Ships can do other things with their cargo space than simply haul freight. This is especially true of military and scientific vessels, which frequently have very little cargo space at all. Facilities are rated by their cost (typically installation plus equipment), how much Cargo space they cost the ship that has one installed, and how much Power they require to operate.
It may occasionally be advantageous to have more than one of the same facilities installed. Multiple Bomb Bays can drop bombs faster; Multiple Carrier Decks can launch fighters faster, and so forth. To gain the benefits of multiple facilities, a separate crew unit of each type must also be employed.
An Arboretum allows a starship to produce some of its own food and oxygen, and provides the same benefit as the ALSS.
An arcade is another way to keep starship crews happy during long, often boring voyages (punctuated by moments of sheer terror).
An Armor Garrison holds 5 Units of Armor.
Tanks are one of the most fearsome weapons ever invented, and although a unit of tanks takes up a lot of space, the sheer power of even one unit of these beasts in ground combat can change the course of a battle.
This advanced laboratory focuses on studying the stars themselves, and always includes the most accurate computer maps of the galaxies.
This facility allows a craft to carry bombs inside the vessel, dropping them out through specialized doors in the bottom of the hull, using cargo space to carry bombs.
This specialized facility gives a starship a place to put prisoners.
This facility allows a Starship to carry 20 Passengers in 3rd Class “Comfort”.
This facility actually allows ships to take off and land from a special deck attached to the outside of the craft, like a 20th century aircraft carrier, like a Flight Deck, only larger and even more sophisticated.
This facility allows a Starship to carry 85 Passengers in 1st Class Comfort.
This advanced laboratory focuses on studying alien life and anatomy.
This facility actually allows ships to take off and land from a special deck attached to the outside of the craft, like a 20th century aircraft carrier.
This Facility allows a starship to carry 13 extra Passengers.
Like Guest Cabins, only with even more space devoted to Passengers.
A Gymnasium provides a valuable outlet to crews on long, potentially dangerous missions, allowing them a way to stay in shape on often cramped shipboard conditions.
This facility allows starships to be stored, and launch from, the inside of the ship itself.
Like a Hangar Bay, only an entire deck is given over to this facility.
A Heavy Garrison holds 5 units of Heavy Marines.
Heavy Marines are better equipped than standard marines, and gain a +2 on all Boarding and Crew Combat rolls.
Like an arcade, only including much more sophisticated games, allowing for a much more satisfying game experience, and keeping the crew much happier.
A HoloGymnasium is a fully interactive 3-D environment, allowing the crew to simulate anything, anytime, anywhere.
The ship contains a fully stocked hospital, allowing advanced surgeries to be done safely and efficiently.
A simple research facility, usually consisting of nothing more than an additional computer or two, microscopes, science disks and manuals.
A Landing Bay converts a normal ship into a Landing Craft, capable of transporting Marine Units to a planet’s surface and disembarking them quickly.
This facility allows a Starship to carry 33 Passengers in 2nd Class Comfort.
This facility is the minimum necessary for the Treat Injury skill to be used effectively, and the minimum necessary for a ship to have medical crew.
These units, when encased in their Ablative Shields, can land on a planet directly, having no need for landing craft.
This facility allows a starship to have science crew to assist the science officer in his duties.
This facility gives a starship a specialized contingent of marines, intended strictly to defend the ship.
An advanced facility, with several beds, advanced diagnostic tools, multiple sterile fields, and so on.
A Troop Garrison holds 5 units of normal Marines.
For each facility of this type installed on a starship, that ship has one unit of Marine Crew.
This facility allows a Starship to carry 40 Passengers in 1st Class Comfort.