Shem (world)

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Shem/Irikusk (Far Home 0825)
Classic Era (1115)
C585456-5
StarportC Routine: No Construction, Major Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere8 Dense
Hydrographics5 Wet World 50%
Population4 Moderate (50 thousand)
Government5 Feudal Technocracy
Law6 Moderate Law (no firearms except shotguns)
Tech Level5 Industrial (mass production)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary K0 V M9 VI
Planetoid Belts 3
Gas Giants 1

Shem is a pre-agricultural and nonindustrial world lacking adequate development for its economy to become prosperous.


Astrography and Planetology[edit]

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

Binary Solar System[edit]

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

K0 V

Primary Main Sequence 0.825 4000 - 5000 0.42
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00845 0.05375 0.52 - 0.84 0.845 8.45
Orbit #  *  * 2 2 7
Remarks
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)
Shem

M9 VI

Secondary 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
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)
Shem

M9 VI

Secondary 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

System Data[edit]

Trampier-Shem System[edit]

The primary is Trampier, an ordinary orange main sequence star. It has a luminosity of 0.42 Sols, a mass of 0.825 Sols, and a diameter of 1.263 million km. The inner system consists of (I) a trace atmosphere worldlet, and (II) a corrosive atmosphere inferno world. (III) Shem orbits within the habitable zone and is designated the mainworld. (IV) a very thin atmosphere hospitable world, (V) a sparse stony planetoid belt, and (VI) a ringed large gas giant form the outer system. Many of the worlds retain satellites.

Loubet Subsystem[edit]

The companion is Loubet, a dim red subdwarf star. It has a luminosity of 0.00006 Sols, a mass of 0.058 Sols, and a diameter of 73,700 km. (I) a sparse stony planetoid belt, (II) a sparse icy planetoid belt, and (III) an exotic atmosphere bigworld form the outer system. The bigworld retains a satellite.

Mainworld Data[edit]

(III) Shem[edit]

(III) Shem is designated the mainworld. It orbits Trampier at a mean distance of 0.63 AU (94.3 million km), within the habitable zone. It has an orbital period of 201 days 2 hours and a rotation period of 63 hours. The axial tilt is 20 degrees. Shem has a diameter of 8,675 km, a density of 5.31 g/cm³, and a surface gravity of 0.66 G. The world is geologically active. Its atmosphere is rated as Dense, with a mean surface pressure of 1.71 bar and a composition of 79% nitrogen (N2), 20% oxygen (O2), and 1% argon (Ar), water vapor (H2O), carbon dioxide (CO2), ozone (O3), neon (Ne) and other trace gases. Approximately 49% of the surface is covered in seas of liquid water: average tidal ranges exceed 0.3m. Mean surface temperature: 31°C. The climate is rated as Hot and experiences moderate seasonal changes during the local year. The atmosphere is active and strong weather systems driven by the star and the seas drive across the globe.

Satellite[edit]

World retains a single natural satellite, a cratered, ice-capped vacuum worldlet named Dietrich:

(IIIa) Dietrich (UWP Y101000-0, orbiting at 14 Diameters/120,000 km)

Mainworld Geography and Topography[edit]

Total surface area: 236 million km², Land surface area: 120 million km², Water surface area: 116 million km².

Native Lifeforms[edit]

Trampier-Shem System[edit]

Shem, the mainworld, has extensive, abundant native life, with complex organisms inhabiting every ecological niche. Their metabolic functions drive the process of atmospheric renewal.

No other world in the system is known to have native life.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

World starport[edit]

Shem has a Class C Starport, an average quality installation which includes amenities including unrefined fuel for starships, some brokerage services for passengers and cargo, and a variety of ship provisions. There is a shipyard capable of doing maintenance and other kinds of repair. Ports of this classification generally have only a downport, unless this is a trade port or system with an hostile environment mainworld.

World technology level[edit]

Shem possesses a Technology Level of TL–5.

World government[edit]

Shem is governed by a Feudal Technocracy. Society divides itself based on the technical requirements of the society. Each of these functions are granted as a fief to an individual or group. Leadership of these fiefs determines the head of the government.

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]

No information yet available.

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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