C.E. Evans wrote:
I've always just looked at Spacedock One as being a massive spaceport, a major port of call for ships--both Starfleet and civilian--passing through Sector 001. It has a strong Starfleet presence (and may have levels reserved solely for Starfleet's usage), but I tend to think the majority of its population is civilian and may not be too unlike DS9 in the way it operates with retail shops, restaurants, business offices, entertainment venues, permanent residential areas, etc. In a way, it's an entire city in space, IMO.
I've always kinda thought that myself.. I'll even go one more and say there is NO reason to think that space dock even has Anti-Matter in it at all. There no reason for it to have a M/AM reactor. It doesn't move anywhere.
If there were Anti-Matter processing on the Sol system i'd say it's much much closer to the sun. Powered by vast solar arrays. Serviced my tankers making runs to and from the gas giants in systems.