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|image=[[Image:Babylon4.jpg|350px]]
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|name = Earth Alliance Station Babylon 4
|name=Earth Alliance Station Babylon 4
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|image = [[Image:Babylon4.jpg|300px]]
|affiliation=[[Earth Alliance]]
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|affiliation = [[Earth Alliance]] ([[2254]])<br>[[Minbari]] (circa [[1260]])
|location=Epsilon Eridani system, <br>Grid Epsilon, [[Sector 14]]<br>
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|location = Epsilon Eridani system, <br>Grid Epsilon, [[Sector 14]]
|function=Diplomatic forum,<br>Commerce,<br>[[Earthforce]] outpost
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|function = Diplomatic forum,<br>Commerce,<br>[[Earthforce]] outpost<br>[[Minbari]] headquarters
|type=O'Neill-class habitable space station,<br> multiple rotating sections
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|type = O'Neill-class habitable space station,<br> multiple rotating sections
|length=6 miles (9.7km)
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|length = 6 miles (9.7km)
|displacement=
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|defenses = [[Defense Grid]]
|defenses=[[Defense Grid]]
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|online = [[2254]]
|online=[[2254]]
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|decommissioned = ''Uncertain'' (station vanished in [[2254]]<ref name=valensname>[[In Valen's Name]]</ref>)
|decommissioned= ''Uncertain'' (station destroyed in [[2261]]<ref name=valensname>[[In Valen's Name]]</ref>)
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|personnel = 1,200 - 1,300 <small>(human skeleton crew, prior to evacuation)</small>
|personnel= 200 - 300 <small>(prior to evacuation)</small>
 
|population=
 
 
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}}
 
   
 
'''Babylon 4''' was the fourth and largest space station built under the [[Babylon Project]].
 
'''Babylon 4''' was the fourth and largest space station built under the [[Babylon Project]].
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== Physical Arrangement ==
 
== Physical Arrangement ==
 
[[image:EASB4_wiki.png|left|125px]]
 
[[image:EASB4_wiki.png|left|125px]]
Babylon 4 was constructed from materials recycled from the earlier Babylon stations. [[Babylon 3]] emblems could be found on some surfaces of the station.
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Partly constructed from materials recycled from the earlier Babylon stations, Babylon 4 also possessed engines that allowed the station to be moved from place to place, although this was a very slow process due to its size.
 
Babylon 4 had engines and could move through space under its own power. It was also, to date, the most powerful station ever constructed by human hands.
 
   
 
The station featured two carousels rotating in opposite directions, presumably balanced to bring the net rotation of the entire mass closer to zero, making it much easier to move and maneuver the station.
 
The station featured two carousels rotating in opposite directions, presumably balanced to bring the net rotation of the entire mass closer to zero, making it much easier to move and maneuver the station.
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Babylon 4 disappeared into a [[spacetime anomaly]] 24 hours after coming online in [[2254]].
 
Babylon 4 disappeared into a [[spacetime anomaly]] 24 hours after coming online in [[2254]].
   
Babylon 4 reappeared in its original location in [[2258]]. The crew was rescued by [[Babylon 5]] personnel, and then it disappeared again. [[Sector 14]] was declared off-limits after these events.<ref>[[Babylon Squared]]</ref><ref>[[Knives]]</ref>
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Reappearing in its original location in July [[2258]], the crew was rescued by [[Babylon 5]] personnel, shortly after which the station disappeared again. [[Sector 14]] was declared off-limits after these events.
   
After the crew was rescued, [[Jeffrey Sinclair]] took Babylon 4 to the year [[1260]]. During this temporal trip, Sinclair used the Chrysalis device to transform himself into a Minbari, named Valen. Thus Valen being named "A Minbari not born of Minbari."<ref>[[War Without End, Part II]]</ref>
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After the crew was rescued, [[Jeffrey Sinclair]] took Babylon 4 to the Earth year [[1260]]. Sinclair contacted the [[Vorlons]] [[Kosh]] [[Naranek]] and [[Ulkesh]] Naranek on his arrival and with them on board, he used the [[Chrysalis device]] to transform himself into a Minbari named Valen. Thus, Valen was "A Minbari not born of Minbari."
   
