Kaa Hakh (world)

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Kaa Hakh/Ikhasha (Gulf 3002)
Classic Era (1115)
E212000-0
StarportE Frontier - no facilities
Size2 Small (3,200 km, 0.10g - 0.17g)
Atmosphere1 Vacuum (trace)
Hydrographics2 Dry World 20%
Population0 Barren (0)
Government0 No Government structure
Law0 No Law
Tech Level0 Pre-Industrial (primitive)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M5 V BD
Planetoid Belts 1
Gas Giants 4
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Kaa Hakh is an icy, barren world, with no overt population, government, or law level.

  • Warning: Humans are not welcome within Sath-controlled areas. Those few humans that venture into their territory are generally met with a hostile reception and are closely monitored at all times.

Astrography and Planetology[edit]

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

Binary Solar System[edit]

Kaa Hakh Binary Star System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Kaa Hakh Primary Primary Red M5 V None
Kaa Hakh Companion Secondary Brown Dwarf BD 42.4 AU from primary


System Data[edit]

Tha'aash-Kaa Hakh System[edit]

The primary is Tha'aash, a dim red main sequence star. It has a luminosity of 0.007 Sols, a mass of 0.331 Sols, and a diameter of 498,000 km. (I) a trace atmosphere iceworld, (II) a sparse stony planetoid belt, (III) a ringed small gas giant, (IV) Saak Ka, an exotic atmosphere radworld: (IVa) Kaa Hakh is its only satellite and is designated the mainworld, (V) a large gas giant, and (VI) a small ice giant form the outer system. Many of the worlds retain satellites.

  • The star experiences occasional flare activity.

Kha'tak Subsystem[edit]

The companion is Kha'tak, a magenta-coloured L-type brown dwarf orbiting Tha'aash at approximately 42.4 AU (orbital position (X), 6.34 billion km) and with an orbital period of 480 years. It is not luminous, it has a mass of 0.062 Sols and a diameter of 60,000 km. (I) a trace atmosphere worldlet, (III) a small gas giant, and (IV) a vacuum worldlet form the outer system – orbital position (II) is empty. Only the gas giant retains satellites.

(IV) Saak Ka[edit]

(IV) Saak Ka (UWP Y6A0000-0) is designated a radworld. It orbits Tha'aash at a mean distance of 0.97 AU (145.1 million km), within the outer system. It has an orbital period of 1 year 241 days and a rotation period of 32 days 18 hours. The axial tilt is 33 degrees. Saak Ka has a diameter of 9,554 km, a density of 7.22 g/cm³, and a surface gravity of 0.97 G. The world is extremely geologically active. Its atmosphere is rated as Exotic, with a mean surface pressure of 2.26 bar and a composition of 89% nitrogen (N2), 9% carbon dioxide (CO2), 1% argon (Ar), and 1% carbon monoxide (CO), water vapor (H2O), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), sulfur dioxide (SO2), neon (Ne) and other trace gases. The world experiences relatively high levels of background radiation: emission rates exceed 20 rads per hour. It has no hydrosphere. Mean surface temperature: -164°C. The climate is rated as Frigid and experiences major seasonal changes during the local year. The atmosphere is dynamic and powerful weather systems driven by the star surge across the globe.

Mainworld Data[edit]

(IVa) Kaa Hakh[edit]

(IVa) Kaa Hakh is the only major moon of (IV) Saak Ka and is designated the mainworld. It orbits its parent world at a mean distance of 20 diameters (200,000 km), with an orbital period of 9 days 22 hours: it is tidally locked to Saak Ka. The axial tilt is 4 degrees relative to Saak Ka. Kaa Hakh has a diameter of 3,238 km, a density of 3.05 g/cm³, and a surface gravity of 0.14 G. Tidal stresses generated by the gravitational pull of Saak Ka cause frequent geological activity. The atmosphere is rated as Trace, with a mean surface pressure of 0.06 bar and a composition of 98% nitrogen (N2), 1% methane (CH4), and 1% argon (Ar), azane (NH3), carbon dioxide (CO2), neon (Ne) and other trace gases. Around 22% of the surface is covered in sheets of water ice and methane ice. Mean surface temperature: -203°C. The climate is rated as Frigid and is static, with no seasonal changes during the local year. The atmosphere is ethereal and weak weather systems driven by the star ghost across the globe.

Mainworld Geography and Topography[edit]

Total surface area: 33 million km², Land surface area: 26 million km², Ice crust surface area: 7 million km². The surface is heavily cratered, ridged, and made up of dust and pulverised rock built up over aeons. Geysers of liquid nitrogen, liquid water, nitrogen gas and other trace gases, principally methane and carbon dioxide, are ejected from the world's interior in geologically active areas. The slow-motion jets freeze as they are released but reach tens of thousands of meters in height before falling back to the surface in huge sparkling plumes. Large areas of the surface, particularly around active vents, are covered in a dense compacted crust of water ice and methane ice.

Native Lifeforms[edit]

Tha'aash-Kaa Hakh System[edit]

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

Kha'tak Subsystem[edit]

No native life is known to exist within the subsystem.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

World starport[edit]

Kaa Hakh has a frontier quality starport.

World technology level[edit]

Kaa Hakh possesses a Technology Level of TL–0.

  • These worlds often contain a Proto-Sophont species beginning to establish a nascent civilization and society.
  • This world is in its Alpha Period and has not yet been interfered with by a higher technology civilization.
  • Common Communication technologies for this TL include: Bodily communicative apparati, courier-runners, and smoke signals.
  • Common Power Generation technologies for this TL include: Bodily muscle.
  • Common Transportation technologies for this TL include:
    • Land: Bodily locomotion, riding beasts, and litters or sedan chairs.
    • Water: Swimming, rafts, and canoes.
    • Air: Typically not available unless a bodily ability.

World government[edit]

Kaa Hakh 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]

Population: 0

World culture[edit]

  • Homogeneity: 0
  • Acceptance: 0
  • Strangeness: 0
  • Symbols: 0

Historical data[edit]

No information yet available.

World timeline[edit]

No information yet available.

UWP listing[edit]

No information yet available.

References & Contributors / Sources[edit]

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