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The [[Universal World Profile]] ([[UWP]]) is a set of codes describing the the qualities and characteristics of a [[world]].
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The [[Universal World Profile]] ([[UWP]]) is a set of codes describing the qualities and characteristics of a [[world]].
 
* In some older, early Imperial circles, it has been known as the [[UPP]] or ''Universal Planetary Profile.''
 
* In some older, early Imperial circles, it has been known as the [[UPP]] or ''Universal Planetary Profile.''
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Please see the following [[AAB]] articles for more information:
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=== Library Data Referral Tree ===
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Please refer to the following [[AAB]] [[Library Data]] for more information: <br>
 
* Observing Charted Space
 
* Observing Charted Space
** [[Astrography]]
 
*** [[Applied Astrography]]
 
*** [[Physical Astrography]]
 
*** [[Social Astrography]]
 
** [[Planetology]]
 
*** [[Habitable Zone]]
 
*** [[Mainworld]]
 
*** [[Moon]]
 
*** [[Planet]]
 
*** [[Planetoid]]
 
*** [[Ring]]
 
*** [[Satellite]]
 
*** [[Star System]]
 
*** [[World]]
 
*** [[World-System]]
 
 
** [[Universal World Profile]] ([[UWP]])
 
** [[Universal World Profile]] ([[UWP]])
 
*** [[Starport]] ([[Sp]])
 
*** [[Starport]] ([[Sp]])
 
*** [[Planetary Size]] (S)
 
*** [[Planetary Size]] (S)
 
*** [[Atmosphere]] (A)
 
*** [[Atmosphere]] (A)
*** [[Hydrosphere]] {H)
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*** [[Hydrosphere]] (H)
 
*** [[Population]] (P)
 
*** [[Population]] (P)
 
*** [[Government]] (G)
 
*** [[Government]] (G)
*** [[Law level]] (L)
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*** [[Law Level]] (L)
*** [[Tech level]] ([[TL]])
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*** [[Tech Level]] ([[TL]])
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** PBG Sequence
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*** P: [[Population Multiplier|Pop Multiplier]]s
== Description (Specifications) ==
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*** B: [[Planetoid Belt|Belt]]s
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*** G: [[Gas Giant]]s
|+'''UWP Typical Format under [[T5SS]]'''
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*** TZ: [[Travel Zone]]
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** COG Sequence
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*** C: [[Climate]]
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*** O: [[Orbit]]
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*** G: [[Gravity]]
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** Other System Data
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*** [[Allegiance Code]] ([[AC]])
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*** [[Base Code]] (BC)
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*** [[Cultural Extension]] ([[Cx]])
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*** [[Economic Extension]] ([[Ex]])
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*** [[Importance Extension]] ([[Ix]])
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*** [[Sophont Code]]
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*** [[Trade Classification]] ([[TC]])
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== Description ([[Specifications]]) ==
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The below table shows typical [[astrography]] and UWP data for a world:
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{| class="wikitable sortable"
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|-
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!colspan="7"|'''UWP Typical Format under [[T5SS]]'''
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|-
 
! Name
 
! Name
 
! Hex
 
! Hex
 
! Physical Stats
 
! Physical Stats
 
! Base Code/s
 
! Base Code/s
! Trade Classifications
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! [[Trade Classification]]s
 
! Extended Stats
 
! Extended Stats
! Allegiance Code
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! [[Allegiance Code]]
 
|-
 
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| Roup
 
| Roup
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| A323
 
| A323
 
| Im or ImDa (2 or 4 digit)
 
| Im or ImDa (2 or 4 digit)
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|-
 
|}
 
|}
  
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The extended stats include:  
 
The extended stats include:  
* A (amber): [[Travel Zone]]
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* TZ: [[Travel Zone|Travel Zone: A (amber)]]
* 3: [[Population Multiplier]]
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* P: [[Population Multiplier|Pop Multiplier: (x2)]]
* 2: [[Planetoid Belts]]
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* B: [[Planetoid Belt|Belt/s: (x2)]]
* 3: [[Gas Giants]]
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* G: [[Gas Giant|Gas Giant/s: (x3)]]
  
 
=== Basic UWP Stats ===
 
=== Basic UWP Stats ===
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=== Other System Data ===
 
