Blue Sector was the area of Babylon 5 that comprised the forward segment of the rotating section and extended several kilometers aft to Red Sector.
Blue Sector housed the maintenance and operational control centers, docking bays, customs, embarkation, the observation dome and C&C as well as quarters for station personnel. Access to certain areas of Blue Sector was restricted to station personnel.
C&C, or Command and Control is a facility located in Observation Dome 1 and serves as the central hub where all station operations, with the exception of security are run from. In times of attack, the observation window that the crew faces has a pair of blast doors which can be closed. Civilians are not allowed in C&C without express permission from the Commanding Officer. Located directly opposite C&C across the station's central axis is a backup C&C facility in Observation Dome 2. In 2261 Dr. Elizabeth Trent and her team from IPX used this dome to co-ordinate the study of the Thirdspace artifact.
Located adjacent to the main docking bays, this is the first stop for all visitors to B5, and the last stop for those departing. All visitors must have the appropriate Identicard, visas and travel papers for approval before being allowed through customs. The customs areas feature scanners that can detect an concealed weapons, restricted substances such as Dust or anything suspicious on the passengers' person or luggage. There is a passenger lounge on the station side of Immigration, so visitor can arrange to meet parties when they come through the gates, or say their goodbye before disembarking. The lounge itself features a number of public BabCom units for making or confirming hotel reservations, as well as exchange machines for converting Currencies and Credits.
Adjacent to the Docking bays and the customs areas are a number of secure impound lots. In 2262, Ambassador Mollari's shipment of Brivari was held in Impound 31, as due to a recent problem with infestation, a minimum 3 day impound on all food and drink, much to the Ambassador's disgust. While his Attaché Vir Cotto attempted to negotiate with Security Chief Zack Allan, Londo snuck a quick drink, only to be struck down by a severe heart-attack.
A variety of lecture halls can be rented in both Blue and Green Sector. Some offer seating for no more than 20, while there are two facilities that can hold as many as 250. All the halls come equipped with a full range of audio and visual equipment.
Medlab One, located in Blue 2 was the station's primary medical facility, most often directly overseen by the station's CMO. In January 2260, the facility was moved to a new, more suitable facility, though it's location was still in Blue 2.
The station's office of justice, the Ombuds pass judgement on crimes committed in station jurisdiction as well as hearing legal appeals, in accordance with Earth Alliance law. Diplomatic personnel are subject to diplomatic immunity and as such cannot be prosecuted by the local law court.
Sometimes called the Observation Deck, the Sanctuary in a large circular room in Blue 3 that looks out onto the stars. The room is open to the public and is a favoured place for contemplation though it can be rented for private ceremonies. In 2258, Ambassador G'Kar used the Sanctuary to lead the followers of G'Quan in observing the conclusion ceremony to the Days of G'Quan festival. In 2260, following the Battle for B5 Independence, the funeral services and memorial for those killed in the battle was held in the Sanctuary. In 2262, Sheridan was sworn in as ISA President in the Sanctuary after the reception in the Rotunda was disrupted by a failed assassination attempt.
Headquarters for station security, and the central hub for the numerous station houses located throughout the station.
The War Room was a facility that was built in 2260 specifically to aid in coordinating the war efforts for the oncoming Shadow conflict. It was located adjacent to the station commander's office.
In 2261, after the Shadow war had ended, the facility was converted to be the broadcasting studio for The Voice of the Resistance, linking it's systems though the enhanced Tachyon relay in the Great Machine on Epsilon III. Later that year it again became a War Room when Sheridan and the Army of Light went on the offensive against Clark's forces.
The main docking bays make up the bulk of the internal volume of Blue Sector and run from the zero gravity main bay at the front of the station, down the elevator shafts towards the outer edge of the hull. Ships docking at B5 can choose between a variety of gravities from zero to one full Earth standard gravity, with the higher gravity bays closer to the hull and the lower gravity bays located closer to the station's central axis. B5 also features external docking facilities for the transfer of weapons and other banned goods. The docks on B5 are operated by the Docker's Guild, administrated by Ms. Connoly.
- Bay 13 was used by Kosh's Vorlon transport for long term docking and was also later used by Ulkesh's ship when he took Kosh's place in 2260.
- After Ulkesh's ship was destroyed in 2261 the recovered pieces were returned to Bay 13 for study and storage, where they mysteriously reassembled themselves into a complete ship.
- In January 2262 Ulkesh's ship was transferred from Bay 13 to the EAS Titans.
