Marshall-class mining station
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Marshall-class station in orbit above Trill.

A Marshall-class station is a widely used ore-processing configuration developed by the Echwas Corporation. They are seen mainly in systems with limited inter-sector transit.

The station design is fairly revolutionary when compared to earlier types, largely due to its independently rotating outer processing ring. The ring acts as a gigantic centrifuge, pulverizing and sorting out denser matter without cessation. Sorted matter is jettisoned out chutes spaced along the inner surface of the ring, toward the waiting maw of a tracbeam-assisted receiving bay.

The station's designers named their creation in honor of Rose Christa Marshall, a League-era venture capitalist and influential figure in the early years of extrasolar mining.

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