**Confederation Navy: Standard Docking Clamps**

Type

*Omega*- (50 tonnes, 8.0 megastarbux) is basically Type

*V*, that has a minimum volume requirement of two kilotonnes, to infinity and beyond; one assumes that is the minimum tonnage for such a capability, and we'll use this as the baseline for the upper end of the range. If you had wanted to use it for smaller volumes, you'd have to clamp a two kilotonne volume with any number of lesser docking clamps that can clamp sub two kilotonne loads.

Type

*Alpha*- (0.5 tonnes, 0.25 megastarbux) is basically Type

*I*, that halves it's capabilities and cost; one assumes that this can be justified in light of how Types

*II*,

*III*and

*IV*per tonne of docking clamp cost the same, though the dichotomy of why Type

*II*'s capacity does not align with Types

*I*and

*III*.

Type

*Delta*- (20 tonnes, 4.0 megastarbux) has to be a more economical clamp than Type

*Omega*(though like it it's basically Type

*IV*), otherwise you could just use Type

*Omega*as the general purpose docking clamp for every volume above two kilotonnes; it's an interesting question whether you need to clamp a volume between one to two kilotonnes, if the Confederation made a policy not construct spacecraft in that range. On the other hand, going in the other direction, twenty five tonnes and five megastarbux, would give you a capacity range of three hundred seventy five to twenty five hundred tonnes.