Emishuun (world)

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Emishuun/Sapphyre (Dagudashaag 2234)
Milieu 1116
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere3 Vacuum (very thin)
Hydrographics8 Wet World 80%
Population2 Low (400)
Government3 Self-Perpetuating Oligarchy
Law0 No Law
Tech LevelC Average Stellar (robots)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary K5 V M2 V
Worlds 14
Gas Giants 4
Planetoid Belts 2
Cultural Details
Government Self-perpetuating oligarchy
Law Level No law
Cultural Extension 1317
Army Size (BEs) 0
Economic Details
Technology Level 12
Economic Extension
Labor1Low (40)
Infrastructure1 Extremely limited
Importance Extension 1
Resource Units 7
GWP (BCr) 0
World Trade Number 2.5
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 0
Starport Details
Classification Class-B
Port Size 5
Building Capacity (Tons) 0
Port employees 910
Port passengers (annual) 0

Emishuun supports a population of fewer than 10,000 sophonts. This world has a research station engaged in the scientific pursuit of knowledge. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Sapphyre Subsector of Dagudashaag Sector and in the Domain of Vland. Emishuun, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of an Imperial knight, a member of the Imperial Nobility charged with overseeing the world. During the Long Night this world was named Medenki.

Astrography and planetology[edit]

Emishuun is a member of the Dagudashaag Main.

Binary Solar System[edit]

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

K5 V

Primary Main Sequence 0.57 3300 - 4200 0.08
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00527 0.02346 0.22 - 0.37 0.527 5.27
Orbit #  *  * 0 1 6
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)

M2 V

Secondary Main Sequence 0.4258 2400 - 3300 0.027
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.0044 0.01358 0.13 - 0.21 0.44 4.4
Orbit #  *  * 0 1 6

History and background[edit]

The Emishuun system is the home to the Jansky-Missaadin radio astronomy center. Founded in 531 by the University of Libuka on Libuka (Zarushagar 2202) it is currently funded by grants from several universities in Dagudashaag and Zarushagar. The center conducts astographical studies of objects both within and outside the galaxy using their radiotelescope facilities. The largest is an orbiting reflector some 28 kilometers across. Telescopes scattered across the system can be linked by a meson comlink to form an interferometer network, an instrument with incredible resolution capabilities. Objects less than an AU across can be detected in nearby galaxies.

The most recent addition the JMRAC is Walsh station, a radiotelescope build on a planetoid some 400 AU from Emishuun's primary. The station, named after the Solomani discoverer of the gravitational lens effect, uses the gravity well of the primary star to lens radio signals and is currently conducting a detailed study of the center of our galaxy and its black hole center.

Travellers to Emishuun should be aware researchers require the system be as radio quiet as possible. Starships are forbidden to use broadcast communications or navigational radar within 100AU of any observing station.

References and contributors[edit]

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