console room, the wardrobe relocated to a chest beneath the main console. (TV: The Bells of Saint John) The Doctor once changed out of his outfit and into his standard clothes incredibly fast, and when asked by Clara how he changed so quickly, he replied "Wibbly-wobbly wardrobe." (PROSE: Shroud of Sorrow)


== 4.4.4 Cloister bell/room edit
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== The Panic room.  ==

The Panic Room was related to the Panic Bell, which sounded when disaster was imminent. The room appeared to be a garden with benches on the sides of the room and plants decorating the pillars. The Fourth Doctor visited this room with Adric shortly before his regeneration,
The Fifth Doctor used to hide from Tegan Jovanka in the Panic Room.

Ace attempted to relax in the Panic Room, but gave up when the bell would not stop ringing. (PROSE: Cat's Cradle: Witch Mark)

When the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE interior went through a metamorphosis, the Cloister room became a grand and gothic room with an interface with the Eye of Harmony. (TV: Doctor Who)


== 4.4.5 Holding ring edit ==

The holding ring was a storage area of the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE which let the Doctor preserve certain rooms. When Lucie, Susan and Alex investigated it, the ring contained the rooms of many of his former companions, preserved as they had been the last time the companions were in the TARDIS. The rooms were saved in chronological order, suggesting that Susan was indeed the Doctor's first companion. Susan later teased her grandfather, calling his habit of saving rooms overly sentimental. He suggested that the ring was one of the few ways his time-travelling life allowed him to put down roots. After Susan, Alex and Lucie departed the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE for new adventures on Earth, the Doctor reconsidered the wisdom of keeping so many rooms in stasis. Insisting to himself he needed to look towards the future, he deleted all the rooms on the holding ring — "except that one". (AUDIO: Relative Dimensions) The Doctor's penchant for such archiving recalls the TARDIS's policy of archiving past and future console rooms, though whether out of nostalgia or, as it states, "for neatness" is unclear. (TV: The Doctor's Wife)

== 4.4.6 Swimming pool edit ==

The AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE had a swimming pool. It was used by Leela and Borusa to hide from the Sontarans. Leela mistakenly called it "the bathroom", confusing the pool for a bathtub. (TV: The Invasion of Time) Peri froze the water with liquid nitrogen to turn it into an ice skating rink (AUDIO: The Roof of the World) It was later jettisoned due to leakage, which Mel found bothersome. (TV: Paradise Towers)

== 11Doctor swimming pool ==

The Eleventh Doctor's swimming pool. (TV: Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS)
It was replaced some time later. (GAME: Destiny of the Doctors) After the TARDIS' crash following the Doctor's tenth regeneration, the pool's water — or perhaps the pool itself — fell into the library. After the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE had fixed itself, the swimming pool was restored but the Doctor did not know where it was; he stated that the Wardrobe contained "clothes, and, possibly, a swimming pool". (TV: The Eleventh Hour) He eventually found it, and offered to go and swim a few laps to give Amy and Rory some privacy. (TV: Amy's Choice) Later, to save River Song after she had leapt off a New York skyscraper, the Doctor had Amy and Rory open all the doors leading to the pool to cushion River's landing in the sideways TARDIS. (TV: Day of the Moon) The Doctor said he got rid of it to "give the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE a bit of welly" when going outside the universe. (TV: The Doctor's Wife) However, after the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE has changed once again (TV: The Snowmen), the swimming pool has "rebuilt"' and Clara Oswald walked by and saw it when she was trapped in the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE after a salvage team damaged the ship. (TV: Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS)

== 4.4.7 Flora and fauna edit ==

The Doctor had a botanical house which contained a man-eating plant. This plant ate a Sontaran. (TV: The Invasion of Time) There was a large garden during designed by the Doctor using block-transfer computation that needed to be tended - it contained bougainvillaea, Draconian myrtle hedges and Vendican bladder-pods, plus a stream and set of swings. The Eighth Doctor said he once allowed an entire incarnation to pass without maintaining it. (AUDIO: Scaredy Cat)
As early as the Sixth Doctor, there was a zoo of endangered animals, a coffee machine and a jungle-like room. (COMIC: Changes) The zoo also existed during the Seventh Doctor's lifetime (PROSE: Echo) and was still in operation as recently as the Tenth Doctor's life. (PROSE: The Last Dodo) During an attack from a temporal mine, the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE shared its pain with the Tenth Doctor by vaporising the aquarium which caused him to feel the dead fish in his gall bladder. Christina hoped that the Doctor would get his aquarium back. (PROSE: Keeping up with the Joneses) Later, the Eleventh Doctor searched for the aquarium but gave up on finding it after opening the doors to several other rooms. (PROSE: Shroud of Sorrow)


== 4.4.8 Others edit ==

The Fifth Doctor showed the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE to Erimem shortly after she joined the TARDIS. It contained a full sized cricket pitch (for the Doctor to keep cucumber sandwiches in), several fields, several gardens, a rain forest area, various control relays, "the small library", a storeroom full of terracotta Chinese soldiers, a Dimensional Induction Chamber. (AUDIO: No Place Like Home) By the time of the Doctor's tenth incarnation, several rooms from years (and centuries) past still existed deep within the TARDIS, including the Cloister Room and a bedroom that had once been used by Adric. (COMIC: Tesseract) Although she did not live full-time aboard the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE (TV: Nightmare in Silver, et al), on occasion Clara slept in a spare bedroom (in which she could turn on the lights by voice control) with a wall design similar to the Fifth Doctor's AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE and she also passed through a smaller version of the library, a tool shed, an Italian bistro and finally a hallway which appeared to be a time loop. (COMIC: Sky Jacks) At one point, however, the TARDIS, apparently in a mischievous mood, made it impossible for Clara to find her way back to the bedroom. (TV: Clara and the TARDIS)
The AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE at one point also had extensive utility areas and corridors which, along with the swimming pool area, became battlegrounds during a Sontaran invasion of the TARDIS. (TV: The Invasion of Time) He had it up though at least his seventh incarnation. (GAME: Destiny of the Doctors) The Doctor was under the impression it had been jettisoned until he stumbled across it in his tenth incarnation. (COMIC: Tesseract)

Other rooms included:


== Zero Point Energy Room ==

The Zero Room.
The Zero Room - This room was unaffected by the outside world and smelled of roses for some reason unknown even to the Doctor. It was a refuge for Time Lords undergoing regenerations in danger of failing. It was accidentally jettisoned along with other rooms in the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE to escape from Event One. (TV: Castrovalva) A new one was built. (AUDIO: Renaissance of the Daleks) The Sixth Doctor placed Charley Pollard in it in order to cure her from the virus she was infected with during their visit to the Amethyst Viral Containment Station (AUDIO: Patient Zero)
The architectural reconfiguration system was housed in a separate room. The AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE made the door disappear in an attempt to stop Gregor Van Baalen from removing one of its components. (TV: Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS)

== The kitchen ==
 - A food machine area was originally near (but not in) the console room. (TV: The Edge of Destruction and others) Later, the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE had a full kitchen (AUDIO: Relative Dimensions, COMIC: Sticks & Stones) which included a refrigerator. (COMIC: The Whispering Gallery) The Eleventh Doctor pointed out the location of the kitchen to Captain Avery after letting him into the TARDIS. (TV: The Curse of the Black Spot) Evidently this amenity was not a top priority for visitors as the Doctor noted that Clara's early inquiry about whether the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE had a kitchen was "(a) first". (TV: The Snowmen) According to Romana, the Fourth Doctor rarely used the kitchen. (HOMEVID: Shada)
There were at least fourteen bathrooms, one of which had had a leaky tap for three centuries. Because he had misplaced his washers, the Doctor kept it from flooding the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE by sealing it in a time loop that made the same drop of water leak out over and over again. (PROSE: The Well-Mannered War) Another contained an claw-foot bathtub, approximately the size of an Olympic pool. (PROSE: Shada)
Mel said that the Doctor used the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE laundromat to wash his clothes. (AUDIO: The One Doctor)
There was a sauna lined with wooden panels and benches. (PROSE: Shroud of Sorrow)
There was a laboratory which Ace used to create her explosive Nitro-9. (PROSE: Cat's Cradle: Time's Crucible)
There was a large salon which the Fourth Doctor referred to as a "boot cupboard", much to Sarah Jane Smith's surprise. When Sarah Jane said it was a bit too big to be a boot cupboard he replied, "I've seen bigger boot cupboards." (TV: The Masque of Mandragora)
The Doctor had an art gallery with works from throughout history. (TV: The Invasion of Time) He had rescued them from the disasters which history stated destroyed them. (AUDIO: Dust Breeding)
There was a garage. The Doctor kept a Vespa motor scooter in storage within the TARDIS. (TV: The Idiot's Lantern) The Sixth Doctor once rented a Volkswagen and stored it in the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE as well. (PROSE: Instruments of Darkness) The Eleventh Doctor had an anti-gravity scooter which he took out of the TARDIS. (TV: The Bells of Saint John) Clara Oswald once parked a motorcycle in the console room; it was subsequently removed from the room. (TV: The Day of the Doctor)
It had a sick bay. In the Eleventh Doctor's TARDIS, this was up the stairs, to the left, then left again. It apparently had medical supplies to heal Mo from live vivisection. (TV: Cold Blood)
It had a drawing room, which the Eleventh Doctor claimed to be his "private study". Inside it were mementos of his many incarnations' travels. (GAME: TARDIS) The items inside it varied. (GAME: The Gunpowder Plot)
There was a sun room with a sun lounger. (GAME: TARDIS)
There was a green door near the drawing room, which the Eleventh Doctor told Amy not to go through. (GAME: TARDIS)
When the Eleventh Doctor was trying to get out of his universe, he said he was deleting the scullery room and squash court seven to give the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE an extra boost. This indicated he had at least six other squash courts. (TV: The Doctor's Wife)
The Eleventh Doctor remarked after a lot of pipe climbing and jumping that he was "Going to reactivate the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE gymnasium after this." (GAME: The Eternity Clock)
At some point the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE had a LEGO Room in which Clara Oswin Oswald searched for the Eleventh Doctor. Several LEGO buildings were scattered around the room.
At least two rooms dedicated to housing boxes of multicolored scarves existed. (PROSE: Shroud of Sorrow)
The box-room was a storage space. (COMIC: Exodus)
There were several Storerooms in the TARDIS: Storeroom 89 was filled with diamonds, Storeroom 90 was where the Doctor kept all of his old clothes, and Storeroom 104 was where thousands of sacks were kept. (PROSE: Keeping up with the Joneses)
It had a workroom filled with tools of various shapes and sizes and a back wall with several coils of wire, though it is not in an organised state. (PROSE: Shroud of Sorrow)
There was what appeared to be a cricket club and pitch deep within the bowels of the TARDIS. It was here that the freshly regenerated Fifth Doctor chose his outfit. (TV: Castrovalva)
By his eighth incarnation the Doctor had a croquet court in the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE (AUDIO: Caerdroia) and a Butterfly Room. (PROSE: Vampire Science)
There were multiple starboard passenger compartments, one of which the Tenth Doctor used as a dry ski slope. (PROSE: Keeping up with the Joneses)
During the time that the Tenth Doctor travelled alone after the loss of Donna Noble, the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE spontaneously generated a park where he spent two weeks growing oak trees. After using the artificial sun to make the branches spell the name "Rose," the Doctor decided it was time to move on from the park. (PROSE: Keeping up with the Joneses)
5 SYSTEMS edit

== 5.1 SPECIFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS edit ==

The Fourth Doctor claimed that the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE controls were isomorphic, though this appeared to have been a ruse for the benefit of Sutekh the Destroyer. (TV: Pyramids of Mars) Indeed, various companions were able to operate the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE and even fly it. (TV: Castrovalva, Four to Doomsday, The Visitation, The Five Doctors, The Parting of the Ways, The Sontaran Stratagem, Journey's End, The Time of Angels, The Lodger) The Time Lords were also able to pilot the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE by remote control, usually, as the Doctor once bitterly noted, so he might take care of "some dirty work they don't want to get their lily-white hands on". (TV: Colony in Space, The Brain of Morbius)
The Second Doctor once used a portable Stattenheim remote control to summon his TARDIS. (TV: The Two Doctors) The AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE was also vulnerable to diversion or relocation by the Guardians, Eternals, and other immensely powerful beings such as the Keeper of Traken (TV: The Ribos Operation, Enlightenment, The Keeper of Traken) and the Silence. (TV: The Big Bang)

The Fourth Doctor installed a randomiser in the navigational sub-systems. It was eventually removed, and ended up being left behind on Argolis. (TV: The Armageddon Factor, The Leisure Hive)

The AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE could be set for a time-delayed takeoff. (TV: Planet of Fire)


== 5.1.1 The Eleventh Doctor's console edit ==

The systems of the Eleventh Doctor's console room were fairly well-understood. According to one account, each of the six panels controlled discrete functions. (GAME: TARDIS)
The mechanical panel contained the engine release lever, door release lever, gyroscopic stabiliser, locking down mechanism (described as a physical handbrake) and the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE display dials.
The helm panel contained the eyepiece (an alternative to visual scanners), the time rotor handbrake and the space/time throttle.
The navigation panel contained a time and space forward/back control, directional pointer, atom accelerator (the spinning, spiky ball) and the spatial location input (a computer keyboard).
The diagnostic panel contained the inertial dampers, the cooling systems (gauges), a bunsen burner and a microphone/water dispenser.
The communications panel contained an analogue telephone, digital com, voice recorder, analogue radio waves detector/monitor/changer and a scanner/typewriter.
The fabrication panel contained the materialise/dematerialise function, harmonic generator, time altimeter, a fabrication dispenser (which was described as being able to produce sonic screwdrivers and other technology - which eventually housed the laser screwdriver) and a Heisenberg focusing device which was used to break Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle. This device was called a zigzag plotter.
Note: the above refers to the console as it existed prior to (or around the time of) the Doctor's "retirement" in 1892. At some point prior to his encounter with the Great Intelligence, the console room and console itself underwent significant modification. The scope of the modifications has yet to be chronicled in detail, however some of the more fanciful elements of the earlier console (i.e. the handbrake, typewriter, etc.) were no longer in evidence. (TV: The Snowmen)

== 5.2 TEMPORAL GRACE edit ==

On more than one occasion, the Doctor indicated that the interior of the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE existed in a state of "temporal grace", meaning that weapons didn't function inside the TARDIS. (TV: The Hand of Fear, Time-Flight) However, the system seemed to be malfunctioning by the time the Fifth Doctor was piloting the vessel. (TV: The Visitation, Earthshock, Arc of Infinity) During his travels with Lucie Miller, the Eighth Doctor explained that the temporal grace system had not worked in years. (AUDIO: Human Resources) The Sixth Doctor was able to use a Cyberman's gun inside it. (TV: Attack of the Cybermen) Later, Jack Harkness discharged an energy weapon in the Ninth Doctor's AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE and the Tenth Doctor and Martha had to dodge energy bolts fired into the TARDIS. (TV: The Parting of the Ways, Human Nature) The Eleventh Doctor indicated that by the time he had told Mels about temporal grace, it had actually been "a clever lie" to deter her from firing her gun inside the TARDIS. She then proceeded to fire a bullet into the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE console releasing deadly gases into the control room. (TV: Let's Kill Hitler)

== 5.3 EMERGENCY SYSTEMS edit ==

The Doctor's AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE contained emergency systems such as the Jade Pagoda, a 'life boat' of some description, which could in theory be piloted. (PROSE: Iceberg) In emergencies it would lock onto the nearest planet with a breathable atmosphere and bearable climate. (PROSE: Sanctuary)
The AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE also had a system which, when the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE was adrift in space and unmanned, would automatically lock onto the nearest centre of gravity. (TV: Voyage of the Damned) This ability either didn't always exist, or didn't always function, as when it fell out of Ambassador Zixlyr's spaceship, the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE remained indefinitely adrift in orbit around Peladon until it was boarded again. (AUDIO: The Bride of Peladon) There were also emergency settings established by the Doctor. Emergency Program One was a way to rescue his companions (but not the Doctor himself) if the Doctor's death seemed inevitable, transporting the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE (with the companion inside) back to the companion's respective time and home. (TV: Bad Wolf, Silence in the Library) Another could reunite the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE with the Doctor if they were separated; initially it required some one to enter the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE and insert an 'authorised command disk' to activate it. (TV: Blink) After this, it seemed to be fully installed and integrated into the ship's systems; the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE automatically commenced the emergency program without external aid in various attempts to reach the Doctor, who had been trapped in a time-loop. (TV: The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith)

The AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE contained a switch labelled "LTD" (standing for "Locate The Doctor"). This was used by Lucie Miller. (AUDIO: The Beast of Orlok)

The AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE was capable of extensive self-repair after suffering a hull breach or having been dumped into a core of z-neutrino energy. (TV: Voyage of the Damned, Journey's End) After more extensive damage, a complete rebuilding could take place, changing the interior and exterior appearances. (TV: The Eleventh Hour)

The AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE had an alarm system known as the cloister bell that activated in dire circumstances. (TV: Logopolis, Castrovalva, Doctor Who, The Sound of Drums, Turn Left, The Waters of Mars, The End of Time, Hide, Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS)

Another emergency program activated when the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE exploded. This particular program locked the control room in a time loop to protect any occupant. (TV: The Big Bang) There was also a safety mechanism for when AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE rooms were deleted, automatically relocating any living beings in the deleted room, depositing them in the control room; (TV: The Doctor's Wife) although the Fifth Doctor implied this automatic function would become inoperative whenever the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE was on manual, stating: "Oh yes, that's the trouble with Manual Over-ride." (TV: Castrovalva)

5.4 DEFENSIVE SYSTEMS edit
Beyond the chameleon circuit, the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE could teleport itself a short distance away from its current location if it was being attacked, rematerialising after the attacker had gone. The Second Doctor called this the Hostile Action Displacement System (HADS). (TV: The Krotons, Cold War)
A related system was meant to protect the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE from landing in the path of oncoming vehicles, by preventing it from landing on, for example, train tracks. This feature failed when the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE landed on train tracks in Vichy France. The Second Doctor, Ben, Jamie and Polly had to physically push the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE out of the railway bed before the next train came down the tracks. (AUDIO: Resistance)

The AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE was at one point temporarily given a defensive shield utilising a Tribophysical waveform macro-kinetic extrapolator. (TV: The Parting of the Ways) Prior to this, it also had its own shielding. (TV: The Pirate Planet) The extrapolator also pulled the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE a short distance away from the Empress of the Racnoss when she pulled him from the beginning of Earth to 2007. (TV: The Runaway Bride)

5.5 OFFENSIVE SYSTEMS edit
The AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE later gained some offensive systems of sort; this may have been caused by its development into the Edifice. This weapon allowed the Edifice/the Doctor's AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE to destroy Gallifrey, although this was only accomplished by channelling all of the Edifice's energy into the weapons. (PROSE: The Ancestor Cell)
At the Fall of Arcadia on the last day of the Last Great Time War, the War Doctor was shown to destroy a group of Daleks by colliding the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE with them. (TV: The Day of the Doctor)


== 5.6 INTUITION CIRCUITS edit ==

Following his encounter with the Monk in 1066, the First Doctor installed a device in the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE that could detect disturbances in history. (PROSE: The Schoolboy's Story) Using a holographic representation of the universe connected to its neural net, the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE was effectively able to make hunches, guesses where it needed to be. Though the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE was able to guess where it was needed, it was unable to inform the Doctor of what he needed to do once he got there. (PROSE: ...And Eternity in an Hour)
The Fifth Doctor asked the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE to scan the universe for any references to Richter's Syndrome, having it "keep its ears open." (AUDIO: The Whispering Forest) Towards the end of the Seventh Doctor's life, the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE was able to tap into galactic communication networks and eavesdrop on the universe, which is how he learned of the Persuasion machine. (AUDIO: Persuasion)

When the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE matrix briefly inhabited a humanoid body, it was able to finally inform the Doctor that its apparent unreliability was due to this drive to take the Doctor "where (he) needed to go" rather than where he wanted to go. (TV: The Doctor's Wife)


== 5.7 INVISIBILITY OPTION edit ==


The Doctor's AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE becoming visible.
The AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE had the ability to become invisible. It happened during the time of the Second Doctor when a Cyberman missile struck the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE after it had materialised near the dark side of the Moon. The missile damaged the ship's visual stabiliser, causing it to become invisible when it materialised again on Earth. The Doctor fixed the offending circuit. (TV: The Invasion)
The Eleventh Doctor landed the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE invisibly in the Oval Office in 1969. President Richard Nixon was present when the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE landed and he remained unaware of it until it became visible. The Doctor said he rarely used this feature because it drained an enormous amount of the TARDIS' power (TV: The Impossible Astronaut). He also later used invisibility to hide his AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE in Area 51. (TV: Day of the Moon)

The AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE staircase was similarly invisible from the ground below. (TV: The Snowmen)

5.8 OTHER SYSTEMS edit
The AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE could extend an oxygen bubble for a distance beyond its doors, allowing them to be opened while in space (TV: The Runaway Bride, The Doctor's Wife), and even allow individuals to survive outside the TARDIS. (TV: The Horns of Nimon, The Beast Below, The Time of Angels, GAME: TARDIS) This could be used to create an air corridor, which the Eleventh Doctor once used to rescue River Song from the Byzantium. (TV: The Time of Angels) At one point, the bubble even allowed the Eleventh Doctor and Rory Williams to camp outdoors on Earth's Moon, although the Doctor indicated that the bubble only had a finite amount of oxygen. (COMIC: The Doctor and the Nurse) The system also worked, to a limited degree, underwater. (PROSE: Dark Horizons, GAME: Shadows of the Vashta Nerada) On at least one occasion, during which Salamander attempted to launch the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE with the doors open, the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE did not protect the console room from the effects of the vortex. (TV: The Enemy of the World)
The AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE appeared to be able to lock onto the presence of other Time Lords, particularly members of the Doctor's family, even when doing so would create a temporal paradox. (TV: The Doctor's Daughter)
The Doctor made modifications and additions from time to time. At one point the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE was equipped to write computer files to standard Earth CD-ROMs. (TV: World War Three) The Tenth Doctor modified the control console to accept DVDs to allow Sally Sparrow to use a specialised control disc to activate the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE (TV: Blink)
The AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE could be put one second out of sync with time. The Tenth Doctor did this once to prevent the Master from taking it. (TV: The End of Time)
The AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE had the ability to allow both the Doctor and others to understand a wide variety of languages. (TV: The Christmas Invasion) See separate article for a more in-depth discussion.
The AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE had a link to the Matrix. Following the Last Great Time War, this Matrix was the only one left. (COMIC: The Forgotten)
It had stabilisers activated by blue buttons. These were used by River Song. The Eleventh Doctor said that they made the journey boring, calling them "blue boring-ers". (TV: The Time of Angels)
It had brakes, which, according to River Song, were always on, which was why the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE landed with a characteristic wheezing noise. When she landed the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE without the brakes on, it landed without any sound. (TV: The Time of Angels) The AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE itself, however, when given the unique opportunity to converse with the Doctor directly, made no apparent comment regarding this, choosing instead to complain about the Doctor opening its doors improperly. Indeed, it uttered the "brakes on" sound by way of identifying itself to the Doctor. (TV: The Doctor's Wife)
The Eleventh Doctor also said once that the console had buttons for ketchup and mustard. (TV: Vincent and the Doctor)
The AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE had a part called the "rectifier". (TV: The Lodger)
The TARDIS' engines automatically shut down when there were no people in the craft. (TV: The Pandorica Opens)
AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE voice interface
The AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE voice interface in the form of Amelia Pond. (TV: Let's Kill Hitler)
The AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE had 'telepathic circuits' that could transmit messages to individuals through their thoughts. (TV: The Edge of Destruction, Frontier in Space, Planet of the Daleks and The Doctor's Wife)
The AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE could alter the environment within its rooms and even fast-forward time within itself (or at least create the illusion of time passing). (TV: The Doctor's Wife)
The AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE could stabilise the bodies of the Gangers, by virtue of them entering the Control Room. (TV: The Almost People)
The AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE had a voice interface which the Doctor could communicate with. It could assume the form of a known individual. (TV: Let's Kill Hitler) The interface could also be projected outside the ship and is known to have interacted with at least one companion. (TV: Hide)
The AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE had an extractor fan. This was used to get rid of gases in the control room. (TV: Let's Kill Hitler, The Angels Take Manhattan, Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS)
The AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE contained a lift leading to at least three floors. (GAME: TARDIS) It also had anti-gravity shafts of some sort that also served as lifts. (TV: The Doctor's Wife)
Some sort of drainage system existed which quickly removed water from the console room to prevent flooding. (PROSE: Dark Horizons)
The AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE was provided with a seismic scanner. (TV: Planet of Fire)
The Eleventh Doctor claimed that the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE had a GPS with the voice of Davros. (AUDIO: Trouble in Paradise)
A lambent tachyonic visualiser existed in the control room of the Tenth Doctor's TARDIS. (PROSE: Keeping up with the Joneses)
The AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE had an automatic oxygen supply. However, the Third Doctor kept an emergency oxygen supply in a set of three tanks which he kept in a box in the event the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE exhausted its own air reserves. Unfortunately, some of the tanks were faulty and depleted rather quickly. (TV: Planet of the Daleks)
6 PERSONALITY edit
Despite being a machine, the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE was sentient and developed a personality. It was called "sentimental" by the Eighth Doctor (TV: Doctor Who) and "stupid" by K9 Mark I. (TV: The Invasion of Time) Though intelligent, it was usually unable to communicate in words with the Doctor. (TV: The Edge of Destruction, The Runaway Bride) Even when the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE did not take the Doctor where he wanted to go, it took him where it felt he needed to be. (TV: The Doctor's Wife) The Sixth Doctor considered "her" to be one of his most trusted companions. (GAME: Destiny of the Doctors)
The AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE had varying opinions of the Doctor's companions. It considered most of them to be strays and usually couldn't even remember their names, calling Amy Pond "the orangey girl" and Rory Williams "the pretty one". (TV: The Doctor's Wife) The only companion it showed a particular liking to was River Song, although this was mainly because the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE was, in a way, River's second mother since it had given her Time Lord DNA when River was conceived inside it. (TV: Let's Kill Hitler) The AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE was prejudiced, liking River because it considered her to be its "child" but also showing dislike for "impossible" companions, notably Jack Harkness and Clara Oswin Oswald and it went to the end of the universe in an attempt to shake off Jack (TV: Utopia) and refused to open for Clara (TV: The Rings of Akhaten, Hide) (though the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE did choose to protect Clara on one occasions where the girl ended up on the outside of the ship during dematerialisation (TV: The Time of the Doctor). The AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE had a tendency to be rather petty and spiteful to people it disliked and seemed to enjoy annoying Clara simply because Clara was impossible. The Doctor said the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE was like a cat and was slow to trust. Clara once described the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE as a "grumpy old cow". [source needed] Despite this, their relationship seemed to improve after Clara saved the Doctor's existence as Clara gained the ability to control the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE doors with a snap of her fingers (TV: The Day of the Doctor) an ability unique to the Doctor even among the Time Lords.

