Raffat (world)

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Raffat/Cradle (Halcyon 1409)
Classic Era (1115)
D535436-6
StarportD Poor: No Construction, Minor Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere3 Vacuum (very thin)
Hydrographics5 Wet World 50%
Population4 Moderate (40 thousand)
Government3 Self-Perpetuating Oligarchy
Law6 Moderate Law (no firearms except shotguns)
Tech Level6 Pre-Stellar (nuclear)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M4 V M8 V M9 VI
Planetoid Belts 1
Gas Giants 3

Raffat is a nonindustrial world, that requires extensive imports of outside technology to maintain a modern, star-faring society.

  • In a technological universe, societies without industrial capability generally suffer as nearly all manufactured and high tech goods must be brought in at significant cost.
  • As a nonindustrial world, it requires extensive imports of outside technology to maintain a modern, star-faring society. The need to import most manufactured and high technology goods drives the price of these goods up in the open market.
  • It is a part of the Liberated Stars in the Cradle Subsector of Halcyon Sector, which is part of the Distant Fringe.


Astrography and Planetology[edit]

This star system is detailed using the Fringian Variant System Description.

Trinary Solar System[edit]

Raffat Trinary Star System
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)
Raffat

M4 V

Primary Main Sequence 0.3626 2100 - 3000 0.014
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00369 0.00967 0.09 - 0.15 0.369 3.69
Orbit #  *  * 0 1 5
Remarks
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)
Raffat

M8 V

Secondary Main Sequence 0.244 1900 - 2500 0.003
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00224 0.00415 0.04 - 0.06 0.224 2.24
Orbit #  *  *  * 0 5
Remarks
1200 AU from primary
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)
Raffat

M9 VI

Tertiary Main Sequence 0.058 1900 - 2400 0
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00049 0.00064 0.01 - 0.01 0.049 0.49
Orbit #  *  *  *  * 1
Remarks
1.09 AU from secondary Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)
Raffat

M9 VI

Tertiary Main Sequence 0.058 1900 - 2400 0.00006
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00049 0.00064 0.01 - 0.01 0.049 0.49
Orbit #  *  *  *  * 1
Remarks
1.09 AU from secondary

System Data[edit]

Duneida-Raffat System[edit]

The primary is Duneida, an ordinary red main sequence star. It has a luminosity of 0.0136 Sols, a mass of 0.3626 Sols, and a diameter of 551,000 km. (I) Parsimon, a small gas giant: (Ib) Raffat is its outer moon and is designated the mainworld, (II) a vacuum worldlet, (III) a large gas giant, (IV) an exotic atmosphere bigworld, (V) a vacuum worldlet, and (VI) a trace atmosphere iceworld form the outer system. Many of the worlds retain satellites.

Cemall-Ourze Subsystem[edit]

The companion is Cemall, a dim red main sequence star lying approximately 1200 AU from Duneida. It has a luminosity of 0.0025 Sols, a mass of 0.244 Sols, and a diameter of 334,000 km. (I) a thin atmosphere radworld and (II) a vacuum worldlet form the inner part of the outer system. Orbital positions (III) through (VI) are unavailable due the presence of the companion star. (VII) a thin atmosphere bigworld, (VIII) an exotic atmosphere radworld, (IX) a small gas giant, and (X) a sparse icy planetoid belt form the outer part of the outer system. Many of the worlds retain satellites.

The far companion is Ourze, a dim red subdwarf star that orbits Cemall at a mean distance of 1.09 AU (orbital position (IV), 163.1 million km) and has an orbital period of 2 years 111 days. It has a luminosity of 0.00006 Sols, a mass of 0.058 Sols, and a diameter of 74,000 km. (I) a vacuum worldlet, and (II) a vacuum iceworld form its outer system. Neither of the worlds retains satellites.

(I) Parsimon[edit]

(I) Parsimon is a small gas giant that orbits Duneida at a mean distance of 0.22 AU, within the outer zone, and has an orbital period of 62 days 14 hours. It has a diameter of 43,000km and is a heavily banded blue colour. It retains a family of two major satellites of which the outer, (Ib) Raffat, is designated the mainworld.

Mainworld Data[edit]

(Ib) Raffat[edit]

(Ib) Raffat is the outer moon of (I) Parsimon and is designated the mainworld. Raffat orbits its parent world at a mean distance of 20 diameters (2.35 million km), with an orbital period of 75 days 18 hours and a rotation period of 23.25 hours. It has an axial tilt of 2 degrees. Raffat has a diameter of 7,722 km, a density of 4.88 g/cm³ and a surface gravity of 0.59 G. Tidal stresses caused by the gravitational pull of Parsimon cause regular seismic activity. It retains an atmosphere rated as Very Thin, with a surface pressure of 0.22 bar and a composition of 77% nitrogen (N2), 21% oxygen (O2), and 1% argon (Ar), carbon dioxide (CO2), water vapor (H2O), neon (Ne) and other trace gases. Around 48% of the surface is covered in sheets of water-ice and small lakes of water kept liquid by geothermal activity: tidal ranges are neglibile. Mean surface temperature: –116°C. The atmosphere is sluggish and weak weather systems drift around the globe. The climate is static.

Mainworld Geography & Topography[edit]

Total surface area: 187 million km², Land surface area: 97 million km², Ice and Water coverage: 90 million km².

Native Lifeforms[edit]

Raffat, the mainworld, has native life, entirely consisting of extremophile single-celled cyanobacteria-equivalents that can be found in every geologically active area on the world. Their metabolic functions drive the process of atmospheric renewal.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

World starport[edit]

Raffat has a Class D Starport, a poor quality installation which has few of the expected amenities. There is unrefined fuel for starships and a limited variety of ship provisions. There is no shipyard of any kind, but there may be parts and technical support for doing minor services and repair. Ports of this classification generally consist of only a downport, unless this is a trade port or system with an hostile environment mainworld.

World technology level[edit]

Raffat possesses a Technology Level of TL–6.

World government[edit]

Raffat is governed by Self-Perpetuating Oligarchy. A single family or small group provides the leadership and important positions in the government. These positions are inherited by member of the group or their family members. The organization may be monarchy, with titles passed to family members. Or a plutocracy where inheritance of the family fortune includes government position. Or the organization may be more typical organization with positions of power inherited.

World military[edit]

No information yet available.

World economy[edit]

No information yet available.

Trade data[edit]

No information yet available.

World demographics[edit]

No information yet available.

World culture[edit]

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Historical data[edit]

No information yet available.

World timeline[edit]

No information yet available.

UWP listing[edit]

No information yet available.

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