Heaven's Base (ヘブンズベース, Hebunzubēsu)
Heaven's Base is an Earth-based military base in the series Gundam SEED Destiny.
Located in Iceland, Heaven's Base is the new main headquarters of the Earth Alliance military on Earth. The base replaces JOSH-A, which was destroyed during the first Bloody Valentine War. It was also used as the headquarters of Logos, at least during the Second Bloody Valentine War.
After Gilbert Durandal gave his speech about how the world was manipulated by Logos, Earth's population rebelled against Logos and killed several of its members. The remaining members fled to Heaven's Base, which was then attacked by a combined force of ZAFT and defected Earth Alliance forces. Before the assault began Heaven's Base was given the ultimatum to hand over the members of Logos and dismantle. The ultimatum was answered by a barrage of rockets, signaling the start of the battle.
The ZAFT/EA forces were met by a powerful defending force consisting of a large number of GAT-04 Windams, GAT-02L2 Dagger Ls and old GAT-01A1 105 Dagger model mobile suits on the ground and in the air, and aquatic GAT-707E Forbidden Vortex and GAT-706S Deep Forbidden in the water. Heaven's Base also fielded for the first time the new TS-MB1B Euclid mobile armor, based on the prototype YMAF-X6BD Zamza-Zah and YMAG-X7F Gells-Ghe models. The defense force also included five GFAS-X1 Destroy units. The heavy fire-power of these machines inflicted heavy casualties on the attacking forces, specifically upon the anti-Logos EA ships and mobile suits (conveniently placed near the front of the formation). When ZAFT launched an attack wave from orbit, Heaven's Base unveiled the powerful Nibelung weapon, which sends out a massive energy burst, similar to the GENESIS superweapon, destroying all ZAFT forces coming from above.
However Heaven's Base defense forces began to crumble when the ZAFT warship Minerva launched its ZGMF-X42S Destiny Gundam, ZGMF-X666S Legend Gundam, and ZGMF-X56S Impulse Gundam mobile suits. The three suits quickly destroyed the five Destroy units. The loss of the Destroy mobile suits signified a turn in the battle, prompting Lord Djibril to evacuate. He was the only member of Logos to escape, the rest being captured and sentenced for their crimes.
It is unknown whether Heaven's Base was stripped and abandoned after it fell or if ZAFT repaired the base and continued to operate from it. Of the two possibilities it is the former that is more probable.
|Cosmic Era locations|
|Locations in space|
|Ame-no-Mihashira | Aprilius One | Armory One | Artemis | Heliopolis | Jachin Due | Junius Seven | Yggdrasil|
|Locations on the moon|
|Arzachel Lunar Base | Copernicus City | Daedalus Lunar Base | Endymion Base | Lorentz Crater | Ptolemaeus Lunar Base|
|Locations on Earth|
|Carpentaria Base | Gulnahan Ravine | Heaven's Base | JOSH-A | Panama Spaceport | Victoria Base|