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The scattered worlds of the Third Imperium manifest a wide range of technological levels: this diversity is maintained by the distances between worlds, the high cost of transportation, and the relative independence allowed to worlds within the Third Imperium.


Please refer to the following AAB library articles for related information:


Description (Specifications)[edit]

Imperial research may delve into many different areas or subject matters. Some examples include:

Note: While many research subject matters are grouped into specific technological classifications, it is often a subjective determination since many technologies are dual-use, triple-use, or widely varied in their applications and usage. For example, many common, transportation and quality of life technologies also have military applications.

Common Technologies[edit]

  • Common Technologies (Research, basic science, interstellar cosmology, materials science, sensors technology, etc.)
    • Bio-plastic
    • Black hole research, both large-scale and mini-black hole investigation
    • Deep planetary core soundings
    • Deep radar analysis
    • Gravitic science instruments
    • LIDAR
    • Nebula research
    • Nova prevention (and prediction)
    • Stable superheavy elements

Quality of Life Technologies[edit]

Transportation Technologies[edit]

Military Technologies[edit]

Novelty Technologies[edit]

  • Novelty Technologies
    • Usually not conducted by research stations.
    • Usually conducted by business interests such as Megacorporations.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Nevertheless, the Imperium itself is constantly involved with research projects at the forefronts of technology. While some new technology can be purchased from advanced cultures beyond the Imperial boundaries, such high technology is expensive, and still requires a solid technological foundation to allow its usage. Consider: however useful solid-state chip circuits are, they still require a firm grounding in electronics, and cannot be used on a large scale without electronics, individual solid-state chip components, photo processing, and even crystal culture. It is vital that the Imperium pass through many stages of technological development on the way to achievement in higher tech level areas.

Worlds & Sectors (Astrography)[edit]

A list of research stations, with their locations:

31 of 31 World articles in Imperial Research Station
627-301  •  728-907  •  A'niaqoro  •  Aadkhien  •  Asteroid Belt (SR 1827)  •  Bari  •  Chuño  •  Coppelia  •  Dezik  •  Dostoevsky  •  Dothama  •  Drayne  •  Gasha  •  Hefei  •  Helifil  •  Jurin  •  Koergfoes  •  Kolan  •  Llewellyn  •  Mars  •  Moncton  •  Nyarlathotep (SR 2720)  •  Onon  •  Saarinen  •  Sabsee  •  Sarage  •  Saturn  •  Shapam  •  Tarin Sink  •  Ye-Lu  •  Yori  •  
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1. Research Station Alpha[edit]

Research Station/s Alpha Data Table
Name World Sector Primary Project Secondary Project/s Primary Sponsor Secondary Sponsor/s Notes
Research Station Alpha (Core) Reference (Aadikhien) Reference (Core 0140) Imperial Encyclopediopolis Classified IISS University of Aadkhien None
Research Station Alpha (Corridor) Chosen Chosen (Corridor 2603) Classified Classified Classified Classified None
Research Station Alpha (Dagudashaag) Khi Khi (Dagudashaag 2603) Classified Classified Third Imperium Classified None
Research Station Alpha (Daibei) Jurin (Subiaco) Jurin (Daibei 0410) Classified Classified Classified Classified None
Research Station Alpha (Deneb) Arcanum Arcanum (Deneb 2126) Anagathics Classified Imperial Army Third Imperium None
Research Station Alpha (Diaspora) Quarry Quarry (Diaspora 2933) Classified Classified Classified Classified None
Research Station Alpha (Magyar) Leikung Leikung (Magyar 2924) Classified Classified Classified Classified None
Research Station Alpha (Massilia) Gasha Gasha (Massilia 1508) Exoscience (Ilraiki) Cosmology Yamashi Research Institute Third Imperium None
Research Station Alpha (Old Expanses) Mizar-5 Mizar-5 (Old Expanses 1101) Classified Classified Classified Classified None
Research Station Alpha (Reft) Dabica Dabica (Reft 2832) Classified Classified Classified Classified None
Research Station Alpha (Solomani Rim) Shapam Shapam (Solomani Rim 3009) Classified Classified Classified Classified None
Research Station Alpha (Spinward Marches) Duale Duale (Spinward Marches 2728) Classified Classified Imperial Navy Third Imperium None
Research Station Alpha (Trojan Reach) Sabruse Sabruse (Trojan Reach 2915) Classified Classified Classified Classified None
Research Station Alpha (Vland) Punnari Punnari (Vland 2938) Classified Classified Classified Classified None
Research Station Alpha (Zarushagar) Hefei Hefei (Zarushagar 2820) Classified Classified Classified Classified None

