Asteroid Belt World

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An Asteroid Belt World is a belt, which is the primary world or mainworld in the system. It is a producer of raw materials and semi-finished goods, especially ores, metals, and minerals.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Asteroid Belt: A series of small fragments (size less than 1) orbiting a star and considered a mainworld. When inhabited, they are called worldlets.

Planetary Characteristics[edit]

TC Vacuum World Series (Inhospitable) (IISS Scout Handbook, pgs. 490-491)
Type Code Size Atm Hyd Pop Gov Law Remarks
Asteroid Belt World As 0 0 0 -- -- -- Asteroid. Part of belt. MW. Not counted in PBG
Planetoid Belt None 0 0 0 -- -- -- Planetoid. Part of belt. Non-MW. Counted in PBG
Vacuum World Va 123456789 0 -- -- -- -- Vacuum. Asteroid or planetoid belt. Usually Co or Fr.

Probably Planetary Orbit & Climate[edit]

World Placement by Zone (IISS Scout Handbook, pgs. 490-491) (← starward) Habitable Zone / HZ] (staraway →)
TC Inner (-) HZ-2 HZ-1 HZ HZ+1 HZ+2 Outer (+) Remote & Far Systems Remarks
As Unlikely Belt Belt Unlikely Belt Belt Unlikely Possible A belt as a Main World.
Va Unlikely Likely Likely Possible Likely Likely Unlikely Possible A world without an atmosphere.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Asteroid belts are prime locations for the mining of resources, and specialized deep space miners called belters are known to dwell and work in within these locations.

Asteroids vs. Planetoids![edit]

Asteroid and Planetoid Belts: The terms asteroid and planetoid are effectively synonymous; they mean small or minor planets. Each term refers to a belt of many similar small planets in orbit around the central star.

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