At its most basic, a starbase requires only a few components:
- Command Center
- Docking Bay
- Cargo Bay
- Fuel Storage Cell
- Hab Modules and Life Support as necessary
Starbases also require components related to their designated Role, e.g. a Monitoring Station needs a Long Range Scanner. As they are irrevocably immobile, they typically rely on Energy Collectors for their static energy usage, thereby reserving fuel for combat. Larger or more centrally-located starbases often include components from other roles, e.g. a Space Port can include research labs.
The rather generically-named Star Base is a catchall design role for a custom starbase, and as such has no requirements beyond the basic starbase components.