2. Research Station Beta[edit]


Research Station/s Beta Data Table
Name World Sector Primary Project Secondary Project/s Primary Sponsor Secondary Sponsor/s Notes
Research Station Beta (Core) Sabsee (Gaage) Sabsee (Core 0806) Fusion-plasma weapons Classified Imperial Army Third Imperium FGMP-16.
Research Station Beta (Corridor) Drayne Drayne (Corridor 0910) Classified Classified Classified Classified None
Research Station Beta (Deneb) Starn Starn (Deneb 1417) Classified Mining technologies IISS Megacorporations None
Research Station Beta (Diaspora) St. James St. James (Diaspora 1521) Classified Classified Classified Classified None
Research Station Beta (Massilia) Dobaran Dobaran (Massilia 3131) Classified Classified Classified Classified None
Research Station Beta (Old Expanses) Waroh Waroh (Old Expanses 2611) Classified Classified Classified Classified None
Research Station Beta (Reft) Helifil Helifil (Reft 0313) Classified Classified Classified Classified None
Research Station Beta (Solomani Rim) Nyarlathotep Nyarlathotep (Solomani Rim 2720) Classified Classified Classified Classified None
Research Station Beta (Spinward Marches) Yori Yori (Spinward Marches 2110) Classified Classified Classified Classified None
Research Station Beta (Trojan Reach) 627-301 627-301 (Trojan Reach 3003) Cosmology Classified Classified Classified None
Research Station Beta (Zarushagar) Dothama Dothama (Zarushagar 2928) Classified Classified Classified Classified None

3. Research Station Gamma[edit]

Research Station/s Gamma Data Table
Name World Sector Primary Project Secondary Project/s Primary Sponsor Secondary Sponsor/s Notes
Research Station Gamma (Core) Coppelia (Marpi Ka) Coppelia (Core 0919) Cosmology (Gravitics) Classified IISS Third Imperium None
Research Station Gamma (Corridor) Tarin Sink (Gizika) Tarin Sink (Corridor 1432) Xenoarchaeology Classified Third Imperium Classified (Sometimes referred to as Research Station Epsilon)
Research Station Gamma (Deneb) Maelstrom (De 2522) Maelstrom (Deneb 2522) Robotics & Artificial Intelligence Exoscience (Lurent) Shinku University Research Directorate Makhidkarun Megacorporation None
Research Station Gamma (Diaspora) Sittahr Sittahr (Diaspora 3129) Observation of anomalous Gas Giant Classified Classified Classified None
Research Station Gamma (Massilia) Terelleresika Terelleresika (Massilia 2306) Classified Classified Classified Classified None
Research Station Gamma (Old Expanses) Sulthanbran Sulthanbran (Old Expanses 0712) Classified Classified Classified Classified None
Research Station Gamma (Solomani Rim) Asterr Tyui Asterr Tyui (Solomani Rim 1917) Psychohistory Classified Aushenyo Tuhuir Third Imperium None
Research Station Gamma (Spinward Marches) Vanejen Vanejen (Spinward Marches 3119) Life Extension Exoscience (Chirpers) IISS Imperial Navy None
Research Station Gamma (Trojan Reaches) Sarage Sarage (Trojan Reaches 2938) Ancients research Classified Imperial Navy Classified None

