|Star System Information|
|Star Type||G8IV (189 hours)|
(relative to Terra)
| X:268.11 Y:-47.16 [e]|
(Terra at (0,0))
|Distance From Terra:||274.79|
|Number of Planets|
|Time to Jump Point||6.19 days|
|Recharging Station(s)||Zenith, Nadir|
|Atmospheric Pressure|| Standard (Breathable)
Level of Native Life
|Satellites||2 (Ariel, Persephone)|
|ComStar Facility Class||A|
(References to Kestrel)
- Population (3067): 6,788,690,200
- Noble Ruler (3067): Duke Xerxes Cunningham
Kestrel is a beautiful world with fertile plains and plentiful natural resources. The world's colonization and industrial expansion were planned wisely. Most of the heavy industry were shifted to Kestrel's two moons, which were terraformed into habitable worlds of their own. Most of the population lives in big cities, which contain a lot of skyscrapers, leaving enough space for vast fields, plains and forests. All this turns Kestrel into one of the Garden Worlds of the Federated Suns, whose food exports feed many worlds throughout the Crucis and Draconis Marches.
After the founding of the Federated Suns in 2317 the world of Kestrel was one of the first new members of the young state. The systems location deep in the Suns' territory let the world prosper and made the satisfied population and the ducal family staunch supporters of the Davions. That is one of the reasons why the people of Kestrel have consistently been among the top five worlds providing the most number of recruits to the AFFS.
 Planetary Garrison
 Owner History
- 2571 - Federated Suns
- 2596 - Federated Suns 
- 2750 - Federated Suns 
- 2765 - Federated Suns 
- 2792 - Draconis Combine 
- 2822 - Federated Suns
- 2835 - Federated Suns 
- 2864 - Federated Suns
- 3025 - Federated Suns
- 3030 - Federated Suns
- 3040 - Federated Commonwealth
- 3058 - Federated Commonwealth
- 3067 - Federated Suns
- 3130 - Federated Suns 
 Nearby Planets
Planets within 2 jumps (60 light-years). Closest planets first:
Kestrel is the home planet of most members of the famous McKinnon's Raiders since 2786 when First Prince John Davion bestowed Captain Kieran McKinnon and his company with titles and lands on this world in return for their service.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Handbook: House Davion, p. 94
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 64, "Jinjiro's last years"
- ↑ Field Manual: SLDF, p. 252, "SLDF - Federated Suns Military Command Map"
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 137
- ↑ Objective Raids, p. 15, "FedCom Deployment Table"
- ↑ Shattered Sphere, p. 33, "FedCom Deployment Table"
- ↑ Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - 2596"
- ↑ Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
- ↑ Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
- ↑ House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 54, "The Dragon Strikes"
- ↑ Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
- ↑ The Fox's Teeth: Exploits of McKinnon's Raiders, p.6
- Era Report: 2750
- Field Manual: SLDF
- Handbook: House Davion
- Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1
- Historical: Reunification War
- House Kurita (The Draconis Combine)
- Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
- Objective Raids
- Shattered Sphere
- Starterbook: Sword and Dragon
- The Fox's Teeth: Exploits of McKinnon's Raiders