Planetary Engineering

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Planetary Engineering or Environmental Engineering is the ability to manipulate the environment on a large scale.

  • This is often referred to as Terraforming i.e. making the environment more like Terra, which in practical terms means an oxygen-nitrogen atmosphere with a temperate climate conducive to conventional life.
  • Some also call it bioforming.

Library Data Referral Tree[edit]

Please refer to the following AAB Library Data for more information:
Interstellar Colonization:

Description (Specifications)[edit]

It is the ability to manipulate the environment on a large scale.

Image Repository[edit]

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History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Large scale engineering usually starts with changes to the areas where people live: Cities. Some early tech make use of natural forces to effect change, such as diverting rivers. Other major engineering projects can include closing inlets, or creating water passages across narrow land areas.

Expected Planetary Engineering Development Sequence[edit]


Foundational Period Societies[edit]

Technological Period: TL:1-9 and Tech-Name: Ur-Tech
Common Characteristics: TBD
Tech Epoch TL-Range Remarks
Tool Making Epoch TL:1-3 No information yet available.
Division of Labor Epoch TL:4-6 No information yet available.
Processor Epoch TL:7-9 No information yet available.
  • At tech level 8 limited weather control is available, and seismic prediction is reliable, which allow for minor planetary changes (such as altering rainfall).

Interstellar Period Societies[edit]

Technological Period: TL:10-18 and Tech-Name: Stell-Tech
Common Characteristics: TBD
Tech Epoch TL-Range Remarks
Gravitics Epoch TL:10-12 No information yet available.
  • At tech level 12 major terraforming (1000's of square km) is possible due to increases in global weather control and limited seismic control).
Biologicals Epoch TL:13-15 No information yet available.
  • Complex Terraforming of continental regions is possible at TL 15 with reliable seismic control.
Artificials Epoch TL:16-18 No information yet available.
  • Global Terraforming of Hostile worlds (e.g. Astmospheric changes - converting Insidious atmosphere to standard) becomes available at TL 16.
  • Total terraforming appears at TL 17 and beyond. Total terraforming involves complete transformation of a world’s basic environment to a radically different basic environment of one’s choosing For example, transforming a barren vacuum world to a lush, rich world with a dense atmosphere is total terraforming. Some of these changes may not be sustainable without technology in the very long term (thousands of years - i.e. a smaller planet would not have the gravity well to retain various atmospheric gasses over the long term).

Ultra Period Societies[edit]

Technological Period: TL:19-27 and Tech-Name: Ultra-Tech
Common Characteristics: TBD
Tech Epoch TL-Range Remarks
Matter Transport Epoch, Transformations Epoch, and Psionics Epoch TL:19-21, TL:22-24, and TL:25-27 No information yet available.
  • At higher levels TL-19+, even planetary bodies or stars can be moved.

Beyond Brilliance[edit]

Technological Period: TL:28-30 & TL:31-33 and Tech-Name: Dei-Tech & Omni-Tech
Common Characteristics: TBD
Tech Epoch TL-Range Remarks
Transcendent Epoch
& Ascendant Epoch
TL:28-30 & TL:31-33 No information yet available.

Worlds & Sectors (Astrography)[edit]

This astrographic feature is primarily found in the following areas:
Charted Space

World Listing: 1105[edit]

The following systems and worlds are associated with this technology:

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