Ascension (world)

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Ascension/Bolivar (Dagudashaag 0639)
Milieu 1116
A4206AC-E
StarportA Excellent: Starship Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size4 Small (6,400 km, 0.32g - 0.46g)
Atmosphere2 Vacuum (very thin - tainted)
Hydrographics0 Desert World 0%
Population6 Moderate (8 million)
GovernmentA Charismatic Dictator
LawC Extreme Law (no privacy)
Tech LevelE High Stellar (anti-grav cities)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M2 V
Worlds 13
Gas Giants 0
Planetoid Belts 1
Cultural Details
Government Charismatic dictatorship
Law Level Extreme
Cultural Extension 978H
Army Size (BEs) 0
Economic Details
Technology Level 14
Economic Extension
955+4
Resources9Moderate
Labor5Moderate (800 thousand)
Infrastructure5 Limited
Efficiency+4Advanced
Importance Extension 1
Resource Units 900
GWP (BCr) 38
World Trade Number 4.5
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 13,485
Starport Details
Classification Class-A
Port Size 5
Building Capacity (Tons) 9,600
Port employees 2,840
Port passengers (annual) 24,000

Ascension has both an tainted, very thin atmosphere and no surface water which makes habitation by sophonts difficult. The system has a population in the millions, lacking the industrial base to be completely self-supporting. This world is designated an Amber Zone with an environment, laws, customs, life forms, or other conditions make it dangerous to visitors. This is a high technology world with available technology over the standards for Charted Space. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Bolivar Subsector of Dagudashaag Sector and in the Domain of Vland. Ascension, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of an Imperial knight, a member of the Imperial Nobility charged with overseeing the world. This world has a nearby Imperial Naval Base, capable of handling warships. During the Long Night this world was named Islin.

Astrography and planetology[edit]

Ascension is a member of the Vilani Run. The naval base hosts elements of the 83rd Fleet.

Ascension is just a small ball of rock and the system's mainworld. It has little in the way of natural resources to offer. It is poor in most valuable minerals and there are no gas giants.


Monostellar System[edit]

Ascension Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)
Ascension

M2 V

Primary Main Sequence 0.4258 2400 - 3300 0.027
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.0044 0.01358 0.13 - 0.21 0.44 4.4
Orbit #  *  * 0 1 6

History and background[edit]

Lying at the center of the Ilelish Rimworlds, Ascension has become the hub of the communications network linking Dagudashaag with Zarushagar Sector.

Point of Interest: Ascension Naval Base[edit]

On 172 the Imperial Navy decided to established one of its largest bases in the region, to protect its spinward borders. The security of the naval station attracted many merchants looking for a safe and stable frontier base of operations during the early years of the Imperium. The naval base was expanded at the time of the Ilelish Revolt (418 - 435), in line with the other naval facilities in the region.

References and contributors[edit]

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