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As the article states, Arcturus Station orbits Themis. And as the article on Themis clearly states, Themis (and therefor Arcturus Station) is located in the Local Cluster. SpartHawg948 22:37, 14 June 2009 (UTC)

Arcturus Station in ME: Evolution Edit

I'm looking at the free preview of Mass Effect: Evolution #2 on IGN, and it looks like they have a picture of Arcturus Station. Should we add this, or wait for a clearer image? If it is true, I'm fairly disappointed that this is Arcturus Station, to be honest. PARAGADE74 02:01, February 2, 2011 (UTC)

Let's see what the full comic is and if it has any better shots as it might just have one better one. If that is the best we have, then it will have to do. Don't forget that ME takes place in 2183, and Evolution is set in 2157, almost 30 years previously. 26 to be exact so there could have been a lot of construction over the years as we do know it is still very much active in 2183 and 2185 during ME2. Also don't forget it was only occupied two years previously. To quote from the Codex, "2155 - Systems Alliance occupies completed portions of Arcturus Station as a headquarters." (Emphasis added). Two years is a lot of time, and given that probably means that it was incomplete, there was probably construction during two years, and even more during the 26 year interim. Lancer1289 02:08, February 2, 2011 (UTC)
(Edit Conflict) I don't think that's Arcturus Station. Arcturus Station is supposed to be a Stanford Torus in design.
If I had to guess, I'd say that the vessel in that image is an Alliance dreadnought, or possibly a carrier. All those ships appear to be the Alliance battle fleet that Harper mentions. I also think that the brown, angular ship in the back, which is incongruous with the other Alliance ships, might actually be turian. But for now that's speculation. -- Commdor (Talk) 02:13, February 2, 2011 (UTC)
Going with Lancer, I agree. Really if this station is featured in Mass Effect 3, (check that, When it is featured in ME3 because I can't see how it won't be with Earth being under attack and all), that should be more predominant version that should be shown, but this comic version could fare to be a better placeholder until ME3 comes out. I know that this comic takes place in 2157, but don't forget what is said by Saren Arterius on this same page, he is stating that the war is already over, and an unknown amount of time has passed. This may indeed be the completed station. But alas, I am with Lancer, I vote to wait until a clearer picture comes out. And going with Commdor, yeah that's why I'm a little disapointed, it doesn't look like a Torus at all. I think that brown thing is a ship too, you can see them in flybys of the Citadel in ME1. PARAGADE74 02:28, February 2, 2011 (UTC)

Ok now that it is released, does anyone else agree that the large thing is Arcturus Station? While it isn't the Stanford Torus type we were expecting, I think that Center ring thin would qualify as that. Personally I think that it initally modeled like that, and then additions were added over time, then artifical gravity, and that is what it looked like in 2157. Lancer1289 19:38, February 16, 2011 (UTC)

I'd still have to disagree that the structure/vessel is Arcturus Station. To me, it's clearly some kind of starship, and a finished one at that. It's even got the "arms" with the thrusters at the tail ends seen on Alliance vessels like the Normandy. Then there's an apparent discrepancy in scale (comparing the vessel to the nearby Alliance cruisers, I'd say the vessel is too small to have a 5 kilometer diameter), the fact that the turian ship Harper and company are on is moving away from the vessel and not towards it to dock (strongly implying that the vessel is not their destination, and thus not Arcturus), and of course the vessel is not a Stanford Torus. To me, it's too much of a stretch to think that the vessel is in fact Arcturus Station, there are just too many inconsistencies. -- Commdor (Talk) 21:53, February 16, 2011 (UTC)
Then we are seeing two very different things because with the ship on page 7, we are looking at its back end, not the front. So it would be mogin towards the station, not away. Lancer1289 21:57, February 16, 2011 (UTC)
Well, whatever direction that ship is facing (I'm comparing it to this), there's still the other details. I'd rather have something like ME3 prove me wrong than go along with adding to this article an image of a structure we can't conclusively identify. -- Commdor (Talk) 22:10, February 16, 2011 (UTC)
I think that big thing is Arcturus Station, as it is the most clearly-defined structure out of that whole fleet. And it appears twice in Issue #2. I vote yes. PARAGADE74 00:25, February 17, 2011 (UTC)
This isn't something we can put to a vote, though; we don't decide what's what in the ME universe. Until we get conclusive information to clear this up, saying the structure/vessel in the comic is Arcturus Station is speculation. -- Commdor (Talk) 00:52, February 17, 2011 (UTC)
I'm gonna have to agree with Commdor here. I think he summed it up nicely when he said "I'd rather have something like ME3 prove me wrong than go along with adding to this article an image of a structure we can't conclusively identify." Right now, it is (quite literally) speculation to assume that the craft in question is Arcturus Station. SpartHawg948 01:03, February 17, 2011 (UTC)

