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Valiant-1 is a United States Space Administration space station that once orbited Earth before the Great War.

Background[edit | edit source]

Left in orbit after the nuclear holocaust, orbital decay and lack of thrust maintenance led the space station to fall back to Earth and crash in the former state of West Virginia. According to Caleb Fisher's analysis of surviving documents from the wreckage, an apparatus capable of firing "beams" at Earth was in construction before its crash-landing. The purpose of this "Space Beam" was unknown, though Fisher hypothesized it was either a weapon or a communications device.[1]

In 2103, the station's wreckage was later fortified by Meg Groberg's raiders and used as their headquarters, renamed to "The Crater".

Charactersistics[edit | edit source]

Valiant-1 is a circular space station designed like an orbiting wheel. At the center was the command core (which was later converted into a raider encampment), where the main base of controlling the station was present. The module is then connected via connection tubes towards the rotating ring. These rings, such as Airlock C7, contained cargo and pressurized doors to allow spacecraft to dock on Valiant-1.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

The Valiant-1 space station appears only in Fallout 76.

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

FB8 deco 301 color.pngThe following is based on unverified behind the scenes information and is speculative and may not be accurate.
  • The design of Valiant-1 mirrors many contemporary and Cold War references towards the idea of artificial gravity. The usage of centrifugal force to create pseudo gravity could only be possible via an even rotating frame to prevent gravitational disturbances and ripping the spacecraft apart.[2]
  • It could also be a reference to Space Station 5 in 2001: A Space Odyssey.
  • The appearance and design of Valiant-1 also resembles the planned design of Ballistic Orbital Missile Base 001 and Ballistic Orbital Missile Base 002 which would have been locations in the cancelled Van Buren game. B.O.M.B.-002 would even have been crashed into the Earth similarly to Valiant-1, and would be located in the Grand Canyon; while B.O.M.B.-001 would have still been in orbit and have been the location of the game's climax.
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