The Epsilon class communications station was a class of manned communications array and subspace tranciever station in service from shortly prior to the Invasion of Naboo to as late as the Galactic Civil War and beyond.
The Epsilon class communication station was built mainly as a communication array and subspace tranciever, built near a planet or strategic point in deep space in order to provide stable communications in that region, although they could also be used as a reasearch station or light defense platform. The stations could hold one starfighter squadron, and, during the Empire's reign, were able to be modified to have hangar racks for lauching TIE series starfighters. Standard defenses on these space stations included laser cannons, proton torpedo launchers, and turbolaser batteries.
Epsilon class stations also came equipped with shield generators, which provided additional defense. Areas facilitating the needs of the crew were scattered among the station although, in most barracks it was a tight fit. Security sections were located near every hangar bay, in the upper parts of the walls. From here, security officers could deal with a situation isolated from the other areas.
The starship repair and maintenance facilities were good enough to provide care for capital ships up to Imperial-class Star Destroyers. The repair facilities could also construct space ships on their own. All these additional modules, meant that Imperial warships could operate far from the Core without requiring large travels to be maintained. Besides the drydocks, there was also parking spaces for four other warships. All these extra innovations made the Epsilon class more versatile than other defense stations, like the Royce class relay station.