Atsa (world)

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Atsa/Cronor (Spinward Marches 0307)
Milieu 1116
B4337CA-A
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size4 Small (6,400 km, 0.32g - 0.46g)
Atmosphere3 Vacuum (very thin)
Hydrographics3 Wet World 30%
Population7 Moderate (80 million)
GovernmentC Charismatic Oligarchy
LawA Extreme Law (no weapons)
Tech LevelA Early Stellar (jump drive)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary F7 V M3 V
Worlds 8
Gas Giants 0
Planetoid Belts 1
Cultural Details
Government Charismatic oligarchy
Law Level Extreme
Cultural Extension 9A7C
Army Size (BEs) 15
Economic Details
Technology Level 10
Economic Extension
A6C+5
ResourcesAAbundant
Labor6Moderate (8 million)
InfrastructureC Very extensive
Efficiency+5Very advanced
Importance Extension 3
Resource Units 3,600
GWP (BCr) 187
World Trade Number 4.5
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 1,857
Starport Details
Classification Class-B
Port Size 5
Building Capacity (Tons) 96,000
Port employees 5,725
Port passengers (annual) 12,500

Atsa has a very thin atmosphere and very little surface water. The system has a population between 10 million and 100 million sophonts. This world contains an archaeological site with artifacts suspected to be from the now-vanished Ancients. This world designated as an Amber Zone. Caution is advised since the world has an environment, laws, customs, life forms, or other conditions that are not well understood and might be a danger to a visitor. It is a member of Zhodani Consulate in the Cronor Subsector of Spinward Marches Sector and in the Province of Iadr Nsobl. This world supports a Zhodani Military Base and the system supports a Zhodani Naval Base. In the Zhodani Consulate this world was named Brefrie.

Astrography & Planetology[edit]

Atsa is a poorly developed world and much of the planet's surface is rugged badlands and cold desert with only a few scattered settlements.

Binary Solar System[edit]

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

F7 V

Primary Main Sequence 1.196 5800 - 6500 2.584
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.01165 0.13333 1.28 - 2.08 1.165 11.65
Orbit #  * 0 4 3 7
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)
Atsa

M3 V

Secondary Main Sequence 0.3942 2300 - 3100 0.02
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00404 0.01179 0.11 - 0.18 0.404 4.04
Orbit #  *  * 0 1 6

IISS GURPS Astrographics Survey[edit]

0307 Atsa (Zhodani)

Starport: Class IV - Naval Base.

Diameter: 4,261 miles (6,800 km).
Atmosphere: Very thin oxygen-nitrogen.
Hydrographics: 32%.
Climate: Cool.
Population: 62,000,000.
Government: Oligarchy (Zhodani nobility).
Control Level: 4.
Tech Level: 10.
World Trade Number: 4.5.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Atsa is a poorly developed world, with the population mainly clustered around the large downport and surrounding industries. The world is mainly important as a naval installation and communications link, with several squadrons of courier ships stationed in-system. A naval squadron backs up the considerable system defenses. Atsa’s significance as a refueling point on the Cronor approaches was amply demonstrated in the closing stages of the Fifth Frontier War, when an Imperial deep-strike squadron from Quar attacked the system, intending to secure refueling facilities for the following assault squadron, which was engaged in a daring attempt to attack Cronor itself. Despite the assault force managing to gain a foothold at the starport, the attempt was unsuccessful, and the attackers withdrew. The port has since been rebuilt and greatly strengthened to resist a future attempt.

The damage caused in the Battle of Atsa is still evident, and security is very tight at the port. A project is under way to salvage the orbital debris from the action. Scientific craft and tugs are in constant activity around the system

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