Next in our whistle-stop tour of the Federation is Dan Rubin's Robot Command Centre, another vehicle designed to overcome the limitations of wheeled transport.
The Robot Command Center fills a role in the fleet that was left lacking for some time. Although we have mobile rocket-launching vehicles, we had no capability to maintain control once a rocket passed over the horizon, unless a ship was in the system. Now, we’re able to establish a command and control presence on a new world simply by depositing one or more of these babies on a planet. They are able to quickly establish a network of control, using the standard satellite rocket launched from the back. The Robot Command Centers also allow us to move our ground staff out of the way of alien weather systems.