So, I'm writing and I thought up a story based on a defensive formation stationed at a star. The formation consists of two fleets, and five... stations I guess, stationed around a star to protect the various jumpoints. I need to think up a name for these stations. They are semi-mobile, which means they can adjust their orbits, but nothing fancy because they are after all quite large. Originally I called them defensive stations, or defensive platforms but then I got the idea that they could be outfited for different missions. Currently four are heavily armed to protect the jump points from enemy fleets while the fifth one is fitted as a manufacturing station, to provide items and foodstuffs as they become depleted for the rest of the formation. These are supposed to be (relativly) quick deployed platforms that can help reinforce positions or defend positions long term, longer than a fleet could. Now you have the backstory, could someone help me think up good general names for these? I was going to go with Defensive station, or defensive platform or something but then you couldn't exactly call the manufacturing station a defensive station, and station makes it sound way too... stationary. I could call it a weapons platform, or simply a platform, but that seems bland. If you are trying to picture what I am talking about, think of the starbases from Sins Of A Solar Empire, or the Death star, or a Cylon Basestar. Those are the closest things I can think of to them. Any help would be appricated, thanks.