|Whistler Applied Technologies Laboratories|
|Base Hull||container based torus space station|
|Length||500m in diameter|
|Mass||about 25000 tons|
|Drive Type||WPT reactionless Thrusters|
|Drive Rating||stationkeeping only|
|Primary Manufacturer||Whistler Dockyard Services|
|Flag of Record||Germany|
|Primary Crew||Zuse (AI)|
225 crew (mostly scientists)
|Other Crew||30 Kerbals|
|Auxillary Vehicles||4x Orbital Sled|
The Construction of Reykjavik Station proved to be heaven send and Whistler Dockyard Services gained more experience of building larger space stations.
Whistler Applied Technologies Laboratories was originally designed as a 175m station like Reykjavik Station, but 'Dane contacts within the Max Plank Society noted that they would be interested in renting space on the new station. Being a German registered Corporation and very interested in working with the premier German Scientific Society, the Board of Directors quickly decided to expand the original design to include additional lab space.
Finished in Late 2018, WAT Labs follows the same orbit as 4183 Cuno, but trails it by half a day. 60 percent of the lab space is used by several Institutes of the Max Plank Society, whit 30 percent used by Whistler and the remaining ten percent by various smaller 'Dane research institutes.
Early in 2019 the main computer of WAT Labs developed an AI, which is very interested in computer sciences and named itself Zuse and began to design and then build an open source computer where everything is open source, from the CPU over RAM to the OS.
Known Vehicle Quirks:
- Ze German!: If you cannot speak German, you have a problem on WAT Labs as no one is going to understand you, even if everybody speaks English. External Communications are exempt from this quirk.
- Rundfunk: Every sound system on the station only plays WDR2, a German music station.
- Open Source or nothing!: All computers, even those not connected to Zuse do not boot if they don't have an Open Source OS installed.