Kaus Australis

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Kaus Australis
Kaus Australis neighbouring systems
Kaus Australis neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 5.68 : 83.44[e]
Spectral class B9IV[1]
Planets 3[1]

Note: X and Y are coordinates (light years on XY plane) relative to Terra at (0, 0)

Kaus Australis
Orbital view
Orbital view
System position 3[1]
Jump point
57 days[1]
Moons 1 (Epstarius)[1]
Surface gravity 0.61[1]
Atmospheric pressure Thin (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 40°C[1]
Surface water 9%[1]
Highest native life Plant[1]
Reference Year 3130[1]
Ruler Helene Northrup (Governor)[1]
Carl Lenosovitch (Planetary Legate)[1]
Capital Kaverni Bay[1]
Population 945,700[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Info[edit]

Kaus Australis was only settled to take advantage of the mineral resources available in its crust, particularly Germanium. Without this vital metal, JumpShips cannot travel between the stars. After it was first settled, the people of Kaus Australis formed a mutually-beneficial trade agreement with nearby Kaus Media. The metals removed from Kaus Australis were sent to Kaus Media in exchange for water, purifiers, foodstuffs, and textiles. This symbiotic relationship persists from the earliest settlement days, and even a Draconis Combine occupation couldn't break it. Decisions that affect both worlds are typically decided by a Kaus Media-based council of advisers from both worlds. Even after the formation of the Republic of the Sphere, the bond between the two worlds is strong, with Kaus Media providing the friendly face for offworlders and Kaus Australis providing the industrial and mining resources that give the alliance power.[1]

It is important to note that generally the residents of Kaus Australis and Kaus Media are not disloyal to the states that oversee them; Rather they tend to think of the effect any proposal will have on their worlds first and the overseeing state second.

During the Outer Reaches Rebellion, demands from the Terran Alliance Parliament for large loans to be floated to fund the Alliance military campaign were flatly refused by Astro Australis Ltd., the major financial firm on Kaus Australis at the time; this was one of a number of factors that effectively robbed the Alliance military of vital support before offensive operations had even begun.[2]

Planetary History[edit]


Kaus Australis and Kaus Media were both occupied by the Word of Blake during the Jihad; forces from Clan Ghost Bear assaulted both worlds simultaneously on the 6th of October, shortly after the Ghost Bears had agreed to support Devlin Stone's allied coalition.[45][46]

Military Deployment[edit]


Nearby Planets[edit]

Planets within 2 jumps (60 light-years)
Closest planets first:
Planet Distance (LY) Jumps 2750 3025 3030 3040 3052 3057 3062
Kaus Media 3.98 1 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Kaus Borealis 14.25 1 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Ascella 17.89 1 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Eltanin 18.09 1 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Kessel 19.04 1 LC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Moore 19.56 1 TH DC LC FC FC CP CP
Kuzuu 24.34 1 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Alya 24.74 1 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Vega 25.52 1 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Alrakis 25.87 1 LC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Lambrecht 27.23 1 TH DC LC FC FC CP CP
Konstance 29.16 1 LC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Dromini VI 32.05 2 LC DC LC DC DC DC DC
Sabik 32.41 2 TH DC LC FC FC CP CP
Alnasi 32.99 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
New Wessex 35.33 2 LC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Shitara 36.49 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Atria 38.85 2 TH DC LC FC FC CP CP
Cebalrai 38.89 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Tsukude 39.08 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
La Blon 39.30 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Komephoros 41.08 2 LC DC LC DC DC DC DC
Altais 41.47 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Nusakan 42.67 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Dyev 43.03 2 TH DC LC FC FC CP CP
Rukbat 44.78 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Kimball II 44.85 2 LC DC LC DC DC DC DC
Ko 46.56 2 TH DC LC FC FC CP CP
Pike IV 46.93 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC
Skondia 47.16 2 LC LC DC DC DC DC DC
Kervil 47.47 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC
Baxter 47.54 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Marfik 48.84 2 DC DC LC FC FC LA LA
Imbros III 50.42 2 TH DC LC FC FC CP CP
Ryde 52.23 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Shionoha 52.65 2 DC DC LC DC DC DC DC
Lyons 53.61 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Unukalhai 54.21 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Athenry 54.28 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC
Dabih 54.77 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Alkalurops 57.04 2 LC LC LC FC CJF CJF CJF
Alphecca 57.20 2 LC LC DC FC FC LA LA
Phalan 57.50 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Telos IV 58.20 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC
Corridan IV 58.42 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Asta 58.44 2 TH DC LC DC DC DC DC


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