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epic United States science fiction TV series produced in 1994 and broadcasted through 1998
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Length : 8592 m
Mass : 9.1 billion metric tons
Fighters : 48
Powersource : 8 Fusion Reactors
Weaponsystem : Twin Particle arrays
Particle Laser Cannon
Pulse Cannons
Plasma Cannons
Defensesystem : 8 - 12 m armored hull
Mk. II Defense Grid
Babylon 5 is the last of the Babylon stations. Earth decided to cut money for construction after the first four stations failed. The station is only half a mile shorter than Babylon 4 but has only living space for about 250000 people. In contrast to Babylon 4 this time a single-rotation system was used to save money.
In addition, the defense grid and fighter equipment weren't that big in size as used on Babylon 4. The defense grid was later upgraded to provide enough firepower to destroy a battle cruiser without any assistance.

The station is located in orbit around Epsilon 3 and a jumpgate has been installed in the same sector. The main aspect Babylon 5 is to act as trade and diplomacy outpost. The commander of the station has the status of an ambassador and is empowered to speak on behalf of his government the way that a ship's captain exploring new worlds is empowered.
Maintaining the station is very expensive because all goods have to be shipped using transport vessels. Every transport that wants to use Babylon 5 as docking station has to pay a certain amount of money and all people entering the station have to pay a fee. No weapons are allowed on the station except for the station security personal.
Babylon 5 is divided into several sectors which allow easy navigation in all parts of the station.

Blue Sector This sector houses the docking bays, medlabs, Babylon 5 Advisory Council Chambers and Earth Force Personal quarters. Smaller ships usually use the docking bays inside of the station to trade their goods. The launch bays (named Cobra Bays) for the Starfuries are located along the outside of the blue sector. Other installations include Customs and Disembarkation.
Brown Sector The brown sector is located next to the blue sector. The sector is used for transient habitation and commerce. A special section is reserved for aliens which require a special atmospheric condition.
Green Sector The green sector is reserved for diplomatic habitation. All alien ambassadors and their assistants live and work in this sector. The meeting and conference rooms can be used by all ambassadors upon request.
Red Sector The biggest attraction in the red sector is the garden. This garden provides at most of the food, water and fresh air for the whole station. The whole garden is about 12 square miles in size and has also some areas for recreation like a Baseball field. The second attraction is called "The Zocalo". This place is like a big shopping plaza with hotels, bars, shops and more.
Gray Sector The Gray Sector is the industrial center of Babylon 5. All bigger facilities and construction areas are located in this sector. Only the station personal is allowed to enter this sector.
Yellow Sector This sector is mainly located outside along the station. The front part houses the Zero-G docking bay which allows very big vessels to directly dock on Babylon 5. The middle part of this sector is used for storage and exchange of containers.
Downbelow This slang term is used for all "unused" parts of the station where homeless people try to live.
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Babylon 5 is an American space opera television series created by writer and producer J. Michael Straczynski, under the Babylonian Productions label, in association with Straczynski's Synthetic Worlds Ltd. and Warner Bros. Domestic Television. After the successful airing of a backdoor pilot movie, Warner Bros. commissioned the series as part of the second-year schedule of programs provided by its Prime Time Entertainment Network (PTEN). The pilot episode was broadcast on February 22, 1993 in the US. The first season premiered in the US on January 26, 1994, and ran for the intended five seasons. Describing it as having "always been conceived as, fundamentally, a five-year story, a novel for television," Straczynski wrote 92 of the 110 episodes, and served as executive producer, along with Douglas Netter.

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