Pell Station (also known as Downbelow Station) is a standard-design major star station orbiting Pell's World, known locally as Downbelow. It orbits Tau Ceti, a type G8 star 11.9 light years from Sol. Pell's World was the first habitable planet discovered by sublight starships expanding outward from Sol.
Like all stations, Pell is designed with lots of mirroring that requires signage to confidently navigate. Unlike all other stations, however, hisa from Downbelow and their habitat are integral to the functioning and maintenance of the station.
Pell was founded in 2093 by ECS10 Challenger from Sol via Eldorado Station.
Pell is a key location for many of the Alliance-Union novels.