Arriving after the [[Minbari]] base of operations had been destroyed during the [[First Shadow War]], Valen provided the Minbari with Babylon 4 as the new base of operations in the war effort. When the war was over the station was abandoned.<ref name=valensname />
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Arriving after the [[Minbari]]'s base of operations had been destroyed during the [[First Shadow War]], Valen provided the Minbari with Babylon 4 as their new headquarters. When the war was over, the station was abandoned.
   
For over 900 years the station lay dormant, guarded by the [[Tak'cha]], who refereed to it as Ende X'Ton (the lost station) which they believed to be a holy place. In [[2261]] it was found it floating adrift in [[Sectors_of_Known_Space#Sector 730|Sector 730 by 12 by 9]] by [[John Sheridan]], [[Delenn]], [[Michael Garibaldi]], and [[Susan Ivanova]]. Within 48 hours of rediscovering the station, Babylon 4 burned up in the atmosphere of the planet it was orbiting.<ref name=valensname />
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For over 900 years the station lay dormant, guarded by the [[Tak'cha]], who referred to it as Ende X'Ton ("the lost station") which they believed to be a holy place. In [[2261]] it was found floating adrift in [[Sectors_of_Known_Space#Sector 730|Sector 730 by 12 by 9]] by [[John Sheridan]], [[Delenn]], [[Michael Garibaldi]], and [[Susan Ivanova]]. Within 48 hours of rediscovering the station, Babylon 4 burned up in the atmosphere of the planet it was orbiting.
   
 
==Notes==
 
==Notes==
Valen would often sit in Babylon 4's Zen Garden, mirroring his visits to Babylon 5's [[Green_Sector#Zen_Garden|Zen Garden]] when he was [[Jeffrey Sinclair]].<ref name=valensname />
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At the time of its disappearance, Babylon 4 had not yet been assigned a permanent commanding officer; Major [[Lewis Krantz]], an [[EarthForce Marine Corps]] officer, was assigned to oversee the final stages of construction. <ref>[[Babylon Squared]]</ref>
   
==References==
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Valen would often sit in Babylon 4's Zen Garden, mirroring his visits to Babylon 5's [[Green_Sector#Zen_Garden|Zen Garden]] when he was [[Jeffrey Sinclair]].<ref name="valensname" />
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Revision as of 19:21, May 5, 2019


Babylon 4 was the fourth and largest space station built under the Babylon Project.

Physical Arrangement

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Partly constructed from materials recycled from the earlier Babylon stations, Babylon 4 also possessed engines that allowed the station to be moved from place to place, although this was a very slow process due to its size.

The station featured two carousels rotating in opposite directions, presumably balanced to bring the net rotation of the entire mass closer to zero, making it much easier to move and maneuver the station.

History

Babylon 4 disappeared into a spacetime anomaly 24 hours after coming online in 2254.

Reappearing in its original location in July 2258, the crew was rescued by Babylon 5 personnel, shortly after which the station disappeared again. Sector 14 was declared off-limits after these events.

After the crew was rescued, Jeffrey Sinclair took Babylon 4 to the Earth year 1260. Sinclair contacted the Vorlons Kosh Naranek and Ulkesh Naranek on his arrival and with them on board, he used the Chrysalis device to transform himself into a Minbari named Valen. Thus, Valen was "A Minbari not born of Minbari."

Arriving after the Minbari's base of operations had been destroyed during the First Shadow War, Valen provided the Minbari with Babylon 4 as their new headquarters. When the war was over, the station was abandoned.

For over 900 years the station lay dormant, guarded by the Tak'cha, who referred to it as Ende X'Ton ("the lost station") which they believed to be a holy place. In 2261 it was found floating adrift in Sector 730 by 12 by 9 by John Sheridan, Delenn, Michael Garibaldi, and Susan Ivanova. Within 48 hours of rediscovering the station, Babylon 4 burned up in the atmosphere of the planet it was orbiting.

Notes

At the time of its disappearance, Babylon 4 had not yet been assigned a permanent commanding officer; Major Lewis Krantz, an EarthForce Marine Corps officer, was assigned to oversee the final stages of construction. [2]

Valen would often sit in Babylon 4's Zen Garden, mirroring his visits to Babylon 5's Zen Garden when he was Jeffrey Sinclair.[1]

References

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