=== Other System Data ===
* [[Trade Classification]]
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* [[Allegiance Code]] ([[AC]])
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* [[Base|Base Code]] ([[BC]])
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* [[Cultural Extension]] ([[Cx]])
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* [[Economic Extension]] ([[Ex]])
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* [[Gas Giants|Gas Giant/s (G)]]
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* [[Importance Extension]] ([[Ix]])
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* [[Planetoid Belts|Belt/s (B)]]
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* [[Population Multiplier|Population Multiplier (P)]]
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* [[Trade Classification]] ([[TC]])
 
* [[Travel Zone]]
 
* [[Travel Zone]]
* [[Population Multiplier]]
 
* [[Planetoid Belts]]
 
* [[Gas Giants]]
 
  
 
== History & Background ([[Dossier]]) ==
 
== History & Background ([[Dossier]]) ==
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=== Gas Giants ===
 
=== Gas Giants ===
 
[[Gas Giant]]s are very important to [[Traveller Gene|starfarers]] because they are one of the best sources of fuel if present within a [[Star System]].
 
[[Gas Giant]]s are very important to [[Traveller Gene|starfarers]] because they are one of the best sources of fuel if present within a [[Star System]].
* Systems without gas giants may become important defensive positions for interstellar navies.  
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* Systems with gas giants may become important defensive positions for interstellar navies.  
 
* Two codes, SGG and LGG, are in common use by everyday starfarers, although scientists and astrographers often use far more complex codes.   
 
* Two codes, SGG and LGG, are in common use by everyday starfarers, although scientists and astrographers often use far more complex codes.   
 
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{| class="wikitable sortable"
:{| class="wikitable sortable"
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|+'''UWP System Format Non-Mainworld'''
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!colspan="7"|'''UWP System Format Non-Mainworld'''
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|-
 
! Code
 
! Code
 
! Expanded
 
! Expanded
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== References & Contributors (Sources) ==
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== References & Contributors ([[Sources]]) ==
 
{{Advanced}}
 
{{Advanced}}
 
{{Sources
 
{{Sources
|S1= {{Ludography cite|name=Worlds and Adventures|page=}}
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|S1= This article is an amalgamation of many different materials published since 1977.
|S2= {{CT}} [[DGP]] [[Grand Census]]
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|S2= {{Ludography cite|name= Worlds and Adventures |page=TBD}}
|S3= {{CT}} [[DGP]] [[Grand Survey (book)]]
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|S3= {{Ludography cite|name= Grand Census |page=TBD}}
|S4= [[MegaTraveller]] [[Referee's Manual]]
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|S4= {{Ludography cite|name= Grand Survey  |page=TBD}}
|S5= [[MegaTraveller]] [[DGP]] [[World Builder's Handbook]]
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|S5= {{Ludography cite|name= Referee's Manual |page=TBD}}
|S6= [[Traveller: The New Era]] [[World Tamer's Handbook]]
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|S6= {{Ludography cite|name= World Builder's Handbook |page=TBD}}
|S7= [[Traveller:The New Era (book)|Traveller: The New Era]] Main Rulebook (pg. 180)
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|S7= {{Ludography cite|name= World Tamer's Handbook |page=TBD}}
|S8= [[The Universal World Profile]]
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|S8= {{Ludography cite|name= Traveller: The New Era |page=TBD}} (pg. 180)
|S9= [[Traveller Wiki Editorial Team]]
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|S9= {{Ludography cite|name= The Universal World Profile |page=TBD}}
|S10= Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology [[User:Maksim-Smelchak|Maksim-Smelchak]] of the [[Ministry of Science]]
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|S10= {{Ludography cite|name= T5 Core Rules |page=TBD}}
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|S11= [[Traveller Wiki Editorial Team]]
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|S12= Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology [[Maksim-Smelchak]] of the [[Ministry of Science]]
 
}}
 
}}
  
  
 
[[Category: Planetology]]
 
[[Category: Planetology]]
{{LE|Astrography|Universal Profiles}}
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{{LE|Astrography|Universal Profile}}
 
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The Universal World Profile (UWP) is a set of codes describing the qualities and characteristics of a world.

