Loran (world)

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Loran/Loran (Halcyon 2316)
Classic Era (1115)
StarportE Frontier - no facilities
Size7 Medium (11,200 km, 0.70g - 0.94g)
Atmosphere4 Thin (tainted)
Hydrographics2 Dry World 20%
Population2 Low (400)
Government0 No Government structure
Law0 No Law
Tech Level6 Pre-Stellar (nuclear)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M6 III K8 V
Planetoid Belts 2
Gas Giants 3
Jump map from Travellermap.com [1]

Loran is a low-population hellworld with a population less than 10,000 sophonts struggling to survive in an inhospitable environment .

Astrography and Planetology[edit]

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

Binary Solar System[edit]

Loran Binary Star System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Loran Primary Primary Red M6 III
Loran Companion Secondary Orange K8 V 4,500 AU from primary

System Data[edit]

Maretar System[edit]

The primary is Maretar, a gigantic red giant star. It has a luminosity of 2382 Sols, a mass of 7.85 Sols, and a diameter of 363 million km – the corona extends as far as 1.21 AU, deep within orbital position (IV). The inner system consists of (V) a very hot small gas giant, (VI) a sparse rocky planetoid belt, (VII) a dense rocky planetoid belt, (VIII) a corrosive atmosphere inferno world, and (IX) a dense atmosphere hospitable world – orbital positions (I) to (III) lie within the star and orbital position (IV) is effectively empty. None of the worlds retain satellites.

Punctio-Loran Subsystem[edit]

The companion is Punctio, an ordinary orange main sequence star with lying approximately 4,500 AU from Maretar. It has a luminosity of 0.056 Sols, a mass of 0.5214 Sols, and a diameter of 773,000 km. (I) Loran orbits within the habitable zone and is designated the mainworld. (II) a very thin atmosphere hospitable world, (III) a ringed small ice giant, (IV) a large gas giant, (V) a trace atmosphere iceworld, and (VI) a vacuum worldlet form the outer system. Many of the worlds retain satellites.

Mainworld Data[edit]

(I) Loran[edit]

(I) Loran is designated the mainworld. It orbits Punctio at a mean distance of 0.20 AU (29.9 million km), within the habitable zone. It has an orbital period of 45 days 6 hours: it is tidally locked to Punctio. The axial tilt is 5 degrees. Loran has a diameter of 6,265 km, a density of 5.21 g/cm³, and a surface gravity of 0.47 G. The world is flexed by tidal forces and is geologically active. Its atmosphere is rated as Standard, Tainted, with a mean surface pressure of 0.83 bar and a composition of 78% nitrogen, 22% oxygen, and 1% argon, water vapour, carbon dioxide, neon and other trace gases. The atmospheric taint is caused by airborne contaminants of organic origin that produce a psychological response in humans. Approximately 23% of the surface is covered in seas of liquid water: average tidal ranges exceed 0.1m. Mean surface temperature: 32°C. The atmosphere is dynamic and strong weather systems driven by the star sweep across the globe. The climate is static.

Mainworld geography and topography[edit]

Total surface area: 123 million km², Land surface area: 95 million km², Water surface area: 28 million km².

Native lifeforms[edit]

Loran has extensive, abundant native life, with organisms inhabiting every ecological niche. Their metabolic functions drive the process of atmospheric renewal.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

World starport[edit]

Loran has a frontier quality starport.

World technology level[edit]

Loran possesses a Technology Level of TL–6.

World government[edit]

Loran has no well-defined government structure. It is an Anarchy.

  • In many cases, tribal, clan or family bonds predominate.
  • The typical power source of this government is an Pantocracy or Chaos.
  • The typical power structure of this government is a Confederation (Anarchy).

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.

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