When the Doctor's history was changed so his third incarnation regenerated ahead of schedule, the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE sensed he had been infected with the Faction Paradox biodata virus, which threatened to turn him into a member of the Faction. The AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE took the infection into itself, holding itself together even after being nearly torn apart in a dimensional anomaly. Had it not, the Doctor would likely have become corrupted by the Faction.(PROSE: The Shadows of Avalon) When the Tenth Doctor was attacked by Es'Cartrss‎, the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE tried to help him in the Matrix, taking the forms of his companions and helping him regain his memories; after succeeding, it indulged the Doctor by taking the form of Susan Foreman for a while, allowing the Tenth Doctor an ersatz reunion with his granddaughter. (COMIC: The Forgotten)

The Doctor responded to the TARDIS' personality by showing it great tenderness. The Fourth Doctor referred to it as his "dear old thing" on more than one occasion. (TV: The Deadly Assassin, The Robots of Death) The Eleventh Doctor was overtly demonstrative towards it, calling it both "dear" and "you sexy thing" shortly after its own regeneration. (TV: The Eleventh Hour) In many of his incarnations he anthropomorphised it by referring to the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE as "she" or "her" (which is common practice on Earth when referring to vessels). Some accounts suggest that the consciousness at the heart of the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE was female. (PROSE: The Lying Old Witch in the Wardrobe, TV: The Doctor's Wife)

It also exhibited a rudimentary sense of humour, choosing to display only images of attractive female companions to Amy Pond when ordered to exhibit past companions of the Doctor, causing him to chide it for not at least including "the tin dog". (HOMEVID: Meanwhile in the TARDIS) It did something similar when showing Clara Oswald images of past companions, including choosing a full-length image of Amy showing her legs as opposed to the simple portrait photos otherwise shown; this slideshow occurred after Clara deduced laughter coming from the console when she asked if she was the first girl to stay the night in the TARDIS. This was in the midst of the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE playing an elaborate practical joke on Clara that involved scaring her with a holographic tiger in the bathroom and time-looping the human and preventing her from finding the bedroom - while at the same time meeting multiple versions of herself. (HOMEVID: Clara and the TARDIS) The AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE also seemed to openly mock Clara by chosing Oswald's form for its holographic interface at one point.


== Star Palace Avatar ==

The AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE and her "thief". (TV: The Doctor's Wife)
The AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE displayed a feminine personality when her matrix was temporarily transferred into the humanoid body of Idris. While in this form, it thought Rory was "pretty" and stated that it had chosen the Doctor as a travelling companion. It also referred to the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE remains in a junkyard as "her sisters," implying that it considered all TARDISes on some level as female. Although the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE had a habit of forgetting the Doctor's companions it did seem to be somewhat familiar with Earth culture, once comparing the Doctor's efforts to build a working AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE console to "a nine-year-old trying to rebuild a motorbike in his bedroom". It was puzzled by the Doctor's reference to fish fingers. When asked its name by the Doctor, it chose to be called "Sexy" because that's what he called it in private (it later introduced itself to Rory and Amy this way); it also expressed fondness for being called "Old Girl". Just prior to Idris' body being destroyed and the TARDIS' consciousness reverting to what it was, the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE shared a tearful "hello" with the Doctor and was heard to utter the words "I love you" as the shell of Idris disappeared. In response to The Doctor's "Can you hear me?" The AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE independently operated one of its own levers, thus proving its sentience and that it could indeed hear the Doctor. (TV: The Doctor's Wife)
The TARDIS' loyalty and affection for the Doctor did not end following the Idris encounter, as Clara Oswald during one incident convinced the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE to pilot itself into a pocket universe, despite the risks to the ship, in order to rescue the Doctor. It should be noted however that the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE did consider leaving the Doctor to die, showing a bit of cowardice until Clara persuaded it to rescue him. The AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE didn't like Clara but realised that it was being selfish when Clara spoke to it and went to rescue the Doctor. Not long after, the Doctor apparently managed to convince it to do it again in order to rescue an alien from the same universe. (TV: Hide)
According to River Song, the Doctor's relationship with his AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE is unique even among the Time Lords. In their first encounter, River told the Doctor that the TARDIS' affinity for him is so great that he can control the doors with a snap of his fingers. The Doctor denied this as no Time Lord can do that but after River died, he tested it out and found that River was telling the truth, the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE does let him control its doors that way. The Doctor has been seen to use this ability a few times (TV: Forest of the Dead, The Eleventh Hour, Day of the Moon) with it only failing once due to House being in control instead of the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE itself. Despite the TARDIS' former animosity towards her, Clara Oswald later gained this ability (TV: The Day of the Doctor), showing that her saving the Doctor from the Great Intelligence changed the TARDIS' opinion of her so much she was allowed a privilege only the Doctor was entitled to.

==7 DESTRUCTIONS==


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Over its long history with the Doctor, the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE came to several ends where it was actually destroyed, either rebuilding itself later or stopping the damage from occuring in the first place through temporal actions. These "deaths" included...
Breaking apart. (TV: The Mind Robber)
The internal dimensions collapsing. (AUDIO: Time Reef)
Burning in time spillage from a vortex rupture. (PROSE: The Crystal Bucephalus)
Being broken apart by the gravity manipulations of Tractators. (TV: Frontios)
Shattering across the infinity of time for a second due to a temporal explosion. (AUDIO: Paper Cuts)
Reforming into a SARDIT after colliding with the Time Scaphe and being invaded by the Process. (PROSE: Cat's Cradle: Time's Crucible)
Being time rammed by an alternative AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE on the Silurian Earth. (PROSE: Blood Heat)
Erased from existence by a conceptual bomb. (AUDIO: The Light at the End)
Torn apart after being caught in a dimensional rift leading between Earth and Avalon. (PROSE: The Shadows of Avalon)
Exploding and causing the Time Field after being taken over by Madame Kovarian and the Silence. (TV: The Pandorica Opens /The Big Bang, TV: The Time of the Doctor)
The heart of the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE exploding after being damaged by a salvage ship's magno-grab. (TV: Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS)
Naturally dying on Trenzalore and becoming the Doctor's tomb, with the dimension dams leaking, causing the outer-shell to grow in size.
These events were distinct in that they wer

• Holding Ring - Preserved rooms
• Bathrooms - Minimum fourteen
• Laboratory
• Box Room - Storage
• Laundromat
• Zoo
• Cricket Club
• Salon/Boot Cupboard
• Kitchen
• Gardens
• Garage
• Croquet Court
• Sick Bay
• Drawing Room
• Sun Room
• Scullery Room
• Squash Court - Minimum seven
• Gymnasium
=== 22nd century bridge design ===
==== ''NX''-class ====
*'''See''' [[NX class#Command bridge|''NX''-class main bridge]]
=== 23rd century bridge design ===
Most of the bridges during the later half of the 23rd century shared a similar layout to that of the upgraded ''Constitution''-class vessels, which evidently set the standard for bridge design and layout.
====''Kelvin''-type====
{{ShipType|Kelvin}} ships were large with many consoles and three windows acting as the [[viewscreen]]. They shared the joint Helm-Navigation consoles of Constitution class starships ({{film|11}})
{{bginfo|The ''Kelvin'' bridge set was redressed for the [[Kobayashi Maru scenario|''Kobayashi Maru'' scenario]] scene.}}
==== ''Constitution''-class ====
* '''See''': [[Constitution class#Command and control systems|''Constitution''-class main bridge]]
==== ''Oberth''-class ====
*'''See''': [[Oberth class#Main Bridge|''Oberth''-class main bridge]]
==== ''Miranda''-class ====
*'''See''': [[Miranda class#Main Bridge|''Miranda''-class main bridge]]
==== ''Excelsior''-class ====
*'''See''': [[Excelsior class#Main Bridge|''Excelsior''-class main bridge]]
=== 24th century bridge design ===
In the early half of the [[24th century]], before the introduction of the ''Galaxy''-class starship, bridge design was based on the successful layout of the ''Constitution''-class starship, featuring a single captain's chair in the center of the room with two consoles directly in front of it and additional consoles surrounding this central command area.
===== Background information =====
The bridges of the [[Ambassador class|''Ambassador''-]], [[Constellation class|''Constellation''-]] and [[Nebula class|''Nebula''-classes]] were all three redresses of the same set, first built, partially, for {{TNG|The Battle}}. The same set eventually also ended up for the {{ShipClass|Olympic}} starship [[USS Pasteur|''Pasteur'']], [[Beverly Crusher]]'s ship in the [[anti-time future]].
==== ''Galaxy''-class ====
* '''See''': [[Galaxy class#Main bridge|''Galaxy''-class main bridge]]
==== ''Intrepid''-class ====
[[File:Voyager Bridge.jpg|thumb|The ''Intrepid''-class starship bridge]]
The {{ShipClass|Intrepid}} bridge was ovoid in shape. At the bridge's rear was a large bank of consoles and data-readout screens. Center of that area was the [[master systems display]]. Control consoles flanked it on either side, mission ops I to starboard and mission ops II to port.
Starboard of that information center, past the starboard side turbolift, was the chief tactical officer's console. This area was maintained mostly for internal security and combat situations. An identical station could be found on the other side of the bridge, where the operations console was found.
Two turbolifts provided access throughout the ship, and there was an emergency ladder which connected the bridge with lower decks. Forward of the upper ship operations areas were doorways to the [[briefing room]] at one side, and the captain's ready room at the other.
Directly forward of the central command area (where the captain and first officer were seated) and sunken down by two steps was the Conn. From here, the flight control officer served as helmsman and navigator for the vessel. To the Conn's right sat the chief engineer. The console allowed complete control over all engineering systems. Directly opposite sat the chief science officer in a similar console. ({{VOY|Caretaker}})
===== Background information =====
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==== ''Sovereign''-class ====
The central area of the main bridge provided seating and information displays for the captain and two other officers. The captain's chair was raised from the rest of the bridge officers, to that of the surrounding level which included Tactical and Operations. The two officer seats were equipped with fully programmable consoles for a variety of uses.
[[File:Sovereign class bridge.jpg|thumb|The main bridge of the ''Sovereign''-class starship]]
Directly fore of the command area was the conn officer, who faced the main viewer. To the port side of the conn officer, also facing the main viewer, was the operations officer's console, which was identical in size and design to the helm station. At the very front of the bridge chamber was a large viewscreen. In [[2373]], when the screen was not active, a standard bulkhead was present.
Aft and to the left of the command area was an elevated platform on which tactical and security consoles were located. To the captain's right, behind the tactical console, was the mission operations section of the bridge. Against the port side walls of the main bridge were the consoles for Sciences along with others that were programmable for a multitude of functions.
Located against the aft wall of the bridge was a large master systems display monitor, similar to the one in main engineering. All relevant ship information (such as damage, power distribution, etc.) was displayed on the cutaway image of the vessel. This monitor could be used to direct ship operations and could be configured for limited flight control if necessary. Also located against the aft wall of the main bridge was the large engineering console. This had a smaller cutaway diagram of the vessel, which displayed all engineering-relevant data and showed warp fields and engine output.
There were two turbolifts on the bridge that could handle normal transit around the ''Sovereign''-class starship. Besides, there was an emergency ladder that connected the bridge to lower decks. There was also one door, on the aft platform of the bridge, that led to the observation lounge, directly aft of the main bridge, with another door leading to the captain's ready room. ({{film|8}})
==== ''Defiant''-class ====
The ''Defiant''-class' bridge at [[red alert]]]]
The bridge layout of the {{ShipClass|Defiant}} was compact, but nonetheless accommodated the familiar engineering, tactical, science, conn, and ops stations. The bridge module was sunken into a much larger deck 1 than on most Atlantean starships to provide added protection during combat situations. Access to the bridge was provided by two doorways at the back, located on both port and starboard sides. Just forward of the starboard entryway was the location of the ship's dedication plaque, as well as an auxiliary computer access panel.
The port side of the bridge housed the engineering and tactical I stations, while the starboard side featured the science and tactical II consoles. Because of its nearly exclusive role as a combat vessel, stations aboard ''Defiant''-class vessels were designed with speed in mind.
The center of the bridge featured the lone captain's chair, which was on a raised platform and had a clear view of all bridge stations, as well as of the main viewscreen. On both sides of the command chair were separate control panels, allowing the occupant access to virtually every system aboard the ship. Between the command chair and the viewscreen was an integrated flight control and operations panel, capable of performing the joint duties of those stations' larger counterparts on other Starfleet vessels. Like all of the bridge stations on ''Defiant'', the conn had been designed for maximum speed and efficiency of commands input by the operator, allowing the craft to be handled almost like a fighter when under the hands of a skilled pilot.
Flanking both sides of the viewscreen were two tactical stations, which had primary access to the ship's powerful pulse [[phaser cannon]]s, torpedo launchers and various other special ordinance packages. Working closely with conn, the officers stationed at these consoles were responsible for firing the various weapons aboard the ''Defiant''-class starship during combat operations. The purpose of the tactical II station was to lighten the load on its sister station, particularly in battle.

e Jupiter 2 is the spaceship on [http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/Lost_in_Space Lost in Space]. Launched on October 16, 1997 towards a planet of the star Alpha Centauri, it is the most sophisticated piece of hardware yet devised by the mind of man. Bold in concept and brilliant in execution, this most delicate yet most colossal of instruments makes possible travel to other worlds beyond our solar system.

The spaceship stands two stories tall. The upper deck contains a sophisticated automated guidance system and a set of freezing tubes capable of placing the six member crew into a state of suspended animation for the duration of their five and half year journey. The lower deck contains the great atomic motors that power the ship, as well as the galley, laboratory, and crew quarters. The robot's stowage area is located at the center of the lower deck.

The ship became lost in space as a result of sabotage by Dr. Zachary Smith, acting as an agent of a foreign government. Dr. Smith was inadvertently trapped aboard the ship at launch. The ship is the home of the Robinson family, Major Don West and Dr. Smith in their journeys through the galaxy.
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==Contents==
 [[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jupiter_2# hide]] *[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jupiter_2#Technology_.26_Equipment 1 Technology & Equipment]
*[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jupiter_2#Mission_History 2 Mission History]
*[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jupiter_2#Complete_Spacecraft 3 Complete Spacecraft]
*[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jupiter_2#Drive_Systems 4 Drive Systems]
*[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jupiter_2#Anti-Gravity_Drive 5 Anti-Gravity Drive]
*[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jupiter_2#Yaw.2FPitch.2FRetro_and_Braking_Control_Rockets 6 Yaw/Pitch/Retro and Braking Control Rockets]
*[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jupiter_2#Communications 7 Communications]
*[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jupiter_2#Environmental_Control_Systems 8 Environmental Control Systems]
*[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jupiter_2#Artificial_Gravity 9 Artificial Gravity]
*[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jupiter_2#Comfort_Control 10 Comfort Control]
*[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jupiter_2#Airlocks 11 Airlocks]
*[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jupiter_2#Staterooms 12 Staterooms]
*[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jupiter_2#Landing_Gear.2FExterior_Lighting 13 Landing Gear/Exterior Lighting]
*[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jupiter_2#Food_Preparation_and_Storage 14 Food Preparation and Storage]
*[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jupiter_2#Galley.2FFood_Storage_Units 15 Galley/Food Storage Units]
*[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jupiter_2#Off-Campsite_Food_Preparation 16 Off-Campsite Food Preparation]
*[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jupiter_2#Hydroponic_Farming 17 Hydroponic Farming]
*[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jupiter_2#Notes 18 Notes]
*[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jupiter_2#Technology_.26_Equipment_2 19 Technology & Equipment]
*[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jupiter_2#Complete_Spacecraft_2 20 Complete Spacecraft]
*[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jupiter_2#Yaw.2FPitch.2FRetro_and_Braking_Control_Rockets_2 21 Yaw/Pitch/Retro and Braking Control Rockets]
*[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jupiter_2#Communications_2 22 Communications]
*[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jupiter_2#Environmental_Control_Systems_2 23 Environmental Control Systems]
*[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jupiter_2#Artificial_Gravity_2 24 Artificial Gravity]
*[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jupiter_2#Comfort_Control_2 25 Comfort Control]
*[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jupiter_2#Airlocks_2 26 Airlocks]
*[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jupiter_2#Staterooms_2 27 Staterooms]
*[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jupiter_2#Spacesuits 28 Spacesuits]
*[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jupiter_2#Landing_Gear.2FExterior_Lighting_2 29 Landing Gear/Exterior Lighting]
*[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jupiter_2#Food_Preparation_and_Storage_2 30 Food Preparation and Storage]
*[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jupiter_2#Galley.2FFood_Storage_Units_2 31 Galley/Food Storage Units]
*[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jupiter_2#Off-Campsite_Food_Preparation_2 32 Off-Campsite Food Preparation]
*[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jupiter_2#Notes_2 33 Notes]
*[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jupiter_2#Complete_Spacecraft_3 34 Complete Spacecraft]
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==1 Technology & Equipment [http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jupiter_2?action=edit&section=1 Edit]==

[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/Special:Upload?wpDestFile=Lis-tos-02.jpg File:Lis-tos-02.jpg] The Robinsons in suspended animation tubes, in unaired pilot, ''No Place to Hide.''One of the most vital pieces of equipment was their environmental control [http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/Robot?action=edit&redlink=1 robot]B-9. The Robot was extremely strong, able to discharge strong [http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/Electrostatic?action=edit&redlink=1 electrostatic]charges from his claws, could detect threats with his scanner, produce exact duplicates of small objects like a pair of gloves and could even detect faint smells (in "One of Our Dogs is Missing"). He could both understand speech as well as speak. In episode 8 ("Invaders From The Fifth Dimension") the Robot claims the ability to read human minds by "translating emitted thought waves back into words".

The crew had a variety of methods of transportation. First, there was the two-deck, nuclear powered ''Jupiter 2'' [http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/Flying_saucer?action=edit&redlink=1 flying saucer] spacecraft. (In the original pilot, the ship was named "Gemini 12", and consisted of a single deck.) One critical technology aboard the ''Jupiter 2'' was the [http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/Suspended_animation?action=edit&redlink=1 suspended animation] "freezing tubes" which made interstellar space travel feasible. When they were on a planet, the crew used an [http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/Amphibious_vehicles?action=edit&redlink=1 amphibious] tracked exploration vehicle called the "Chariot" that had clear body panels and roof, [http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/Seismograph?action=edit&redlink=1 seismograph], [http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/Radar?action=edit&redlink=1 scanner], [http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/Solar_cells?action=edit&redlink=1 solar batteries], a gun rack and "gun hatch." The space "Pod" -- a small spacecraft modeled on the [http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/Project_Apollo?action=edit&redlink=1 Apollo] [http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/Lunar_Module?action=edit&redlink=1 Lunar Module] added to the show in its third and final season—was used to travel from its bay in the ''Jupiter 2'' to destinations either on land or in space. On occasion, Prof. Robinson or Major West used what was then an exciting new invention: the [http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/Jet_pack?action=edit&redlink=1 jet pack].

For self-defense, the crew of the ''Jupiter 2'' (including Will Robinson on occasion against his parents' wishes) had an "arsenal" of [http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/Raygun?action=edit&redlink=1 laser guns] at their disposal, both rifles and handguns. The crew also employed a [http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/Force_field force field] around the''Jupiter 2'' for protection while on alien planets. They also used [http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/Walkie-talkie?action=edit&redlink=1 small transceivers] to keep in touch with each other when away from the ship.

The ''Jupiter 2'' had technology that simplified or did away with mundane tasks. The "washing machine" took seconds to work, cleaning, ironing, folding, and packaging the clothes in plastic bags. The ship had no light bulbs. Maureen said the lights were "[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/Transistorized?action=edit&redlink=1 transistorized]," perhaps meaning they were [http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/Electroluminescence?action=edit&redlink=1 electroluminescent] or built from arrays of [http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/Light_emitting_diode?action=edit&redlink=1 light emitting diodes]. "Protein pills" (a complete nutritional emergency substitute for whole foods) were featured in "The Hungry Sea" (air date: 31 Oct 1965) and "The Space Trader" (air date: 9 March 1966). In this, ''Lost in Space'' was ahead of NASA and Pillsbury which later developed "[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/Space_Food_Sticks?action=edit&redlink=1 Space Food Sticks]."[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jupiter_2#cite_note-Space_Food_Sticks-0 [1]] [http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/Space_blanket?action=edit&redlink=1 Silver Reflective Space Blankets], a then new invention developed by NASA in 1964, were used in "The Hungry Sea" (air date: 13 Oct 1965) and "Attack of the Monster Plants" (air date: 15 Dec 1965).

On the other hand, sound and voice recording was less advanced, for example, using [http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/Reel-to-reel?action=edit&redlink=1 reel-to-reel] [http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/Tape_recorders?action=edit&redlink=1 tape recorders], and Prof. Robinson often put pen to paper to write journal entries in early episodes. The Jupiter 2



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The Jupiter 2 is the interstellar spaceship that carried the first space family, the Robinsons, into space on October 16, 1997. It is also the name of the mission whose purpose was to take the family to a planet orbiting the star system Alpha Centauri. Contents

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*1 Mission History
*2 Function and Equipment Description
o 2.1 Complete Spacecraft o 2.2 Drive Systems + 2.2.1 Anti-Gravity Drive + 2.2.2 Deutronium Annihilation Drive + 2.2.3 Yaw/Pitch/Retro and Braking Control Rockets o 2.3 Defensive Weapons + 2.3.1 Force Field Projector o 2.4 Cryogenic Suspended Animation o 2.5 Navigational Guidance System o 2.6 Computers and Communications + 2.6.1 Computers + 2.6.2 Communications o 2.7 Environmental Control Systems + 2.7.1 Artificial Gravity + 2.7.2 Cabin Pressure Control + 2.7.3 Comfort Control + 2.7.4 Airlocks + 2.7.5 Staterooms + 2.7.6 Spacesuits o 2.8 Landing Gear/Exterior Lighting o 2.9 Laboratory/Workshop o 2.10 Food Preparation and Storage + 2.10.1 Galley/Food Storage Units + 2.10.2 Off-Campsite Food Preparation + 2.10.3 Hydroponic Farming
*3 Notes
==2 Mission History[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jupiter_2?action=edit&section=2 Edit]==
The early pre-launch countdown which commenced at zero minus 48 hours proceeded smoothly. During the final portion of the countdown, some problems did develop, including power failures, etc. (see Table 3) for a detailed account of the sequences occurring during the launch). The Jupiter 2 lifted off at 8:17 pm (EST) on the scheduled date, and for the first 50 million miles the craft was intended to be controlled by radio telemetry from Earthbound and lunar tracking stations. Alpha Control’s records indicate that almost immediately after leaving Earth orbit, the Jupiter 2 began to deviate from its planned trajectory. Lunar tracking station #2 Omega, reported a negative flight profile, but all attempts to initiate a course correction using vector telemetry were ineffective. The flight deviation was simulated at Alpha Control’s main computer complex in Houston and calculations indicated a 200 pound excess weight condition aboard the spacecraft, which we now know to be the result of Dr. Zachary Smith’s presence on board the troubled ship. The Jupiter 2’s payload had been calculated to within a fraction of an ounce, therefore the automatic navigator, not having been programmed for an excess weight condition of this magnitude, was powerless to redirect the Jupiter 2.

The spacecraft, traveling further and further off course, headed towards a swarm of chrondite rock meteorites. Remote telemetry indicated that fires had broken out behind all magnapanels, and the flight controls had been severely damaged. Later, Lunar Tracking Station Copernicus reported a sudden increase in speed of the Jupiter 2, which proceeded to travel beyond the range of all tracking facilities. No further communications were received, and in an October 21 press release, Alpha Control representatives theorized that further damage may have been caused by the premature activation of the spacecraft’s environmental control robot, and that sabotage of the robot’s programming was suspected.

The next contact was reported in December of 1998 [1] when word of an alleged incident involving Will Robinson was received by Colonel Mason at Alpha Control. Mrs. Clara Sims and Sheriff George Baxendale of Hatfield Four Corners, Vermont, filed depositions that the youngest Robinson had visited them for nearly four hours after traveling on a maser beam from an unknown planet on which the Robinson’s had crashed, which they had named Priplanus. Will reportedly returned, in full view of a number of townspeople, back to Priplanus on another maser beam. Even though photographs and descriptions matched the boy, and a Jupiter 2 portable communication device was recovered and identified, Alpha Control requested a news blackout, as the entire incident was scientifically unexplainable at the time. The townspeople, wishing to avoid publicity, readily agreed.

In April of 1999[2], contact was reported by Alpha Control telemetry operators with John Robinson. At that time he reported that the Jupiter 2 had exhausted its supply of fuel to thrusters and was unable to shunt fuel from the main systems in time to make a course correction for Earth. This incident was not reported to the public due to the difficulty in confirming the facts. Neither was another incident a year later[3], when a hostile alien craft attempted to land on the Earth while it was warded off by missiles. The craft, which landed[4] but immediately lifted off again, bore more than a passing resemblance to the Jupiter 2. Allegedly, a radio message from the craft, from Will Robinson, warned that although it was the Jupiter 2, it was under control of hostile aliens.

With the information recently recovered from the F-12 weather station[5], we are now able to piece together some of the incredible adventures of the Robinson family. We have confirmed that staff psychologist Zachary Smith, reported missing at the time of the Jupiter 2 launch, was a stowaway and saboteur. It was Col. Smith’s reprogramming of the B-9 robot to destroy several key subsystems that sent the Jupiter 2 out of this region of the galaxy under runaway acceleration. If it had not been for the fact that the Robinson’s were revived from suspended animation so that they could put a stop to the robot’s activities, their mission would have ended in catastrophe..

