Malk (world)

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Malk/Esser (Divide 3137)
Classic Era (1115)
C512313-8
StarportC Routine: No Construction, Major Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere1 Vacuum (trace)
Hydrographics2 Dry World 20%
Population3 Low (4 thousand)
Government1 Company/Corporation
Law3 Low Law (no automatic weapons)
Tech Level8 Pre-Stellar (superconductors)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary K2 V BD
Planetoid Belts 1
Gas Giants 2
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Malk is an icy, low-population world, with a population less than 10,000 sophonts in population size, warranting hazardous environment precautions.


Astrography and Planetology[edit]

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

Binary Solar System[edit]

Malk Binary Star System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Malk Primary Primary Orange K2 V
Malk Companion Secondary Brown Dwarf BD 1260 AU from primary


System Data[edit]

Doju-Malk System[edit]

The primary is Doju, an ordinary orange main sequence star. It has a luminosity of 0.284 Sols, a mass of 0.723 Sols, and a diameter of 1.073 million km. The inner system consists of (I) a vacuum inner world, (II-I) an exotic atmosphere radworld, and (II-II) an exotic atmosphere stormworld. (III) Curso, an exotic atmosphere bigworld orbits within the habitable zone: (IIIa) Malk is its outer satellite and is designated the mainworld. (IV) a corrosive atmosphere inferno world, (V-I) a large gas giant, (V-II) a ringed very large gas giant, and (VI) a vacuum iceworld form the outer system. Many of the worlds retain satellites.

Orinin Subsystem[edit]

The companion is Orinin, a magenta-coloured L-type brown dwarf lying approximately 1,260 AU from Doju. It is not luminous, it has a mass of 0.062 Sols and a diameter of 60,000 km. (I) a sparse icy planetoid belt, and (II) a trace atmosphere iceworld form the outer system. The iceworld does not retain satellites.

(III) Curso[edit]

(III) Curso (UWP YCA1000-0) is designated a bigworld. It orbits Doju at a mean distance of 0.83 AU (124.2 million km), within the habitable zone. It has an orbital period of 324 days 20 hours and a rotation period of 53 hours. The axial tilt is 2 degrees. Curso has a diameter of 19,712 km, a density of 6.23 g/cm³, and a surface gravity of 1.74 G. The world is geologically active. Its atmosphere is rated as Exotic, with a mean surface pressure of 5.75 bar and a composition of 95% nitrogen (N2), 3% carbon dioxide (CO2), 1% argon (Ar), and 1% water vapor (H2O), abiotic oxygen (O2), ozone (O3), neon (Ne), xenon (Xe) and other trace gases. Approximately 7% of the surface is covered in lakes of liquid water: tidal ranges are negligible. Mean surface temperature: 63°C. The climate is rated as Very Hot and is static, with no seasonal changes during the local year. The atmosphere is very active and powerful weather systems driven by the star surge across the globe.

Satellites[edit]

Curso retains two natural satellites, an exotic atmosphere hospitable world named Vasca and Malk, designated the mainworld:

(IIIa) Vasca (UWP Y5A0000-0, orbiting at 25 Diameters/495,000 km)
(IIIb) Malk (designated the mainworld, orbiting at 35 Diameters/690,000 km)

Mainworld Data[edit]

(IIIb) Malk[edit]

(IIIb) Malk is the outer of the two major moons of (III) Curso and is designated the mainworld. It orbits its parent world at a mean distance of 35 diameters (690,000 km), with an orbital period of 48 days 2 hours: it is tidally locked to Curso. The axial tilt is 3 degrees relative to Curso. Malk has a diameter of 8,078 km, a density of 4.33 g/cm³ and a surface gravity of 0.50 G. Tidal stresses generated by the gravitational pull of Curso cause constant geological activity. The atmosphere is rated as Trace, with a mean surface pressure of 0.07 bar and a composition of 85% carbon dioxide (CO2), 13% nitrogen (N2), 1% argon (Ar), and 1% water vapor (H2O), abiotic oxygen (O2), ozone (O3), xenon (Xe), neon (Ne), and other trace gases. Around 18% of the surface is covered in sheets of water-ice. Mean surface temperature: -10°C. The climate is rated as Cold and is static, with no seasonal changes during the local year. The atmosphere is ethereal and weather systems driven by the star ghost across the globe.

Mainworld Geography and Topography[edit]

Total surface area: 205 million km², Land surface area: 168 million km², Ice surface area: 37 million km².

Native Lifeforms[edit]

Doju-Malk System[edit]

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

Orinin Subsystem[edit]

No body in the subsystem is known to have native life.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

World starport[edit]

Malk has a routine quality starport.

  • A Class C Starport Facility has minimal if any shipyards and can only perform extremely limited repair work.
  • This facility has many very skilled personnel who can perform surprisingly sophisticated repair work despite the limited facilities.
  • This facility has refueling infrastructure and limited refining capabilities. One may purchase unrefined fuel here.
  • Starports of this class rarely have both a Lowport and a Highport.

World technology level[edit]

Malk possesses a Technology Level of TL–8.

  • Common Communication technologies for this TL include: Fiber optics, improved telephones, and satellite communication and data networks.
  • Common Power Generation technologies for this TL include: Improved geothermal and improved batteries.
  • Common Transportation technologies for this TL include:
    • Land: Advanced automobiles.
    • Water: Triphibians and early artificial gills.
    • Air: Improved helicopters and hypersonic jets.
    • Space: Space shuttles, early space stations, and improved interplanetary spacecraft (System Craft).

World government[edit]

Malk has a Corporate or Company government. It is a Corporate Polity.

  • 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.

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