A Unified Forces Space Marines and Unifed Forces Intelligence Training, Testing and Research Facility.
The terrain is a mixture of low and highlands, rugged mountains, and vast expanses of fine silicate sand. Initially a stark, dry desert world, in March, 2050, it became a sub-tropical to temperate well-watered planet, with one-third covered by water, and rapidly becoming a lush, green planet. The UNG has resumed their interest in the planet, and it is now a rapidly growing and expanding emigrant planet. Unified Forces Space Marines and Unified Forces Intelligence bases have been established on the surface, in addition to the construction of a Unified Space Forces orbital station.
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Atmosphere: under investigation
Gravity: under investigation
Navigation: buoys, military ships, satellites
Resources: under investigation
Size: under investigation
Temperature: under investigation
Volcanoes: under investigation
Water: under investigation
The indigenous vegetation, generally found in the canyons, caves and crevices in and around the available water, is limited to hardy cactus type plants, algae and moss. Indigenous wildlife is limited to small lizard type beasties and insects; all of which are located near water, and rarely sited.
Prior to March, 2050, the the planet was as dry as a bone and has little natural moisture on it. What little moisture there was, was either locked into one of the two polar icecaps, or eminated from springs found only in one small expanse, centered on one steep sided, rocky valley in the highlands near the equator. A mysterious energy field was also detected in the same valley. The energy field stabilized the elements and promoted growth in the area under it's influence. It enabling a farming and mining colony to be established on the planet.
A terraforming tower was built in the rocky valley with the mysterious energy field. Shortly after its completion, the residents of the colony were all mysteriously killed. Their only remains were a red, bloody goo found in sets of clothes scattered about the colony where the colonists were working in their final hour. The UN Forces' scientists were still uncertain of the cause and scrubbed the site down, removed the equipment that they could, and closed the site down. The UNS didn't visited LV-426 for 10 years after the incident.
Central Valley (AKA: The Terraforming Tower Valley)
Population: under investigation
LV-426 Transit Map
Koya Unified Space Marines Base
Natural Satellites: under investigation
Unified Forces Fleet
- UNS Columbia Einstein Research Vessel
- 2x Three-Star Factory Ships w/ attached Guantanamo Space Carriers
- many Bolognese Stealth Frigates
- many Stealth Carriers
- many other Unified Forces ships of various make and model.
As of 2050.04, the station is starkly Spartan. It has been rushed through production, and new arrivals can still smell fresh paint. The station is basically a cluster of pods, actually little more then stacks of rooms, bolted to each other on the inside of the outer skin of the station.
The station isn't even a fifth full, even with the stationís power generator, a medium sized manufacturing center (equipped to convert asteroids from the Nostromo Belt into building supplies), and the extensive number of rooms. The empty sections are being worked on by a number of civilian contractors and military engineering teams.
The majority of the easily accessible parts of the station are devoted to a processing and holding center for the civilian emigrants and military transferees to LV-426.
Itíll probably be a year, to a year and a half before the station is completed; which doesn't include the removal of the pods that are currently being used, and replacing them with proper levels and infrastructure.