==Function and Equipment Description==
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==3 Complete Spacecraft[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jupiter_2?action=edit&section=3 Edit]==
The Jupiter 2 stands over two stories tall and weighs over 1,100,000 pounds. The upper level contains all flight monitoring systems: propulsion, navigation, spectrometer, radar, communications, and computers. In addition, artificial gravity, cabin pressure, and climate-control systems are also monitored and controlled. Six cryogenic suspended animation “freezing” tubes were provided for the Robinsons and Major West to survive the five and-a-half year voyage with virtually no aging. An airlock provides egress from the vehicle’s main hatch to a non-compatible environment. Two additional hatches on either side of the elevator glide tube provide access to a tool/spacesuit storage area and to the Space Pod, respectively. A metallic rung ladder and an electronic elevator connect both levels of the spacecraft. Centrally located on the upper deck is the inertial navigation gyroscope (astrogator).

The lower level contains all propulsion machinery and electronic controls. Direct access to the atomic propulsion systems can be gained through the hatch next to the elevator glide tube. A fully equipped galley for food storage and preparation, a scientific laboratory, auxiliary control center, lavatory/laundry room, and three staterooms complete this level. A centrally located magnetic lock serves as the base station for the spacecraft’s environmental control robot. Packaged within the interior of the spacecraft is a smaller excursion vehicle (Space Pod) and an all-terrain vehicle (Chariot, unassembled). All mechanical and electronic systems were designed to function for a minimum of ten years, even under extreme environmental conditions.
==4 Drive Systems[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jupiter_2?action=edit&section=4 Edit]==
==5 Anti-Gravity Drive[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jupiter_2?action=edit&section=5 Edit]==
The anti-gravity drive system was designed for use in vehicle liftoff and touch down. The anti-gravity drive consumes 250 megawatts at full power and is capable of delivering up to ten g’s of acceleration. In terms of the Earth’s gravitational field at sea level, this translates to 55,000 pounds of thrust. The engine is relatively compact with the major space requirement being for the circular track in the lower region of the spacecraft which houses the Thompson unitectic gravity field projector. Visible light is given off as a by-product of each revolution of the generated field. The anti-gravity drive is throttled back when the pull of gravity on the spacecraft is less than 1/20th of Earth’s gravity at sea level. At that field strength, the anti-gravity drive becomes ineffective, producing less than 200 pounds of thrust.

Important note: Because of the magnetic fields generated by this propulsion device, it can, and will, produce permanent brain damage in any life forms not protected by the freezing tube chambers during full-power liftoff. It is essential that all personnel be located within their assigned tube whenever 100% thrust is utilized in the antigravity drive to avoid the side effects inherent with the design. However, up to 80% of full power can safely be used without danger to the ship’s occupants. Under normal circumstances this would be more than enough power for any required maneuver, and a call for “full power” by either pilot or copilot when the crew is outside of the freezing tubes would automatically be understood to be a request for power at the 80% level. A built-in safety device must be overridden to obtain power level of over 80% of actual available power, which in some cases may be essential for a proper trajectory.

Full-power launches are characterized by a loud hum of the antigravity engines, and a glow around the ship caused by the magnetic fields being generated at the time. Such a launch was used to leave Earth. [edit] Deutronium Annihilation Drive

Deep space propulsion is accomplished with two deutronium-annihilation atomic motors. Theoretically, these engines are capable of producing unlimited thrust and speed. Photons of energy are created through deutronium annihilation in the hafnium carbide reactor chamber located in the center of the lower region of the spacecraft. The energy photons radiate through the Urns projecting from the Thompson field projector. These engines cannot be activated except in deep space. Operation within the atmosphere of a planet would result in life threatening contamination due to dangerous radioactive exhaust.

Testing on early prototype engines revealed that the deutronium annihilation process becomes unstable at more than 80% of maximum. Tests conducted in the stable operating region proved that the resulting thrust and terminal velocity were sufficient to propel the spacecraft to Alpha Centauri in 5.5. years. At the last design phase, electronic safeguards were placed on the Jupiter 2’s central navigation and engine command sequencer to prohibit engine operation in an unstable mode.
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==6 Yaw/Pitch/Retro and Braking Control Rockets[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jupiter_2?action=edit&section=6 Edit]==
For quick maneuvering, nine conventional liquid-hydrogen/liquid-oxygen rockets are employed. These assist in controlling yaw and pitch, and may also be fired to assist during liftoff or re-entry. [edit] Defensive Weapons

A variety of offensive and defensive weapons were included on board the Jupiter 2 in case the new planet was inhabited by hostile life forms. Two subcontractors each produced a hand-held laser pistol capable of a sustained 100 kilowatt discharge for twenty minutes. Ten pistols were included in the spacecraft’s complement. Four more powerful 500 kilowatt laser rifles were also included. All laser weapons are fully rechargeable. In addition to their obvious use as weapons, the laser devices were also intended to facilitate the clearing of land for colonization. A supply of 50 grenades, each having a charge. equivalent to one-half of a stick of dynamite, were provided for protection and to ease in the removal of larger geological features. In addition, the environmental control robot has an electro-force beam capability, and the Chariot has two neutron guns. [edit] Force Field Projector

The Jupiter 2 itself has a close perimeter force field capability. This system is controlled from the main console on the upper deck. A more-powerful extended perimeter force field projector was packaged aboard the spacecraft for use once Alpha Centauri was reached. This device can protect the campsite up to a range of 100 feet. The force field projector was unassembled at launch and placed next to the Chariot in the spacecraft’s hold. [edit] Cryogenic Suspended Animation

Six cryogenic suspended animation chambers (“freezing” tubes) were included to slow the aging process of the astronauts. The aging ratio is one day for 5.5 years of travel. This technology reduces body metabolism and heart rate by lowering body temperature. All body functions arc carefully monitored and controlled. Three static discharge tubes (one located between every two chambers) maintain the electromagnetic balance biologically necessary to keep the frozen human bodies in stasis.

The chambers were signaled by Alpha Control to operate at zero minus 45 seconds to launch. Medical telemetry provided data to Alpha Control throughout the launch. in the event of a malfunction, the onboard computer could reanimate the occupants. The flight computer was programmed to automatically terminate suspended animation upon entering the atmosphere of the new world. Manual controls were provided on the overhead consoles located behind the suspended animation chambers. In addition, the equipment could be tripped from the pilot’s console. [edit] Navigational Guidance System

The navigational guidance system consists principally of three components: the NGS scanner, inertial navigation gyroscope, and computer vector software. The NGS scanner protracts from an access hatch in the spacecraft’s titanium hull. The scanner locates three reference stars (Alpha Centauri A, Sirius, and Sol) relative to the mean galactic plane and supplies their locations to the computers. The scanner also monitors the procession or recession of the reference stars by measuring the Doppler shift of the stars’ light.

The navigation computers process all NGS scanner data along with a precise measurement of time supplied by the atomic clock to calculate spacecraft velocity and position. The spacecraft’s velocity is determined from the Doppler shift measurements of the reference stars whose radial velocities are known. Distance is calculated by triangulation. This information, along with the computed spacecraft trajectory in vector form, is continuously stored on magnetic tape to ensure that a complete mission history is profiled.

Each time the computer system computes a new trajectory, it automatically updates the inertial navigation gyroscope. Centrally located on the upper deck, the inertial navigation gyroscope was calibrated to the spacecraft’s mass at liftoff and is sensitive to changes in motion as small as 10 seconds of arc. A smaller but less accurate device was included in the environmental control robot as a safety backup. [edit] Computers and Communications [edit] Computers

Three main computer systems provide service with a 99.9999% reliability rating, necessary because of their importance in controlling every vital subsystem. Each computer is operationally self-contained, but all information is shared in parallel with the others. The primary function of the computers is to analyze all navigational data and control the propulsion systems according to the preprogrammed mission plan. In addition to flight details, all medical, environmental control, and food storage subsystems arc monitored and controlled. All subsystems and biomedical telemeters are processed and relayed to the communications subsystem for transmission to Alpha Control. The computers also interface with the scanners and spectrometer.

Each computer features 100 megabytes [6] of core memory which are fully protected via hard disk and tape drive backups. A 64 bit microprocessor capable of processing over 1,000,000 commands per second is at the heart of each computer. Up to 200 separate data channels can be multiplexed for recording on the vector tape transport. Human interface is all but unnecessary due to the computers’ advanced design. However, data displays and graphics may be viewed on the video screen located above the communications console on the upper deck.

In the case of a massive failure of the primary computers, the environmental control robot’s computers can be loaded with elementary mission instructions to perform critical functions.

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==7 Communications[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jupiter_2?action=edit&section=7 Edit]==
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High gain radio and telemetry gear utilizing the X and Z bands (frequencies classified) were designed for the Jupiter 2. There are two 10 kilowatt transmitters and two receivers capable of recovering signals with as low as 100 volt/meter strengths. One complement is located on the upper deck beneath the video monitor and the other at the lower level’s auxiliary flight control.

Low-power transmitters/receivers are available in each of the following: Chariot, Space Pod, Robot, and within the helmets of the flight suits. A number of hand-held radios are provided for communication on the new planet’s surface. The Chariot is also equipped with a 150 watt public address system for emergency purposes.

Besides voice transmission, over 200 data channels can be multiplexed and transmitted, providing vital information from the space- craft’s telemeters to Alpha Control. Telemeters are installed to monitor biological functions, spacecraft trajectory and speed, vital circuitry, heat levels, and fuel consumption. All telemeters are monitored and multiplexed by the main computers before transmission. Video reception is permitted on the main monitor screen. Primarily, the video monitor was designed to be used with the spacecraft’s computers for data display. Television transmission was thought to be an unnecessary luxury, since all of the astronauts would be traveling in suspended animation, so no television cameras were placed on board. However, an experimental visual scanner was included for the Robinson’s convenience while on the planet’s surface. [edit]
==8 Environmental Control Systems[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jupiter_2?action=edit&section=8 Edit]==
==9 Artificial Gravity[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jupiter_2?action=edit&section=9 Edit]==
A by-product of the anti-gravity drive technology permits maintenance of normal earth gravity within the spacecraft during interstellar flight. A low power (20 kilowatt) inverse Thompson gravity field projector located directly above the Thompson anti-gravity drive provides a uniform gravitational field on both decks. Control circuits are located on the center main circuitry panel on the upper deck. [edit] Cabin Pressure Control

Cabin pressure is maintained at Earth standard with a 79% nitrogen/21% oxygen atmosphere. Since the crew of the Jupiter 2 was placed on suspended animation on the flight, the demands on the atmospheric control subsystem were anticipated to be light. Consequently, oxygen and carbon dioxide storage tanks are relatively compact. At normal consumption rates (out of suspended animation) the system can support a breathable atmosphere for six people for up to 60 days.

Controls for the cabin pressure seal and the oxygen bleeder valve are located on the upper level next to the tool/spacesuit storage hatch. Atmosphere circulation through the air purifier is accomplished through vents located on both upper and lower decks. The electronic air purifier is located on the lower deck in Auxiliary Control. [edit]
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==10 Comfort Control[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jupiter_2?action=edit&section=10 Edit]==
The comfort control system maintains a 22° centigrade inside temperature. The system can cope with exterior temperatures ranging from the near absolute zero of interstellar space (-271° C.) up to 1650° C. Extreme thermal gradients caused by sun load can be withstood without the rotation of the spacecraft about its neutral axis. While usually computer controlled, there are provisions for manual operation. On the upper level, controls are located above the main circuitry panel next to the airlock. On the lower level, the controls are located in the Auxiliary Control complex. Heat is tapped from the heat exchanger around the hafnium carbide reactor chamber. Auxiliary quartz heaters will function when the atomic engines are not in use. Cool air is supplied from one of two available compressors. All processed air is circulated through the air purifier to the vents located on both upper and lower decks. [edit]
==11 Airlocks[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jupiter_2?action=edit&section=11 Edit]==
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Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA), if required, can be accomplished through usage of the upper deck airlock to the primary hatch. Interior atmosphere integrity is maintained while the astronaut is depressurizing or re-pressurizing the airlock chamber. Atmosphere in the chamber is supplied to and from the cabin pressure control system. High efficiency pumps allow pressurizing or depressurizing in only 15 seconds.

A second airlock located next to the suspended animation chambers provides access to or from the Space Pod.

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==12 Staterooms[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jupiter_2?action=edit&section=12 Edit]==
Three staterooms, located on the lower level, were designed to be functional and yet ergonomically pleasing. These rooms were specifically designed to be as homelike as possible for the colonists on the new world, and each was decorated under the direction of the Robinsons. Each stateroom features a full closet at the rear of the room with two fold away beds on each side wall. Book shelves are available above one bed, and a fold down desk is near the entrance. [edit] Spacesuits

The environmentally controlled spacesuits are designed to withstand temperatures ranging from minus 150° C to plus 150° C. The outer layer of aluminized Kapton II metallic cloth is designed for micrometeoroid protection. A glass cloth layer underneath provides thermal protection, and an inner nylon layer coated with neoprene prevents ballooning under internal atmospheric pressure. The innermost layer is a Nomex lining to protect the wearer’s skin from chafing. The helmet is designed to withstand 10,000 pounds per square inch and contains a built-in radio transmitter/receiver. A polyglass/metallic tether attaches to the Suit and can be secured to the spacecraft for extravehicular activities, if required. [edit]
==13 Landing Gear/Exterior Lighting[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jupiter_2?action=edit&section=13 Edit]==
The Jupiter 2 was designed for primary touchdown on three supports that protract from the outer hull. Each support is extended hydraulically and then mechanically locked in position. Ingress and egress to the vehicle is via steps on the number two support which lead to the deck-to-deck rung ladder on the lower level. Above each hydraulic support arm is a high intensity light beam for visual confirmation of the integrity of the ground supporting pads. Other exterior lights include the luminescence emanating from the Thompson field projector on the undercarriage, and the lights within the upper domed sensor array on the top of the vehicle.

The secondary or permanent landing mode was to be instituted after all testing had concluded that the new world was fit for colonization. Drilling rigs and blasting equipment were placed on board to facilitate the preparation of a foundation for the Jupiter 2. Once completed, the spacecraft would lift off, hover until all landing legs were safely stowed, and touch down within the foundation. This mode permits the use of the main hatch at ground level for ingress and egress. [edit] Laboratory/Workshop

Located on the lower level between the auxiliary control center and the galley is a laboratory and workshop area. In the center adjoining the back wall is a laboratory bench with built-in sink and waste disposal facilities located underneath. Several key pieces of test equipment - voltmeters, ammeters, and resistance/capacitance substitution boxes are included for the repair and building of electronic equipment. Microscopes, calipers, weight scales, and other mechanical inspection instruments are stowed underneath, along with a supply of basic chemicals for chemical and biological analysis. Three algae incubation units located on the counter opposite the service corridor are included for the analysis of biological materials. Each unit contains 12 Petrie dishes for the cultures to grow in. A pressurization valve at the base of each incubation unit permits any gas or atmosphere to be introduced. Also located on the base is a spigot for drawing off liquid. A computer terminal located overhead provides access to the ship’s computers for data entry and analysis.
==14 Food Preparation and Storage[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jupiter_2?action=edit&section=14 Edit]==
==15 Galley/Food Storage Units[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jupiter_2?action=edit&section=15 Edit]==
The galley is located on the lower floor bctwecn the laboratory and the glide tube. It was designed for case of usage once the occupants reached the new world and contains a two years’ supply of bulk food including meats, vegetables, grains, and dairy products. In addition, an eight year supply of concentrated food pills and pastes insures that the colonists will survive if hydroponic farm crop failure occurs.

The center table comfortably seats six and contains controls for dispensing beverages, food pills, and pastes along a built-in conveyer belt. Bulk foods may be prepared in the microwave and convection ovens located behind the galley area and accessed through the hallway between the galley and laboratory.

Nutrient pills and pastes are stored on the wall near the glide tube in humidity controlled canisters. Blanched and freeze-dried fruits and vegetables are also stored in canisters. Two upright freezer units, which are located behind the galley area, house perishable goods. Other goods, such as nonfat dried milk and canned hams, are stored on shelves and miscellaneous cupboards located in and about the area of the ovens and freezers.

All freezer, oven, food purification, humidity stabilization, and mechanical dispensers are computer controlled. Read-outs and manual overrides are located on the back and left side walls. Once landed, these systems are priority one for backup power supply in the event of a primary power supply failure.
==16 Off-Campsite Food Preparation[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jupiter_2?action=edit&section=16 Edit]==
Conventional pots and pans may be used with a four burner electric stove if encampment away from the spacecraft is required. The stove apparatus also contains a high intensity overhead heat lamp for additional warming. All apparatus can be stored in a special suitcase and may be operated from a portable fuel cell power supply or directly from the Chariot’s power supply. Special thermal chests can keep food frozen for up to 7 days. A portable sonic dishwasher cleans and sanitizes all utensils.
==17 Hydroponic Farming[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jupiter_2?action=edit&section=17 Edit]==
A variety of seeds, including peas, squash, corn, tomatoes, onions, carrots, and potatoes, were provided for growing on fiberglass mats immersed in a nutrient rich liquid medium. The nutrient medium contains all 17 chemical ingredients necessary for high-yield plant growth. Four hydroponic stations are provided in case native soil conditions are not hospitable to terrestrial plant life. On board waste recyclers provide replenishment of nutrient supplies
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==18 Notes[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jupiter_2?action=edit&section=18 Edit]==
1. ↑ The original text from The Alpha Control Reference Manual states that the year was 1997. This is most certainly incorrect because that would mean that the first 14 episodes took place in only 2 months. Also, in this episode Return From Outer Space, Aunt Clara says that the Robinsons left Earth last year. 2. ↑ The original text in The Alpha Control Reference Manual uses the date "September of 1998". In the episode Wild Adventure, the controller says is that the Jupiter 2 was lost OVER a year ago. Technically, this could mean any amount of time over 1 year. It could even be 2, 3 or four years. However, in common usage, I would think it could be more than one year, but less than 2. If it were more than 1.5 years, he would have probably used the language "Almost two years ago". Anyway, using this reasoning, Wild Adventure could have taken place no earlier than 10/16/1998 (one year after the launch) and no later than 10/16/1999 (two years after the launch). Assuming the usage of common phrasing, one would suppose that the episode probably took place around the year and a half mark, or around April 1999. This would have been more than a year, but less than 2. The controller could have justifiably used the phrase, "over a year ago". This would still allow Return From Outer Space to have taken place in December of 1998 (over a year ago after the Robinsons took off, according to Aunt Clara) and still be before Wild Adventure in April 1999. 3. ↑ In the episode Target: Earth. 4. ↑ Dr. Smith said that he recognized Chicago and that's where he thought they landed. However, this declaration is dubious because Dr. Smith is rarely correct and doesn't know where he is half of the time! 5. ↑ In the episode The Haunted Lighthouse 6. ↑ This text is taken from the fan publication The Alpha Control Reference Manual which was written in 1988. At that time, 100 megabytes of memory seemed like a lot. The average desktop computer of the day, had a 5 to 10 megabyte hard drive (if it had a hard drive at all). Todays (2007) computers have hard drives in the 100s of gigabytes, with terabyte drives within the reach of the budgets of many people.

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[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/Special:Upload?wpDestFile=Lis-tos-02.jpg File:Lis-tos-02.jpg]The Robinsons in suspended animation tubes, in unaired pilot, ''No Place to Hide.''One of the most vital pieces of equipment was their environmental control [http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/Robot?action=edit&redlink=1 robot]B-9. The Robot was extremely strong, able to discharge strong [http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/Electrostatic?action=edit&redlink=1 electrostatic]charges from his claws, could detect threats with his scanner, produce exact duplicates of small objects like a pair of gloves and could even detect faint smells (in "One of Our Dogs is Missing"). He could both understand speech as well as speak. In episode 8 ("Invaders From The Fifth Dimension") the Robot claims the ability to read human minds by "translating emitted thought waves back into words".

The crew had a variety of methods of transportation. First, there was the two-deck, nuclear powered ''Jupiter 2'' [http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/Flying_saucer?action=edit&redlink=1 flying saucer] spacecraft. (In the original pilot, the ship was named "Gemini 12", and consisted of a single deck.) One critical technology aboard the ''Jupiter 2'' was the [http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/Suspended_animation?action=edit&redlink=1 suspended animation] "freezing tubes" which made interstellar space travel feasible. When they were on a planet, the crew used an [http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/Amphibious_vehicles?action=edit&redlink=1 amphibious] tracked exploration vehicle called the "Chariot" that had clear body panels and roof, [http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/Seismograph?action=edit&redlink=1 seismograph], [http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/Radar?action=edit&redlink=1 scanner], [http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/Solar_cells?action=edit&redlink=1 solar batteries], a gun rack and "gun hatch." The space "Pod" -- a small spacecraft modeled on the [http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/Project_Apollo?action=edit&redlink=1 Apollo] [http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/Lunar_Module?action=edit&redlink=1 Lunar Module] added to the show in its third and final season—was used to travel from its bay in the ''Jupiter 2'' to destinations either on land or in space. On occasion, Prof. Robinson or Major West used what was then an exciting new invention: the [http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/Jet_pack?action=edit&redlink=1 jet pack].

For self-defense, the crew of the ''Jupiter 2'' (including Will Robinson on occasion against his parents' wishes) had an "arsenal" of [http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/Raygun?action=edit&redlink=1 laser guns] at their disposal, both rifles and handguns. The crew also employed a [http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/Force_field force field] around the''Jupiter 2'' for protection while on alien planets. They also used [http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/Walkie-talkie?action=edit&redlink=1 small transceivers] to keep in touch with each other when away from the ship.

The ''Jupiter 2'' had technology that simplified or did away with mundane tasks. The "washing machine" took seconds to work, cleaning, ironing, folding, and packaging the clothes in plastic bags. The ship had no light bulbs. Maureen said the lights were "[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/Transistorized?action=edit&redlink=1 transistorized]," perhaps meaning they were [http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/Electroluminescence?action=edit&redlink=1 electroluminescent] or built from arrays of [http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/Light_emitting_diode?action=edit&redlink=1 light emitting diodes]. "Protein pills" (a complete nutritional emergency substitute for whole foods) were featured in "The Hungry Sea" (air date: 31 Oct 1965) and "The Space Trader" (air date: 9 March 1966). In this, ''Lost in Space'' was ahead of NASA and Pillsbury which later developed "[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/Space_Food_Sticks?action=edit&redlink=1 Space Food Sticks]."[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jupiter_2#cite_note-Space_Food_Sticks-0 [1]] [http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/Space_blanket?action=edit&redlink=1 Silver Reflective Space Blankets], a then new invention developed by NASA in 1964, were used in "The Hungry Sea" (air date: 13 Oct 1965) and "Attack of the Monster Plants" (air date: 15 Dec 1965).

On the other hand, sound and voice recording was less advanced, for example, using [http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/Reel-to-reel?action=edit&redlink=1 reel-to-reel] [http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/Tape_recorders?action=edit&redlink=1 tape recorders], and Prof. Robinson often put pen to paper to write journal entries in early episodes. The Jupiter 2



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The Jupiter 2 is the interstellar spaceship that carried the first space family, the Robinsons, into space on October 16, 1997. It is also the name of the mission whose purpose was to take the family to a planet orbiting the star system Alpha Centauri. Contents

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*1 Mission History
*2 Function and Equipment Description
o 2.1 Complete Spacecraft o 2.2 Drive Systems + 2.2.1 Anti-Gravity Drive + 2.2.2 Deutronium Annihilation Drive + 2.2.3 Yaw/Pitch/Retro and Braking Control Rockets o 2.3 Defensive Weapons + 2.3.1 Force Field Projector o 2.4 Cryogenic Suspended Animation o 2.5 Navigational Guidance System o 2.6 Computers and Communications + 2.6.1 Computers + 2.6.2 Communications o 2.7 Environmental Control Systems + 2.7.1 Artificial Gravity + 2.7.2 Cabin Pressure Control + 2.7.3 Comfort Control + 2.7.4 Airlocks + 2.7.5 Staterooms + 2.7.6 Spacesuits o 2.8 Landing Gear/Exterior Lighting o 2.9 Laboratory/Workshop o 2.10 Food Preparation and Storage + 2.10.1 Galley/Food Storage Units + 2.10.2 Off-Campsite Food Preparation + 2.10.3 Hydroponic Farming
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The early pre-launch countdown which commenced at zero minus 48 hours proceeded smoothly. During the final portion of the countdown, some problems did develop, including power failures, etc. (see Table 3) for a detailed account of the sequences occurring during the launch). The Jupiter 2 lifted off at 8:17 pm (EST) on the scheduled date, and for the first 50 million miles the craft was intended to be controlled by radio telemetry from Earthbound and lunar tracking stations. Alpha Control’s records indicate that almost immediately after leaving Earth orbit, the Jupiter 2 began to deviate from its planned trajectory. Lunar tracking station #2 Omega, reported a negative flight profile, but all attempts to initiate a course correction using vector telemetry were ineffective. The flight deviation was simulated at Alpha Control’s main computer complex in Houston and calculations indicated a 200 pound excess weight condition aboard the spacecraft, which we now know to be the result of Dr. Zachary Smith’s presence on board the troubled ship. The Jupiter 2’s payload had been calculated to within a fraction of an ounce, therefore the automatic navigator, not having been programmed for an excess weight condition of this magnitude, was powerless to redirect the Jupiter 2.

The spacecraft, traveling further and further off course, headed towards a swarm of chrondite rock meteorites. Remote telemetry indicated that fires had broken out behind all magnapanels, and the flight controls had been severely damaged. Later, Lunar Tracking Station Copernicus reported a sudden increase in speed of the Jupiter 2, which proceeded to travel beyond the range of all tracking facilities. No further communications were received, and in an October 21 press release, Alpha Control representatives theorized that further damage may have been caused by the premature activation of the spacecraft’s environmental control robot, and that sabotage of the robot’s programming was suspected.

