Raffat (world)

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Raffat/Cradle (Halcyon 1409)
Classic Era (1115)
StarportD Poor: No Construction, Minor Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere3 Vacuum (very thin)
Hydrographics5 Wet World 50%
Population4 Moderate (40 thousand)
Government3 Self-Perpetuating Oligarchy
Law6 Moderate Law (no firearms except shotguns)
Tech Level6 Pre-Stellar (nuclear)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M4 V M8 V M9 VI
Planetoid Belts 1
Gas Giants 3
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Raffat is a nonindustrial world, that requires extensive imports of outside technology to maintain a modern, star-faring society.

  • In a technological universe, societies without industrial capability generally suffer as nearly all manufactured and high tech goods must be brought in at significant cost.
  • As a nonindustrial world, it requires extensive imports of outside technology to maintain a modern, star-faring society. The need to import most manufactured and high technology goods drives the price of these goods up in the open market.
  • It is a part of the Liberated Stars in the Cradle Subsector of Halcyon Sector, which is part of the Distant Fringe.

Astrography and Planetology[edit]

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

Trinary Solar System[edit]

Raffat Trinary Star System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Raffat Primary Primary Red M4 V
Raffat Companion Secondary Red M8 V 1200 AU from primary
Raffat Far Companion Tertiary Red M9 VI 1.09 AU from secondary

System Data[edit]

Duneida-Raffat System[edit]

The primary is Duneida, an ordinary red main sequence star. It has a luminosity of 0.0136 Sols, a mass of 0.3626 Sols, and a diameter of 551,000 km. (I) Parsimon, a small gas giant: (Ib) Raffat is its outer moon and is designated the mainworld, (II) a vacuum worldlet, (III) a large gas giant, (IV) an exotic atmosphere bigworld, (V) a vacuum worldlet, and (VI) a trace atmosphere iceworld form the outer system. Many of the worlds retain satellites.

Cemall-Ourze Subsystem[edit]

The companion is Cemall, a dim red main sequence star lying approximately 1200 AU from Duneida. It has a luminosity of 0.0025 Sols, a mass of 0.244 Sols, and a diameter of 334,000 km. (I) a thin atmosphere radworld and (II) a vacuum worldlet form the inner part of the outer system. Orbital positions (III) through (VI) are unavailable due the presence of the companion star. (VII) a thin atmosphere bigworld, (VIII) an exotic atmosphere radworld, (IX) a small gas giant, and (X) a sparse icy planetoid belt form the outer part of the outer system. Many of the worlds retain satellites.

The far companion is Ourze, a dim red subdwarf star that orbits Cemall at a mean distance of 1.09 AU (orbital position (IV), 163.1 million km) and has an orbital period of 2 years 111 days. It has a luminosity of 0.00006 Sols, a mass of 0.058 Sols, and a diameter of 74,000 km. (I) a vacuum worldlet, and (II) a vacuum iceworld form its outer system. Neither of the worlds retains satellites.

(I) Parsimon[edit]

(I) Parsimon is a small gas giant that orbits Duneida at a mean distance of 0.22 AU, within the outer zone, and has an orbital period of 62 days 14 hours. It has a diameter of 43,000km and is a heavily banded blue colour. It retains a family of two major satellites of which the outer, (Ib) Raffat, is designated the mainworld.

Mainworld Data[edit]

(Ib) Raffat[edit]

(Ib) Raffat is the outer moon of (I) Parsimon and is designated the mainworld. Raffat orbits its parent world at a mean distance of 20 diameters (2.35 million km), with an orbital period of 75 days 18 hours and a rotation period of 23.25 hours. It has an axial tilt of 2 degrees. Raffat has a diameter of 7,722 km, a density of 4.88 g/cm³ and a surface gravity of 0.59 G. Tidal stresses caused by the gravitational pull of Parsimon cause regular seismic activity. It retains an atmosphere rated as Very Thin, with a surface pressure of 0.22 bar and a composition of 77% nitrogen (N2), 21% oxygen (O2), and 1% argon (Ar), carbon dioxide (CO2), water vapor (H2O), neon (Ne) and other trace gases. Around 48% of the surface is covered in sheets of water-ice and small lakes of water kept liquid by geothermal activity: tidal ranges are neglibile. Mean surface temperature: –116°C. The atmosphere is sluggish and weak weather systems drift around the globe. The climate is static.

Mainworld Geography & Topography[edit]

Total surface area: 187 million km², Land surface area: 97 million km², Ice and Water coverage: 90 million km².

Native Lifeforms[edit]

Raffat, the mainworld, has native life, entirely consisting of extremophile single-celled cyanobacteria-equivalents that can be found in every geologically active area on the world. Their metabolic functions drive the process of atmospheric renewal.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

World starport[edit]

Raffat 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]

Raffat possesses a Technology Level of TL–6.

  • Common Communication technologies for this TL include: Telephone, radio, and television.
  • Common Power Generation technologies for this TL include: Early fission power generation, advanced water and wind generation of electricity.
  • Common Transportation technologies for this TL include:
    • Land: Improved automobiles, early ATV's, and dedicated AFV's.
    • Water: Amphibious vehicles, improved submersibles, and early SCUBA gear.
    • Air: Early jet aircraft and rotorcraft VTOL's.
    • Space: Early unmanned rocket delivery systems and early manned orbital rockets.

World government[edit]

Raffat has a Self-Perpetuating Oligarchy government.

  • It is a government by a restricted minority, with little or no input from the masses.
  • 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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