Standard of the Man: Background Information

Roger Burton West
20 April 2007

Table of Contents

1. Home Base

The collective is quartered on Ingelheim Station, a small industrial park in LEO. Most of its 350 inhabitants are researchers into bio- and nano-technology, including a substantial presence from the Austrian firm Baumann Krankenpfledge AG (medical services, supplying hospitals and clinics); an imbalance of living vs laboratory space has led BKAG to rent out a small number of cabins and basic spacedock facilities in return for money and débris protection services. (Technically those are provided by System Technologies AG, but BKAG apparently wants to supplement this.)

Ingelheim is a microgravity environment under a German flag. There is a substantial security presence both from System Technologies and from the individual firms that rent space.