4. Research Station Delta[edit]


Research Station/s Delta Data Table
Name World Sector Primary Project Secondary Project/s Primary Sponsor Secondary Sponsor/s Notes
Research Station Delta (Spinward Marches) Retinae Retinae (Spinward Marches 0416) Exoscience (Tashaki) Classified Imperial Army Zhodani Consulate None
Research Station Delta (Diaspora) Moncton Moncton (Diaspora 2125) Classified Classified Classified Classified None
Research Station Delta (Massilia) Gurvin Gurvin (Massilia 1215) Classified Classified Classified Classified None
Research Station Delta (Old Expanses) Lannor Lannor (Old Expanses 2726) Classified Classified Classified Classified None
Research Station Delta (Solomani Rim) Llwwellyn Llwwellyn (Solomani Rim 0907) Classified Classified Classified Classified None
Research Station Delta (Deneb) Aerfor Aerfor (Deneb 3109) Cosmology (Aerfor system) Robotics Shinku University Research Directorate Third Imperium None
Research Station Delta (Trojan Reach) Dostoevsky Dostoevsky (Trojan Reach 1118) Ancients research Classified IISS Third Imperium None
Research Station Delta (Corridor) Hendrick Hendrick (Corridor 2937) Classified Classified Classified Classified None

5. Research Station Epsilon[edit]


Research Station/s Epsilon Data Table
Name World Sector Primary Project Secondary Project/s Primary Sponsor Secondary Sponsor/s Notes
Research Station Epsilon (Spinward Marches) 728-907 728-907 (Spinward Marches 1214) Classified Classified Classified Classified None
Research Station Epsilon (Spinward Marches) Vreibefger Vreibefger (Spinward Marches 2415) Classified Classified IISS Imperial Navy None
Research Station Epsilon (Corridor) Koergfoes (Kugi Id) Koergfoes (Corridor 0205) Classified Classified Classified Classified None
Research Station Epsilon (Deneb) Saarinen (Deneb 0113) Saarinen (Deneb 0113) Measure undersea geologic processes. Classified Classified Classified None
Research Station Epsilon (Massilia) Dezik Dezik/Ten Suns (Massilia 0228) Planetology Cosmology Multi-sophont venture Third Imperium None
Research Station Epsilon (Old Expanses) Louks Louks (Old Expanses 1809) Classified Classified Classified Classified None

6. Research Station Zeta[edit]

Research Station/s Zeta Data Table
Name World Sector Primary Project Secondary Project/s Primary Sponsor Secondary Sponsor/s Notes
Research Station Zeta (Spinward Marches) Froin Froin (Spinward Marches 0539) Genetic Engineering Virus research Third Imperium Classified None
Research Station Zeta (Deneb) Pashus Pashus (Deneb 1432) Jumpspace Anomalies Temporal Physics Imperial Navy Jumpspace Institute None

7. Research Station Eta[edit]

Research Station/s Eta Data Table
Name World Sector Primary Project Secondary Project/s Primary Sponsor Secondary Sponsor/s Notes
Research Station Eta (Dagudashaag) A'niaqoro A'niaqoro/Zeda (Dagudashaag 0723) Pharmaceuticals (Combat Drug) Exoscience (Hallija Weed) Free University of Ushra Third Imperium None
Research Station Eta Judice Judice (Spinward Marches 1337) Biochemistry (Fluidics) Exoscience (Judiciani) Kaldi Research Third Imperium None

8. Research Station Theta[edit]

Research Station/s Theta Data Table
Name World Sector Primary Project Secondary Project/s Primary Sponsor Secondary Sponsor/s Notes
Research Station Theta (Massilia) Shiwonee Shiwonee/Shiwonee (Massilia 1430) Ancients research Classified Third Imperium Geonee Cultural Region None

