|Primary||A4 V M5 V|
|Army Size (BEs)||7000|
|World Trade Number||5|
|Trade Volume (MCr/year)||56,295|
|Building Capacity (Tons)||52,500,000|
|Port passengers (annual)||81,000|
Dipa is a vacuum world, with no atmosphere or hydrosphere. The system has a population over one billion. 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 Third Imperium in the Pact Subsector of Dagudashaag Sector and in the Domain of Vland. Dipa, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of an Imperial knight and the feifdom of a count. Both are members of the Imperial Nobility charged with overseeing the world. This world contains an Imperial Scout Base, capable of handling Scout Service starships and personnel. During the Long Night this world was named Dipa.
Astrography and planetology
Dipa is a member of the Dagudashaag Main.
Binary Solar System
Dipa Binary Star System Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol) Dipa
Primary Main Sequence 2.32 8200 - 8800 30.8 Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit AU 0.01935 0.46032 4.41 - 7.19 1.935 19.35 Orbit # * 1 6 4 8 Remarks Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol) Dipa
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 Remarks
History and background
Dipa is one of the main population centres of the Pact Subsector and a major industrial producer.
The planet was initially colonised by religious followers of Father Emmanuel Dipa, a disgruntled Jesuit priest and a founder of the Brethren religion. It still remains a major religious capital today and millions of Brethren pilgrims visit each year. The Brethren religion, while followed by the majority of the population, is easy going with other faiths and, while under a firm rule of law, personal freedoms are extensive. The faith dictates charity is of immense importance, especially when directed at those the Church has classified as "unfortunate". On Dipa, "unfortunate" generally describes those offworlders, not of Brethren faith, who are not permitted to secure employment but instead are granted charity by the state.
The system is closely linked with Medurma (Dagudashaag 2124). During the days of the Medurma Pact, these two worlds formed the core. Even today, they tend to see eye to eye on most interstellar issues though generally for different reasons. This co-operation has increased in recent years and the Brethren beliefs are considered to be a major force for good on Medurman policy.
Most of the population are located in two megacities, John-Paul and Messiah because a considerable amount of the planetary surface is extremely vulnerable to volcanic eruptions.