Cordillon (world)

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Cordillon/Sindal (Trojan Reach 2411)
Classic Era (1115)
StarportC Routine: No Construction, Major Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size4 Small (6,400 km, 0.32g - 0.46g)
Atmosphere3 Vacuum (very thin)
Hydrographics1 Dry World 10%
Population2 Low (200)
Government1 Company/Corporation
Law0 No Law
Tech LevelB Average Stellar (large starships)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary K1 V
Planetoid Belts 1
Gas Giants 3

Cordillon is a poor, low-population world with a population of less than 10,000 sophonts in population size.

Description (Planetology)[edit]

No information yet available.

Monostellar System[edit]

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

K1 V

Primary Main Sequence 0.774 3800 - 4800 0.352
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00781 0.04921 0.47 - 0.77 0.781 7.81
Orbit #  *  * 2 2 7

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Cordillon (alternate spelling: Cordillion) is a poor, low-population Imperial world located in the Sindal Subsector of the Trojan Reach. Cordillon is currently subject to significant terraforming by nearby Albe (Trojan Reach 2211).

Cordillion is a small empty world on the fringe of the Imperium. Until recently it was deemed unnecessary and unsuitable for colonization and remained uninhabited. However, in the neighboring system of Albe, population pressures have caused famine, crime, and over-crowding to became unmanageable. To help solve the problem, Albe's government has commissioned Shape of Earth, LIC to terraform Cordillon and make it suitable for colonization, thus relieving Albe of its population problems.[2]

In the three years since the terraforming project began, Cordillon has gained a very thin atmosphere and 10% hydrographics. Its rotational velocity has been increased to 43 hours, and its newly built-up electromagnetic field now filters out a large percentage of its sun's harmful radiation. Because its spin is still relatively slow however, the planet's temperature changes from a warm 30°C during the day to an icy -40°C at night. As yet there is no plant or animal life on Cordillon and most of its surface is still a rocky wasteland.[2]

Five bases have been set up on the planet's surface to monitor the asteroid falls and operate the starport. They control the terraforming operation and maintain facilities for the asteroid movers. The world's main starport is type C, and is located at Base 1. The other four bases have star ports of type D.[2]

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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  1. "Jump Map API" and map location from
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Mike Jackson. "Out of the Egg." Third Imperium 01 (1986): 10.