9. Research Station Iota[edit]

Research Station/s Iota Data Table
Name World Sector Primary Project Secondary Project/s Primary Sponsor Secondary Sponsor/s Notes
Research Station Iota (Core) Onon Onon/Core (Core 2017) Planetology Vulcanism Third Imperium Classified None

10. Research Station Kappa[edit]

Research Station/s Kappa Data Table
Name World Sector Primary Project Secondary Project/s Primary Sponsor Secondary Sponsor/s Notes
Research Station Kappa (Zarushagar) Bari Bari/Epshu (Zarushagar 2312) Ancients research Exoscience (Chirpers) University of Gehraid Third Imperium None

11. Research Station Lambda[edit]

Research Station/s Lamda Data Table
Name World Sector Primary Project Secondary Project/s Primary Sponsor Secondary Sponsor/s Notes
Research Station Lambda (Deneb) Bruyere Bruyere/Usani (Deneb 2023) Ancients research Exoscience (Chirpers) University of Usani Third Imperium IISS world designation: "872-444"

12. Research Station Mu[edit]

Research Station/s Mu Data Table
Name World Sector Primary Project Secondary Project/s Primary Sponsor Secondary Sponsor/s Notes
Research Station Mu (Magyar) Chuño Chuño/Black Jack (Magyar 1236) Ancients research Exoscience (Chirpers) Solomani Confederation Third Imperium Joint polity project.

13. Research Station Nu[edit]

  • No known examples. All extant facilities conjectured to be classified.

14. Research Station Xi[edit]

  • No known examples. All extant facilities conjectured to be classified.

15. Research Station Omicron[edit]

Research Station/s Omicron Data Table
Name World Sector Primary Project Secondary Project/s Primary Sponsor Secondary Sponsor/s Notes
Research Station Omicron Celetron Celetron (Core 0922) Self-aware Starship project Exoscience (Cymbeline) Imperial Navy Third Imperium Starship prototype and SGD-313F transponder system, a theoretically tamper-proof IIF transponder system.

16. Research Station Pi[edit]

  • No known examples. All extant facilities conjectured to be classified.

17. Research Station Rho[edit]

  • No known examples. All extant facilities conjectured to be classified.

18. Research Station Sigma[edit]

  • No known examples. All extant facilities conjectured to be classified.

19. Research Station Tau[edit]

  • No known examples. All extant facilities conjectured to be classified.

20. Research Station Upsilon[edit]

  • No known examples. All extant facilities conjectured to be classified.

21. Research Station Phi[edit]

  • No known examples. All extant facilities conjectured to be classified.

22. Research Station Chi[edit]

  • No known examples. All extant facilities conjectured to be classified.

23. Research Station Psi[edit]

  • No known examples. All extant facilities conjectured to be classified.

24. Research Station Omega[edit]

  • No known examples. All extant facilities conjectured to be classified.

Imperial Research Station Master Data Table[edit]