The next contact was reported in December of 1998 [1] when word of an alleged incident involving Will Robinson was received by Colonel Mason at Alpha Control. Mrs. Clara Sims and Sheriff George Baxendale of Hatfield Four Corners, Vermont, filed depositions that the youngest Robinson had visited them for nearly four hours after traveling on a maser beam from an unknown planet on which the Robinson’s had crashed, which they had named Priplanus. Will reportedly returned, in full view of a number of townspeople, back to Priplanus on another maser beam. Even though photographs and descriptions matched the boy, and a Jupiter 2 portable communication device was recovered and identified, Alpha Control requested a news blackout, as the entire incident was scientifically unexplainable at the time. The townspeople, wishing to avoid publicity, readily agreed.

In April of 1999[2], contact was reported by Alpha Control telemetry operators with John Robinson. At that time he reported that the Jupiter 2 had exhausted its supply of fuel to thrusters and was unable to shunt fuel from the main systems in time to make a course correction for Earth. This incident was not reported to the public due to the difficulty in confirming the facts. Neither was another incident a year later[3], when a hostile alien craft attempted to land on the Earth while it was warded off by missiles. The craft, which landed[4] but immediately lifted off again, bore more than a passing resemblance to the Jupiter 2. Allegedly, a radio message from the craft, from Will Robinson, warned that although it was the Jupiter 2, it was under control of hostile aliens.

With the information recently recovered from the F-12 weather station[5], we are now able to piece together some of the incredible adventures of the Robinson family. We have confirmed that staff psychologist Zachary Smith, reported missing at the time of the Jupiter 2 launch, was a stowaway and saboteur. It was Col. Smith’s reprogramming of the B-9 robot to destroy several key subsystems that sent the Jupiter 2 out of this region of the galaxy under runaway acceleration. If it had not been for the fact that the Robinson’s were revived from suspended animation so that they could put a stop to the robot’s activities, their mission would have ended in catastrophe.. [edit] ==Function and Equipment Description==
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==20 Complete Spacecraft[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jupiter_2?action=edit&section=20 Edit]==
The Jupiter 2 stands over two stories tall and weighs over 1,100,000 pounds. The upper level contains all flight monitoring systems: propulsion, navigation, spectrometer, radar, communications, and computers. In addition, artificial gravity, cabin pressure, and climate-control systems are also monitored and controlled. Six cryogenic suspended animation “freezing” tubes were provided for the Robinsons and Major West to survive the five and-a-half year voyage with virtually no aging. An airlock provides egress from the vehicle’s main hatch to a non-compatible environment. Two additional hatches on either side of the elevator glide tube provide access to a tool/spacesuit storage area and to the Space Pod, respectively. A metallic rung ladder and an electronic elevator connect both levels of the spacecraft. Centrally located on the upper deck is the inertial navigation gyroscope (astrogator).

The lower level contains all propulsion machinery and electronic controls. Direct access to the atomic propulsion systems can be gained through the hatch next to the elevator glide tube. A fully equipped galley for food storage and preparation, a scientific laboratory, auxiliary control center, lavatory/laundry room, and three staterooms complete this level. A centrally located magnetic lock serves as the base station for the spacecraft’s environmental control robot. Packaged within the interior of the spacecraft is a smaller excursion vehicle (Space Pod) and an all-terrain vehicle (Chariot, unassembled). All mechanical and electronic systems were designed to function for a minimum of ten years, even under extreme environmental conditions. [edit] Drive Systems [edit] Anti-Gravity Drive

The anti-gravity drive system was designed for use in vehicle liftoff and touch down. The anti-gravity drive consumes 250 megawatts at full power and is capable of delivering up to ten g’s of acceleration. In terms of the Earth’s gravitational field at sea level, this translates to 55,000 pounds of thrust. The engine is relatively compact with the major space requirement being for the circular track in the lower region of the spacecraft which houses the Thompson unitectic gravity field projector. Visible light is given off as a by-product of each revolution of the generated field. The anti-gravity drive is throttled back when the pull of gravity on the spacecraft is less than 1/20th of Earth’s gravity at sea level. At that field strength, the anti-gravity drive becomes ineffective, producing less than 200 pounds of thrust.

Important note: Because of the magnetic fields generated by this propulsion device, it can, and will, produce permanent brain damage in any life forms not protected by the freezing tube chambers during full-power liftoff. It is essential that all personnel be located within their assigned tube whenever 100% thrust is utilized in the antigravity drive to avoid the side effects inherent with the design. However, up to 80% of full power can safely be used without danger to the ship’s occupants. Under normal circumstances this would be more than enough power for any required maneuver, and a call for “full power” by either pilot or copilot when the crew is outside of the freezing tubes would automatically be understood to be a request for power at the 80% level. A built-in safety device must be overridden to obtain power level of over 80% of actual available power, which in some cases may be essential for a proper trajectory.

Full-power launches are characterized by a loud hum of the antigravity engines, and a glow around the ship caused by the magnetic fields being generated at the time. Such a launch was used to leave Earth. [edit] Deutronium Annihilation Drive

Deep space propulsion is accomplished with two deutronium-annihilation atomic motors. Theoretically, these engines are capable of producing unlimited thrust and speed. Photons of energy are created through deutronium annihilation in the hafnium carbide reactor chamber located in the center of the lower region of the spacecraft. The energy photons radiate through the Urns projecting from the Thompson field projector. These engines cannot be activated except in deep space. Operation within the atmosphere of a planet would result in life threatening contamination due to dangerous radioactive exhaust.

Testing on early prototype engines revealed that the deutronium annihilation process becomes unstable at more than 80% of maximum. Tests conducted in the stable operating region proved that the resulting thrust and terminal velocity were sufficient to propel the spacecraft to Alpha Centauri in 5.5. years. At the last design phase, electronic safeguards were placed on the Jupiter 2’s central navigation and engine command sequencer to prohibit engine operation in an unstable mode. [edit]
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==21 Yaw/Pitch/Retro and Braking Control Rockets[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jupiter_2?action=edit&section=21 Edit]==
For quick maneuvering, nine conventional liquid-hydrogen/liquid-oxygen rockets are employed. These assist in controlling yaw and pitch, and may also be fired to assist during liftoff or re-entry. [edit] Defensive Weapons

A variety of offensive and defensive weapons were included on board the Jupiter 2 in case the new planet was inhabited by hostile life forms. Two subcontractors each produced a hand-held laser pistol capable of a sustained 100 kilowatt discharge for twenty minutes. Ten pistols were included in the spacecraft’s complement. Four more powerful 500 kilowatt laser rifles were also included. All laser weapons are fully rechargeable. In addition to their obvious use as weapons, the laser devices were also intended to facilitate the clearing of land for colonization. A supply of 50 grenades, each having a charge. equivalent to one-half of a stick of dynamite, were provided for protection and to ease in the removal of larger geological features. In addition, the environmental control robot has an electro-force beam capability, and the Chariot has two neutron guns. [edit] Force Field Projector

The Jupiter 2 itself has a close perimeter force field capability. This system is controlled from the main console on the upper deck. A more-powerful extended perimeter force field projector was packaged aboard the spacecraft for use once Alpha Centauri was reached. This device can protect the campsite up to a range of 100 feet. The force field projector was unassembled at launch and placed next to the Chariot in the spacecraft’s hold. [edit] Cryogenic Suspended Animation

Six cryogenic suspended animation chambers (“freezing” tubes) were included to slow the aging process of the astronauts. The aging ratio is one day for 5.5 years of travel. This technology reduces body metabolism and heart rate by lowering body temperature. All body functions arc carefully monitored and controlled. Three static discharge tubes (one located between every two chambers) maintain the electromagnetic balance biologically necessary to keep the frozen human bodies in stasis.

The chambers were signaled by Alpha Control to operate at zero minus 45 seconds to launch. Medical telemetry provided data to Alpha Control throughout the launch. in the event of a malfunction, the onboard computer could reanimate the occupants. The flight computer was programmed to automatically terminate suspended animation upon entering the atmosphere of the new world. Manual controls were provided on the overhead consoles located behind the suspended animation chambers. In addition, the equipment could be tripped from the pilot’s console. [edit] Navigational Guidance System

The navigational guidance system consists principally of three components: the NGS scanner, inertial navigation gyroscope, and computer vector software. The NGS scanner protracts from an access hatch in the spacecraft’s titanium hull. The scanner locates three reference stars (Alpha Centauri A, Sirius, and Sol) relative to the mean galactic plane and supplies their locations to the computers. The scanner also monitors the procession or recession of the reference stars by measuring the Doppler shift of the stars’ light.

The navigation computers process all NGS scanner data along with a precise measurement of time supplied by the atomic clock to calculate spacecraft velocity and position. The spacecraft’s velocity is determined from the Doppler shift measurements of the reference stars whose radial velocities are known. Distance is calculated by triangulation. This information, along with the computed spacecraft trajectory in vector form, is continuously stored on magnetic tape to ensure that a complete mission history is profiled.

Each time the computer system computes a new trajectory, it automatically updates the inertial navigation gyroscope. Centrally located on the upper deck, the inertial navigation gyroscope was calibrated to the spacecraft’s mass at liftoff and is sensitive to changes in motion as small as 10 seconds of arc. A smaller but less accurate device was included in the environmental control robot as a safety backup. [edit] Computers and Communications [edit] Computers

Three main computer systems provide service with a 99.9999% reliability rating, necessary because of their importance in controlling every vital subsystem. Each computer is operationally self-contained, but all information is shared in parallel with the others. The primary function of the computers is to analyze all navigational data and control the propulsion systems according to the preprogrammed mission plan. In addition to flight details, all medical, environmental control, and food storage subsystems arc monitored and controlled. All subsystems and biomedical telemeters are processed and relayed to the communications subsystem for transmission to Alpha Control. The computers also interface with the scanners and spectrometer.

Each computer features 100 megabytes [6] of core memory which are fully protected via hard disk and tape drive backups. A 64 bit microprocessor capable of processing over 1,000,000 commands per second is at the heart of each computer. Up to 200 separate data channels can be multiplexed for recording on the vector tape transport. Human interface is all but unnecessary due to the computers’ advanced design. However, data displays and graphics may be viewed on the video screen located above the communications console on the upper deck.

In the case of a massive failure of the primary computers, the environmental control robot’s computers can be loaded with elementary mission instructions to perform critical functions.

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High gain radio and telemetry gear utilizing the X and Z bands (frequencies classified) were designed for the Jupiter 2. There are two 10 kilowatt transmitters and two receivers capable of recovering signals with as low as 100 volt/meter strengths. One complement is located on the upper deck beneath the video monitor and the other at the lower level’s auxiliary flight control.

Low-power transmitters/receivers are available in each of the following: Chariot, Space Pod, Robot, and within the helmets of the flight suits. A number of hand-held radios are provided for communication on the new planet’s surface. The Chariot is also equipped with a 150 watt public address system for emergency purposes.

Besides voice transmission, over 200 data channels can be multiplexed and transmitted, providing vital information from the space- craft’s telemeters to Alpha Control. Telemeters are installed to monitor biological functions, spacecraft trajectory and speed, vital circuitry, heat levels, and fuel consumption. All telemeters are monitored and multiplexed by the main computers before transmission. Video reception is permitted on the main monitor screen. Primarily, the video monitor was designed to be used with the spacecraft’s computers for data display. Television transmission was thought to be an unnecessary luxury, since all of the astronauts would be traveling in suspended animation, so no television cameras were placed on board. However, an experimental visual scanner was included for the Robinson’s convenience while on the planet’s surface. [edit]
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A by-product of the anti-gravity drive technology permits maintenance of normal earth gravity within the spacecraft during interstellar flight. A low power (20 kilowatt) inverse Thompson gravity field projector located directly above the Thompson anti-gravity drive provides a uniform gravitational field on both decks. Control circuits are located on the center main circuitry panel on the upper deck. [edit] Cabin Pressure Control

Cabin pressure is maintained at Earth standard with a 79% nitrogen/21% oxygen atmosphere. Since the crew of the Jupiter 2 was placed on suspended animation on the flight, the demands on the atmospheric control subsystem were anticipated to be light. Consequently, oxygen and carbon dioxide storage tanks are relatively compact. At normal consumption rates (out of suspended animation) the system can support a breathable atmosphere for six people for up to 60 days.

Controls for the cabin pressure seal and the oxygen bleeder valve are located on the upper level next to the tool/spacesuit storage hatch. Atmosphere circulation through the air purifier is accomplished through vents located on both upper and lower decks. The electronic air purifier is located on the lower deck in Auxiliary Control. [edit]
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The comfort control system maintains a 22° centigrade inside temperature. The system can cope with exterior temperatures ranging from the near absolute zero of interstellar space (-271° C.) up to 1650° C. Extreme thermal gradients caused by sun load can be withstood without the rotation of the spacecraft about its neutral axis. While usually computer controlled, there are provisions for manual operation. On the upper level, controls are located above the main circuitry panel next to the airlock. On the lower level, the controls are located in the Auxiliary Control complex. Heat is tapped from the heat exchanger around the hafnium carbide reactor chamber. Auxiliary quartz heaters will function when the atomic engines are not in use. Cool air is supplied from one of two available compressors. All processed air is circulated through the air purifier to the vents located on both upper and lower decks. [edit]
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Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA), if required, can be accomplished through usage of the upper deck airlock to the primary hatch. Interior atmosphere integrity is maintained while the astronaut is depressurizing or re-pressurizing the airlock chamber. Atmosphere in the chamber is supplied to and from the cabin pressure control system. High efficiency pumps allow pressurizing or depressurizing in only 15 seconds.

A second airlock located next to the suspended animation chambers provides access to or from the Space Pod.

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==27 Staterooms[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jupiter_2?action=edit&section=27 Edit]==
Three staterooms, located on the lower level, were designed to be functional and yet ergonomically pleasing. These rooms were specifically designed to be as homelike as possible for the colonists on the new world, and each was decorated under the direction of the Robinsons. Each stateroom features a full closet at the rear of the room with two fold away beds on each side wall. Book shelves are available above one bed, and a fold down desk is near the entrance.
==28 Spacesuits[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jupiter_2?action=edit&section=28 Edit]==
The environmentally controlled spacesuits are designed to withstand temperatures ranging from minus 150° C to plus 150° C. The outer layer of aluminized Kapton II metallic cloth is designed for micrometeoroid protection. A glass cloth layer underneath provides thermal protection, and an inner nylon layer coated with neoprene prevents ballooning under internal atmospheric pressure. The innermost layer is a Nomex lining to protect the wearer’s skin from chafing. The helmet is designed to withstand 10,000 pounds per square inch and contains a built-in radio transmitter/receiver. A polyglass/metallic tether attaches to the Suit and can be secured to the spacecraft for extravehicular activities, if required. [edit]
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The Jupiter 2 was designed for primary touchdown on three supports that protract from the outer hull. Each support is extended hydraulically and then mechanically locked in position. Ingress and egress to the vehicle is via steps on the number two support which lead to the deck-to-deck rung ladder on the lower level. Above each hydraulic support arm is a high intensity light beam for visual confirmation of the integrity of the ground supporting pads. Other exterior lights include the luminescence emanating from the Thompson field projector on the undercarriage, and the lights within the upper domed sensor array on the top of the vehicle.

The secondary or permanent landing mode was to be instituted after all testing had concluded that the new world was fit for colonization. Drilling rigs and blasting equipment were placed on board to facilitate the preparation of a foundation for the Jupiter 2. Once completed, the spacecraft would lift off, hover until all landing legs were safely stowed, and touch down within the foundation. This mode permits the use of the main hatch at ground level for ingress and egress. [edit] Laboratory/Workshop

Located on the lower level between the auxiliary control center and the galley is a laboratory and workshop area. In the center adjoining the back wall is a laboratory bench with built-in sink and waste disposal facilities located underneath. Several key pieces of test equipment - voltmeters, ammeters, and resistance/capacitance substitution boxes are included for the repair and building of electronic equipment. Microscopes, calipers, weight scales, and other mechanical inspection instruments are stowed underneath, along with a supply of basic chemicals for chemical and biological analysis. Three algae incubation units located on the counter opposite the service corridor are included for the analysis of biological materials. Each unit contains 12 Petrie dishes for the cultures to grow in. A pressurization valve at the base of each incubation unit permits any gas or atmosphere to be introduced. Also located on the base is a spigot for drawing off liquid. A computer terminal located overhead provides access to the ship’s computers for data entry and analysis.



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==31 Galley/Food Storage Units[http://mavericuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jupiter_2?action=edit&section=31 Edit]==
The galley is located on the lower floor bctwecn the laboratory and the glide tube. It was designed for case of usage once the occupants reached the new world and contains a two years’ supply of bulk food including meats, vegetables, grains, and dairy products. In addition, an eight year supply of concentrated food pills and pastes insures that the colonists will survive if hydroponic farm crop failure occurs.

The center table comfortably seats six and contains controls for dispensing beverages, food pills, and pastes along a built-in conveyer belt. Bulk foods may be prepared in the microwave and convection ovens located behind the galley area and accessed through the hallway between the galley and laboratory.

Nutrient pills and pastes are stored on the wall near the glide tube in humidity controlled canisters. Blanched and freeze-dried fruits and vegetables are also stored in canisters. Two upright freezer units, which are located behind the galley area, house perishable goods. Other goods, such as nonfat dried milk and canned hams, are stored on shelves and miscellaneous cupboards located in and about the area of the ovens and freezers.

All freezer, oven, food purification, humidity stabilization, and mechanical dispensers are computer controlled. Read-outs and manual overrides are located on the back and left side walls. Once landed, these systems are priority one for backup power supply in the event of a primary power supply failure.
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Conventional pots and pans may be used with a four burner electric stove if encampment away from the spacecraft is required. The stove apparatus also contains a high intensity overhead heat lamp for additional warming. All apparatus can be stored in a special suitcase and may be operated from a portable fuel cell power supply or directly from the Chariot’s power supply. Special thermal chests can keep food frozen for up to 7 days. A portable sonic dishwasher cleans and sanitizes all utensils. [edit] Hydroponic Farming

A variety of seeds, including peas, squash, corn, tomatoes, onions, carrots, and potatoes, were provided for growing on fiberglass mats immersed in a nutrient rich liquid medium. The nutrient medium contains all 17 chemical ingredients necessary for high-yield plant growth. Four hydroponic stations are provided in case native soil conditions are not hospitable to terrestrial plant life. On board waste recyclers provide replenishment of nutrient supplies
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*'''See''': [[Prometheus class#Main Bridge|''Prometheus''-class main bridge]]
==== ''Nova''-class ====
* '''See''': [[Nova class#Main Bridge|''Nova''-class main bridge]]
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== Alien bridge design ==
=== Kalladon bridge design ===


==== Bird-of-Prey ====
* '''See''': [[ Bird-of-Prey#Main Bridge|Klingon Bird-of-Prey main bridge]]

==== ''''-class ====
*'''See''' [[ class#Main Bridge|''Vor'cha''-class main bridge]]

===  Ackerhon bridge design ===
==== Ackerhon Star Palace====
*'''See''' [[ Bird-of-Prey (23rd century)#Main Bridge| Bird-of-Prey main bridge]]

==== ''Acherhon''-class ====
* '''See''': [[Acherhon class#Main Bridge|''Acherhon''-class main bridge]]

==== ''Tykhon''-type ====
*'''See''': [[Tykhon type#Main Bridge|''Tykhon''-type main bridge]]

==== ''Tauron'' ====
* '''See''': [[Tauron#Main Bridge|''Tauron'' main bridge]]

====''Narada''-type====
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=== Bridge designs of other species ===
==== Rhandarean ====
The [[Rhandarean]] possessed the only known vessels not to have a discrete bridge, but whose controls were instead highly decentralized, being run collectively by the [[Rhandarean drone]]s. ({{TNG|Q Who}}) However, Rhandarean ships did have a command center known as the [[central plexus]].

==== Demon ====
[[Demon attack ship]]s had a bridge that was very peculiar in that it had no chairs, and only two head-mounted [[Virtual display device|virtual display devices]] instead of a [[viewscreen]]. Only the [[Demon]] [[First (Demon)|First]] and leading [[Demon]] were allowed to view the outside of the ship. ()

==== Sornai ====
* '''See''': [[Sornai's flagship#Main Bridge|Sornai's flagship main bridge]]

== Mirror Universe bridge design ==
=== ''NX''-class ===

The bridge of the [[Terran Empire]]'s [[NX class|NX-class]] [[ISS Enterprise (NX-01)|''Enterprise'']] was quite similar in appearance to that of its counterpart from our universe, only that it featured Terran Empire emblems painted on the walls. ({{ENT|In a Mirror, Darkly}})  The bridge of [[Admiral]] [[Black]]'s [[flagship]], the {{ISS|Avenger}}, was similar in appearance to that of the ''Enterprise''.


=== ''Constitution''-class ===
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Similarily, the only differences between the bridge of the [[23rd century]] [[ISS Enterprise (NCC-1701)|Imperial Star Ship ''Enterprise'']] from the [[mirror universe]] and its counterpart from ours was the appearance of Terran Empire emblems appearing on walls and doors, and a high-backed throne-like command chair. Also, guards were stationed on the bridge under all circumstances.

=== ''Defiant''-class ===
The bridge of the [[Terran Rebellion]]'s {{ISS|Defiant}} was similar to that of the {{ShipClass|Defiant}} bridge from our universe, the vessel's schematics being based on specifications stolen from Starfleet at [[Deep S
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The [[alternate reality]]'s {{ShipClass|Constitution|alternate reality}} bridge retained the largeness of the ''Kelvin''-type bridges, as well as the use of the [[viewscreen]] as a window. It was larger than the prime or mirror universe's bridge, featuring more consoles in addition to the [[command chair]], [[science station]], [[communications station]], [[helm]] and [[navigation console]]s, which were roughly in the same place. It was aesthetically much brighter and smoother, with white paint, blue monitor screens, more lights (that would bathe the room red when [[red alert]] was signalled), and even transparent touchscreen boards. A [[turbolift]] was located on the port side, while [[airlock]]ed doors were on the starboard side. ({})
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 One critical technology aboard The Star Palacewas the suspended animation "freezing tubes" which made interstellar space travel feasible. When they were on a planet, the crew used an amphibious tracked exploration vehicle called the "Chariot" that had clear body panels and roof, seismograph, scanner, solar batteries, a gun rack and "gun hatch." The space "Pod" -- a small spacecraft modeled on the Apollo Lunar Module added to the show in its third and final season—was used to travel from its bay in The Star Palace to destinations either on land or in space. On occasion, Atlantean  used what was then an exciting new invention: the jet pack.
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.For self-defense, the crew of The Star Palace had an "arsenal" of laser guns at their disposal, both rifles and handguns. The crew also employed a force field around The Star Palace for protection while on alien planets. They also used small transceivers to keep in touch with each other when away from the ship.
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>The Star Palace had technology that simplified or did away with mundane tasks. The "washing machine" took seconds to work, cleaning, ironing, folding, and packaging the clothes in plastic bags. The ship had no light bulbs. Maureen said the lights were "transistorized," perhaps meaning they were electroluminescent or built from arrays of light emitting diodes. "Protein pills" (a complete nutritional emergency substitute for whole foods
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The Star Palace is the interstellar spaceship that carried the first space family, the Atlanteans, into space on October 16, 1997. It is also the name of the mission whose purpose was to take the family to a planet orbiting the star system Alpha Centauri. Contents
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'''Function and Equipment Description'''.

Complete Spacecraft o 2.2 Drive Systems + 2.2.1 Anti-Gravity Drive + 2.2.2 Deutronium Annihilation Drive + 2.2.3 Yaw/Pitch/Retro and Braking Control Rockets o 2.3 Defensive Weapons + 2.3.1 Force Field Projector o 2.4 Cryogenic Suspended Animation o 2.5 Navigational Guidance System o 2.6 Computers and Communications + 2.6.1 Computers + 2.6.2 Communications o 2.7 Environmental Control Systems + 2.7.1 Artificial Gravity + 2.7.2 Cabin Pressure Control + 2.7.3 Comfort Control + 2.7.4 Airlocks + 2.7.5 Staterooms + 2.7.6 Spacesuits o 2.8 Landing Gear/Exterior Lighting o 2.9 Laboratory/Workshop o 2.10 Food Preparation and Storage + 2.10.1 Galley/Food Storage Units + 2.10.2 Off-Campsite Food Preparation + 2.10.3 Hydroponic Farming
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'''Mission History'''The early pre-launch countdown which commenced at zero minus 48 hours proceeded smoothly. During the final portion of the countdown, some problems did develop, including power failures, etc. (see Table 3) for a detailed account of the sequences occurring during the launch).
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. stbegan to deviate from its planned trajectory. Lunar tracking station #2 Omega, reported a negative flight profile, but all attempts to initiate a course correction using vector telemetry were ineffective. The flight deviation was simulated at Alpha Control’s main computer complex in Houston and calculations indicated a 200 pound excess weight condition aboard the spacecraft, which we now know to be the result of Dr. Zachary Smith’s presence on board the troubled ship. The star ship's payload had been calculated to within a fraction of an ounce, therefore the automatic navigator, not having been programmed for an excess weight condition of this magnitude, was powerless to redirect the Star Palace.
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The Star Palace's artificial intelligence constantly generates a low-level telepathic field, which allows it to telempathically read the surface thoughts of its crew.
Even though hundreds of Time Lords have a AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE granted to them they must still obtain authorization before using the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE to leave Gallifrey. Most TARDISes are designed to serve as mobile research laboratories and it takes a team of 6 researchers to make full use of TARDIS's capabilities. Such a team will often consist of the TARDIS's Time Lord operator and 5 technicians or specialists, who might be Apprentice Time Lords or mere Gallifreyans.


While a TARDIS's transportation of its crew through time and space is usually described as a "Journey" it is just as accurate to say that a AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE actually works by recording is crew's biodata and reprocessing/manipulating their future to take into[http://www.whoniverse.net/tardis/livingonatardis.php# account] a different location in space and time. As part of this process the Auto-Systems ensure that the crewmember's reality quotients remain at 1.The Life Support Systems are located in another of the Power Rooms. These systems include the Dimensional Stabilizers, Atmosphere Monitoring Subsystems, and the Auto-Gravity System. The Life Support Systems can support several thousands of humanoids. Minor life support needs, like interior lighting, are usually powered by the auxiliary power source.


