phavoc said:Along the elliptic means it will orbit in roughly the same process as the planets do. Above/below means that travel will, generally, be more efficient (assuming you are above/below the star) to all points in the system. Or at least you start equidistant.
I guess I’m not following you, or I just don’t know orbital mechanics.
Using our solar system, 1000D from the sun puts you roughly at Saturn’s orbit. The starport could be close to saturn on the same orbital path. Being close is efficient, to use it as a hydrogen and ice source for its own processors to sell to starships.
Assuming the port needs a source of hydrogen for processing, wouldn’t be most efficient to be on the elliptic, close to a source? anything off the elliptic puts you on average farther away, does it not?