"Some of our team discovered a bay full of what they're calling ships."
Elizabeth Weir (alternate timeline)[src]

The Jumper bay is a hangar for Atlantis' complement of Puddle Jumpers located at the very top of the city's central tower, as well as a smaller bay located on the underside of the city.

Overview[edit | edit source]

The room is a large two-floor room which can store the Puddle Jumpers on the floor or on platforms on the upper area. The upper area also contains a gangway which runs on the walls and provides access to the platforms. The room provides two possibilities for Puddle Jumpers to leave it: the first is a large panel in the middle of the floor which leads directly to the large platform of Stargate Operations, allowing a Puddle Jumper to fly directly through the Stargate. The second possibility is another panel that is located in a small shaft in the ceiling, which allows Puddle Jumpers to leave the city to fly to other locations on the planet or even star system. (SGA: "Rising", "Suspicion", "The Defiant One")

There is also a spiral staircase in the Jumper bay leading up to a ledge on the outside of the tower (this appears to be the highest point you can stand on the tower). (SGA: "The Prodigal")


The Jumper bay is also capable of holding F-302 fighter-interceptors.

A magnetic grapple system was created by the Atlantis expedition in 2005, which is able to lower the small fighters into the bay. (SGA: "Grace Under Pressure").

Atlantis also has an underwater Jumper bay on the North Pier underside specifically designed for underwater entry and egress. There is a small control station dedicated to the pressurization and pumping system for the underwater bay. This bay, however, is only known to contain at least two Puddle Jumpers and is very seldom used. (SGA: "The Return, Part 2", "The Prodigal")

History[edit | edit source]

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The Atlantis expedition discovers the Jumper bay shortly after their arrival.

While the Asurans controlled Atlantis, Lt. Colonel John Sheppard flew a Puddle Jumper into the control room and dropped a payload of explosives; the resulting detonation destroyed both the control room Stargate Operations and a good portion of the central tower, including the Jumper bay, which most likely collapsed. Later, the Asurans rebuilt the Jumper bay, but its design was different from the original: it was a much larger room and was not in a perfect circle, meaning that Asurans may have changed the layout as well. Later, a small team, lead by Sheppard, was able to infiltrate the city through the underwater bay, after it was drained of water by Major General Jack O'Neill. (SGA: "The Return, Part 2")

Atlantis' underwater bay was also used in 2008 to help reclaim the city from Michael Kenmore. Dr. Rodney McKay repaired one of the water-damaged Puddle Jumpers and used it to dial the Stargate, destroying Micheal's Puddle Jumper, via the Stargate's unstable vortex, that had been powering the control tower. (SGA: "The Prodigal")

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Appearances[edit | edit source]

Appearances for Jumper bay

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