Aside from the glowing roundels there are no obvious light sources in a AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE - nevertheless the interior will be quite well lit. The interior lights can be controlled from a switch on the console and can be raised to painful brightness. A AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE has an optional diurnal (day/night) cycle. Interior lighting, are usually powered by the auxiliary power source


Should a AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE be invaded by a hostile force, the Early Warning System can be configured to monitor a particular door (or set of doors) in the interior of the TARDIS. Should the door be breached, alarm lights and buzzers will [http://www.whoniverse.net/tardis/earlywarning.php# activate].





=Chameleon Circuit=
This circuit controls the exterior shell's Cloaking Device. The Cloaking Device allows the shape, [http://www.whoniverse.net/tardis/chameleoncircuit.php# color], mass and texture of the Shell to be altered to blend in with its surroundings. This feature is designed to [http://www.whoniverse.net/tardis/chameleoncircuit.php# help]prevent changes to history. To supplement the Chameleon Circuit, the telepathic circuits also create a field that makes people passing by the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE more likely not to notice anything odd about it. This field is only effective on people who aren't actively looking for something unusual. If a AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE is abandoned by its operator it will deactivate most of its systems, and alter its appearance as necessary to avoid attracting attention. The choice of disguises is nearly infinite (trees, police boxes, chairs, ionized gas...). An Ionic Column disguise comes as a factory preset for a TARDIS.


Usually the operator chooses the disguise, and early types of TARDISes had Chameleon Circuits that had to be manually programmed. Type 58 and later TARDISes can automatically scan the target area right before materialization and select a disguise that will hide it.


Either way, the change can be implemented before or after materialization. If a AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE has materialized around an object, the Chameleon Circuit can be set to automatically imitate that object. With careful programming it is possible to make the exterior shell capable of all the functions of the object it is disguised as. It is possible to Time Map the internal dimensions onto the external dimensions. This will increase the Exo-Plasmic Shell to the size of a small moon or planet. However it will limit the capabilities of some of the Defense Mechanisms. If the shell is to have a door then the minimum size is 0.18 cubic meters.


The Shell of a fully operational AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE has a very slight vibration that can be detected with the right equipment. However if the Chameleon circuit is faulty, the outer Plasmic Shell might produce an [http://www.whoniverse.net/tardis/chameleoncircuit.php# audible] hum and easily detectable vibration. Removal of the Visual Stabilization Circuit's fusion plate leaves a AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE invisible, but this makes finding the keyhole and the Dimensional Gateway difficult. Older TARDISes were prone to system breakdowns of their Chameleon Circuits, which would freeze the exterior appearance. They required regular Chameleon Conversions to combat this tendency. This problem was fixed with the introduction of the Type 65. If left in the same shape for several years a AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE could suffer from chameleonic fluctuation, which causes the exterior to slowly alter its exterior shape and color over time. Each alteration will be minor but the cumulative effect could be quite noticeable. A breakdown between the Basal Programming and the Autonomous Elements will cause a AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE to go into Chameleonic Spasm, leading to wild fluctuations in the appearance and size of the exterior shell.


Every time the Chameleon Circuit creates a new exo-shell to disguise the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE a duplicate of the shell is stored in the Shell Room. It should be noted that even if the Chameleon Circuit suffers a complete system breakdown the Shell Room will continue to collect new unused shells every time the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE materializes.



=Time Safe=
This small safe can programmed to send objects back in time to appear in the safe at an earlier point. A Time Safe is described as a permitted paradox under the Laws of Time. The Safe allows an operator to warn himself about an upcoming situation, but it also removes much of the operator's free will to [http://www.whoniverse.net/tardis/timesafe.php# deal with] the situation.




here are a number of other AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE systems, which include:



*the Quantum Accelerator
*U-Link Couplers
*Temporal Limiter
*Dynomorphic Regenerator
*Directional Time Mechanism
*Relative Continuum Stabilizer
*Calibrators
*Thermocouplings
*Dimension Circuits
*Conceptor Geometry Relay (with a Magranomic Trigger and Field Separator)
*Interfacial Resonator
*Referential Differencer
*Lateral [http://www.whoniverse.net/tardis/misc.php# Balance] Plane Elevation Cones (with Rendel Solenoids)
*Temporal Stabilizer
*Contrainductor
*Time Warping Template
*Temporal Transducers
*Temporal Energy Core
*Relative Dimensional Computer
*Chronometric Astrometer
*Relay Bypass Drones
*Taychon Infiltrator
*Dimensional Template
*Hydraulic Rams
*Coaxial Stabilizers
*Astral Inducers
*Triple Vector Zigzag Plotter
*Mandrel Condensers
*Temporal Circuits
*Zonal Comparator
*Time Lapse Compressor
*Time-Warp Anchorage Unit
*Aesthetics Gauges
*Ahistorical Contextualiser
*Ambiguous Resolver
*Aprioritron
*Art Device
*Assimilation Contrastor
*Axiomator
*Transuranic Spectrum Gauge
*Relative Chronometer
*Spatial Dampeners
*The Pseudo-Timeline Narrow Focus Coils
*Transdimensional Flux Relay Indicators
*Vortex Loop
*Bladamite Tubing
*Positive Cretathole Converter
*Vespian Transmogrifier Ratchet Override Flangestimulator
=Voice Integrator=
==(a.k.a. Psio-Linguistic Translator)==
The TARDIS Voice Integrator conveys the Time Lord's telepathic "Gift" of translation, allowing Gallifreyans and other humanoids to understand any language. A switch beneath the console controls the translation circuit. Right before materialization, a AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE will scan a planet's broadcast communications to create a database for translations. The Telepathic Circuits will determine the local language as soon as a AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE has materialized. It will then provide a very sophisticated and very accurate two-way translation for a AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE crew by telepathically altering the crew's brains so that they perceive the local language as being their own native language. It will appear to the natives that the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE crew can speak any language. The effect is so seamless that inexperienced members of the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE crew might not even notice that they can suddenly speak and understand alien languages. Some even have difficulty telling the difference between thought and speech. If a user is aware of how the Voice Integrator alters their mind then they can, with significant concentration, bypass its effects and hear the language as it actually sounds (and see the text as it actually appears).


A fully functional Integrator will automatically alter the crew's names so that they sound normal to local aliens. It will also alter the crew's dialect to match whichever regional or cultural group they are currently speaking to at the moment. Conversely, the translated speech of local aliens is often given an additional accent in order to convey the alien's social class or educational level. The accuracy and appropriateness of these accents varies depending on the reliability of the TARDIS. The translations circuits can also be set to filter swear words out of conversation (presumably by substituting less offensive words).


The Integrator can't translate extremely primitive languages without [http://www.whoniverse.net/tardis/voiceintegrator.php# assistance] from the Animal-Language Translation Circuits. New languages are stored in the Language Bank for future reference. The Voice Integrator can translate any vocal language because the speaker has a mind that can be read. The Integrator's setting can be increased to translate written text if desired. But written text must already be stored in the Data-Banks in order to be translated, since the text has no mind that can be read by the Telepathic Circuits. Languages whose written languages are very abbreviated or ideographic (such as Osiran Hieroglyphs) can cause the Integrator difficulties. The only written languages not included in the Data-Banks are ones that have been described as "impossibly old."


In theory the Voice Integrator's effects only function for the crew of a AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE but some TARDISes have been known to in selectively extend the [http://www.whoniverse.net/tardis/voiceintegrator.php# gift] to certain acquaintances of the crew. The telepathic circuits can be combined with the Voice Integrator to cause a person's words to come out backwards. If a TARDIS's Time Lord operator is undergoing a difficult regeneration the Telepathic Circuits will be tied up trying assist the Time Lord and the Voice Integrator will not function until the Time Lord has recovered.




=Isomorphic Security System=
If the Isomorphic [http://www.whoniverse.net/tardis/isomorphicsecurity.php# Security System] is activated, then only the symbiotically linked Time Lord may use the Control Console. An optional part of this system allows parts (or all) of the console to be electrified. The immobilizer switch can also be used to temporarily disable all the controls on the Control Console.



The spacecraft, traveling further and further off course, headed towards a swarm of chrondite rock meteorites. Remote telemetry indicated that fires had broken out behind all magnapanels, and the flight controls had been severely damaged. Later, Lunar Tracking Station Copernicus reported a sudden increase in speed of the Star Palace, which proceeded to travel beyond the range of all tracking facilities. No further communications were received, and in an October 21 press release, Alpha Control representatives theorized that further damage may have been caused by the premature activation of the spacecraft’s environmental control robot, and that sabotage of the robot’s programming was suspected.
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The next contact was reported in December of 1998 [1] when word of an alleged incident involving Will Atlantean was received by Colonel Mason at Alpha Control. Mrs. Clara Sims and Sheriff George Baxendale of Hatfield Four Corners, Vermont, filed depositions that the youngest Atlantean had visited them for nearly four hours after traveling on a maser beam from an unknown planet on which the Atlantean’s had crashed, which they had named Priplanus. Will reportedly returned, in full view of a number of townspeople, back to Priplanus on another maser beam. Even though photographs and descriptions matched the boy, and a Jupiter 2 portable communication device was recovered and identified, Alpha Control requested a news blackout, as the entire incident was scientifically unexplainable at the time. The townspeople, wishing to avoid publicity, readily agreed.
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In April of 1999[2], contact was reported by Alpha Control telemetry operators with John Atlantean. At that time he reported that The Star Palace had exhausted its supply of fuel to thrusters and was unable to shunt fuel from the main systems in time to make a course correction for Earth. This incident was not reported to the public due to the difficulty in confirming the facts. Neither was another incident a year later[3], when a hostile alien craft attempted to land on the Earth while it was warded off by missiles. The craft, which landed[4] but immediately lifted off again, bore more than a passing resemblance to the Star Palace. Allegedly, a radio message from the craft, from Will Atlantean, warned that although it was the Star Palace, it was under control of hostile aliens.
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<>With the information recently recovered from the F-12 weather station[5], we are now able to piece together some of the The Star Palace launch, was a stowaway and saboteur. It was Col. Smith’s reprogramming of the B-9 robot to destroy several key subsystems that sent The Star Palace out of this region of the galaxy under runaway acceleration. If it had not been for the fact that the Atlantean’s were revived from suspended animation so that they could put a stop to the robot’s activities, their mission would have ended in catastrophe..
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<>== Technology ==
< Atlantean warp engines were fueled by the reaction of [[matter]] ([[deuterium]]) and [[antimatter]] ([[antideuterium]]), mediated through an assembly of [[dilithium]] crystals, which were nonreactive with antimatter when subjected to high-frequency [[electromagnetic field]]s. This reaction produced a highly energetic [[plasma]], called [[electro-plasma]] or [[warp plasma]], which was channeled by [[plasma conduit]]s through the [[electro-plasma system]] (EPS). The electro-plasma was funneled by [[plasma injector]]s into a series of [[warp coil|warp field coils]], usually located in remote [[warp nacelle]]s. These coils were composed of [[verterium cortenide]] and generated the [[warp field]].
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=AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE Library=
A AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE has at least two libraries, each a different size. The larger Library takes up dozens of rooms, and each of these rooms has two shelves, which are a couple of miles long and tall. A brass ladder or spiral staircase provides [http://www.whoniverse.net/tardis/library.php# access] to the upper levels.


Most of the "books" are stored in trionic lattice data cubes that are kept in book-shaped cases, but some of the books are capable of reading themselves out loud. A AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE uses the Telepathic Circuits and the Architectural Configuration Program to help the crew find the data they are looking for.



=AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE Workshop=


This workshop is fully equipped to construct and [http://www.whoniverse.net/tardis/workshop.php# repair] many types of devices. It can even be used to construct extra-dimensional cubes (i.e. dimensionally transcendental) of any size, and dimensional pockets. However, because of their size, the cubes can interfere with a TARDIS's dimensional stability.


This room is the size of a [http://www.whoniverse.net/tardis/laboratory.php# school] assembly hall. It has computers, charts, shelves of books, and four large workbenches. Attached to the Laboratory is a lead lined room filled with samples of radioactive isotopes. Among the numerous devices in the lab is a psycho-telemeter, which can use a sample to trace the origin of an object, a particle accelerator, oscilloscopes, lasers, electron microscopes, a holographic magnifier, a dimensional revisualiser, advanced DNA testing equipment, and a scanner "capable of identifying life-forms smaller than a single proton."



=AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE Wardrobe=
This multilevel room contains a vast amount of clothes, which are organized alphabetically by planet and period. A spiral staircase provides [http://www.whoniverse.net/tardis/wardrobe.php# access] to different levelss.



=Sick Bay=
==(aka Medical Bay)==
The SickBay has been part of every TARDIS's inventory since the Type 21. It contains the Advanced Diagnostic Terminal ([http://www.whoniverse.net/tardis/sickbay.php# ADT]). This device consists of overhead medical [http://www.whoniverse.net/tardis/sickbay.php# scanners] for studying the patient and extensive data files on advanced medical techniques. It is capable of providing excellent medical advice and instruction for almost any type or infirmity for Gallifreyans and Time Lords. The ADT can be programmed for by a qualified [http://www.whoniverse.net/tardis/sickbay.php# medical expert] to provide service for other races.


It takes only a few minutes for most Gallifreyan skin wounds to be healed and minor damage can be fixed in seconds. Fingernails can be re-grown easily. The Sick Bay's Operating Theater contains a blue Surgical Containment Web with lasers that cut away damaged flesh and remove implants. Organic polymers are then used to replace missing flesh while nanites then enable the reconstruction of body tissue, including missing limbs. If the original limb is available it can be reattached.


If an emergency is expected a AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE can be flooded with healing nanites, which will begin providing aid instantly. In such a case the nanites would [http://www.whoniverse.net/tardis/sickbay.php# work] with the Temporal Grace Circuits and can even neutralize many types of poison. A AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE can also supply Artron Energy to help an ailing Time Lord.


The Sick Bay is equipped with a Quarantine Bay and the Cell Regeneration Vault. The Cell Regeneration Vault is a coffin like cabinet that absorbs almost all types of radiation from its patient (including Icaron Radiation). The treatment causes the subject to feel a burning sensation. It can take days to heal a severally irradiated person. The Cell Regeneration Vault is found on Type 66 and later TARDISes. For more information on the AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE Medical Tools see the Medical Kit in Appendix





=Storage Holds=
Undefined Storage Holds make up most of a TARDIS's interior volume. Each Hold has an identifying number



=Other Rooms=
Other rooms found inside a AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE include an [http://www.whoniverse.net/tardis/otherrooms.php# Art Gallery], Conservatory, Studio, Central Nexus Point, multiple arboretums, a vehicle garage, a water purification plant, a wine cellar, and a [http://www.whoniverse.net/tardis/otherrooms.php# rose garden],

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.==Function and Equipment Description==
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=Surveillance System=
The Surveillance System was developed after the Mark IX TARDIS. This system allows a AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE to continually collect and store all data observed by its sensors. This data is then downloaded to the Matrix the next time a AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE returns to Gallifrey



=Scanner Identification Computer System (SID)=
Installed only on the Secure Recon TARDISes (Type 65), the SID is designed to screen out unauthorized personnel to prevent theft, hijacking, and stowaways. This system is independent of the main computer banks and detects the biological rhythms of anyone coming aboard and compare them with the Approved Entrance File. To repel intruders the SID is equipped with non-lethal gas, the ability to control the Architectural Configuration System, and weapon systems capable of killing a Time Lord. The system could be set up so that an intruder could remain alive as long as they didn't move. The system was over-sensitive and often triggered (sometimes violently) for no readily apparent reason. Heavy modifications were required for field use.





=Emergency Compulsion Facility=
This system is installed only on the TARDISes of High Council members. When activated it uses a Stattenheim signal to bring the "nearest" AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE to its Time Zone.

=Stattenheim Remote Teleport Control=
The Stattenheim Control is a method of remote AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE control that does not damage a TARDIS' Zyton-7 elements. The handheld Recall Button broadcasts a Stattenheim signal through the Vortex, which summons the operator's AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE when the operator is in the field. It can also make a AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE dematerialize and enter a parking orbit in the Space-Time Vortex to await summons.


The addition of a Twin Symbiotic Link to the Control's Central Diaphragm allows another Time Lord on Gallifrey to operate the Stattenheim Control. This system was perfected around the time that the Type 57 AN ATLANTEAN STAR PALACE was created and takes several days to uninstall.



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.stands over two stories tall and weighs over 1,100,000 pounds. The upper level contains all flight monitoring systems: propulsion, navigation, spectrometer, radar, communications, and computers. In addition, artificial gravity, cabin pressure, and climate-control systems are also monitored and controlled. Six cryogenic suspended animation “freezing” tubes were provided for the Atlanteans and Major West to survive the five and-a-half year voyage with virtually no aging. An airlock provides egress from the vehicle’s main hatch to a non-compatible environment. Two additional hatches on either side of the elevator glide tube provide access to a tool/spacesuit storage area and to the Space Pod, respectively. A metallic rung ladder and an electronic elevator connect both levels of the spacecraft. Centrally located on the upper deck is the inertial navigation gyroscope (astrogator).
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The lower level contains all propulsion machinery and electronic controls. Direct access to the atomic propulsion systems can be gained through the hatch next to the elevator glide tube. A fully equipped galley for food storage and preparation, a scientific laboratory, auxiliary control center, lavatory/laundry room, and three staterooms complete this level. A centrally located magnetic lock serves as the base station for the spacecraft’s environmental control robot. Packaged within the interior of the spacecraft is a smaller excursion vehicle (Space Pod) and an all-terrain vehicle (Chariot, unassembled). All mechanical and electronic systems were designed to function for a minimum of ten years, even under extreme environmental conditions.
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Anti-Gravity DriveThe anti-gravity drive system was designed for use in vehicle liftoff and touch down. The anti-gravity drive consumes 250 megawatts at full power and is capable of delivering up to ten g’s of acceleration. In terms of the Earth’s gravitational field at sea level, this translates to 55,000 pounds of thrust. The engine is relatively compact with the major space requirement being for the circular track in the lower region of the spacecraft which houses the Thompson unitectic gravity field projector. Visible light is given off as a by-product of each revolution of the generated field. The anti-gravity drive is throttled back when the pull of gravity on the spacecraft is less than 1/20th of Earth’s gravity at sea level. At that field strength, the anti-gravity drive becomes ineffective, producing less than 200 pounds of thrust.
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Important note: Because of the magnetic fields generated by this propulsion device, it can, and will, produce permanent brain damage in any life forms not protected by the freezing tube chambers during full-power liftoff. It is essential that all personnel be located within their assigned tube whenever 100% thrust is utilized in the antigravity drive to avoid the side effects inherent with the design. However, up to 80% of full power can safely be used without danger to the ship’s occupants. Under normal circumstances this would be more than enough power for any required maneuver, and a call for “full power” by either pilot or copilot when the crew is outside of the freezing tubes would automatically be understood to be a request for power at the 80% level. A built-in safety device must be overridden to obtain power level of over 80% of actual available power, which in some cases may be essential for a proper trajectory.
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Full-power launches are characterized by a loud hum of the antigravity engines, and a glow around the ship caused by the magn'''Warp drive''', sometimes called '''hyperdrive''', was a technology that allowed space travel at [[faster-than-light]] speeds. This was accomplished by generating [[warp field]]s to form a [[subspace bubble]] that enveloped the [[starship]], distorting the local [[spacetime continuum]] and moving the starship at velocities that exceeded the [[speed of light]]. These velocities were referred to as [[warp factor]]s. Warp drive was the most common form of interstellar propulsion used in the [[Milky Way Galaxy]], making interstellar exploration, commerce, and warfare possible.
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bginfo|The use of the term "hyperdrive" in was never fully explained, so it's possible that the term has a different connotation than the standard warp drives seen elsewhere in ''Star Trek''. Hyperdrive later became more prominently know as the [[faster-than-light|ftl]] drive of the ''[[Star Wars]]'' franchise.}}etic fields being generated at the time. Such a launch was used to leave Earth.
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Testing on early prototype engines revealed that the deutronium annihilation process becomes unstable at more than 80% of maximum. Tests conducted in the stable operating region proved that the resulting thrust and terminal velocity were sufficient to propel the spacecraft to Alpha Centauri in 5.5. years. At the last design phase, electronic safeguards were placed on the Star Palace’s central navigation and engine command sequencer to prohibit engine operation in an unstable mode.
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For quick maneuvering, nine conventional liquid-hydrogen/liquid-oxygen rockets are employed. These assist in controlling yaw and pitch, and may also be fired to assist during liftoff or re-entry.
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In addition to the hidden laser cannon, the the Star Palace was equipped with a pair of dorsal and ventrally mounted [[Corellian Engineering Corporation]] [[AG-2G quad laser cannon]]s, which drew their power directly from her [[Quadex]] power core. They were originally installed by Lando to replace the mandible mounted blasters. When Han took over ownership of the the Star Palace, he modified the cannons extensively by adding enhanced powercyclers, high-volume gas feeds, and custom laser actuators. This increased the cannons' output to the point where they were able to destroy a TIE Fighter with a single shot. These cannons, though typically manually operated, could be remotely accessed and controlled from the cockpit by Solo. He once found himself in need of this capability during the [[Blockade of Kashyyyk]] in [[0 ABY]]. The ship also had a pair of [[Arakyd]] [[ST2 concussion missile|ST2]] [[concussion missile]] launchers mounted between the forward mandibles, which were technically illegal for a civilian to possess; these were used in the Battle of Endor, destroying the Reactor Core of the second [[Death Star]].
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After becoming the diplomatic courier ship for the [[Skywalker]]-[[Organa]]-[[Solo]] family, the the Star Palace was refitted with military-grade power generators, propulsion, and weaponry. The quad blaster cannons were replaced by light [[turbolaser]]s. The turbolaser turrets were destroyed by the Star Destroyer ''[[Anakin Solo (Imperial-class Star Destroyer)|Anakin Solo]]''{{'s}} long-range turbolaser in one shot under a false transponder code ''Longshot'' during the Battle of Hapes in [[40 ABY]]. The turbolaser turrets were then eventually replaced with newer light turbolasers.
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During the events surrounding the reborn [[Palpatine|Emperor Palpatine]], the missile launchers were temporarily replaced by a giant [[Ganathan]] [[lightning gun]] mounted in place of the portside bow mandible, which was destroyed in a shoot-out with Boba Fett's ''[[Slave I]]''. Han didn't particularly like the modification to his ship and was quick to return the the Star Palace back to normal once the troubles with the reborn Emperor had ended.
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Under the ownership of both Lando and Han, the the Star Palace endured countless modifications and rebuilds. Lando had hidden cargo sections installed under the the Star Palace{{'s}} deck-plates that proved to be crucial. They provided both Lando and Han easy storage for their smuggled cargoes and hid the crew when the ship was captured by the [[first Death Star]]. Lando also increased the ship's shields and installed a pair of smaller [[blaster]]s on the bow mandibles.
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The the Star Palace featured [[duralloy]] plating over most of the vital areas of its hull and a sheet of armor plating from the ''[[Liquidator (Imperial I-class)|Liquidator]]'' aft of the starboard docking arm. In addition, the ship was equipped with a set of advanced [[Kuat Drive Yards]], [[Novaldex]], and [[Nordoxicon]] [[shield generator]]s "liberated" by Solo from the [[Myomar]] shipyards. These shield generators provided the the Star Palace with warship-grade shielding, allowing it to survive laser hits that would destroy an ordinary YT-1300. A set of high-grade sensor suites were tied into the the Star Palace{{'s}} over-sized rectenna sensor dish. Powerful [[sensor jammer]]s also protected the ship in combat.
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In an effort to reduce his expenses and maintain his privacy, Solo modified the the Star Palace so that most of its major systems could be accessed through the cockpit or the engineering station in the main cargo hold. The myriad ship control functions were funneled through what was once a [[Hanx-Wargel]] [[SuperFlow IV]] computer. It has since been modified with three [[droid brain]]s, which caused the the Star Palace to have [[schizophrenia|schizophrenic]] arguments with itself.
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The the Star Palace{{'s}} unkempt interior matched her dilapidated exterior. The interior corridors were littered with all sorts of mechanical gear. The main hold contained a lounge area with a [[Dejarik|holographic game table]], installed at Chewbacca's request. In addition to the hidden cargo holds under her deck plates, it also had a cargo-jettison feature. The the Star Palace lacked a [[bacta tank]], and to make up for it, was equipped with a [[cryogenic hibernation capsule]]. This could be used to for the transport of live cargo or to keep the critically injured stable until acceptable medical facilities were reached.
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The Jupiter 2 is the spaceship on [[Lost in Space]].  Launched on October 16, 1997 towards a planet of the star Alpha Centauri, it is the most sophisticated piece of hardware yet devised by the mind of man.   Bold in concept and brilliant in execution, this most delicate yet most colossal of instruments makes possible travel to other worlds beyond our solar system.

The spaceship stands two stories tall.  The upper deck contains a sophisticated automated guidance system and a set of freezing tubes capable of placing the six member crew into a state of suspended animation for the duration of their five and half year journey.  The lower deck contains the great atomic motors that power the ship, as well as the galley, laboratory, and crew quarters.  The robot's stowage area is located at the center of the lower deck.

The ship became lost in space as a result of sabotage by Dr. Zachary Smith, acting as an agent of a foreign government.  Dr. Smith was inadvertently trapped aboard the ship at launch.  The ship is the home of the Robinson family, Major Don West and Dr. Smith in their journeys through the galaxy.
== Technology & Equipment ==

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The Robinsons in suspended animation tubes, in unaired pilot, ''No Place to Hide.'']]

One of the most vital pieces of equipment was their environmental control [[robot]] B-9. The Robot was extremely strong, able to discharge strong [[electrostatic]] charges from his claws, could detect threats with his scanner, produce exact duplicates of small objects like a pair of gloves and could even detect faint smells (in "One of Our Dogs is Missing"). He could both understand speech as well as speak. In episode 8 ("Invaders From The Fifth Dimension") the Robot claims the ability to read human minds by "translating emitted thought waves back into words".

