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Old March 29th, 2011, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by foxx View Post
I might be committing heresy by mentioning it here, but Gurps Traveller Starports has a section on them that states:

"Almost all Class IV [B] and V [A] starports have an orbital facility. Most Class III [C] starports at TL8 [8] and above will have a highport. The highport serves primarily bulk, container, and LASH cargo, as well as transient passenger traffic." p60, Gurps Starports.

I would also think that a highport would be common for worlds with the various toxic atmosphere types or other UWP stats that would deter setting up a downport.
I tend to go with the GT definition, though I generally say that C ports also have refined fuel, no-overhaul repairs and a shipyard for small craft up to 200 tons.
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