Luna (SR 1827) (world)

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Luna/Sol (Solomani Rim 1827)
Classic Era (1115)
StarportF Error in Starport Decode
Size2 Small (3,200 km, 0.10g - 0.17g)
Atmosphere0 Vacuum
Hydrographics0 Desert World 0%
Population6 Moderate (8 million)
Government6 Captive Government/Colony
LawC Extreme Law (no privacy)
Tech LevelF High Stellar (anagathics)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary G2 V
Planetoid Belts 1
Gas Giants 4

Luna is a vacuum world, which warrants hazardous environment precautions.

Description (Astrography & Planetology)[edit]

Luna is a traditional destination for Terran honeymoons with several resort complexes at Copernicus catering to tourists and vacationers.

Monostellar System[edit]

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

G2 V

Primary Main Sequence 1 5100 - 5900 1
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.0093 0.08294 0.8 - 1.3 0.93 9.3
Orbit #  *  * 3 3 7

System Data[edit]

The primary of the Terra system is Sol, an ordinary yellow main sequence star. It has a luminosity of 1 Sol, a mass of 1 Sol, and a diameter of 1.391 million km. Sol retains a family of four inner rocky worlds, a stony planetoid belt, four outer gas giant worlds, and an outer ring of icy worldlets and debris:

  1. Mercury
  2. Venus
  3. Terra / Luna
  4. Mars
  5. Asteroid Belt
  6. Jupiter
  7. Saturn
  8. Uranus
  9. Neptune
  10. Pluto / Kuiper Belt

The system has been settled for thousands of years and is dotted with sophont-made construction: numerous satellites, space stations, and related objects.

Mainworld Data[edit]

Luna is the satellite or moon of the system's mainworld.

Mainworld Geography & Topography[edit]

Luna, for the most part, is a featureless vacuum waste.

Native Lifeforms[edit]

Luna is believed to be a lifeless ball of rock with no native lifeforms.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

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Luna is the only moon of Terra, the mainworld of the Terran system in Sol Subsector of the Solomani Rim.

Imperial High / Landed Nobility[edit]

Only the mainworld of a system possesses an officially appointed or landed Imperial Noble.

World Starport[edit]

Luna has a Class F Spaceport, a good quality secondary installation for handing expected in-system traffic. It can supply amenities like brokerage services for passengers and cargo and refined fuel. There is a shipyard capable of doing annual maintenance, overhauls and most kinds of repair, and construction of non-starships. Spaceports usually consist of a Downport.

  • Luna’s Copernicus Down Spaceport handles traffic control for Terra.
  • Ship construction is no longer a significant industry.

World Technology Level[edit]

Luna possesses a Technology Level of TL–15 or TL-F in Hexadecimal Notation.

World Government[edit]

Luna has a Captive Government or Colony. The world is ruled by an external government, there is no self-rule. A colony or conquered area. The local government is an oligarchy appointed by, and answerable only to, the external government.

  • Luna is the second-most important world in the system and has a political status equivalent to a continent.
  • Like Terra it is under Imperial military rule -- although a native bureaucracy oversees almost all operations of government except legislation and security.
  • Luna’s population has always had a democratic bent and support for the more extreme elements of the Solomani Party was low.

World Military[edit]

Imperial Naval Base at Theophilus.

World Economy[edit]

Today’s lunar economy is based around mining, ore processing and scientific research.

  • This world has a research station engaged in the scientific pursuit of knowledge.

Trade Data[edit]

No information yet available.

World Demographics[edit]

Luna’s eight million people are concentrated in three population centers – Copernicus, Archimedes and Plato.

  • Each of these includes domed and underground cities linked by monorails and gravitic highways.
  • Another 80,000 people live and work in the mines at Sinus Iridium and the Montes Apenninus, the radio observatory Farside Station, the Imperial research laboratory at Clavius, and the Imperial Naval Base at Theophilus.

Settlements Listing[edit]

Luna has a political status equivalent to one of Terra's continents.

  • Archimedes Settlement: Domed lunar city. Archimedes is Luna's oldest settlement and main mining and industrial center.
Archimedes Station: No information currently available.
  • Copernicus Settlement: Domed lunar city. Copernicus is the seat of government on Luna, and the center of travel and trade.
    • Copernicus Down Spaceport handles traffic control for Terra. Since the Solomani Rim War, more than half of the terminals, bays, and warehouse facilities of the spaceport lie unused and in vacuum.
    • Vilani megacorporation Zirunkariish maintains extensive offices, owing to the availability of real estate within the domed lunar city of Copernicus Settlement. Zirunkariish offices here include a major trading clearinghouse, and both the Solomani Rim Sector and Sol Subsector headquarters offices.
    • Trans Galactic Starlines, in partnership with Vilani megacorporation Zirunkariish have set-up alternate starports for ease of access and use with connecting in-system service provided to passengers. For the Terra system, Luna, specifically the Copernicus Down Spaceport, is used. This alternate starport has a Brubek's gastropub and a Medel's Mega Mart.
  • Plato Settlement: Domed lunar city. Plato is an academic and cultural center, and the location of the University of Luna which is famous for work in high-energy physics and astronomy.
  • Clavius: Clavius crater is the site of a high-technology industrial park producing electronic and gravitic components, vacuum-process equipment, and thin-film devices. It is currently operated by GSbAG.
Clavius Particle Research Complex is run jointly by the Imperial Navy and Naasirka. Current research is highly classified.
  • Farside Research Station: Farside Station is famous for work in cosmic ray research and radio-astronomy. It is operated as a branch of the University of Luna, and its vast distributed arrays cover cover thousands of square kilometers on the lunar hemisphere facing away from Terra. Development and travel on the far side of Luna is restricted in order to avoid interfering with the institute's research programs.
  • Montes Appeninus Mining Station: No information currently available.
  • Sinus Iridium Mining Station: No information currently available.
  • Theophilus Naval Base: Theophilus Crater is the location of Imperial Navy Base Luna.
  • Tycho Crater: No information currently available.

World Culture[edit]

No information yet available.

Historical Data[edit]

  • Luna was originally a colony of the old United States but unified as a single independent nation in -2433.
  • Luna was a scientific and industrial center used for astronomical research, mining and spacecraft design and manufacture.
  • Luna became a major Terran Confederation military shipyard in the Interstellar Wars and its importance as a shipyard was revived during the Long Night, when Luna built first the armed merchant cruisers of the Terran Mercantile Community and then the warships of the Old Earth Union.
  • Luna lost some ground during the early Imperial era but regained it under the Solomani Confederation, which established major military and research facilities on the moon.
  • During the Solomani Rim War the space around Luna was the scene of fierce battles between Confederation and Imperial Naval forces in the days before the assault on Terra.

World Timeline[edit]

No information yet available.

UWP Listing[edit]

No information yet available.

Image Repository[edit]

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