The Munera Platforms are orbital combat stations of the United Nations Space Command, created shortly after the activation of the SPARTAN-IV program. Sponsored by weapon and armor manufacturers, these stations allow corporations to analyze the raw data of their products, allowing them to better enhance their own product lines, while the UNSC leverages these events to train and hone Spartans during periods of relative peace.
Designed as a discrete, self-contained arena, Munera Platforms are capable of simulating a vast number of terrains and scenarios. Utilizing War Games technology, the platform can quickly generate any environmental schema using advanced holographic and hard light technology. These stations can create simulations of any number of practical scenarios, though the most common simulations involve two fireteams facing-off in a symmetrical or semi-symmetrical arena. Combat orbitals have subsequently been utilized by all of the UNSC's branches, garnering a large internal following, creating cross-branch competition. Munera Platforms exist across human-occupied space, though Earth and Mars currently have the largest numbers. One such platform is Munera Platform A7, located in orbit over Earth.
|Browse more images in this article's gallery page.|