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Old April 22nd 09, 01:34   #50
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Re: EpDis: The Gathering

Since docking isn't quite as instant as we see it (with it being, one a dramatic show, and two, only 40-some minutes long, we don't get the entirety of the docking procedure depicted), maybe when a ship first arrives at the station and is assigned a spot in the docking queue, a docking program is uploaded to a ship's system to enable the station's computer system to adjust the ship's movement -- thinks like, rotate ship however many degrees, adjust trust this way and that, etc -- so that the ship can dock. Ships, like shuttles, that are standard for shipping passengers between a starliner or battleship to the station might come preloaded with the software.
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