Capella (world)

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Capella/Capella (Solomani Rim 1440)
Interstellar Wars
StarportE Frontier - no facilities
Size0 Asteroid/Planetoid Belt
Atmosphere0 Vacuum
Hydrographics0 Desert World 0%
Population0 Barren (0)
Government0 No Government structure
Law0 No Law
Tech Level0 Pre-Industrial (primitive)
Classic Era (1115)
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size0 Asteroid/Planetoid Belt
Atmosphere0 Vacuum
Hydrographics0 Desert World 0%
Population5 Moderate (300 thousand)
Government9 Impersonal Bureaucracy
Law7 Moderate Law (no firearms)
Tech LevelB Average Stellar (large starships)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary G8 III G1 III M1 V M5 V
Planetoid Belts 2
Gas Giants 3

Capella is a ring of many small worldlets (planetoids AKA an "asteroid belt"), not capable of retaining an atmosphere or water, and nonindustrial in nature.

  • These worldlets warrant hazardous environment precautions.
  • Life in a vacuum requires great discipline. After all, it only takes one forgotten seal on a vacuum suit to spell death. Those who survive tend to be very methodically-minded and attentive to small detail.
  • The worldlets require extensive imports of outside technology to maintain a modern, star-faring society. Having to import most manufactured and high tech goods drives the price up for these items at this world.
  • This world has a research station engaged in the scientific pursuit of knowledge.
  • It is a member of the Solomani Confederation in the Capella Subsector of Solomani Rim Sector.

Description (Astrography & Planetology)[edit]

Capella (aka Alpha Aurigae) is a Quaternary (four-star) solar system.

Quaternary Solar System[edit]

Capella Quaternary Star System
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)
Alpha Aurigae Aa


Primary Giant 3.68 4300 - 5300 87
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.13027 0.77365 7.42 - 12.09 13.027 130.27
Orbit # 0 2 7 7 11
Alpha Aurigae Aa
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)
Alpha Aurigae Ab


Secondary Giant 2.64 5200 - 6000 55
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.07332 0.61513 5.9 - 9.61 7.332 73.32
Orbit #  * 2 7 6 10
Alpha Aurigae Ab
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)
Alpha Aurigae Ba (Alpha Aurigae H)

M1 V

Tertiary Main Sequence 0.4574 2600 - 3500 0.033
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00475 0.01516 0.15 - 0.24 0.475 4.75
Orbit #  *  * 0 1 6
Alpha Aurigae Ba (Alpha Aurigae H)
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)
Alpha Aurigae Bb (Alpha Aurigae L)

M5 V

Quaternary 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
Alpha Aurigae Bb (Alpha Aurigae L)

IISS GURPS Astrographics Survey[edit]

1440 Capella (Solomani)

Starport: Class IV.

Diameter: Asteroids. Gravity: N/A.
Atmosphere: None.
Hydrographics: None.
Climate: Torrid.
Population: 320,000.
Government: Bureaucracy.
Control Level: 4.
Tech Level: 9.
World Trade Number: 4.

System Data[edit]

Non-canon: A former colony of Aquitaine, Capella is known for its rich planetoid belts . Survey experts predict that the Capellan belts will continue to support the needs of the Boötean Federation for at least the next 325 years.

  • Also in the Capella system is Probable Technologies, a sectorwide corporation based on San Roque, the moon of a large gas giant. ProbTech has a reputation for manufacturing and promoting high technology.
Interstellar Wars World Data
Name Unexplored
Type Asteroid belt
Climate Infernal
Affinity score 2
Starport E
Naval Base
Gov Code
Control Rating CR0
Tech Level 0
Trade codes

System Importance (Ix)[edit]

No information yet available.

Mainworld Data[edit]

No information yet available.

Mainworld Size (S)[edit]

This world is an Asterioid Belt or Planetoid Belt, consisting of 1,000 and 10,000 asteroids or planetoids each. Asteroid belt is the belt when it is the main world of a system. Planetoid belt is another belt or when another world is the main world.

Mainworld Atmosphere (A)[edit]

This world has a pressure of less than 0.001 atmospheres which requires the use of a Vacc Suit. TL–8 or more advanced survival gear is required to settle this world.

Mainworld Hydrosphere (H)[edit]

This world has no free-standing water or ice on the surface. Wilderness refueling isn't possible on this world. Water for the inhabitants needs to be imported and extensively recycled. These worlds are classified Desert World or a Hell World depending on their atmosphere.

Mainworld Geography & Topography[edit]

No information yet available.

Mainworld Map[edit]

No information yet available.

Native Lifeforms[edit]

No information yet available.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The research firm, Probable Technologies, is based in the Capella system.

World Starport (Sp)[edit]

This world has a Class B Starport, a good quality installation which includes all the expected amenities including refined fuel for starships, brokerage services for passengers and cargo, and a variety of ship provisions. There is a shipyard capable of doing annual maintenance, overhauls and most kinds of repair, and construction of non-starships. Most ports of this classification have both a Highport and a Downport.

World Population (P)[edit]

This world has a population of 100,000 to 999,999 sophonts (hundreds of thousands).

  • This is a Nonindustrial World, too small to support the complete chain of production of most goods from start to finish.
  • Most examples of this type are capable of resource extraction but lack an industrial base, in particular factories, to make use of the resources.

World Demographics[edit]

Humaniti, population 95%

  • Other, population 5%

World Government (G)[edit]

This world is governed by an Impersonal Bureaucracy. The leadership of the government is another form (democracy, dictatorship, oligarchy), but the bureaucracy dictates government policy and its execution. Government leadership is reduced to little more than figureheads and does not select the bureaucracy leadership or its members.

World Law Level (L)[edit]

This world has a moderate law level with laws covering many areas of government and interaction. These laws are simple enough that most people can act as their own advocate, though for serious issues a professional is recommended. Law enforcement officials will be present, but not in great numbers. All firearms, and anything more destructive, are typically regulated or prohibited.

World Technology Level (TL)[edit]

This world possesses a Technology Level of TL–11 or TL-B in Hexadecimal Notation.

World Military[edit]

No information yet available.

World Economy (Ex)[edit]

No information yet available.

Trade Data[edit]

Trade Classifications for this world:

  • No information yet available.

Trade Lines with other worlds:

  • No information yet available.


No information yet available.

World Infrastructure[edit]

This world possesses TBD infrastructure.

World Culture (Cx)[edit]

No information yet available.

World Language/s[edit]

Historical Data[edit]

No information yet available.

World Timeline[edit]

No information yet available.

UWP Listing[edit]

No information yet available.

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