  • In some older, early Imperial circles, it has been known as the UPP or Universal Planetary Profile.

Library Data Referral Tree[edit]

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

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The below table shows typical astrography and UWP data for a world:

UWP Typical Format under T5SS
Name Hex Physical Stats Base Code/s Trade Classifications Extended Stats Allegiance Code
Roup 0407 C77A9A9-6 S Hi In Wa A323 Im or ImDa (2 or 4 digit)

Thus the planet Roup is located in hex 0407 in the sector, it has physical stats of C77A9A9-6, a base code of S(cout) and has trade classification of "Hi In Wa", the extended data is A323, and has allegiance to the Im(perium).

The extended stats include:

Basic UWP Stats[edit]

Physical Stats (...the entire sequence):

SAH Sequence (planetology):

PGL Sequence (socioeconomics):

TL (technology):

UWP Format Dictionary
# Category Explanation Remarks
1. Starport A Starport is an establishment for the landing, servicing, refueling, launching, and control of starships.
  • Starports range in quality from A (the best and most extensive) to E (the worst, little more than a spot of cleared ground), and X.
  • A secondary set of spaceport ratings includes F, G, H, and Y.
Stand-alone qualifier.
2. Size Worlds are classified according to their physical size (Planetary Size).
  • Only Mainworlds (worlds or planets) of interest are recorded.
  • Planetary size and density are the two strongest indicators of surface gravity parameters.
  • e.g. Gas Giants are simply classified as Small (SGG) or Large (LGG).
Part of SAH sequence.
3. Atmosphere The Atmosphere code is a UWP code to represent the breathing environment encountered on the world.
  • It represents the mixture of gases and other elements that may be present on a world (planet).
  • Atmosphere greatly affects the habitability of a world.
Part of SAH sequence.
4. Hydrographics The Hydrosphere represents (Hydrographics) or the liquid content of a world, usually water on a conventional life-supporting world (planet). Part of SAH sequence.
5. Population The Population UWP code is an indicator of the world's population of Sophonts.
  • This figure represents the exponent (number of zeros) which follow the first population digit (this digit is outlined in the extended data).
  • High Population worlds are generally shown in all caps (e.g. ROUP) on sector/subsector maps.
Part of PGL sequence.
6. Government Government is the method by which a subplanetary (...smaller than a world), planetary (world), or interstellar (multi-system) state or community, leads (governs) itself.
  • Standard UWP codes exist to explain most of the most common government types.
  • The study of governments, governance, and other related subjects is known as political science, a type of social science.
Part of PGL sequence.
7. Law level Law Level is an indication of the relative oppressiveness of the world (planet) of whom the law serves more: the inhabitants (...and visitors) [distributed power] or the government and politicians of a planet (...or polity) [centralized power].
  • The more centralized or autocratic a government (polity) is, the more likely the higher laws codes will be more oppressive.
  • The less centralized or more distributed a government (polity) is, the more likely the lower laws codes will be more democratic.
Part of PGL sequence.
8. Tech level Technology Level or Tech Level, commonly abbreviated TL, is a measure of technological capability. Stand-alone qualifier.

Extended UWP Stats[edit]

The Expanded UWP Stats for a system may include:

COG Sequence (habitability):

Other System Data[edit]

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Systems information is also available as full astrographic charts (holocrystal), or the summarized Extended System Profile which does not have projected orbital postions, navigational and approach codes and frequencies.

Stars[edit]

Stars are literally the center of any stellar system and while not directly noted in the UWP, they are listed in a standard T5SS planetary description as indicated on all star charts for millennia.

  • Stars are notated with a type and intensity: e.g. M5 V
    • M5 is a red giant star
    • V is the intensity or brightness.

Gas Giants[edit]

Gas Giants are very important to starfarers because they are one of the best sources of fuel if present within a Star System.

  • Systems with gas giants may become important defensive positions for interstellar navies.
  • Two codes, SGG and LGG, are in common use by everyday starfarers, although scientists and astrographers often use far more complex codes.
UWP System Format Non-Mainworld
Code Expanded Remarks
LGG Large Gas Giant Not for mainworlds.
SGG Small Gas Giant Not for mainworlds.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]