|Cathedral class Station|
Originally built in 326 A.S. to handle all the goods flowing into Rheinland from Liberty and back, Altona Station has been an important base for Republican Shipping for centuries. Prior to the 80 year war, Liberty Transports were required to transfer their cargo at Altona - usually Engine Components and Superconductors, and return with cargo bought at Altona - usually Copper, Silver or Cobalt. After the 80 year war this practise ended. Part of the Rheinland bailout deal was that Liberty shipping companies would have access to goods throughout Rheinland, bypassing Republican. Altona became obsolete overnight.
Since then, it has been converted in an orbital storage depot, but even in that role it is being passed over for storage facilities on Planet Hamburg - which are more secure from Unioner attacks. Altona faces an uncertain future as a result.