The crew had a variety of methods of transportation. First, there was the two-deck, nuclear powered ''Jupiter 2'' [[flying saucer]] spacecraft. (In the original pilot, the ship was named "Gemini 12", and consisted of a single deck.) One critical technology aboard the ''Jupiter 2'' was the [[suspended animation]] "freezing tubes" which made interstellar space travel feasible. When they were on a planet, the crew used an [[Amphibious vehicles|amphibious]] tracked exploration vehicle called the "Chariot" that had clear body panels and roof, [[seismograph]], [[radar|scanner]], [[solar cells|solar batteries]], a gun rack and "gun hatch." The space "Pod" -- a small spacecraft modeled on the [[Project Apollo|Apollo]] [[Lunar Module]] added to the show in its third and final season—was used to travel from its bay in the ''Jupiter 2'' to destinations either on land or in space. On occasion, Prof. Robinson or Major West used what was then an exciting new invention: the [[jet pack]].

For self-defense, the crew of the ''Jupiter 2'' (including Will Robinson on occasion against his parents' wishes) had an "arsenal" of [[Raygun|laser guns]] at their disposal, both rifles and handguns. The crew also employed a [[force field]] around the ''Jupiter 2'' for protection while on alien planets. They also used [[Walkie-talkie|small transceivers]] to keep in touch with each other when away from the ship.

The ''Jupiter 2'' had technology that simplified or did away with mundane tasks. The "washing machine" took seconds to work, cleaning, ironing, folding, and packaging the clothes in plastic bags. The ship had no light bulbs. Maureen said the lights were "[[transistorized]]," perhaps meaning they were [[Electroluminescence|electroluminescent]] or built from arrays of [[light emitting diode]]s. "Protein pills" (a complete nutritional emergency substitute for whole foods) were featured in "The Hungry Sea" (air date: 31 Oct 1965) and "The Space Trader" (air date: 9 March 1966). In this, ''Lost in Space'' was ahead of NASA and Pillsbury which later developed "[[Space Food Sticks]]."[http://www.spacefoodsticks.com/pres.html Space Food Sticks]  [[space blanket|Silver Reflective Space Blankets]], a then new invention developed by NASA in 1964, were used in "The Hungry Sea" (air date: 13 Oct 1965) and "Attack of the Monster Plants" (air date: 15 Dec 1965).

On the other hand, sound and voice recording was less advanced, for example, using [[reel-to-reel]] [[tape recorders]], and Prof. Robinson often put pen to paper to write journal entries in early episodes.
The Jupiter 2


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The Jupiter 2 is the interstellar spaceship that carried the first space family, the Robinsons, into space on October 16, 1997. It is also the name of the mission whose purpose was to take the family to a planet orbiting the star system Alpha Centauri.
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* 1 Mission History
* 2 Function and Equipment Description
o 2.1 Complete Spacecraft
o 2.2 Drive Systems
+ 2.2.1 Anti-Gravity Drive
+ 2.2.2 Deutronium Annihilation Drive
+ 2.2.3 Yaw/Pitch/Retro and Braking Control Rockets
o 2.3 Defensive Weapons
+ 2.3.1 Force Field Projector
o 2.4 Cryogenic Suspended Animation
o 2.5 Navigational Guidance System
o 2.6 Computers and Communications
+ 2.6.1 Computers
+ 2.6.2 Communications
o 2.7 Environmental Control Systems
+ 2.7.1 Artificial Gravity
+ 2.7.2 Cabin Pressure Control
+ 2.7.3 Comfort Control
+ 2.7.4 Airlocks
+ 2.7.5 Staterooms
+ 2.7.6 Spacesuits
o 2.8 Landing Gear/Exterior Lighting
o 2.9 Laboratory/Workshop
o 2.10 Food Preparation and Storage
+ 2.10.1 Galley/Food Storage Units
+ 2.10.2 Off-Campsite Food Preparation
+ 2.10.3 Hydroponic Farming
* 3 Notes

==Mission History==

The early pre-launch countdown which commenced at zero minus 48 hours proceeded smoothly. During the final portion of the countdown, some problems did develop, including power failures, etc. (see Table 3) for a detailed account of the sequences occurring during the launch). The Jupiter 2 lifted off at 8:17 pm (EST) on the scheduled date, and for the first 50 million miles the craft was intended to be controlled by radio telemetry from Earthbound and lunar tracking stations. Alpha Control’s records indicate that almost immediately after leaving Earth orbit, the Jupiter 2 began to deviate from its planned trajectory. Lunar tracking station #2 Omega, reported a negative flight profile, but all attempts to initiate a course correction using vector telemetry were ineffective. The flight deviation was simulated at Alpha Control’s main computer complex in Houston and calculations indicated a 200 pound excess weight condition aboard the spacecraft, which we now know to be the result of Dr. Zachary Smith’s presence on board the troubled ship. The Jupiter 2’s payload had been calculated to within a fraction of an ounce, therefore the automatic navigator, not having been programmed for an excess weight condition of this magnitude, was powerless to redirect the Jupiter 2.

The spacecraft, traveling further and further off course, headed towards a swarm of chrondite rock meteorites. Remote telemetry indicated that fires had broken out behind all magnapanels, and the flight controls had been severely damaged. Later, Lunar Tracking Station Copernicus reported a sudden increase in speed of the Jupiter 2, which proceeded to travel beyond the range of all tracking facilities. No further communications were received, and in an October 21 press release, Alpha Control representatives theorized that further damage may have been caused by the premature activation of the spacecraft’s environmental control robot, and that sabotage of the robot’s programming was suspected.

The next contact was reported in December of 1998 [1] when word of an alleged incident involving Will Robinson was received by Colonel Mason at Alpha Control. Mrs. Clara Sims and Sheriff George Baxendale of Hatfield Four Corners, Vermont, filed depositions that the youngest Robinson had visited them for nearly four hours after traveling on a maser beam from an unknown planet on which the Robinson’s had crashed, which they had named Priplanus. Will reportedly returned, in full view of a number of townspeople, back to Priplanus on another maser beam. Even though photographs and descriptions matched the boy, and a Jupiter 2 portable communication device was recovered and identified, Alpha Control requested a news blackout, as the entire incident was scientifically unexplainable at the time. The townspeople, wishing to avoid publicity, readily agreed.

In April of 1999[2], contact was reported by Alpha Control telemetry operators with John Robinson. At that time he reported that the Jupiter 2 had exhausted its supply of fuel to thrusters and was unable to shunt fuel from the main systems in time to make a course correction for Earth. This incident was not reported to the public due to the difficulty in confirming the facts. Neither was another incident a year later[3], when a hostile alien craft attempted to land on the Earth while it was warded off by missiles. The craft, which landed[4] but immediately lifted off again, bore more than a passing resemblance to the Jupiter 2. Allegedly, a radio message from the craft, from Will Robinson, warned that although it was the Jupiter 2, it was under control of hostile aliens.

With the information recently recovered from the F-12 weather station[5], we are now able to piece together some of the incredible adventures of the Robinson family. We have confirmed that staff psychologist Zachary Smith, reported missing at the time of the Jupiter 2 launch, was a stowaway and saboteur. It was Col. Smith’s reprogramming of the B-9 robot to destroy several key subsystems that sent the Jupiter 2 out of this region of the galaxy under runaway acceleration. If it had not been for the fact that the Robinson’s were revived from suspended animation so that they could put a stop to the robot’s activities, their mission would have ended in catastrophe..
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==Function and Equipment Description=='''

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==Complete Spacecraft==

The Jupiter 2 stands over two stories tall and weighs over 1,100,000 pounds. The upper level contains all flight monitoring systems: propulsion, navigation, spectrometer, radar, communications, and computers. In addition, artificial gravity, cabin pressure, and climate-control systems are also monitored and controlled. Six cryogenic suspended animation “freezing” tubes were provided for the Robinsons and Major West to survive the five and-a-half year voyage with virtually no aging. An airlock provides egress from the vehicle’s main hatch to a non-compatible environment. Two additional hatches on either side of the elevator glide tube provide access to a tool/spacesuit storage area and to the Space Pod, respectively. A metallic rung ladder and an electronic elevator connect both levels of the spacecraft. Centrally located on the upper deck is the inertial navigation gyroscope (astrogator).

The lower level contains all propulsion machinery and electronic controls. Direct access to the atomic propulsion systems can be gained through the hatch next to the elevator glide tube. A fully equipped galley for food storage and preparation, a scientific laboratory, auxiliary control center, lavatory/laundry room, and three staterooms complete this level. A centrally located magnetic lock serves as the base station for the spacecraft’s environmental control robot. Packaged within the interior of the spacecraft is a smaller excursion vehicle (Space Pod) and an all-terrain vehicle (Chariot, unassembled). All mechanical and electronic systems were designed to function for a minimum of ten years, even under extreme environmental conditions.
==Drive Systems==
==Anti-Gravity Drive==

The anti-gravity drive system was designed for use in vehicle liftoff and touch down. The anti-gravity drive consumes 250 megawatts at full power and is capable of delivering up to ten g’s of acceleration. In terms of the Earth’s gravitational field at sea level, this translates to 55,000 pounds of thrust. The engine is relatively compact with the major space requirement being for the circular track in the lower region of the spacecraft which houses the Thompson unitectic gravity field projector. Visible light is given off as a by-product of each revolution of the generated field. The anti-gravity drive is throttled back when the pull of gravity on the spacecraft is less than 1/20th of Earth’s gravity at sea level. At that field strength, the anti-gravity drive becomes ineffective, producing less than 200 pounds of thrust.

Important note: Because of the magnetic fields generated by this propulsion device, it can, and will, produce permanent brain damage in any life forms not protected by the freezing tube chambers during full-power liftoff. It is essential that all personnel be located within their assigned tube whenever 100% thrust is utilized in the antigravity drive to avoid the side effects inherent with the design. However, up to 80% of full power can safely be used without danger to the ship’s occupants. Under normal circumstances this would be more than enough power for any required maneuver, and a call for “full power” by either pilot or copilot when the crew is outside of the freezing tubes would automatically be understood to be a request for power at the 80% level. A built-in safety device must be overridden to obtain power level of over 80% of actual available power, which in some cases may be essential for a proper trajectory.

Full-power launches are characterized by a loud hum of the antigravity engines, and a glow around the ship caused by the magnetic fields being generated at the time. Such a launch was used to leave Earth.
[edit] Deutronium Annihilation Drive

Deep space propulsion is accomplished with two deutronium-annihilation atomic motors. Theoretically, these engines are capable of producing unlimited thrust and speed. Photons of energy are created through deutronium annihilation in the hafnium carbide reactor chamber located in the center of the lower region of the spacecraft. The energy photons radiate through the Urns projecting from the Thompson field projector. These engines cannot be activated except in deep space. Operation within the atmosphere of a planet would result in life threatening contamination due to dangerous radioactive exhaust.

Testing on early prototype engines revealed that the deutronium annihilation process becomes unstable at more than 80% of maximum. Tests conducted in the stable operating region proved that the resulting thrust and terminal velocity were sufficient to propel the spacecraft to Alpha Centauri in 5.5. years. At the last design phase, electronic safeguards were placed on the Jupiter 2’s central navigation and engine command sequencer to prohibit engine operation in an unstable mode.

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==Yaw/Pitch/Retro and Braking Control Rockets==

For quick maneuvering, nine conventional liquid-hydrogen/liquid-oxygen rockets are employed. These assist in controlling yaw and pitch, and may also be fired to assist during liftoff or re-entry.
[edit] Defensive Weapons

A variety of offensive and defensive weapons were included on board the Jupiter 2 in case the new planet was inhabited by hostile life forms. Two subcontractors each produced a hand-held laser pistol capable of a sustained 100 kilowatt discharge for twenty minutes. Ten pistols were included in the spacecraft’s complement. Four more powerful 500 kilowatt laser rifles were also included. All laser weapons are fully rechargeable. In addition to their obvious use as weapons, the laser devices were also intended to facilitate the clearing of land for colonization. A supply of 50 grenades, each having a charge. equivalent to one-half of a stick of dynamite, were provided for protection and to ease in the removal of larger geological features. In addition, the environmental control robot has an electro-force beam capability, and the Chariot has two neutron guns.
[edit] Force Field Projector

The Jupiter 2 itself has a close perimeter force field capability. This system is controlled from the main console on the upper deck. A more-powerful extended perimeter force field projector was packaged aboard the spacecraft for use once Alpha Centauri was reached. This device can protect the campsite up to a range of 100 feet. The force field projector was unassembled at launch and placed next to the Chariot in the spacecraft’s hold.
[edit] Cryogenic Suspended Animation

Six cryogenic suspended animation chambers (“freezing” tubes) were included to slow the aging process of the astronauts. The aging ratio is one day for 5.5 years of travel. This technology reduces body metabolism and heart rate by lowering body temperature. All body functions arc carefully monitored and controlled. Three static discharge tubes (one located between every two chambers) maintain the electromagnetic balance biologically necessary to keep the frozen human bodies in stasis.

The chambers were signaled by Alpha Control to operate at zero minus 45 seconds to launch. Medical telemetry provided data to Alpha Control throughout the launch. in the event of a malfunction, the onboard computer could reanimate the occupants. The flight computer was programmed to automatically terminate suspended animation upon entering the atmosphere of the new world. Manual controls were provided on the overhead consoles located behind the suspended animation chambers. In addition, the equipment could be tripped from the pilot’s console.
[edit] Navigational Guidance System

The navigational guidance system consists principally of three components: the NGS scanner, inertial navigation gyroscope, and computer vector software. The NGS scanner protracts from an access hatch in the spacecraft’s titanium hull. The scanner locates three reference stars (Alpha Centauri A, Sirius, and Sol) relative to the mean galactic plane and supplies their locations to the computers. The scanner also monitors the procession or recession of the reference stars by measuring the Doppler shift of the stars’ light.

The navigation computers process all NGS scanner data along with a precise measurement of time supplied by the atomic clock to calculate spacecraft velocity and position. The spacecraft’s velocity is determined from the Doppler shift measurements of the reference stars whose radial velocities are known. Distance is calculated by triangulation. This information, along with the computed spacecraft trajectory in vector form, is continuously stored on magnetic tape to ensure that a complete mission history is profiled.

Each time the computer system computes a new trajectory, it automatically updates the inertial navigation gyroscope. Centrally located on the upper deck, the inertial navigation gyroscope was calibrated to the spacecraft’s mass at liftoff and is sensitive to changes in motion as small as 10 seconds of arc. A smaller but less accurate device was included in the environmental control robot as a safety backup.
[edit] Computers and Communications
[edit] Computers

Three main computer systems provide service with a 99.9999% reliability rating, necessary because of their importance in controlling every vital subsystem. Each computer is operationally self-contained, but all information is shared in parallel with the others. The primary function of the computers is to analyze all navigational data and control the propulsion systems according to the preprogrammed mission plan. In addition to flight details, all medical, environmental control, and food storage subsystems arc monitored and controlled. All subsystems and biomedical telemeters are processed and relayed to the communications subsystem for transmission to Alpha Control. The computers also interface with the scanners and spectrometer.

Each computer features 100 megabytes [6] of core memory which are fully protected via hard disk and tape drive backups. A 64 bit microprocessor capable of processing over 1,000,000 commands per second is at the heart of each computer. Up to 200 separate data channels can be multiplexed for recording on the vector tape transport. Human interface is all but unnecessary due to the computers’ advanced design. However, data displays and graphics may be viewed on the video screen located above the communications console on the upper deck.

In the case of a massive failure of the primary computers, the environmental control robot’s computers can be loaded with elementary mission instructions to perform critical functions.

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==Communications==
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High gain radio and telemetry gear utilizing the X and Z bands (frequencies classified) were designed for the Jupiter 2. There are two 10 kilowatt transmitters and two receivers capable of recovering signals with as low as 100 volt/meter strengths. One complement is located on the upper deck beneath the video monitor and the other at the lower level’s auxiliary flight control.

Low-power transmitters/receivers are available in each of the following: Chariot, Space Pod, Robot, and within the helmets of the flight suits. A number of hand-held radios are provided for communication on the new planet’s surface. The Chariot is also equipped with a 150 watt public address system for emergency purposes.

Besides voice transmission, over 200 data channels can be multiplexed and transmitted, providing vital information from the space- craft’s telemeters to Alpha Control. Telemeters are installed to monitor biological functions, spacecraft trajectory and speed, vital circuitry, heat levels, and fuel consumption. All telemeters are monitored and multiplexed by the main computers before transmission. Video reception is permitted on the main monitor screen. Primarily, the video monitor was designed to be used with the spacecraft’s computers for data display. Television transmission was thought to be an unnecessary luxury, since all of the astronauts would be traveling in suspended animation, so no television cameras were placed on board. However, an experimental visual scanner was included for the Robinson’s convenience while on the planet’s surface.
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==Environmental Control Systems==

==Artificial Gravity==

A by-product of the anti-gravity drive technology permits maintenance of normal earth gravity within the spacecraft during interstellar flight. A low power (20 kilowatt) inverse Thompson gravity field projector located directly above the Thompson anti-gravity drive provides a uniform gravitational field on both decks. Control circuits are located on the center main circuitry panel on the upper deck.
[edit] Cabin Pressure Control

Cabin pressure is maintained at Earth standard with a 79% nitrogen/21% oxygen atmosphere. Since the crew of the Jupiter 2 was placed on suspended animation on the flight, the demands on the atmospheric control subsystem were anticipated to be light. Consequently, oxygen and carbon dioxide storage tanks are relatively compact. At normal consumption rates (out of suspended animation) the system can support a breathable atmosphere for six people for up to 60 days.

Controls for the cabin pressure seal and the oxygen bleeder valve are located on the upper level next to the tool/spacesuit storage hatch. Atmosphere circulation through the air purifier is accomplished through vents located on both upper and lower decks. The electronic air purifier is located on the lower deck in Auxiliary Control.
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==Comfort Control==

The comfort control system maintains a 22° centigrade inside temperature. The system can cope with exterior temperatures ranging from the near absolute zero of interstellar space (-271° C.) up to 1650° C. Extreme thermal gradients caused by sun load can be withstood without the rotation of the spacecraft about its neutral axis. While usually computer controlled, there are provisions for manual operation. On the upper level, controls are located above the main circuitry panel next to the airlock. On the lower level, the controls are located in the Auxiliary Control complex. Heat is tapped from the heat exchanger around the hafnium carbide reactor chamber. Auxiliary quartz heaters will function when the atomic engines are not in use. Cool air is supplied from one of two available compressors. All processed air is circulated through the air purifier to the vents located on both upper and lower decks.
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==Airlocks==
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Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA), if required, can be accomplished through usage of the upper deck airlock to the primary hatch. Interior atmosphere integrity is maintained while the astronaut is depressurizing or re-pressurizing the airlock chamber. Atmosphere in the chamber is supplied to and from the cabin pressure control system. High efficiency pumps allow pressurizing or depressurizing in only 15 seconds.

A second airlock located next to the suspended animation chambers provides access to or from the Space Pod.

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==Staterooms==

Three staterooms, located on the lower level, were designed to be functional and yet ergonomically pleasing. These rooms were specifically designed to be as homelike as possible for the colonists on the new world, and each was decorated under the direction of the Robinsons. Each stateroom features a full closet at the rear of the room with two fold away beds on each side wall. Book shelves are available above one bed, and a fold down desk is near the entrance.
[edit] Spacesuits

The environmentally controlled spacesuits are designed to withstand temperatures ranging from minus 150° C to plus 150° C. The outer layer of aluminized Kapton II metallic cloth is designed for micrometeoroid protection. A glass cloth layer underneath provides thermal protection, and an inner nylon layer coated with neoprene prevents ballooning under internal atmospheric pressure. The innermost layer is a Nomex lining to protect the wearer’s skin from chafing. The helmet is designed to withstand 10,000 pounds per square inch and contains a built-in radio transmitter/receiver. A polyglass/metallic tether attaches to the Suit and can be secured to the spacecraft for extravehicular activities, if required.
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==Catacombs==
Lower Deck hidden Cargo Hold.
==Living Quaters==
==Armory==
==Hothouse==

==Landing Gear/Exterior Lighting==

The Jupiter 2 was designed for primary touchdown on three supports that protract from the outer hull. Each support is extended hydraulically and then mechanically locked in position. Ingress and egress to the vehicle is via steps on the number two support which lead to the deck-to-deck rung ladder on the lower level. Above each hydraulic support arm is a high intensity light beam for visual confirmation of the integrity of the ground supporting pads. Other exterior lights include the luminescence emanating from the Thompson field projector on the undercarriage, and the lights within the upper domed sensor array on the top of the vehicle.

The secondary or permanent landing mode was to be instituted after all testing had concluded that the new world was fit for colonization. Drilling rigs and blasting equipment were placed on board to facilitate the preparation of a foundation for the Jupiter 2. Once completed, the spacecraft would lift off, hover until all landing legs were safely stowed, and touch down within the foundation. This mode permits the use of the main hatch at ground level for ingress and egress.
[edit] Laboratory/Workshop

Located on the lower level between the auxiliary control center and the galley is a laboratory and workshop area. In the center adjoining the back wall is a laboratory bench with built-in sink and waste disposal facilities located underneath. Several key pieces of test equipment - voltmeters, ammeters, and resistance/capacitance substitution boxes are included for the repair and building of electronic equipment. Microscopes, calipers, weight scales, and other mechanical inspection instruments are stowed underneath, along with a supply of basic chemicals for chemical and biological analysis. Three algae incubation units located on the counter opposite the service corridor are included for the analysis of biological materials. Each unit contains 12 Petrie dishes for the cultures to grow in. A pressurization valve at the base of each incubation unit permits any gas or atmosphere to be introduced. Also located on the base is a spigot for drawing off liquid. A computer terminal located overhead provides access to the ship’s computers for data entry and analysis.

==Food Preparation and Storage==

==Galley/Food Storage Units==

The galley is located on the lower floor bctwecn the laboratory and the glide tube. It was designed for case of usage once the occupants reached the new world and contains a two years’ supply of bulk food including meats, vegetables, grains, and dairy products. In addition, an eight year supply of concentrated food pills and pastes insures that the colonists will survive if hydroponic farm crop failure occurs.

The center table comfortably seats six and contains controls for dispensing beverages, food pills, and pastes along a built-in conveyer belt. Bulk foods may be prepared in the microwave and convection ovens located behind the galley area and accessed through the hallway between the galley and laboratory.

Nutrient pills and pastes are stored on the wall near the glide tube in humidity controlled canisters. Blanched and freeze-dried fruits and vegetables are also stored in canisters. Two upright freezer units, which are located behind the galley area, house perishable goods. Other goods, such as nonfat dried milk and canned hams, are stored on shelves and miscellaneous cupboards located in and about the area of the ovens and freezers.

All freezer, oven, food purification, humidity stabilization, and mechanical dispensers are computer controlled. Read-outs and manual overrides are located on the back and left side walls. Once landed, these systems are priority one for backup power supply in the event of a primary power supply failure.

==Off-Campsite Food Preparation==

Conventional pots and pans may be used with a four burner electric stove if encampment away from the spacecraft is required. The stove apparatus also contains a high intensity overhead heat lamp for additional warming. All apparatus can be stored in a special suitcase and may be operated from a portable fuel cell power supply or directly from the Chariot’s power supply. Special thermal chests can keep food frozen for up to 7 days. A portable sonic dishwasher cleans and sanitizes all utensils.

==Hydroponic Farming==

A variety of seeds, including peas, squash, corn, tomatoes, onions, carrots, and potatoes, were provided for growing on fiberglass mats immersed in a nutrient rich liquid medium. The nutrient medium contains all 17 chemical ingredients necessary for high-yield plant growth. Four hydroponic stations are provided in case native soil conditions are not hospitable to terrestrial plant life. On board waste recyclers provide replenishment of nutrient supplies

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==Notes==

1. ↑ The original text from The Alpha Control Reference Manual states that the year was 1997. This is most certainly incorrect because that would mean that the first 14 episodes took place in only 2 months. Also, in this episode Return From Outer Space, Aunt Clara says that the Robinsons left Earth last year.
2. ↑ The original text in The Alpha Control Reference Manual uses the date "September of 1998". In the episode Wild Adventure, the controller says is that the Jupiter 2 was lost OVER a year ago. Technically, this could mean any amount of time over 1 year. It could even be 2, 3 or four years. However, in common usage, I would think it could be more than one year, but less than 2. If it were more than 1.5 years, he would have probably used the language "Almost two years ago". Anyway, using this reasoning, Wild Adventure could have taken place no earlier than 10/16/1998 (one year after the launch) and no later than 10/16/1999 (two years after the launch). Assuming the usage of common phrasing, one would suppose that the episode probably took place around the year and a half mark, or around April 1999. This would have been more than a year, but less than 2. The controller could have justifiably used the phrase, "over a year ago". This would still allow Return From Outer Space to have taken place in December of 1998 (over a year ago after the Robinsons took off, according to Aunt Clara) and still be before Wild Adventure in April 1999.
3. ↑ In the episode Target: Earth.
4. ↑ Dr. Smith said that he recognized Chicago and that's where he thought they landed. However, this declaration is dubious because Dr. Smith is rarely correct and doesn't know where he is half of the time!
5. ↑ In the episode The Haunted Lighthouse
6. ↑ This text is taken from the fan publication The Alpha Control Reference Manual which was written in 1988. At that time, 100 megabytes of memory seemed like a lot. The average desktop computer of the day, had a 5 to 10 megabyte hard drive (if it had a hard drive at all). Todays (2007) computers have hard drives in the 100s of gigabytes, with terabyte drives within the reach of the budgets of many people.

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[[File:Lis-tos-02.jpg|thumb|300px|right|The Robinsons in suspended animation tubes, in unaired pilot, ''No Place to Hide.'']]
One of the most vital pieces of equipment was their environmental control [[robot]] B-9. The Robot was extremely strong, able to discharge strong [[electrostatic]] charges from his claws, could detect threats with his scanner, produce exact duplicates of small objects like a pair of gloves and could even detect faint smells (in "One of Our Dogs is Missing"). He could both understand speech as well as speak. In episode 8 ("Invaders From The Fifth Dimension") the Robot claims the ability to read human minds by "translating emitted thought waves back into words".

