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|Salatho/Velous (Far Home 1313)|
|Classic Era (1115)|| |
Salatho is a preindustrial, agricultural world.
- As an agricultural world, this world is a near-ideal environment for producing quality foodstuffs of plant, animal, and other forms. Quality foodstuffs are a major export commodity for this world.
- As a preindustrial world, this planet cannot yet manufacture enough high-technology resources to support a modern, star-faring society. Having to import many manufactured and high tech goods drives the price up for these items at this world.
- It is a Non-Aligned world dominated by human sophonts located in the Velous Subsector of Far Home Sector.
- 1 Astrography and Planetology
- 2 History & Background (Dossier)
- 3 References & Contributors / Sources
Astrography and Planetology
Salatho Monostellar System Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks Salatho Primary Yellow G1 V None
The primary is Fortenoy, an ordinary yellow main sequence star. It has a luminosity of 1.102 Sols, a mass of 1.02 Sols, and a diameter of 1.399 million km. The inner system consists of (I) a vacuum worldlet, (II) a corrosive atmosphere inferno world, and (III) an exotic atmosphere radworld. (IV-I) Salatho, designated the mainworld, and (IV-II) a thin atmosphere] hospitable world have a shared orbit within the habitable zone. (V-I) a very thin atmosphere hospitable world, (V-II) a dense stony planetoid belt, (VI) a ringed large gas giant, (VII) a large gas giant, (VIII) a small gas giant, and (IX) ringed large gas giant, (X) a sparse icy planetoid belt form the outer system. Many of the worlds retain satellites.
(IV-I) Salatho is designated the mainworld. It orbits Fortenoy at a mean distance of 0.91 AU (136.1 million km), within the habitable zone. It has an orbital period of 313 days 23 hours and a rotation period of 22 hours. The axial tilt is 15 degrees. Salatho has a diameter of 13,116 km, a density of 5.98 g/cm³, and a surface gravity of 1.11 G. The world is geologically active. Its atmosphere is rated as Standard, Tainted, with a mean surface pressure of 1.08 bar and a composition of 73% nitrogen (N2), 26% oxygen (O2), 1% argon (Ar), and 1% water vapor (H2O), carbon dioxide (CO2), ozone (O3), neon (Ne) and other trace gases. The taint is caused by the high percentage of atmospheric oxygen. Approximately 70% of the surface is covered in seas of liquid water: average tidal ranges exceed 0.25m. Mean surface temperature: 28°C. The climate is rated as Temperate-Warm and experiences minor seasonal changes during the local year. The atmosphere is active and powerful weather systems driven by the star and the oceans sweep across the globe.
Mainworld Geography and Topography
Total surface area: 540 million km², Water surface area: 378 million km², Land surface area: 162 million km².
- (IV-Ia) Parsis (UWP H100235-9, orbiting at 15 Diameters/195,000 km)
- (IV-Ib) Inoba (UWP F444568-8, orbiting at 40 Diameters/525,000 km)
Salatho, the mainworld, has extensive, abundant native life, with complex organisms inhabiting every ecological niche. Their metabolic functions drive the process of atmospheric renewal.
- Inoba, Salatho's temperate hospitable outer moon, has extensive native life, consisting of microscopic organisms, stromatolite-parallels and primitive flora that can be found in almost every ecological niche. Their metabolic functions drive the process of atmospheric renewal.
The temperate hospitable world lying in orbital position (IV-II) has extensive, abundant native life, with complex organisms inhabiting every ecological niche. Their metabolic functions drive the process of atmospheric renewal.
The cold marginally hospitable world lying in orbital position (V-I) 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.
History & Background (Dossier)
No information yet available.
Salatho has a good quality starport.
- A Class B Starport Facility has not very well developed shipyards and is only capable of producing spaceships.
- This facility has many very skilled personnel who can perform not only major repair work, but overhaul work as well.
- This facility has advanced refueling and refining infrastructure. One may purchase practically any kind of refined fuel here.
- Almost every starport of this class possesses both a Lowport and a Highport. Such ports rarely have more than one of each kind of port.
World technology level
- Common Communication technologies for this TL include: Fiber optics and satellite communication and data networks.
- Common Power Generation technologies for this TL include: Early fusion power.
- Common Transportation technologies for this TL include:
- Land: Ultra high-speed trains and early grav vehicles.
- Water: High efficiency sailcraft, multihulled seacraft, improved artificial gears.
- Air: Tiltrotorcraft, exotic VTOL's, PARWIG, and rocket-assisted suborbitals.
- Space: SSTO spacecraft, early military spacecraft (System Craft), and interstellar STL starships
- FTL: Prototype Jump Drive-1.
Salatho has a Balkanized Government.
- No central ruling authority exists. Rival governments compete for control.
- The typical power source of this government is a Balkanization.
- The typical power structure of this government is a Confederation (Anarchy).
- Resources: D (Very abundant)
- Labor: 6 (Millions)
- Infrastructure: 6 (Limited)
- Efficiency: −3 (Poor)
A number of important companies have their headquarters at Salatho:
- Humaniti (Human races)
- Homogeneity: 9 (Discordant)
- Acceptance: 9 (Friendly)
- Strangeness: 2 (Typical)
- Symbols: 6 (Somewhat concrete)
No information yet available.
5338AD–5348AD: Salatho Uprising
No information yet available.
References & Contributors / Sources
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