Melesh (world)

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Melesh/Velous (Far Home 1012)
Classic Era (1115)
D58489B-6
StarportD Poor: No Construction, Minor Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere8 Dense
Hydrographics4 Wet World 40%
Population8 Moderate (800 million)
Government9 Impersonal Bureaucracy
LawB Extreme Law (control of movement)
Tech Level6 Pre-Stellar (nuclear)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary K1 V
Planetoid Belts 2
Gas Giants 4
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Melesh is a rich, pre-agricultural world with a moderate population over a hundred million, but not yet at a billion sophonts in size.

  • The world's agricultural industry is growing and some economists forecast an explosion in this world's agribusiness in the near future as new agro-technology and a more capable labor force are imported.
  • This is a rich world with a prosperous and thriving world economy.
  • This world has high-grade living conditions with a good climate and a non-harmful environment. As such, this world is much sought after with large queues for immigration here.
  • It is a member of the Firstworlds in the Velous Subsector of Far Home Sector.


Astrography and Planetology[edit]

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

Monostellar System[edit]

Melesh Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Melesh Primary Orange K1 V


System Data[edit]

Irlo-Melesh System[edit]

The primary is Irlo, an ordinary orange main sequence star. It has a luminosity of 0.352 Sols, a mass of 0.774 Sols, and a diameter of 1.168 million km. The inner system consists of (I) a vacuum worldlet, (II-I) a trace atmosphere worldlet, (II-II) a thin atmosphere hospitable world, (III) Melesh orbits within the habitable zone and is designated the mainworld. (IV) a very thin atmosphere hospitable world, (V) an exotic atmosphere stormworld, (VI) a sparse stony planetoid belt, (VII) a ringed large gas giant, (VIII) a small gas giant, (IX) a large gas giant, (X-I) a ringed large gas giant, and (X-II) a vacuum iceworld form the outer system. Many of the worlds retain satellites.

Mainworld Data[edit]

(III) Melesh[edit]

(III) Melesh is designated the mainworld. It orbits Irlo at a mean distance of 0.73 AU (102.9 million km), within the habitable zone. It has an orbital period of 258 days 23 hours and a rotation period of 26 hours. The axial tilt is 33 degrees. Melesh has a diameter of 8,144 km, a density of 4.97 g/cm³, and a surface gravity of 0.58 G. The world is geologically active. Its atmosphere is rated as Dense, with a mean surface pressure of 2.22 bar and a composition of 80% nitrogen (N2), 18% oxygen (O2), 1% argon (Ar), and 1% water vapor (H2O), carbon dioxide (CO2), ozone (O3), xenon (Xe), neon (Ne) and other trace gases. Approximately 44% of the surface is covered in seas of liquid water: average tidal ranges exceed 0.2m. Mean surface temperature: 11°C. The climate is rated as Temperate-Cool and experiences moderate seasonal changes during the local year. The atmosphere is active and strong weather systems driven by the star and the seas work across the globe.

Satellites[edit]

Melesh retains two natural satellites, an ice-capped vacuum worldlet named Pinik and a very thin atmosphere hospitable world named Eran:

(IIIa) Pinik (UWP Y101000-0, orbiting at 15 Diameters/120,000 km)
(IIIb) Eran (UWP Y322000-0, orbiting at 35 Diameters/285,000 km)

Mainworld Geography and Topography[edit]

Total surface area: 208 million km², Land surface area: 116 million km², Water surface area: 92 million km².

Native Lifeforms[edit]

Irlo-Melesh System[edit]

The hot marginally hospitable world lying in orbital position (II-II) (within the H– region of the inner system) has extensive native life, consisting of minute multicellular organisms that can be found in most ecological niches. Their metabolic functions drive the process of atmospheric renewal.

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

  • Eran, Melesh's hospitable outer moon has extensive native life, consisting of multicellular organisms and stromatolite-parallels that can be found in almost every ecological niche. Their metabolic functions drive the process of atmospheric renewal.

The cold marginally hospitable world lying in orbital position (IV) (within the H+ region of the outer system) 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 warmth. Their metabolic functions maintain 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]

Melesh has a poor quality starport.

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

World technology level[edit]

Melesh possesses a Technology Level of TL–6.

World government[edit]

Melesh has an Impersonal Bureaucracy government.

  • It is a government by agencies which are insulated from the governed.
  • 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]

Population: 800,000,000

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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