The Ampersand is a neutral but Martian-run space station: the largest one between Mars and the asteroid belt. Originally designed as an inter-planetary freighter, high fuel costs and low efficiency forced her to decommission. The station became the second non-planetary orbital city ever in the year 103, and is the also second-biggest human structure ever built.
In her retirement, she offers haven for all travelers. Ships can now dock at modified cargo holds along her four wing-like protrusions.
The name Ampersand came from her curvy figure and inclusive nature.