Imperial Research Station Master Data Table
Name World Sector Primary Project Secondary Project/s Primary Sponsor Secondary Sponsor/s Notes
Research Station Alpha (Core) Reference (Aadikhien) Reference (Core 0140) Imperial Encyclopediopolis Classified IISS University of Aadkhien None
Research Station Alpha (Corridor) Chosen Chosen (Corridor 2603) Classified Classified Classified Classified None
Research Station Alpha (Dagudashaag) Khi Khi (Dagudashaag 2603) Classified Classified Third Imperium Classified None
Research Station Alpha (Daibei) Jurin (Subiaco) Jurin (Daibei 0410) Classified Classified Classified Classified None
Research Station Alpha (Deneb) Arcanum Arcanum (Deneb 2126) Anagathics Classified Imperial Army Third Imperium None
Research Station Alpha (Diaspora) Quarry Quarry (Diaspora 2933) Classified Classified Classified Classified None
Research Station Alpha (Magyar) Leikung Leikung (Magyar 2924) Classified Classified Classified Classified None
Research Station Alpha (Massilia) Gasha Gasha (Massilia 1508) Exoscience (Ilraiki) Cosmology Yamashi Research Institute Third Imperium None
Research Station Alpha (Old Expanses) Mizar-5 Mizar-5 (Old Expanses 1101) Classified Classified Classified Classified None
Research Station Alpha (Reft) Dabica Dabica (Reft 2832) Classified Classified Classified Classified None
Research Station Alpha (Solomani Rim) Shapam Shapam (Solomani Rim 3009) Classified Classified Classified Classified None
Research Station Alpha (Spinward Marches) Duale Duale (Spinward Marches 2728) Classified Classified Imperial Navy Third Imperium None
Research Station Alpha (Trojan Reach) Sabruse Sabruse (Trojan Reach 2915) Classified Classified Classified Classified None
Research Station Alpha (Vland) Punnari Punnari (Vland 2938) Classified Classified Classified Classified None
Research Station Alpha (Zarushagar) Hefei Hefei (Zarushagar 2820) Classified Classified Classified Classified None
Research Station Beta (Core) Sabsee (Gaage) Sabsee (Core 0806) Fusion-plasma weapons Classified Imperial Army Third Imperium FGMP-16.
Research Station Beta (Corridor) Drayne Drayne (Corridor 0910) Classified Classified Classified Classified None
Research Station Beta (Deneb) Starn Starn (Deneb 1417) Classified Mining technologies IISS Megacorporations None
Research Station Beta (Diaspora) St. James St. James (Diaspora 1521) Classified Classified Classified Classified None
Research Station Beta (Massilia) Dobaran Dobaran (Massilia 3131) Classified Classified Classified Classified None
Research Station Beta (Old Expanses) Waroh Waroh (Old Expanses 2611) Classified Classified Classified Classified None
Research Station Beta (Reft) Helifil Helifil (Reft 0313) Classified Classified Classified Classified None
Research Station Beta (Solomani Rim) Nyarlathotep Nyarlathotep (Solomani Rim 2720) Classified Classified Classified Classified None
Research Station Beta (Spinward Marches) Yori Yori (Spinward Marches 2110) Classified Classified Classified Classified None
Research Station Beta (Trojan Reach) 627-301 627-301 (Trojan Reach 3003) Cosmology Classified Classified Classified None
Research Station Beta (Zarushagar) Dothama Dothama (Zarushagar 2928) Classified Classified Classified Classified None
Research Station Gamma (Core) Coppelia (Marpi Ka) Coppelia (Core 0919) Cosmology (Gravitics) Classified IISS Third Imperium None
Research Station Gamma (Corridor) Tarin Sink (Gizika) Tarin Sink (Corridor 1432) Xenoarchaeology Classified Third Imperium Classified (Sometimes referred to as Research Station Epsilon)
Research Station Gamma (Deneb) Maelstrom (De 2522) Maelstrom (Deneb 2522) Robotics & Artificial Intelligence Exoscience (Lurent) Shinku University Research Directorate Makhidkarun Megacorporation None
Research Station Gamma (Diaspora) Sittahr Sittahr (Diaspora 3129) Observation of anomalous Gas Giant Classified Classified Classified None
Research Station Gamma (Massilia) Terelleresika Terelleresika (Massilia 2306) Classified Classified Classified Classified None
