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Xboat Station: Facility for
handling Xboats at a star system.
At each system served by the Xboat network, an express
boat station is maintained to handle the message traffic and to manage
incoming and outgoing Xboats. Usually located near the edge of a star system,
the station picks up messages beamed to it by incoming Xboats and relays
the data to the local world for delivery. Messages destined for worlds
farther down the line are transmitted to a waiting Xboat which then jumps
for the next world in the network.
The Xboat station contains receiving and retransmission
equipment; refueling and support facilities for the local staff and waiting
crew are also provided. The Xboat station maintains a local office on the
system's major world for the acceptance of Xboat messages, as well as to
handle delivery of the messages to addresses on the world. -ld