Orbital industry, characterized by the deployment and maintenance of high-tech space stations equipped for industrial production of various kinds, was used heavily by spacefaring humans in the Post Diaspora era.
- Due to their planet's harsh environment, the people of the Protectorate of Grayson were heavily dependent on orbital industry and farming. Some of their installations, including Orbital Four, Five and Six, were destroyed by the Masadan Navy. (HH2)
- The main goal of the Royal Manticoran Navy's Operation Cutworm was the destruction of Havenite orbital industry in inner Republican star systems. (HH11)
- In 1922 PD, the Manticore System's orbital infrastructure, both military and civilian, was hit by the Mesan Alignment Navy's Operation Oyster Bay, in which several large space stations and shipyards were destroyed. (HH12)