Spider is a habitable space station in the unclaimed Cathcart system. The station was fabricated by squatters from a half-finished platform and hundreds of abandoned spacecraft hulls that were dumped in the system. Despite its reputation for lawlessness, the station’s location among a dense nest of garbage protects it from a large military or police force. Over the centuries, several major outlaw groups have utilized it as their base of operations. It is also home to an extensive black market. The name originates from the station's unusual shape; the various attached spacecraft resemble the web of a spider.