The crew had a variety of methods of transportation. First, there was the two-deck, nuclear powered ''Jupiter 2'' [[flying saucer]] spacecraft. (In the original pilot, the ship was named "Gemini 12", and consisted of a single deck.) One critical technology aboard the ''Jupiter 2'' was the [[suspended animation]] "freezing tubes" which made interstellar space travel feasible. When they were on a planet, the crew used an [[Amphibious vehicles|amphibious]] tracked exploration vehicle called the "Chariot" that had clear body panels and roof, [[seismograph]], [[radar|scanner]], [[solar cells|solar batteries]], a gun rack and "gun hatch." The space "Pod" -- a small spacecraft modeled on the [[Project Apollo|Apollo]] [[Lunar Module]] added to the show in its third and final season—was used to travel from its bay in the ''Jupiter 2'' to destinations either on land or in space. On occasion, Prof. Robinson or Major West used what was then an exciting new invention: the [[jet pack]].

For self-defense, the crew of the ''Jupiter 2'' (including Will Robinson on occasion against his parents' wishes) had an "arsenal" of [[Raygun|laser guns]] at their disposal, both rifles and handguns. The crew also employed a [[force field]] around the ''Jupiter 2'' for protection while on alien planets. They also used [[Walkie-talkie|small transceivers]] to keep in touch with each other when away from the ship.

The ''Jupiter 2'' had technology that simplified or did away with mundane tasks. The "washing machine" took seconds to work, cleaning, ironing, folding, and packaging the clothes in plastic bags. The ship had no light bulbs. Maureen said the lights were "[[transistorized]]," perhaps meaning they were [[Electroluminescence|electroluminescent]] or built from arrays of [[light emitting diode]]s. "Protein pills" (a complete nutritional emergency substitute for whole foods) were featured in "The Hungry Sea" (air date: 31 Oct 1965) and "The Space Trader" (air date: 9 March 1966). In this, ''Lost in Space'' was ahead of NASA and Pillsbury which later developed "[[Space Food Sticks]]."[http://www.spacefoodsticks.com/pres.html Space Food Sticks]  [[space blanket|Silver Reflective Space Blankets]], a then new invention developed by NASA in 1964, were used in "The Hungry Sea" (air date: 13 Oct 1965) and "Attack of the Monster Plants" (air date: 15 Dec 1965).

On the other hand, sound and voice recording was less advanced, for example, using [[reel-to-reel]] [[tape recorders]], and Prof. Robinson often put pen to paper to write journal entries in early episodes.
The Jupiter 2


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The Jupiter 2 is the interstellar spaceship that carried the first space family, the Robinsons, into space on October 16, 1997. It is also the name of the mission whose purpose was to take the family to a planet orbiting the star system Alpha Centauri.
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* 1 Mission History
* 2 Function and Equipment Description
o 2.1 Complete Spacecraft
o 2.2 Drive Systems
+ 2.2.1 Anti-Gravity Drive
+ 2.2.2 Deutronium Annihilation Drive
+ 2.2.3 Yaw/Pitch/Retro and Braking Control Rockets
o 2.3 Defensive Weapons
+ 2.3.1 Force Field Projector
o 2.4 Cryogenic Suspended Animation
o 2.5 Navigational Guidance System
o 2.6 Computers and Communications
+ 2.6.1 Computers
+ 2.6.2 Communications
o 2.7 Environmental Control Systems
+ 2.7.1 Artificial Gravity
+ 2.7.2 Cabin Pressure Control
+ 2.7.3 Comfort Control
+ 2.7.4 Airlocks
+ 2.7.5 Staterooms
+ 2.7.6 Spacesuits
o 2.8 Landing Gear/Exterior Lighting
o 2.9 Laboratory/Workshop
o 2.10 Food Preparation and Storage
+ 2.10.1 Galley/Food Storage Units
+ 2.10.2 Off-Campsite Food Preparation
+ 2.10.3 Hydroponic Farming
* 3 Notes

[edit] Mission History

The early pre-launch countdown which commenced at zero minus 48 hours proceeded smoothly. During the final portion of the countdown, some problems did develop, including power failures, etc. (see Table 3) for a detailed account of the sequences occurring during the launch). The Jupiter 2 lifted off at 8:17 pm (EST) on the scheduled date, and for the first 50 million miles the craft was intended to be controlled by radio telemetry from Earthbound and lunar tracking stations. Alpha Control’s records indicate that almost immediately after leaving Earth orbit, the Jupiter 2 began to deviate from its planned trajectory. Lunar tracking station #2 Omega, reported a negative flight profile, but all attempts to initiate a course correction using vector telemetry were ineffective. The flight deviation was simulated at Alpha Control’s main computer complex in Houston and calculations indicated a 200 pound excess weight condition aboard the spacecraft, which we now know to be the result of Dr. Zachary Smith’s presence on board the troubled ship. The Jupiter 2’s payload had been calculated to within a fraction of an ounce, therefore the automatic navigator, not having been programmed for an excess weight condition of this magnitude, was powerless to redirect the Jupiter 2.

The spacecraft, traveling further and further off course, headed towards a swarm of chrondite rock meteorites. Remote telemetry indicated that fires had broken out behind all magnapanels, and the flight controls had been severely damaged. Later, Lunar Tracking Station Copernicus reported a sudden increase in speed of the Jupiter 2, which proceeded to travel beyond the range of all tracking facilities. No further communications were received, and in an October 21 press release, Alpha Control representatives theorized that further damage may have been caused by the premature activation of the spacecraft’s environmental control robot, and that sabotage of the robot’s programming was suspected.

The next contact was reported in December of 1998 [1] when word of an alleged incident involving Will Robinson was received by Colonel Mason at Alpha Control. Mrs. Clara Sims and Sheriff George Baxendale of Hatfield Four Corners, Vermont, filed depositions that the youngest Robinson had visited them for nearly four hours after traveling on a maser beam from an unknown planet on which the Robinson’s had crashed, which they had named Priplanus. Will reportedly returned, in full view of a number of townspeople, back to Priplanus on another maser beam. Even though photographs and descriptions matched the boy, and a Jupiter 2 portable communication device was recovered and identified, Alpha Control requested a news blackout, as the entire incident was scientifically unexplainable at the time. The townspeople, wishing to avoid publicity, readily agreed.

In April of 1999[2], contact was reported by Alpha Control telemetry operators with John Robinson. At that time he reported that the Jupiter 2 had exhausted its supply of fuel to thrusters and was unable to shunt fuel from the main systems in time to make a course correction for Earth. This incident was not reported to the public due to the difficulty in confirming the facts. Neither was another incident a year later[3], when a hostile alien craft attempted to land on the Earth while it was warded off by missiles. The craft, which landed[4] but immediately lifted off again, bore more than a passing resemblance to the Jupiter 2. Allegedly, a radio message from the craft, from Will Robinson, warned that although it was the Jupiter 2, it was under control of hostile aliens.

With the information recently recovered from the F-12 weather station[5], we are now able to piece together some of the incredible adventures of the Robinson family. We have confirmed that staff psychologist Zachary Smith, reported missing at the time of the Jupiter 2 launch, was a stowaway and saboteur. It was Col. Smith’s reprogramming of the B-9 robot to destroy several key subsystems that sent the Jupiter 2 out of this region of the galaxy under runaway acceleration. If it had not been for the fact that the Robinson’s were revived from suspended animation so that they could put a stop to the robot’s activities, their mission would have ended in catastrophe..
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==Function and Equipment Description=='''

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==Complete Spacecraft==

The Jupiter 2 stands over two stories tall and weighs over 1,100,000 pounds. The upper level contains all flight monitoring systems: propulsion, navigation, spectrometer, radar, communications, and computers. In addition, artificial gravity, cabin pressure, and climate-control systems are also monitored and controlled. Six cryogenic suspended animation “freezing” tubes were provided for the Robinsons and Major West to survive the five and-a-half year voyage with virtually no aging. An airlock provides egress from the vehicle’s main hatch to a non-compatible environment. Two additional hatches on either side of the elevator glide tube provide access to a tool/spacesuit storage area and to the Space Pod, respectively. A metallic rung ladder and an electronic elevator connect both levels of the spacecraft. Centrally located on the upper deck is the inertial navigation gyroscope (astrogator).

The lower level contains all propulsion machinery and electronic controls. Direct access to the atomic propulsion systems can be gained through the hatch next to the elevator glide tube. A fully equipped galley for food storage and preparation, a scientific laboratory, auxiliary control center, lavatory/laundry room, and three staterooms complete this level. A centrally located magnetic lock serves as the base station for the spacecraft’s environmental control robot. Packaged within the interior of the spacecraft is a smaller excursion vehicle (Space Pod) and an all-terrain vehicle (Chariot, unassembled). All mechanical and electronic systems were designed to function for a minimum of ten years, even under extreme environmental conditions.
[edit] Drive Systems
[edit] Anti-Gravity Drive

The anti-gravity drive system was designed for use in vehicle liftoff and touch down. The anti-gravity drive consumes 250 megawatts at full power and is capable of delivering up to ten g’s of acceleration. In terms of the Earth’s gravitational field at sea level, this translates to 55,000 pounds of thrust. The engine is relatively compact with the major space requirement being for the circular track in the lower region of the spacecraft which houses the Thompson unitectic gravity field projector. Visible light is given off as a by-product of each revolution of the generated field. The anti-gravity drive is throttled back when the pull of gravity on the spacecraft is less than 1/20th of Earth’s gravity at sea level. At that field strength, the anti-gravity drive becomes ineffective, producing less than 200 pounds of thrust.

Important note: Because of the magnetic fields generated by this propulsion device, it can, and will, produce permanent brain damage in any life forms not protected by the freezing tube chambers during full-power liftoff. It is essential that all personnel be located within their assigned tube whenever 100% thrust is utilized in the antigravity drive to avoid the side effects inherent with the design. However, up to 80% of full power can safely be used without danger to the ship’s occupants. Under normal circumstances this would be more than enough power for any required maneuver, and a call for “full power” by either pilot or copilot when the crew is outside of the freezing tubes would automatically be understood to be a request for power at the 80% level. A built-in safety device must be overridden to obtain power level of over 80% of actual available power, which in some cases may be essential for a proper trajectory.

Full-power launches are characterized by a loud hum of the antigravity engines, and a glow around the ship caused by the magnetic fields being generated at the time. Such a launch was used to leave Earth.
[edit] Deutronium Annihilation Drive

Deep space propulsion is accomplished with two deutronium-annihilation atomic motors. Theoretically, these engines are capable of producing unlimited thrust and speed. Photons of energy are created through deutronium annihilation in the hafnium carbide reactor chamber located in the center of the lower region of the spacecraft. The energy photons radiate through the Urns projecting from the Thompson field projector. These engines cannot be activated except in deep space. Operation within the atmosphere of a planet would result in life threatening contamination due to dangerous radioactive exhaust.

Testing on early prototype engines revealed that the deutronium annihilation process becomes unstable at more than 80% of maximum. Tests conducted in the stable operating region proved that the resulting thrust and terminal velocity were sufficient to propel the spacecraft to Alpha Centauri in 5.5. years. At the last design phase, electronic safeguards were placed on the Jupiter 2’s central navigation and engine command sequencer to prohibit engine operation in an unstable mode.
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==Yaw/Pitch/Retro and Braking Control Rockets==

For quick maneuvering, nine conventional liquid-hydrogen/liquid-oxygen rockets are employed. These assist in controlling yaw and pitch, and may also be fired to assist during liftoff or re-entry.
[edit] Defensive Weapons

A variety of offensive and defensive weapons were included on board the Jupiter 2 in case the new planet was inhabited by hostile life forms. Two subcontractors each produced a hand-held laser pistol capable of a sustained 100 kilowatt discharge for twenty minutes. Ten pistols were included in the spacecraft’s complement. Four more powerful 500 kilowatt laser rifles were also included. All laser weapons are fully rechargeable. In addition to their obvious use as weapons, the laser devices were also intended to facilitate the clearing of land for colonization. A supply of 50 grenades, each having a charge. equivalent to one-half of a stick of dynamite, were provided for protection and to ease in the removal of larger geological features. In addition, the environmental control robot has an electro-force beam capability, and the Chariot has two neutron guns.
[edit] Force Field Projector

The Jupiter 2 itself has a close perimeter force field capability. This system is controlled from the main console on the upper deck. A more-powerful extended perimeter force field projector was packaged aboard the spacecraft for use once Alpha Centauri was reached. This device can protect the campsite up to a range of 100 feet. The force field projector was unassembled at launch and placed next to the Chariot in the spacecraft’s hold.
[edit] Cryogenic Suspended Animation

Six cryogenic suspended animation chambers (“freezing” tubes) were included to slow the aging process of the astronauts. The aging ratio is one day for 5.5 years of travel. This technology reduces body metabolism and heart rate by lowering body temperature. All body functions arc carefully monitored and controlled. Three static discharge tubes (one located between every two chambers) maintain the electromagnetic balance biologically necessary to keep the frozen human bodies in stasis.

The chambers were signaled by Alpha Control to operate at zero minus 45 seconds to launch. Medical telemetry provided data to Alpha Control throughout the launch. in the event of a malfunction, the onboard computer could reanimate the occupants. The flight computer was programmed to automatically terminate suspended animation upon entering the atmosphere of the new world. Manual controls were provided on the overhead consoles located behind the suspended animation chambers. In addition, the equipment could be tripped from the pilot’s console.
[edit] Navigational Guidance System

The navigational guidance system consists principally of three components: the NGS scanner, inertial navigation gyroscope, and computer vector software. The NGS scanner protracts from an access hatch in the spacecraft’s titanium hull. The scanner locates three reference stars (Alpha Centauri A, Sirius, and Sol) relative to the mean galactic plane and supplies their locations to the computers. The scanner also monitors the procession or recession of the reference stars by measuring the Doppler shift of the stars’ light.

The navigation computers process all NGS scanner data along with a precise measurement of time supplied by the atomic clock to calculate spacecraft velocity and position. The spacecraft’s velocity is determined from the Doppler shift measurements of the reference stars whose radial velocities are known. Distance is calculated by triangulation. This information, along with the computed spacecraft trajectory in vector form, is continuously stored on magnetic tape to ensure that a complete mission history is profiled.

Each time the computer system computes a new trajectory, it automatically updates the inertial navigation gyroscope. Centrally located on the upper deck, the inertial navigation gyroscope was calibrated to the spacecraft’s mass at liftoff and is sensitive to changes in motion as small as 10 seconds of arc. A smaller but less accurate device was included in the environmental control robot as a safety backup.
[edit] Computers and Communications
[edit] Computers

Three main computer systems provide service with a 99.9999% reliability rating, necessary because of their importance in controlling every vital subsystem. Each computer is operationally self-contained, but all information is shared in parallel with the others. The primary function of the computers is to analyze all navigational data and control the propulsion systems according to the preprogrammed mission plan. In addition to flight details, all medical, environmental control, and food storage subsystems arc monitored and controlled. All subsystems and biomedical telemeters are processed and relayed to the communications subsystem for transmission to Alpha Control. The computers also interface with the scanners and spectrometer.

Each computer features 100 megabytes [6] of core memory which are fully protected via hard disk and tape drive backups. A 64 bit microprocessor capable of processing over 1,000,000 commands per second is at the heart of each computer. Up to 200 separate data channels can be multiplexed for recording on the vector tape transport. Human interface is all but unnecessary due to the computers’ advanced design. However, data displays and graphics may be viewed on the video screen located above the communications console on the upper deck.

In the case of a massive failure of the primary computers, the environmental control robot’s computers can be loaded with elementary mission instructions to perform critical functions.

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==Communications==
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High gain radio and telemetry gear utilizing the X and Z bands (frequencies classified) were designed for the Jupiter 2. There are two 10 kilowatt transmitters and two receivers capable of recovering signals with as low as 100 volt/meter strengths. One complement is located on the upper deck beneath the video monitor and the other at the lower level’s auxiliary flight control.

Low-power transmitters/receivers are available in each of the following: Chariot, Space Pod, Robot, and within the helmets of the flight suits. A number of hand-held radios are provided for communication on the new planet’s surface. The Chariot is also equipped with a 150 watt public address system for emergency purposes.

Besides voice transmission, over 200 data channels can be multiplexed and transmitted, providing vital information from the space- craft’s telemeters to Alpha Control. Telemeters are installed to monitor biological functions, spacecraft trajectory and speed, vital circuitry, heat levels, and fuel consumption. All telemeters are monitored and multiplexed by the main computers before transmission. Video reception is permitted on the main monitor screen. Primarily, the video monitor was designed to be used with the spacecraft’s computers for data display. Television transmission was thought to be an unnecessary luxury, since all of the astronauts would be traveling in suspended animation, so no television cameras were placed on board. However, an experimental visual scanner was included for the Robinson’s convenience while on the planet’s surface.
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==Environmental Control Systems==
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==Artificial Gravity==

A by-product of the anti-gravity drive technology permits maintenance of normal earth gravity within the spacecraft during interstellar flight. A low power (20 kilowatt) inverse Thompson gravity field projector located directly above the Thompson anti-gravity drive provides a uniform gravitational field on both decks. Control circuits are located on the center main circuitry panel on the upper deck.
[edit] Cabin Pressure Control

Cabin pressure is maintained at Earth standard with a 79% nitrogen/21% oxygen atmosphere. Since the crew of the Jupiter 2 was placed on suspended animation on the flight, the demands on the atmospheric control subsystem were anticipated to be light. Consequently, oxygen and carbon dioxide storage tanks are relatively compact. At normal consumption rates (out of suspended animation) the system can support a breathable atmosphere for six people for up to 60 days.

Controls for the cabin pressure seal and the oxygen bleeder valve are located on the upper level next to the tool/spacesuit storage hatch. Atmosphere circulation through the air purifier is accomplished through vents located on both upper and lower decks. The electronic air purifier is located on the lower deck in Auxiliary Control.
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==Comfort Control==

The comfort control system maintains a 22° centigrade inside temperature. The system can cope with exterior temperatures ranging from the near absolute zero of interstellar space (-271° C.) up to 1650° C. Extreme thermal gradients caused by sun load can be withstood without the rotation of the spacecraft about its neutral axis. While usually computer controlled, there are provisions for manual operation. On the upper level, controls are located above the main circuitry panel next to the airlock. On the lower level, the controls are located in the Auxiliary Control complex. Heat is tapped from the heat exchanger around the hafnium carbide reactor chamber. Auxiliary quartz heaters will function when the atomic engines are not in use. Cool air is supplied from one of two available compressors. All processed air is circulated through the air purifier to the vents located on both upper and lower decks.
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==Airlocks==
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Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA), if required, can be accomplished through usage of the upper deck airlock to the primary hatch. Interior atmosphere integrity is maintained while the astronaut is depressurizing or re-pressurizing the airlock chamber. Atmosphere in the chamber is supplied to and from the cabin pressure control system. High efficiency pumps allow pressurizing or depressurizing in only 15 seconds.

A second airlock located next to the suspended animation chambers provides access to or from the Space Pod.

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==Staterooms==

Three staterooms, located on the lower level, were designed to be functional and yet ergonomically pleasing. These rooms were specifically designed to be as homelike as possible for the colonists on the new world, and each was decorated under the direction of the Robinsons. Each stateroom features a full closet at the rear of the room with two fold away beds on each side wall. Book shelves are available above one bed, and a fold down desk is near the entrance.

==Spacesuits==

The environmentally controlled spacesuits are designed to withstand temperatures ranging from minus 150° C to plus 150° C. The outer layer of aluminized Kapton II metallic cloth is designed for micrometeoroid protection. A glass cloth layer underneath provides thermal protection, and an inner nylon layer coated with neoprene prevents ballooning under internal atmospheric pressure. The innermost layer is a Nomex lining to protect the wearer’s skin from chafing. The helmet is designed to withstand 10,000 pounds per square inch and contains a built-in radio transmitter/receiver. A polyglass/metallic tether attaches to the Suit and can be secured to the spacecraft for extravehicular activities, if required.
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==Landing Gear/Exterior Lighting==

The Jupiter 2 was designed for primary touchdown on three supports that protract from the outer hull. Each support is extended hydraulically and then mechanically locked in position. Ingress and egress to the vehicle is via steps on the number two support which lead to the deck-to-deck rung ladder on the lower level. Above each hydraulic support arm is a high intensity light beam for visual confirmation of the integrity of the ground supporting pads. Other exterior lights include the luminescence emanating from the Thompson field projector on the undercarriage, and the lights within the upper domed sensor array on the top of the vehicle.

The secondary or permanent landing mode was to be instituted after all testing had concluded that the new world was fit for colonization. Drilling rigs and blasting equipment were placed on board to facilitate the preparation of a foundation for the Jupiter 2. Once completed, the spacecraft would lift off, hover until all landing legs were safely stowed, and touch down within the foundation. This mode permits the use of the main hatch at ground level for ingress and egress.
[edit] Laboratory/Workshop

Located on the lower level between the auxiliary control center and the galley is a laboratory and workshop area. In the center adjoining the back wall is a laboratory bench with built-in sink and waste disposal facilities located underneath. Several key pieces of test equipment - voltmeters, ammeters, and resistance/capacitance substitution boxes are included for the repair and building of electronic equipment. Microscopes, calipers, weight scales, and other mechanical inspection instruments are stowed underneath, along with a supply of basic chemicals for chemical and biological analysis. Three algae incubation units located on the counter opposite the service corridor are included for the analysis of biological materials. Each unit contains 12 Petrie dishes for the cultures to grow in. A pressurization valve at the base of each incubation unit permits any gas or atmosphere to be introduced. Also located on the base is a spigot for drawing off liquid. A computer terminal located overhead provides access to the ship’s computers for data entry and analysis.


==Food Preparation and Storage==


==Galley/Food Storage Units==

The galley is located on the lower floor bctwecn the laboratory and the glide tube. It was designed for case of usage once the occupants reached the new world and contains a two years’ supply of bulk food including meats, vegetables, grains, and dairy products. In addition, an eight year supply of concentrated food pills and pastes insures that the colonists will survive if hydroponic farm crop failure occurs.

The center table comfortably seats six and contains controls for dispensing beverages, food pills, and pastes along a built-in conveyer belt. Bulk foods may be prepared in the microwave and convection ovens located behind the galley area and accessed through the hallway between the galley and laboratory.

Nutrient pills and pastes are stored on the wall near the glide tube in humidity controlled canisters. Blanched and freeze-dried fruits and vegetables are also stored in canisters. Two upright freezer units, which are located behind the galley area, house perishable goods. Other goods, such as nonfat dried milk and canned hams, are stored on shelves and miscellaneous cupboards located in and about the area of the ovens and freezers.

All freezer, oven, food purification, humidity stabilization, and mechanical dispensers are computer controlled. Read-outs and manual overrides are located on the back and left side walls. Once landed, these systems are priority one for backup power supply in the event of a primary power supply failure.

==Off-Campsite Food Preparation==

Conventional pots and pans may be used with a four burner electric stove if encampment away from the spacecraft is required. The stove apparatus also contains a high intensity overhead heat lamp for additional warming. All apparatus can be stored in a special suitcase and may be operated from a portable fuel cell power supply or directly from the Chariot’s power supply. Special thermal chests can keep food frozen for up to 7 days. A portable sonic dishwasher cleans and sanitizes all utensils.
[edit] Hydroponic Farming

A variety of seeds, including peas, squash, corn, tomatoes, onions, carrots, and potatoes, were provided for growing on fiberglass mats immersed in a nutrient rich liquid medium. The nutrient medium contains all 17 chemical ingredients necessary for high-yield plant growth. Four hydroponic stations are provided in case native soil conditions are not hospitable to terrestrial plant life. On board waste recyclers provide replenishment of nutrient supplies

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==Notes==

1. ↑ The original text from The Alpha Control Reference Manual states that the year was 1997. This is most certainly incorrect because that would mean that the first 14 episodes took place in only 2 months. Also, in this episode Return From Outer Space, Aunt Clara says that the Robinsons left Earth last year.
2. ↑ The original text in The Alpha Control Reference Manual uses the date "September of 1998". In the episode Wild Adventure, the controller says is that the Jupiter 2 was lost OVER a year ago. Technically, this could mean any amount of time over 1 year. It could even be 2, 3 or four years. However, in common usage, I would think it could be more than one year, but less than 2. If it were more than 1.5 years, he would have probably used the language "Almost two years ago". Anyway, using this reasoning, Wild Adventure could have taken place no earlier than 10/16/1998 (one year after the launch) and no later than 10/16/1999 (two years after the launch). Assuming the usage of common phrasing, one would suppose that the episode probably took place around the year and a half mark, or around April 1999. This would have been more than a year, but less than 2. The controller could have justifiably used the phrase, "over a year ago". This would still allow Return From Outer Space to have taken place in December of 1998 (over a year ago after the Robinsons took off, according to Aunt Clara) and still be before Wild Adventure in April 1999.
3. ↑ In the episode Target: Earth.
4. ↑ Dr. Smith said that he recognized Chicago and that's where he thought they landed. However, this declaration is dubious because Dr. Smith is rarely correct and doesn't know where he is half of the time!
5. ↑ In the episode The Haunted Lighthouse
6. ↑ This text is taken from the fan publication The Alpha Control Reference Manual which was written in 1988. At that time, 100 megabytes of memory seemed like a lot. The average desktop computer of the day, had a 5 to 10 megabyte hard drive (if it had a hard drive at all). Todays (2007) computers have hard drives in the 100s of gigabytes, with terabyte drives within the reach of the budgets of many people.

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[[File:Lis-tos-02.jpg|thumb|300px|right|The Robinsons in suspended animation tubes, in unaired pilot, ''No Place to Hide.'']]
One of the most vital pieces of equipment was their environmental control [[robot]] B-9. The Robot was extremely strong, able to discharge strong [[electrostatic]] charges from his claws, could detect threats with his scanner, produce exact duplicates of small objects like a pair of gloves and could even detect faint smells (in "One of Our Dogs is Missing"). He could both understand speech as well as speak. In episode 8 ("Invaders From The Fifth Dimension") the Robot claims the ability to read human minds by "translating emitted thought waves back into words".

The crew had a variety of methods of transportation. First, there was the two-deck, nuclear powered ''Jupiter 2'' [[flying saucer]] spacecraft. (In the original pilot, the ship was named "Gemini 12", and consisted of a single deck.) One critical technology aboard the ''Jupiter 2'' was the [[suspended animation]] "freezing tubes" which made interstellar space travel feasible. When they were on a planet, the crew used an [[Amphibious vehicles|amphibious]] tracked exploration vehicle called the "Chariot" that had clear body panels and roof, [[seismograph]], [[radar|scanner]], [[solar cells|solar batteries]], a gun rack and "gun hatch." The space "Pod" -- a small spacecraft modeled on the [[Project Apollo|Apollo]] [[Lunar Module]] added to the show in its third and final season—was used to travel from its bay in the ''Jupiter 2'' to destinations either on land or in space. On occasion, Prof. Robinson or Major West used what was then an exciting new invention: the [[jet pack]].

