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# 9
02-08-2013, 02:38 PM
Since the Cardasian war machine was heavily dependent on slave labor it's much easier to manage the workforce in a location where control of the environment is absolute and escape is impossible. There might also be benefits to zero gravity in some aspect of the refining process. It's unlikely that bulk freighters are capable of atmospheric flight, ground facilities are vulnerable to revolutionary efforts so shuttling or for that matter beaming up the raw ore for refining in space before loading into bulk freighters would be more expedient.

Last edited by maxvitor; 02-08-2013 at 02:49 PM.