The Orbital Gate, also known as the Beltino Orbital Gate is a large satellite over Corneria.
The gate serves as the main transport hub for the entire Lylat System, transporting ships of all sizes across vast distances throughout the galaxy, by turning entering ship into energy, which is then transmitted to its destination to be converted back into matter. In addition, it also serves as a large scientific research station.
During the Aparoid Invasion it was the site of a large battle between Aparoids and the Cornerian Defense Force. After the war, it became the center of government for Corneria while the planet is being rebuilt from the invasion.
Following the near destruction of Corneria City, after Beltino Toad discovered the location of the Aparoid homeworld with the Core Memory, the Aparoids responded with a full scale assault on the gate. After a successful retaliation by Star Fox, the aparoids send a barrage of missiles at the gate, which are destroyed by the combined efforts of Star Fox and Star Wolf teams. During the outside skirmish, Beltino successfully created the Self-Destruct program for the use of destroying the Aparoid race. The Orbital Gate later generated a warp portal large enough for the Cornerian Fleet led by the Great Fox towards the homeworld. The Star Wolf Team were not seen joining the fleet but seemingly used the gate to follow Star Fox into the aparoid homeworld's tunnels.
The ending revealed that after the aparoids had annihilated Corneria City, a provisional government was establised under military supervision that will last until the destruction of the aparoids has been confirmed, in which case, they will relenquish soverignty as soon as possible. The destruction level of the orbital gate was at a C, and the Aparoids were expunged.
It (or a similar space station) later makes a reappearance during the Anglar Blitz, where they upgrade the Star Fox Team's ships and give new information about the Anglars. It is called the Asteroid Station by Slippy.
- In Star Fox: Assault, the level is very similar to the skirmish in Sector Z from Star Fox 64, in that the orbital gate and Great Fox were bombarded by missiles and were both All-Range Mode based.
- On the official site, it is instead called the "Beltano Orbital Gate." The data crystal also is shown to be damaged, and thus does not count among the data crystals needed to unlock the Security Data Core.
- According to a Miiverse post by Sakurai, the Orbital Gate stage in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U took a year to develop.
- Star Fox: Assault/Damage reports
|Planets||Aparoid Homeworld • Aquas • Cerinia • Corneria • Fichina • Fortuna • Grippia • Katina • Kew • Macbeth • Papetoon • Sauria • Solar • Titania • Venom • Zoness|
|Sectors||Sector α • Sector β • Sector γ • Sector Ω • Area 6 • Meteo • Sector X • Sector Y • Sector Z • Warp Zone • Out of This Dimension|
|Artificial Objects||Black Hole • Orbital Gate • Bolse • Meteor • Sargasso Hideout • Space Armada • Astropolis|
|Cities||Corneria City • Katina Frontline Base • Katina Outpost • Fichina Base • Fichina City • Climate control center • Aquas Ruins • Area 3|