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- "That MAC gun can put a round clean through a Covenant Capital Ship"
- ―Avery Johnson
The Oranos-class Orbital Defense Platform is a class of UNSC space station.
The Oranos-class Orbital Defense Platform looks similar to the older Human-Covenant War-era orbital defense platforms. The platform is centred around the primary armament, either a Super MAC, a THOR Laser, or two ion cannons. A ring-like section around the gun is connected to the gun and fire control room by a pair corridors running from the gun to the edge of the "ring". The ring-like structure houses the barracks, armories, comms center, command and control, mess halls, hangers for fighters (24 Katanas and 12 Broadswords as standard) and dropships, and a "common area". Twenty Archer missile pods are located at positions around the outside of the ring, and the entire platform is studded with Close-In Weapon system batteries. Positioned on the upper and lower plate of the station are eight M41 Hailstorm Naval Support Guns, providing close-in fire-power against warships that slip by. Located at either end of "ring" (at the 0 and 180 degree positions), are two "umbilicals, which can be used by UNSC warships to dock, load, unload, and resupply. A heavy-duty tram system runs within the platform for easy transportation of both personnel and cargo.
Stations are organized in clusters of three, with a single cluster having one command station, and then one command station per hemisphere. These clusters are usually positioned over, and named after major cities, which usually also house their power generator
- "Can't really change a big, floating gun, can you?"
- ―Anonymous UNSC Captain
- The Oranos-class ODP is named after Oranos, Titan of the Sky