The Center of Operations
on Babylon 5
, C&C, also called the Observation Dome
, is located on the Docking Bay end (fore end) of the station, approximately one-third the distance from the central docking bay to the outer rim.
There are in fact two C&C centers, opposite each other. The second as a reserve Center in case the primary is damaged or under maintenance. All manner of operations are controlled from C&C, including Sector Management, Internal Management, Resource Allocation, Security, Defense, Space Traffic Control, Communications, etc.
During battle, a blast shield is lowered over the observation deck to protect the inhabitants from weapons fire, and battle debris.