Research Station Gamma (Old Expanses) Sulthanbran Sulthanbran (Old Expanses 0712) Classified Classified Classified Classified None
Research Station Gamma (Solomani Rim) Asterr Tyui Asterr Tyui (Solomani Rim 1917) Psychohistory Classified Aushenyo Tuhuir Third Imperium None
Research Station Gamma (Spinward Marches) Vanejen Vanejen (Spinward Marches 3119) Life Extension Exoscience (Chirpers) IISS Imperial Navy None
Research Station Gamma (Trojan Reaches) Sarage Sarage (Trojan Reaches 2938) Ancients research Classified Imperial Navy Classified None
Research Station Delta (Spinward Marches) Retinae Retinae (Spinward Marches 0416) Exoscience (Tashaki) Classified Imperial Army Zhodani Consulate None
Research Station Delta (Diaspora) Moncton Moncton (Diaspora 2125) Classified Classified Classified Classified None
Research Station Delta (Massilia) Gurvin Gurvin (Massilia 1215) Classified Classified Classified Classified None
Research Station Delta (Old Expanses) Lannor Lannor (Old Expanses 2726) Classified Classified Classified Classified None
Research Station Delta (Solomani Rim) Llwwellyn Llwwellyn (Solomani Rim 0907) Classified Classified Classified Classified None
Research Station Delta (Deneb) Aerfor Aerfor (Deneb 3109) Cosmology (Aerfor system) Robotics Shinku University Research Directorate Third Imperium None
Research Station Delta (Trojan Reach) Dostoevsky Dostoevsky (Trojan Reach 1118) Ancients research Classified IISS Third Imperium None
Research Station Delta (Corridor) Hendrick Hendrick (Corridor 2937) Classified Classified Classified Classified None
Research Station Epsilon (Spinward Marches) 728-907 728-907 (Spinward Marches 1214) Classified Classified Classified Classified None
Research Station Epsilon (Spinward Marches) Vreibefger Vreibefger (Spinward Marches 2415) Classified Classified IISS Imperial Navy None
Research Station Epsilon (Corridor) Koergfoes (Kugi Id) Koergfoes (Corridor 0205) Classified Classified Classified Classified None
Research Station Epsilon (Deneb) Saarinen Saarinen (Deneb 0113) Classified Classified Classified Classified None
Research Station Epsilon (Massilia) Dezik Dezik/Ten Suns (Massilia 0228) Planetology Cosmology Multi-sophont venture Third Imperium None
Research Station Epsilon (Old Expanses) Louks Louks (Old Expanses 1809) Classified Classified Classified Classified None
Research Station Zeta (Spinward Marches) Froin Froin (Spinward Marches 0539) Genetic Engineering Virus research Third Imperium Classified None
Research Station Zeta (Deneb) Pashus Pashus (Deneb 1432) Jumpspace Anomalies Temporal Physics Imperial Navy Jumpspace Institute None
Research Station Eta (Dagudashaag) A'niaqoro A'niaqoro/Zeda (Dagudashaag 0723) Pharmaceuticals (Combat Drug) Exoscience (Hallija Weed) Free University of Ushra Third Imperium None
Research Station Eta Judice Judice (Spinward Marches 1337) Biochemistry (Fluidics) Exoscience (Judiciani) Kaldi Research Third Imperium None
Research Station Theta (Massilia) Shiwonee Shiwonee/Shiwonee (Massilia 1430) Ancients research Classified Third Imperium Geonee Cultural Region None
Research Station Iota (Core) Onon Onon/Core (Core 2017) Planetology Vulcanism Third Imperium Classified None
Research Station Kappa (Zarushagar) Bari Bari/Epshu (Zarushagar 2312) Ancients research Exoscience (Chirpers) University of Gehraid Third Imperium None
Research Station Lambda (Deneb) Bruyere Bruyere/Usani (Deneb 2023) Ancients research Exoscience (Chirpers) University of Usani Third Imperium IISS world designation: "872-444"
Research Station Mu (Magyar) Chuño Chuño/Black Jack (Magyar 1236) Ancients research Exoscience (Chirpers) Solomani Confederation Third Imperium Joint polity project.
Research Station Omicron Celetron Celetron (Core 0922) Self-aware Starship project Exoscience (Cymbeline) Imperial Navy Third Imperium Starship prototype and SGD-313F transponder system, a theoretically tamper-proof IIF transponder system.
Classified Ye-Lu Ye-Lu/Cemplas (Core 1123) Robotic Brains Meson Communications Imperial Navy Third Imperium None

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