For self-defense, the crew of the ''Jupiter 2'' (including Will Robinson on occasion against his parents' wishes) had an "arsenal" of [[Raygun|laser guns]] at their disposal, both rifles and handguns. The crew also employed a [[force field]] around the ''Jupiter 2'' for protection while on alien planets. They also used [[Walkie-talkie|small transceivers]] to keep in touch with each other when away from the ship.

The ''Jupiter 2'' had technology that simplified or did away with mundane tasks. The "washing machine" took seconds to work, cleaning, ironing, folding, and packaging the clothes in plastic bags. The ship had no light bulbs. Maureen said the lights were "[[transistorized]]," perhaps meaning they were [[Electroluminescence|electroluminescent]] or built from arrays of [[light emitting diode]]s. "Protein pills" (a complete nutritional emergency substitute for whole foods) were featured in "The Hungry Sea" (air date: 31 Oct 1965) and "The Space Trader" (air date: 9 March 1966). In this, ''Lost in Space'' was ahead of NASA and Pillsbury which later developed "[[Space Food Sticks]]."[http://www.spacefoodsticks.com/pres.html Space Food Sticks]  [[space blanket|Silver Reflective Space Blankets]], a then new invention developed by NASA in 1964, were used in "The Hungry Sea" (air date: 13 Oct 1965) and "Attack of the Monster Plants" (air date: 15 Dec 1965).

On the other hand, sound and voice recording was less advanced, for example, using [[reel-to-reel]] [[tape recorders]], and Prof. Robinson often put pen to paper to write journal entries in early episodes.
The Jupiter 2


[[File:G12LiftOff.jpg|thumb]]==http://www.alphacontrol.org/wiki/images/3/3a/G12LiftOff.jpg

The Jupiter 2 is the interstellar spaceship that carried the first space family, the Robinsons, into space on October 16, 1997. It is also the name of the mission whose purpose was to take the family to a planet orbiting the star system Alpha Centauri.
Contents

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* 1 Mission History
* 2 Function and Equipment Description
o 2.1 Complete Spacecraft
o 2.2 Drive Systems
+ 2.2.1 Anti-Gravity Drive
+ 2.2.2 Deutronium Annihilation Drive
+ 2.2.3 Yaw/Pitch/Retro and Braking Control Rockets
o 2.3 Defensive Weapons
+ 2.3.1 Force Field Projector
o 2.4 Cryogenic Suspended Animation
o 2.5 Navigational Guidance System
o 2.6 Computers and Communications
+ 2.6.1 Computers
+ 2.6.2 Communications
o 2.7 Environmental Control Systems
+ 2.7.1 Artificial Gravity
+ 2.7.2 Cabin Pressure Control
+ 2.7.3 Comfort Control
+ 2.7.4 Airlocks
+ 2.7.5 Staterooms
+ 2.7.6 Spacesuits
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o 2.9 Laboratory/Workshop
o 2.10 Food Preparation and Storage
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 Mission History

The early pre-launch countdown which commenced at zero minus 48 hours proceeded smoothly. During the final portion of the countdown, some problems did develop, including power failures, etc. (see Table 3) for a detailed account of the sequences occurring during the launch). The Jupiter 2 lifted off at 8:17 pm (EST) on the scheduled date, and for the first 50 million miles the craft was intended to be controlled by radio telemetry from Earthbound and lunar tracking stations. Alpha Control’s records indicate that almost immediately after leaving Earth orbit, the Jupiter 2 began to deviate from its planned trajectory. Lunar tracking station #2 Omega, reported a negative flight profile, but all attempts to initiate a course correction using vector telemetry were ineffective. The flight deviation was simulated at Alpha Control’s main computer complex in Houston and calculations indicated a 200 pound excess weight condition aboard the spacecraft, which we now know to be the result of Dr. Zachary Smith’s presence on board the troubled ship. The Jupiter 2’s payload had been calculated to within a fraction of an ounce, therefore the automatic navigator, not having been programmed for an excess weight condition of this magnitude, was powerless to redirect the Jupiter 2.

The spacecraft, traveling further and further off course, headed towards a swarm of chrondite rock meteorites. Remote telemetry indicated that fires had broken out behind all magnapanels, and the flight controls had been severely damaged. Later, Lunar Tracking Station Copernicus reported a sudden increase in speed of the Jupiter 2, which proceeded to travel beyond the range of all tracking facilities. No further communications were received, and in an October 21 press release, Alpha Control representatives theorized that further damage may have been caused by the premature activation of the spacecraft’s environmental control robot, and that sabotage of the robot’s programming was suspected.

The next contact was reported in December of 1998 [1] when word of an alleged incident involving Will Robinson was received by Colonel Mason at Alpha Control. Mrs. Clara Sims and Sheriff George Baxendale of Hatfield Four Corners, Vermont, filed depositions that the youngest Robinson had visited them for nearly four hours after traveling on a maser beam from an unknown planet on which the Robinson’s had crashed, which they had named Priplanus. Will reportedly returned, in full view of a number of townspeople, back to Priplanus on another maser beam. Even though photographs and descriptions matched the boy, and a Jupiter 2 portable communication device was recovered and identified, Alpha Control requested a news blackout, as the entire incident was scientifically unexplainable at the time. The townspeople, wishing to avoid publicity, readily agreed.

In April of 1999[2], contact was reported by Alpha Control telemetry operators with John Robinson. At that time he reported that the Jupiter 2 had exhausted its supply of fuel to thrusters and was unable to shunt fuel from the main systems in time to make a course correction for Earth. This incident was not reported to the public due to the difficulty in confirming the facts. Neither was another incident a year later[3], when a hostile alien craft attempted to land on the Earth while it was warded off by missiles. The craft, which landed[4] but immediately lifted off again, bore more than a passing resemblance to the Jupiter 2. Allegedly, a radio message from the craft, from Will Robinson, warned that although it was the Jupiter 2, it was under control of hostile aliens.

With the information recently recovered from the F-12 weather station[5], we are now able to piece together some of the incredible adventures of the Robinson family. We have confirmed that staff psychologist Zachary Smith, reported missing at the time of the Jupiter 2 launch, was a stowaway and saboteur. It was Col. Smith’s reprogramming of the B-9 robot to destroy several key subsystems that sent the Jupiter 2 out of this region of the galaxy under runaway acceleration. If it had not been for the fact that the Robinson’s were revived from suspended animation so that they could put a stop to the robot’s activities, their mission would have ended in catastrophe..
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==Function and Equipment Description=='''

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==Complete Spacecraft==

The Jupiter 2 stands over two stories tall and weighs over 1,100,000 pounds. The upper level contains all flight monitoring systems: propulsion, navigation, spectrometer, radar, communications, and computers. In addition, artificial gravity, cabin pressure, and climate-control systems are also monitored and controlled. Six cryogenic suspended animation “freezing” tubes were provided for the Robinsons and Major West to survive the five and-a-half year voyage with virtually no aging. An airlock provides egress from the vehicle’s main hatch to a non-compatible environment. Two additional hatches on either side of the elevator glide tube provide access to a tool/spacesuit storage area and to the Space Pod, respectively. A metallic rung ladder and an electronic elevator connect both levels of the spacecraft. Centrally located on the upper deck is the inertial navigation gyroscope (astrogator).

The lower level contains all propulsion machinery and electronic controls. Direct access to the atomic propulsion systems can be gained through the hatch next to the elevator glide tube. A fully equipped galley for food storage and preparation, a scientific laboratory, auxiliary control center, lavatory/laundry room, and three staterooms complete this level. A centrally located magnetic lock serves as the base station for the spacecraft’s environmental control robot. Packaged within the interior of the spacecraft is a smaller excursion vehicle (Space Pod) and an all-terrain vehicle (Chariot, unassembled). All mechanical and electronic systems were designed to function for a minimum of ten years, even under extreme environmental conditions.
 Drive Systems
 Anti-Gravity Drive

The anti-gravity drive system was designed for use in vehicle liftoff and touch down. The anti-gravity drive consumes 250 megawatts at full power and is capable of delivering up to ten g’s of acceleration. In terms of the Earth’s gravitational field at sea level, this translates to 55,000 pounds of thrust. The engine is relatively compact with the major space requirement being for the circular track in the lower region of the spacecraft which houses the Thompson unitectic gravity field projector. Visible light is given off as a by-product of each revolution of the generated field. The anti-gravity drive is throttled back when the pull of gravity on the spacecraft is less than 1/20th of Earth’s gravity at sea level. At that field strength, the anti-gravity drive becomes ineffective, producing less than 200 pounds of thrust.

Important note: Because of the magnetic fields generated by this propulsion device, it can, and will, produce permanent brain damage in any life forms not protected by the freezing tube chambers during full-power liftoff. It is essential that all personnel be located within their assigned tube whenever 100% thrust is utilized in the antigravity drive to avoid the side effects inherent with the design. However, up to 80% of full power can safely be used without danger to the ship’s occupants. Under normal circumstances this would be more than enough power for any required maneuver, and a call for “full power” by either pilot or copilot when the crew is outside of the freezing tubes would automatically be understood to be a request for power at the 80% level. A built-in safety device must be overridden to obtain power level of over 80% of actual available power, which in some cases may be essential for a proper trajectory.

Full-power launches are characterized by a loud hum of the antigravity engines, and a glow around the ship caused by the magnetic fields being generated at the time. Such a launch was used to leave Earth.
[edit] Deutronium Annihilation Drive

Deep space propulsion is accomplished with two deutronium-annihilation atomic motors. Theoretically, these engines are capable of producing unlimited thrust and speed. Photons of energy are created through deutronium annihilation in the hafnium carbide reactor chamber located in the center of the lower region of the spacecraft. The energy photons radiate through the Urns projecting from the Thompson field projector. These engines cannot be activated except in deep space. Operation within the atmosphere of a planet would result in life threatening contamination due to dangerous radioactive exhaust.

Testing on early prototype engines revealed that the deutronium annihilation process becomes unstable at more than 80% of maximum. Tests conducted in the stable operating region proved that the resulting thrust and terminal velocity were sufficient to propel the spacecraft to Alpha Centauri in 5.5. years. At the last design phase, electronic safeguards were placed on the Jupiter 2’s central navigation and engine command sequencer to prohibit engine operation in an unstable mode.

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The ship was frequently required to make a quick escape. Interestingly, the the Star Palace had a remarkably quick start up time of about three minutes. When more firepower was required, the pilots could call on the ventrally mounted, concealed, anti-personnel repeating blaster cannon near the loading ramp.
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The cobbled-together nature of the ship presented many problems throughout her smuggling days and during the Rebellion. Systems were barely held together and apparently had many incompatibilities, resulting in numerous malfunctions. [[C-3PO]] commented that he wasn't quite sure where the ship learned to communicate. (However, that may be a reference to the ship's "dialect", leaving open the possibility that the ship's computer uses slang and/or vulgar language, thus upsetting [[C-3PO]]'s sensibilities.) Years after the [[Battle of Endor]], Han Solo and Chewbacca resolved these difficulties. The resolution of those problems may have involved a virtual rebuild of her internal operation systems; this was never discussed in detail.
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The Star Palace's customized Class 0.5 hyperdrive is twice as fast as Imperial warships.This enhanced capability is mostly due to Solo's innovative modifications to "streamline" the ship for hyperspace jumps. A Quadex power core and jury-rigged components ensure a three-standard-minute start-up sequence for the hyperdrive.
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In addition to the hidden laser cannon, the the Star Palace was equipped with a pair of dorsal and ventrally mounted [[Corellian Engineering Corporation]] [[AG-2G quad laser cannon]]s, which drew their power directly from her [[Quadex]] power core. They were originally installed by Lando to replace the mandible mounted blasters. When Han took over ownership of the the Star Palace, he modified the cannons extensively by adding enhanced powercyclers, high-volume gas feeds, and custom laser actuators. This increased the cannons' output to the point where they were able to destroy a TIE Fighter with a single shot. These cannons, though typically manually operated, could be remotely accessed and controlled from the cockpit by Solo. He once found himself in need of this capability during the [[Blockade of Kashyyyk]] in [[0 ABY]]. The ship also had a pair of [[Arakyd]] [[ST2 concussion missile|ST2]] [[concussion missile]] launchers mounted between the forward mandibles, which were technically illegal for a civilian to possess; these were used in the Battle of Endor, destroying the Reactor Core of the second [[Death Star]].
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After becoming the diplomatic courier ship for the [[Skywalker]]-[[Organa]]-[[Solo]] family, the the Star Palace was refitted with military-grade power generators, propulsion, and weaponry. The quad blaster cannons were replaced by light [[turbolaser]]s. The turbolaser turrets were destroyed by the Star Destroyer ''[[Anakin Solo (Imperial-class Star Destroyer)|Anakin Solo]]''{{'s}} long-range turbolaser in one shot under a false transponder code ''Longshot'' during the Battle of Hapes in [[40 ABY]]. The turbolaser turrets were then eventually replaced with newer light turbolasers.
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During the events surrounding the reborn [[Palpatine|Emperor Palpatine]], the missile launchers were temporarily replaced by a giant [[Ganathan]] [[lightning gun]] mounted in place of the portside bow mandible, which was destroyed in a shoot-out with Boba Fett's ''[[Slave I]]''. Han didn't particularly like the modification to his ship and was quick to return the the Star Palace back to normal once the troubles with the reborn Emperor had ended.
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The most famous attribute of ''Millenniumthe Star Palace'' was her [[hyperdrive]]. The hyperdrive system onboard the the Star Palace was fully twice the size of the hyperdrive in a standard [[YT-1300]] freighter. This system gave her a hyperdrive class of 0.5, which was twice as fast as most [[Galactic Empire|Imperial]] warships. The secret to her speed was master starship tech [[Klaus Vandangante|"Doc" Vandangante]]'s modifications that "streamlined" the ship in [[hyperspace]] by controlling the warp of the space-time continuum around her. Several other ships have tried to match the the Star Palace{{'s}} speed without these "streamlining" modifications and have blown themselves into space dust.
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Another key element tothe Star Palace''{{'s}} speed was its Rhandarean [[navicomputer]], which could locate the quickest route from Point A to Point B while still avoiding obstacles such as star systems and [[asteroid]] fields.''
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A variety of offensive and defensive weapons were included on board The Star Palacein case the new planet was inhabited by hostile life forms. Two subcontractors each produced a hand-held laser pistol capable of a sustained 100 kilowatt discharge for twenty minutes. Ten pistols were included in the spacecraft’s complement. Four more powerful 500 kilowatt laser rifles were also included. All laser weapons are fully rechargeable. In addition to their obvious use as weapons, the laser devices were also intended to facilitate the clearing of land for colonization. A supply of 50 grenades, each having a charge. equivalent to one-half of a stick of dynamite, were provided for protection and to ease in the removal of larger geological features. In addition, the environmental control robot has an electro-force beam capability, and the Chariot has two neutron guns.
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The Star Palaceit self has a close perimeter force field capability. This system is controlled from the main console on the upper deck. A more-powerful extended perimeter force field projector was packaged aboard the spacecraft for use once Alpha Centauri was reached. This device can protect the campsite up to a range of 100 feet. The force field projector was unassembled at launch and placed next to the Chariot in the spacecraft’s hold.
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Several cryogenic suspended animation chambers (“freezing” tubes) were included to slow the aging process of the astronauts,can be found upon the Command Bridge area. The aging ratio is one day for 5.5 years of travel. This technology reduces body metabolism and heart rate by lowering body temperature. All body functions arc carefully monitored and controlled. Three static discharge tubes (one located between every two chambers) maintain the electromagnetic balance biologically necessary to keep the frozen human bodies in stasis.
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The chambers were signaled by Alpha Control to operate at zero minus 45 seconds to launch. Medical telemetry provided data to Alpha Control throughout the launch. in the event of a malfunction, the onboard computer could reanimate the occupants. The flight computer was programmed to automatically terminate suspended animation upon entering the atmosphere of the new world. Manual controls were provided on the overhead consoles located behind the suspended animation chambers. In addition, the equipment could be tripped from the pilot’s console. . The Falcon lacked a bacta tank, and to make up for it, was equipped with a cryogenic hibernation capsule. This could be used to for the transport of live cargo or to keep the critically injured stable until acceptable medical facilities were reached
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The navigational guidance system consists principally of three components: the NGS scanner, inertial navigation gyroscope, and computer vector software. The NGS scanner protracts from an access hatch in the spacecraft’s titanium hull. The scanner locates three reference stars (Alpha Centauri A, Sirius, and Sol) relative to the mean galactic plane and supplies their locations to the computers. The scanner also monitors the procession or recession of the reference stars by measuring the Doppler shift of the stars’ light.
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The navigation computers process all NGS scanner data along with a precise measurement of time supplied by the atomic clock to calculate spacecraft velocity and position. The spacecraft’s velocity is determined from the Doppler shift measurements of the reference stars whose radial velocities are known. Distance is calculated by triangulation. This information, along with the computed spacecraft trajectory in vector form, is continuously stored on magnetic tape to ensure that a complete mission history is profiled.
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Each time the computer system computes a new trajectory, it automatically updates the inertial navigation gyroscope. Centrally located on the upper deck, the inertial navigation gyroscope was calibrated to the spacecraft’s mass at liftoff and is sensitive to changes in motion as small as 10 seconds of arc. A smaller but less accurate device was included in the environmental control robot as a safety backup.
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Each computer features 100 megabytes [6] of core memory which are fully protected via hard disk and tape drive backups. A 64 bit microprocessor capable of processing over 1,000,000 commands per second is at the heart of each computer. Up to 200 separate data channels can be multiplexed for recording on the vector tape transport. Human interface is all but unnecessary due to the computers’ advanced design. However, data displays and graphics may be viewed on the video screen located above the communications console on the upper deck.
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In the case of a massive failure of the primary computers, the environmental control robot’s computers can be loaded with elementary mission instructions to perform critical functions.
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High gain radio and telemetry gear utilizing the X and Z bands (frequencies classified) were designed for the Star Palace. There are two 10 kilowatt transmitters and two receivers capable of recovering signals with as low as 100 volt/meter strengths. One complement is located on the upper deck beneath the video monitor and the other at the lower level’s auxiliary flight control.
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Besides voice transmission, over 200 data channels can be multiplexed and transmitted, providing vital information from the space- craft’s telemeters to Alpha Control. Telemeters are installed to monitor biological functions, spacecraft trajectory and speed, vital circuitry, heat levels, and fuel consumption. All telemeters are monitored and multiplexed by the main computers before transmission. Video reception is permitted on the main monitor screen. Primarily, the video monitor was designed to be used with the spacecraft’s computers for data display. Television transmission was thought to be an unnecessary luxury, since all of the astronauts would be traveling in suspended animation, so no television cameras were placed on board. However, an experimental visual scanner was included for the Atlantean’s convenience while on the planet’s surface. [edit]
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Artificial GravityA by-product of the anti-gravity drive technology permits maintenance of normal earth gravity within the spacecraft during interstellar flight. A low power (20 kilowatt) inverse Thompson gravity field projector located directly above the Thompson anti-gravity drive provides a uniform gravitational field on both decks. Control circuits are located on the center main circuitry panel on the upper deck.
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Cabin pressure is maintained at Earth standard with a 79% nitrogen/21% oxygen atmosphere. Since the crew of The Star Palacewas placed on suspended animation on the flight, the demands on the atmospheric control subsystem were anticipated to be light. Consequently, oxygen and carbon dioxide storage tanks are relatively compact. At normal consumption rates (out of suspended animation) the system can support a breathable atmosphere for six people for up to 60 days.
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Controls for the cabin pressure seal and the oxygen bleeder valve are located on the upper level next to the tool/spacesuit storage hatch. Atmosphere circulation through the air purifier is accomplished through vents located on both upper and lower decks. The electronic air purifier is located on the lower deck in Auxiliary Control. [edit]
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The comfort control system maintains a 22° centigrade inside temperature. The system can cope with exterior temperatures ranging from the near absolute zero of interstellar space (-271° C.) up to 1650° C. Extreme thermal gradients caused by sun load can be withstood without the rotation of the spacecraft about its neutral axis. While usually computer controlled, there are provisions for manual operation. On the upper level, controls are located above the main circuitry panel next to the airlock. On the lower level, the controls are located in the Auxiliary Control complex. Heat is tapped from the heat exchanger around the hafnium carbide reactor chamber. Auxiliary quartz heaters will function when the atomic engines are not in use. Cool air is supplied from one of two available compressors. All processed air is circulated through the air purifier to the vents located on both upper and lower decks. [edit]
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Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA), if required, can be accomplished through usage of the upper deck airlock to the primary hatch. Interior atmosphere integrity is maintained while the astronaut is depressurizing or re-pressurizing the airlock chamber. Atmosphere in the chamber is supplied to and from the cabin pressure control system. High efficiency pumps allow pressurizing or depressurizing in only 15 seconds.
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Three staterooms, located on the lower level, were designed to be functional and yet ergonomically pleasing. These rooms were specifically designed to be as homelike as possible for the colonists on the new world, and each was decorated under the direction of the Atlanteans. Each stateroom features a full closet at the rear of the room with two fold away beds on each side wall. Book shelves are available above one bed, and a fold down desk is near the entrance.
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The Star Palacewas designed for primary touchdown on three supports that protract from the outer hull. Each support is extended hydraulically and then mechanically locked in position. Ingress and egress to the vehicle is via steps on the number two support which lead to the deck-to-deck rung ladder on the lower level. Above each hydraulic support arm is a high intensity light beam for visual confirmation of the integrity of the ground supporting pads. Other exterior lights include the luminescence emanating from the Thompson field projector on the undercarriage, and the lights within the upper domed sensor array on the top of the vehicle.
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The secondary or permanent landing mode was to be instituted after all testing had concluded that the new world was fit for colonization. Drilling rigs and blasting equipment were placed on board to facilitate the preparation of a foundation for the Star Palace. Once completed, the spacecraft would lift off, hover until all landing legs were safely stowed, and touch down within the foundation. This mode permits the use of the main hatch at ground level for ingress and egress. [edit] Laboratory/Workshop
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Located on the lower level between the auxiliary control center and the galley is a laboratory and workshop area. In the center adjoining the back wall is a laboratory bench with built-in sink and waste disposal facilities located underneath. Several key pieces of test equipment - voltmeters, ammeters, and resistance/capacitance substitution boxes are included for the repair and building of electronic equipment. Microscopes, calipers, weight scales, and other mechanical inspection instruments are stowed underneath, along with a supply of basic chemicals for chemical and biological analysis. Three algae incubation units located on the counter opposite the service corridor are included for the analysis of biological materials. Each unit contains 12 Petrie dishes for the cultures to grow in. A pressurization valve at the base of each incubation unit permits any gas or atmosphere to be introduced. Also located on the base is a spigot for drawing off liquid. A computer terminal located overhead provides access to the ship’s computers for data entry and analysis.
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The galley is located on the lower floor bctwecn the laboratory and the glide tube. It was designed for case of usage once the occupants reached the new world and contains a two years’ supply of bulk food including meats, vegetables, grains, and dairy products. In addition, an eight year supply of concentrated food pills and pastes insures that the colonists will survive if hydroponic farm crop failure occurs.
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.The center table comfortably seats six and contains controls for dispensing beverages, food pills, and pastes along a built-in conveyer belt. Bulk foods may be prepared in the microwave and convection ovens located behind the galley area and accessed through the hallway between the galley and laboratory.
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Nutrient pills and pastes are stored on the wall near the glide tube in humidity controlled canisters. Blanched and freeze-dried fruits and vegetables are also stored in canisters. Two upright freezer units, which are located behind the galley area, house perishable goods. Other goods, such as nonfat dried milk and canned hams, are stored on shelves and miscellaneous cupboards located in and about the area of the ovens and freezers.
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All freezer, oven, food purification, humidity stabilization, and mechanical dispensers are computer controlled. Read-outs and manual overrides are located on the back and left side walls. Once landed, these systems are priority one for backup power supply in the event of a primary power supply failure.
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Off-Campsite Food Preparation Conventional pots and pans may be used with a four burner electric stove if encampment away from the spacecraft is required. The stove apparatus also contains a high intensity overhead heat lamp for additional warming. All apparatus can be stored in a special suitcase and may be operated from a portable fuel cell power supply or directly from the Chariot’s power supply. Special thermal chests can keep food frozen for up to 7 days. A portable sonic dishwasher cleans and sanitizes all utensils.
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.A variety of seeds, including peas, squash, corn, tomatoes, onions, carrots, and potatoes, were provided for growing on fiberglass mats immersed in a nutrient rich liquid medium. The nutrient medium contains all 17 chemical ingredients necessary for high-yield plant growth. Four hydroponic stations are provided in case native soil conditions are not hospitable to terrestrial plant life. On board waste recyclers provide replenishment of nutrient supplies
Mythical Outer Space Lore;
Many primitive or pre-warp civilizations have seen Star Palace hover over land, mistaking them for what is commonly called an unidentified flying object, or UFO.Places like Gulfbreeze, Florida, Roswell, New Mexico,Sedona,Arizona and American Southwest-Mafia,Texas,Leveland,Texas,Piney Woods,Texas,Turkey Springs,Arizona,Stephanville,Texas.Usa,San Clemente,Maule,Chile, Dechmont Woods,Livington,Scottland,Wallonia,Belgium and many more places depending the specific Earth Worldline have Star Palace and mistook them the cultural Phenomenon known as Ufology. A common joke among members of the Legion of Time-Sorcerers, is to buzz their ship by a pre warp drive civilization, flash a few lights around Monument Valley,Arizona and the Devil’s Tower,Black Hills,Wyoming-a sight of several UFO sightings,and go make a few Crop Circles.with string and a board,to confuse the locals.Actually,some sighting are justified,being places Monument Valley,Arizona and the Devil’s Tower,Wyoming are the secret locations for New Genisis Bunkers,like found at Project;Time-Stalkers,Inc.