Located near the junction between Blue and Red sectors, the Cobra Bays get their name from the four structural elements of the forward sphere, each of which resembles a cobra with its hood extended. There are four cobra bays on the station, one on each of these structural elements. The station's complement of starfury and thunderbolt fighters dock in these bays. There are twenty-seven fighters prepared for launch at any time
The launching of fighters is facilitated by the station's artificial gravity, allowing the fighters to "drop" from the bays. Fighters are recovered through the main docking bay and then reloaded into the cobra bays.
Location of the 'Sanctuary' and the conference room. Blue 3 is a designated shelter area. When Commander Sinclair went missing from his quarters in April 2258, Security began to search the station starting with Blue 1 through Blue 3, without success. When Catherine Sakai visited the station for the first time in March of 2258, she met with her contacts in a business area in Blue 3, where she ran in to Jeffrey Sinclair. When Rabbi Yossel Koslov visited Babylon 5 in April of 2258 he stayed in the sanctuary area.
When a number of Rogue Telepaths took hostages in Medlab One in June of 2262, they forced a security team to fall back to Blue 4. In 2271, while under the influence of Asmodeus, Simon Burke barricaded himself inside the Chapel in Blue 4.
In January 2257 a Minbari assassin secretly boarded the station with a one man Breaching pod through Blue 5, Level B. When Kiron Maray and Aria Tensus were taken into custody in April 2258 after using stolen credit chits onboard Centauri liner Carbo, they were held in Blue 5 to await the Centauri representative. When ordered by Earth Central to send to war criminal Jha'dur back to Earth in June of 2258, Commander Sinclair tried moving her through Blue 5 to avoid attracting attention. During the security preparations for Sheridan's inauguration in January, 2262, Michael Garibaldi advised Security Chief Zack Allan to seal off the area through to Blue 5, insisting it was the only way to make sure the Rotunda was secure.
When Pierce Macabee of the Ministry of Peace came aboard the station in September 2259, he gave a series presentations on the new Nightwatch division in the lecture hall in Blue 6. In June of 2263 Security Chief Zack Allan witnessed an "apparition" in Blue 6. It would later be found to be one of the trapped souls of Ralga accessing illegal holographic systems in Brown 11.
When a Minbari assassin detonated a self-destruct in Red 12, it caused the station to tumble off-axis. The stress of stabilizing the stations orientation required damage control teams to report to Blue 7. While Mr. Morden was held in custody in September 2259, Captain Sheridan ordered him moved from holding cell 15 to 23, while at the same time ordered Sergeant Allan to escort Talia Winters back to her quarters through Blue 7. An indirect route that consequently put her in the same corridor as Morden.
When Colonel Ari Ben Zayn can aboard the station in September 2258, he ordered informed Lieutenant Commander Ivanova that she will be escorted to Blue 8 to attend a formal inquiry and loyalty scan by Mr. Gray.
In September 2259 the war between the Narn Regime and the Centauri Republic spills over into Babylon 5 space when armed transports begin firing at each other near the station, causing a hull breach in Blue 70.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 The Official Guide to Babylon 5 (CD ROM)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Eyes (episode)
- ↑ Thirdspace (movie)
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 The Gathering
- ↑ The Illusion of Truth
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Grail (episode)
- ↑ The Very Long Night of Londo Mollari
- ↑ Matters of Honor
- ↑ The Quality of Mercy
- ↑ Dust to Dust
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 By Any Means Necessary
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 No Compromises
- ↑ Survivors
- ↑ Ship of Tears
- ↑ 15.0 15.1 No Surrender, No Retreat
- ↑ Lines of Communication
- ↑ 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 Deathwalker (episode)
- ↑ Hunter, Prey
- ↑ 19.0 19.1 19.2 Walkabout
- ↑ 20.0 20.1 Falling Toward Apotheosis
- ↑ Hidden Agendas
- ↑ Babylon 5 Security Manual
- ↑ 23.0 23.1 23.2 And the Sky Full of Stars
- ↑ The Deconstruction of Falling Stars
- ↑ A View from the Gallery
- ↑ The Parliament of Dreams
- ↑ TKO
- ↑ Phoenix Rising
- ↑ Over Here
- ↑ The War Prayer
- ↑ 31.0 31.1 In the Shadow of Z'ha'dum
- ↑ The River of Souls
- ↑ 33.0 33.1 33.2 Mind War
- ↑ Midnight on the Firing Line
- ↑ And Now For a Word
- ↑ Convictions