Asterope (world)

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Asterope/Euxene (Aldebaran 0706)
Classic Era (1115)
StarportC Routine: No Construction, Major Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size2 Small (3,200 km, 0.10g - 0.17g)
Atmosphere0 Vacuum
Hydrographics1 Dry World 10%
Population1 Low (60)
Government5 Feudal Technocracy
Law1 Low Law (no explosives, poison gas)
Tech LevelA Early Stellar (jump drive)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M6 V M5 V
Planetoid Belts 0
Gas Giants 0

Asterope is an icy, low-population vacuum world, with a population less than 10,000 sophonts in population size, warranting hazardous environment precautions.

Description (Astrography & Planetology)[edit]

No information yet available.

Binary Solar System[edit]

Asterope Binary Star System
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)
Asterope Primary

M6 V

Primary Main Sequence 0.302 2000 - 2800 0.006
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00297 0.00615 0.06 - 0.1 0.297 2.97
Orbit #  *  *  * 0 5
This world does NOT orbit the actual star Asterope in the Pleiades Cluster, but a star near the actual location of the astronomical Asterope.
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)
Asterope Companion

M5 V

Secondary Main Sequence 0.331 2000 - 2900 0.007
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00333 0.00694 0.07 - 0.11 0.333 3.33
Orbit #  *  *  * 1 5
This world does NOT orbit the actual star Asterope in the Pleiades Cluster, but a star near the actual location of the astronomical Asterope.

System Data[edit]


Asterope Minor

Orbit SubOrbit Name Diameter Density Gravity Rotation Revolution e World Type
0.05 -- Qui 1200 6.2 0.30 tl 7.45d 0.06 Terrestrial
0.11 -- Asterope 3200 7.5 1.03 tl 24.3d 0.02 Terrestrial
0.5 -- Zunsaipah 1600 6.1 1.0 tl 235.74d 0.05 Terrestrial

Asterope Prime

No planetary bodies.

Mainworld Data[edit]

The Asterope mainworld is an tidally-locked, ice-capped rock orbiting a dangerously temperamental M-class dwarf. The larger M-class dwarf next door is, however, even worse.

Mainworld Geography & Topography[edit]

Most surface features are impact craters. The main settlement can be found in such a crater on the planetary terminator, near the local ecliptic.

Mainworld Map[edit]

No information yet available.

Native Lifeforms[edit]


History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

World Starport[edit]

Port Willis

Asterope has a Class C Starport, an average quality installation which includes amenities including unrefined fuel for starships, some brokerage services for passengers and cargo, and a variety of ship provisions. There is a shipyard capable of doing maintenance and other kinds of repair. Ports of this classification generally have only a downport, unless this is a trade port or system with an hostile environment mainworld.

World Technology Level[edit]

Asterope possesses a Technology Level of TL–10 or TL-A in Hexadecimal Notation.

World Government[edit]

Asterope is governed by a Feudal Technocracy. Society divides itself based on the technical requirements of the society. Each of these functions are granted as a fief to an individual or group. Leadership of these fiefs determines the head of the government.

World Law Level[edit]

Asterope has a low law level. There are few laws, covering only important areas. There may be few or no law enforcement officers, the expectation is citizens will bring law breakers to the attention of the Judicial system. Legal proceedings will be fast, with few people involved. For interactions outside of the framework of the laws, cultural norms dominate. Body pistols, explosives, and poison gas are typically regulated or prohibited.

World Military[edit]

No information yet available.

World Economy[edit]

Mining and Service economies.

Trade Data[edit]

Metal ores.

World Demographics[edit]

No information yet available.

World Culture[edit]

A mixture of outcasts and scavengers make up the bulk of the population.


Port Willis is the main settlement on this planet, located in a terminator crater. It is ruled by a Governor Louis, who holds power by virtue of the fact that his supporters are numerous and better armed than competing groups. The main trade is in copper ores, mined within the crater deep point.

There is a mining settlement 200km north along the terminator, Espirit de Pierre, with what might generously be called a Class-E starport. This settlement has an elected Mayor, called Philippe Artoi. The settlement was founded over a set of large veins of iron, precious metals, and pitchblende. Mayor Artoi apparently seeks a means by which the ores can be exported directly, but currently is beholden to use Starport Willis.

Historical Data[edit]

No information yet available.

World Timeline[edit]

No information yet available.

UWP Listing[edit]

C 2 0 1 1 5 1 – A

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