Hammond (Bo 1238) (world)

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Hammond/Nabile (Bourne 1238)
Classic Era (1115)
E541213-7
StarportE Frontier - no facilities
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere4 Thin (tainted)
Hydrographics1 Dry World 10%
Population2 Low (400)
Government1 Company/Corporation
Law3 Low Law (no automatic weapons)
Tech Level7 Pre-Stellar (electronics)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M0 V
Planetoid Belts 1
Gas Giants 3
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Hammond is a poor, low-population hellworld with a population less than 10,000 sophonts struggling to survive in an inhospitable environment.

  • Hellworlds often offer daily, and sometimes even hourly, life-threatening situations to their inhabitants. Survivors often form intense survival skills and tend to be grim realists.
  • It is a Non-Aligned world dominated by human sophonts located in the Nabile Subsector of Bourne Sector.


Astrography and Planetology[edit]

This star system is detailed using the Fringian Variant System Description.

Monostellar System[edit]

Hammond Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Hammond Primary Red M0 V


System Data[edit]

Carr-Hammond System[edit]

The primary is Carr, an ordinary red main sequence star. It has a luminosity of 0.04 Sols, a mass of 0.489 Sols, and a diameter of 764,000 km. (I-I) a standard atmosphere radworld, (I-II) a thin atmosphere radworld, and (I-III) Hammond, designated the mainworld, have a shared orbit within the habitable zone. (II-I) a sparse stony planetoid belt, (II-II) a small gas giant, (III) a ringed large gas giant, (IV) an exotic atmosphere bigworld, and (V) a small ice giant form the outer system. Many of the worlds retain satellites.

Mainworld Data[edit]

(I-III) Hammond[edit]

(I-III) Hammond is designated the mainworld. It orbits Carr at a mean distance of 0.25 AU (37.4 million km), within the habitable zone. It has an orbital period of 65 days 7 hours: it is tidally locked to Carr. The axial tilt is 4 degrees. Hammond has a diameter of 7,696 km, a density of 4.63 g/cm³, and a surface gravity of 0.50 G. Tidal stresses generated by the gravitational pull of Carr cause occasional geological activity. Its atmosphere is rated as Thin, Tainted, with a mean surface pressure of 0.61 bar and a composition of 84% nitrogen (N2), 15% oxygen (O2), and 1% argon (Ar), water vapor (H2O), carbon dioxide (CO2), neon (Ne) and other trace gases. The taint is caused by the low percentage of atmospheric oxygen and the relatively high levels of background radiation: emission rates exceed 3 rads per hour. Approximately 10% of the surface is covered in lakes and seas of liquid water: average tidal ranges exceed 0.25m. Mean surface temperature: 12°C. The climate is rated as Temperate-Cool and is static, with no seasonal changes during the local year. The atmosphere is slow and moderate weather systems driven by the star work across the globe.

Mainworld Geography and Topography[edit]

Total surface area: 186 million km², Land surface area: 167 million km², Water surface area: 19 million km².

  • Hammond is a Twilight Zone World.
  • The world experiences libration, which causes the star to move in the sky and periodically rise and fall above the horizon in the twilight region.

Native Lifeforms[edit]

Carr-Hammond System[edit]

The temperate hospitable world lying in orbital position (I-I) (within the habitable zone) has primitive native life, consisting entirely of microscopic cyanobacteria-parallels that thrive in the harsh conditions. Their metabolic functions drive the process of atmospheric renewal.

The temperate hospitable world lying in orbital position (I-II) (within the habitable zone) has primitive native life, consisting entirely of microscopic cyanobacteria-parallels that exist in any location where they can find even a minimal trace of shelter and moisture. Their metabolic functions maintain the process of atmospheric renewal.

Hammond, the mainworld, has extensive native life, consisting of microscopic organisms, stromatolite-parallels and primitive flora that can be found in almost every ecological niche. Their metabolic functions drive the process of atmospheric renewal.

No other world in the system is known to have native life.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

World starport[edit]

Hammond has a frontier quality starport.

World technology level[edit]

Hammond possesses a Technology Level of TL–7.

  • Common Communication technologies for this TL include: Early video and early satellite communication networks.
  • Common Power Generation technologies for this TL include: Early fuel cells, solar energy, and geothermal power sources.
  • Common Transportation technologies for this TL include:
    • Land: Improved automobiles, hovercraft, and bullet trains.
    • Water: Hydrofoils and early triphibians.
    • Air: Hang gliders and supersonic jets.
    • Space: Deep space probes and interplanetary spacecraft.

World government[edit]

Hammond has a Corporate or Company government.

  • Government is by a company managerial elite and citizens are typically company employees.
  • The typical power source of this government is an Oligarchy.
  • The typical power structure of this government is a Hegemony.

World military[edit]

No information yet available.

World economy[edit]

No information yet available.

Trade data[edit]

No information yet available.

World demographics[edit]

No information yet available.

World culture[edit]

No information yet available.

Historical data[edit]

No information yet available.

World timeline[edit]

No information yet available.

UWP listing[edit]

No information yet available.

References & Contributors / Sources[edit]

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