Science Upgrades All Facilities have a basic Science capability in order to gather and evaluate information about it's surroundings. Scientists rely on the vessel or base's sensors and probes, as well as away teams to gather information; from there it is transferred to one of the relevant labs for analysis.
Higher Science Ratings equate to better systems no only in gathering information, and also specialized labs to evaluate the data.
|Rating||# Sci. Crew||# Gen. Labs||# Spec. Labs||Vessel Class|
|1||1-4 (depends on role/mission)||2-5||0-1|| Runabouts
Small Escorts Freighters
|2||3-20 (depends on role/mission)||4-15||1-3|| Escorts
Lt. Frigates Sm. Cruisers
|3||10-50+ (depends on role/mission)||8-25||2-8|| Med. Cruisers
Frigates Sm. Explorers Scout / Survey
|4||25-100+ (depends on role/mission)||10-30||4-12|| Med. Explorers
Cruisers Sm. Research
|5||30-150+ (depends on role/mission)||20-50||6-20|| Lg. Explorers
Research Sm. Bases
|6||30-200+ (depends on role/mission)||30-80||8-40|| Sm. Outposts
This is only a partial list, others may be added as needed. Many labs are open to any officers/civilians (Arboretum), while others are secure facilities.
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