The ideal atmospheric station, the Cloud Colony can deploy itself into the atmosphere of any planet to function as a research facility or living colony.
About this creation
The Cloud Colony starts out as a rocket shaped vehicle. Once it reaches the atmosphere of its designated planet the engines are cut off and it becomes an immobile station.
Here's the colony split into its two main sections. The lower half consists of observation windows and living quarters while the upper section sports many sensors and repulsorlifts to keep the station aloft.
Here's a close up of the upper section with communication antennae.