I've been doing a bit more thinking on this, and I still have to agree with Commdor. There are several things here that don't seem right for this to be Arcturus Station. First, there is the shape. Contrary to what some here and in other areas have asserted, no part of the object we see is a Stanford torus. A Stanford torus is a donut-shaped ring with a central hub connected to the ring by spokes. This is lacking from the object we see, even if we only look at the central part. Next we have the fact that the object isn't just the central part. There are also the wings which, as Commdor points out, look strikingly similar to the thruster spars (pylons, nacelles, whatever you want to call them) of Alliance warships. We also have the problem of scale. It looks, as Commdor also astutely points out, rather too small. The Alliance warship next to it (which appears to be a cruiser of the same model we see in ME) would appear (assuming the object is the 5km diameter station) to be approximately 2km long. Yet we know this is not the case, as cruisers are smaller than dreadnoughts, and dreadnoughts themselves range between 800 meters and 1km in length (per the Codex). I am of the opinion that the object we see is actually an Alliance carrier, based on the following tidbit from the Codex: "The flight deck is essentially a corridor through the armor and into the heart of the vessel." That opening right smack dab in the center of the object looks like a corridor through the armor and into the heart of the vessel, does it not?

So in summation: No part of the object meets the definition of a Stanford torus. Anyone who says it does clearly isn't familiar with the definition of a Stanford torus. The object is just too small. And, given what we know, a carrier is a better candidate. Could I be proven wrong later? Sure. The writers have shown themselves willing at times to abandon details like the Stanford torus design on occasion when it proves expedient. But without some actual proof, there just isn't anything other than pure speculation to suggest this is Arcturus Station. SpartHawg948 00:47, February 27, 2011 (UTC)

Pictures? Edit

Are there any pictures of the station from ME evolution?

See the above discussion. -- Commdor (Talk) 22:51, May 22, 2011 (UTC)

Confirmation(ish) of Arcturus Station in Evolution Edit

As some actual proof that the ship in question in ME: Evolution is Arcturus Station, here is some 3d art of that ship/station on Omar Francia's (he worked on the comic's art) deviantart page (it's official, it's not fan art):

He labels the ship as Arcturus Station and I think he is showing its size compared to a section of Illium. Also, note how Arcturus is modeled as being unfinished at the time, which is correct (unlike its completed look in the comic).

so, now it is a question of if ME3's canon of Arcturus is the same or not.

--Commander Shepard 18:18, September 28, 2011 (UTC)

Interesting... Lancer1289 18:23, September 28, 2011 (UTC)

Mass Effect 3 Edit

Just came across Arcturus Station in Mass Effect 3. Or what's left of it. It's located in the Arcturus System in the Arcturus Stream. And has been destroyed by the Reapers. --Go Bruins! 17:37, March 7, 2012 (UTC)

So, can we add the Mass Effect: Evolution picture to the main site now? It's the only clear picture we have of the station, now that it was blown up. PARAGADE74 00:55, March 15, 2012 (UTC)
It depends. Does the wreckage in ME3 significantly resemble what we see in the comic? If so, it might be possible to add an image under the Evolution section. -- Commdor (Talk) 01:05, March 15, 2012 (UTC)
It is literally the generic wreckage you see for the wreckage of the Fuel Depots etc. It doesn't even look like Arcturus Station. Just a generic piece of space wreckage. --Go Bruins! 02:45, March 15, 2012 (UTC)
Why is the generic wreckage picture being used for Arcturus Station? That is incorrect. We could put in the Evolution depiction of the station (as confirmed by one of the artists) under the Evolution subsection and say it does not fit the lore. Better than nothing --Commander Shepard 20:30, April 1, 2012 (UTC)
By incorrect, I mean something more specific.--Commander Shepard 20:32, April 1, 2012 (UTC)
Because that's how specifically ME3 depicts what's left of it. Problem? --Kainzorus Prime Walkie-talkie 20:46, April 1, 2012 (UTC)
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