This article shows information for the space station. For the Halo: Reach level, see Anchor 9 (level).
The station had three main hubs, each with its own hangar and repair station. Several YSS-1000 Sabre fighters could be stored and serviced inside. In addition, it had docking ports for larger vessels such as cruisers and frigates. The station also was surrounded by a number of build-and-repair facilities, which had several half-built frigates in them.
The station was in permanent orbit around Reach and in the later decades of the war was charged with the production of numerous warships to supplant the Navy's eroding firepower. By 2552 it was responsible for the construction for a number of Paris-class heavy frigates, with several still being assembled by the time of the Covenant's arrival.
During the Fall of Reach in August 2552, Anchor 9 was defended by Sabres during Operation: UPPER CUT. The station's defenses were off-line when the Covenant attacked, and one squadron was deployed to repel the incoming waves of Banshees and later Seraphs. When the third wave of Covenant fighters arrived, Anchor 9's point defense guns came back online. During the third wave, several Phantoms arrived and attempted to attack the station, but were destroyed. After the Phantoms were destroyed, the remaining Seraphs and Banshees retreated.
SPARTAN-B312 and Jorge-052 then docked in one of the station's hangars. Jorge left the Sabre to arm a slipspace drive attached to a Pelican dropship; this Slipspace drive would be used as an improvised bomb against Long Night of Solace, a Covenant supercarrier. The UNSC Savannah soon detached from Anchor 9 to provide cover for the Sabres as they attacked and attempted to board an enemy corvette which was inbound to refuel with the supercarrier. Almost immediately after the supercarrier was destroyed, the Covenant arrived en masse over Reach. The station was subsequently destroyed by a Covenant support fleet, which arrived several days later.
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