This thread is for the discussion of Carriers/Orbital Bombardment.
Galactic Civilizations II does not have the concept of carrriers (units that carry other units). There are no plans to add this into the game because Stardock does not feel it adds anything to the game other than additional complexity.
Orbital bombardment as a general feature has not been added explicitly because of the way it affects end-game gameplay in other games -- players going on a "genocide run".
That is the official view from Frogboy (aka Brad Wardell, Designer).
That doesn't mean you can't talk about such features or make a case for some similar feature but pleae do so in this thread rather than making a duplicate post.