The battle station is the name for the starship's character slot in ship missions.
Before a battle, the player assigns between 1 and 5 characters to the ship's battle station(s) (depending on how many battle station slots the ship class offers).
When assigned to a battle station and activated by tapping that station's button (with the character's portrait) during battle, each character can increase the ship's capabilities in one of three ways: Attack Damage / , Accuracy and Evasion .
Every ship has a specific skill associated with each of its Battle Station slots, such as Science or Medical.
A Battle station can accommodate any character and utilize the character's active ship ability (Attack, Accuracy, or Evasion), but if the character that occupies a Battle Station possesses the skill associated with the slot, the character can add their passive equipment bonuses to the ship (such as Accuracy , Crit Bonus , Crit Rating and Evasion .
Note that Battle Stations are not the same as Battle Actions, which are abilities specific to a ship class and do not require a character to invoke.
The Constellation Class ship that the player begins with has two battle stations: one with the Command skill, and the other with the Diplomacy skill.