Compiegne Space Colony
|Compiegne Space Colony|
|Commentry class Station|
|Gallic Royal Police|
Compiegne Space Colony is a modern civilian housing facility built within the Ile-de-France Trade Lane hexagon in 690 A.G.S. . Initially operated by a medium-sized space company named Nery Space Construction, it was bought by Solar Engineering after Nery went bankrupt several years after the station's construction. Due to security measures, however, it was decided to have Compiegne administered by the Gallic Royal Police. The station was a risky purchase since it failed to become a financial success and was one of the primary reasons of Nery's bankruptcy. Yet, Solar successfully converted it into a luxurious population center for wealthy New Paris citizens who wanted to have an alternate place to live in the system. Since piracy in Ile-de-France is heavily surpressed, civilian convoys in the area are rarely threatened. At Compiegne, citizens are granted a rare opportunity to fly a rented ship into space without obtaining a pilot license.
A large portion of Compiegne is an enclosed private area that was reportedly used as the space-based headquarter offices of Solar Engineering. With the merger, this section was emptied out and now lies abandonded, as neither the Royal Police nor EFL have any present need for it. That said, it's worth noting that this area of Compiegne was not just a highly secured office and apartment complex, but also a fully fledged self-sufficient space fortress.