((This post is in-character, as Julianus Soter is an experienced engineer. He’s writing this report to benefit fellow researchers. Click the images for an expanded view.))
Between the numerous battles in the Gallente/Caldari war, and the Pirate war being waged in the Black Rise and Placid regions, I did a lengthy camera survey of the Alsavoinon Jovian Observatory. My results and comments are provided below.
Top-down view of the Alsavoinon Jovian Observatory. The fin structures are easily visible along the four sides of the diamond-shaped superstructure.
Dorsal sensor array of Jovian Observatory. Caroline’s Star is visible in the starfield behind the structure. Numerous sensor array configurations are clearly adapted to various types of sensor data and wavelengths.
Jovian Observatory sensor cluster, expanded view. Numerous lengths of towers indicate antennas are tuned to different wavelengths used for data collection. Finned structures possibly heat dissipation network to dissipate sensor amplifier heat to surrounding space.
Support structure of sensor array. This shows several visible and exposed conduit-like structures running along the surface. Crater impact from Sleeper excavation visible on left side of this view. Small sensor cluster also attached to structure, near the conduits.
Closer view of secondary sensor array. Angled support structure and configuration seems to be designed to allow the array to be concealed by station’s now defunct cloaking field, by minimizing the overall station cross section.
Station damage directly above secondary sensor cluster. This impact crater provides a useful window inside the Observatory. Several large conduit structures are heavily damaged and bent in this section. It is unclear why the structure requires such a vast network of internal structural support. It is possible they also serve as enormous communications buses running along the longitudinal axis of the Observatory.
A clear view of the finned arrays coating the primary structures of the Jovian Observatory. These fin networks are likely not heat dissipation networks. Their configuration and staggered patterns would seem to be more likely a cloaking field projection array, to shield the Observatory from Human eyes.
Another view of proposed Cloaking Array network.
This top-down view of the Cloaking Array shows the interleaving nature of the fins. Such configuration complexity would not be necessary if it was simply a set of heat dissipation fins. Modular cloaking units would be arranged this way to maximize field strength and flux projected from the surface area of the superstructure.
Here is a view of the fascinating anterior section of the Jovian Observatory. Here we see unique structural patterns not shown in the rest of the structure. The cloaking array is not present on these sections, indicating that they were critical for some other purpose, perhaps docking, power production, or maintenance.
The Sleepers have taken an enormous interest in this section of the Observatory. They have ripped open the superstructure and peeled it back like a clam shell. The energy and time required indicates the importance of the subsystems that used to be located here. Numerous data bus/structural integrity conduits run through the now exposed spaces of this section, intact even after sustained weapons fire.
As the Sleepers spent extensive time here, so do I. The view of this camera drone provides a clear picture into the now wrecked docking areas of the Observatory. The ribbed support structure inside the outer hull of the station is also visible. Energy discharges from active power supplies are still visible, months after the Sleeper attacks.
The rectangular cavity inside the Jovian Observatory is long been suspected to be a docking area for their ships. There is no sign of hangar equipment, however docking lights are still visible along the interior walls of this area. Structural ribbing is also visible in this shot. It appears this area was purposefully reinforced against attack.
Nemesis class stealth bomber, observing conduit structures in Observatory. The structure is truly immense, and the raw material required to construct it must have been significant. The fact they are throughout the cosmos shows the value the Jovians placed on collecting information.
Impact crater along bottom half of Jovian Observatory. This hole was clearly cut through both sides of the superstructure, to expose some sort of valuable technology underneath.
View of the hole from the opposite side of the Observatory. Alsavoinon’s star is in the background. The structural conduits/data buses are visible here as well. Clearly they were impervious to the Sleeper weapons. We may wish to investigate these conduits if we wish to develop an effective defense against them.
The structure further down the Observatory, in the anterior section, is unique, in that was clearly a cylindrical device. The laws of physics are likely the reason for this. Magnetic fields project through space with cylindrical geometry in some situations, and both fusion and antimatter reactors have been shown to be more efficient with a cylindrical containment field topology. This might have been the Observatory’s primary power plant.
An expanded view of the damaged Power Plant. Sleeper weapons fire was clearly concentrated here for some time to allow for the extraction of the technology that powered this Observatory.
A bottom-up view of the damaged Observatory. It is important to note that the Observatories here have not been completely destroyed by the Sleepers and their Drifter allies. This indicates they are either unwilling, or unable, to do so. The result is a treasure trove of useful technical knowledge about the Jovians and the methodology of the Drifter/Sleeper intelligence.
A final view of the observatory’s damaged bottom section. Alsavoinon Prime glimmers in the background. No sensor networks are attached to the bottom section of the structure, indicating that the dorsal array was adequate for the observation of all the sensor data the Jovians needed.
As the Jovians desired to collect all available information as Humanity grew and expanded following our return to space, it is clear they spent exhaustive resources on these Observatories. The cloaking technology used to assemble them is sophisticated, and the structures are enormous. All of it was to support a relatively small sensor cluster located primarily on the top of the superstructure. This indicates that given their technology, only a limited amount of antenna arrays were needed to collect the information they required, but also that the structure needed to be vast in order to properly power and sustain the structure over the intended operational lifespan. The observatory includes numerous features that would seem to be unnecessary for a purely observational role, including a docking bay, however perhaps the Jovians intended to use it for a outpost during close encounter reconnaissance missions on planets nearby, either cloaked or in disguise. The fact that the Sleepers and Drifters have targeted these structures so intensely is extremely concerning, and bodes ill for possible conflicts to come.