New Vandenberg

(Redirected from New Vandenburg)
This article is undergoing revision as part of Project: Planets, a collaborative effort to improve BattleTechWiki's coverage of planets and systems. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can add your name to the list of volunteers.

This article has completed Phase 4 of the Overhaul effort.

Emblem-important.svg Update Needed
This article needs to be updated with material from Handbook: Major Periphery States, Historical: Reunification War. Once this title clears the Moratorium period, or if it already has, please consider revisiting this article and updating it with the new material, removing this tag once all information has been added.

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

New Vandenberg[edit]

New Vandenberg
New Vandenberg nearest neighbours
New Vandenberg nearest neighbours
System Information
X:Y Coordinates 155.862 : -405.627[e]
Star names 1[1]
Spectral class F5IV[1][2]
Recharge time 176 hours[1][2]
Recharge station(s) Zenith[1][2]
Planets 9+[3]

The New Vandenberg system is the location of at least one inhabited planet, New Vandenberg VI,[2] as well as at least one orbital training facility near the planet New Vandenberg IX.[3] New Vandenberg is located in the Taurian Concordat as at 3145.[4]

System Description[edit]

The New Vandenberg system has a single class F5IV primary and is home to at least one world of logistical and industrial importance, New Vandenberg VI.[2] The New Vandenberg system has at least nine worlds, and the ninth planet in the system is a gas giant.[3] The New Vandenberg system had a recharge station in place at the zenith jump point which was still active during the thirty-first century.[1][2]

System History[edit]

The New Vandenberg system was settled prior to the Age of War.[5]

New Vandenberg VI[edit]

New Vandenberg VI
The planetary flag of New Vandenberg
The planetary flag of New Vandenberg
System position 6th[1][2]
Jump point
14.94 Days[1][2]
Moons 2 (Jefferson and Locke)[1][2]
Surface gravity 1.10[1][2]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1][2]
Equatorial temperature 31°C (Temperate)[1][2]
Surface water 68%[1][2]
Highest native life Avian[1]
Ruler Fyodor Malvena (3028)[6]
Callina Malvena (3067)[1]
Capital New Vandenberg[1]
Population 1,312,000,000 (3028)[6]
2,510,000,000 (3067)[1]
2,650,000,000 (3079)[2]
Socio-Industrial Levels B-A-C-A-C (3067)[1]
B-A-C-A-C (3079)[2]
HPG (Representative) B[1][2]
Precentor Gregori Havellack (3028)[6]

New Vandenberg VI - more commonly known simply as New Vandenberg - is the sixth planet in the New Vandenberg system and is home to a significant level of heavy industry, hosting at least four major manufacturing companies as well as two military academies.[2]

Planetary History[edit]

New Vandenberg (also sometimes written as New Vandenburg) was home to the largest Taurian industrial center outside of the Hyades Cluster. The planet was also home to a fantastic and diverse population of native avians. These avians were prized and cherished so much that the southern continent of New Vandenburg had devoted a sizable landmass to extensive nature preserves for these species.[6]

Star League[edit]

Reunification War[edit]

New Vandenberg was the location of some of the worst fighting and atrocities that happened during the Reunification War. New Vandenberg was the central world involved in the New Vandenberg Uprising that later triggered the 13-year Amaris Civil War.[6] Having been the first world to be involved in what would become the Periphery Uprising, New Vandenburg was also one of the last to be conquered by the SLDF prior to the end of operations in the Periphery in the wake of the coup performed by Stefan Amaris on Terra. New Vandenburg was conquered by the SLDF on the 7th of January 2767, just over three weeks before news of the coup arrived and a ceasefire would be ordered General Aleksandr Kerensky.[7]

Reign of the Star League[edit]

During the Star League era New Vandenberg remained a significant world within the Concordat. In addition to being the site of the headquarters of both the Taurian Defense Force LVI Corps and the Star League Defense Force Nineteenth Army, New Vandenberg was also home to the Taurian Naval Institute, a major TDF training academy. The Institute had facilities located on the surface of New Vandenberg and in geosynchronous orbit above the ground facilities as well as distributed throughout the rest of the system.[3]

New Vandenburg is one of several Concordat worlds that had extensive pillboxes and other military strong points constructed to defend it. This planet was especially dear to the Taurians, and they were frenzied in its defense. New Vandenburg maintained extensive constant garrisons and fortifications.[6]


During the thirty-first century the Vandenberg Mechanized Industries plant on Hoyt was the center of a city that had sprung up around the plant, and the local economy was entirely based around the production of materiel from the plant, with the local currency being corporate scrip used to purchase supplies from company stores, leaving the entire city resembling a mining town.[2]

In addition to Vandenberg Mechanized Industries a number of other significant installations on New Vandenberg survived the Jihad, despite the damage done to other elements of the Concordat's industrial base. Concordat Telecom and Transstellar continued to operate from their facilities within the capital city, New Vandenberg, producing Quasit MilitiaMechs, and Paulina Weapons was still producing Cyrano Gunship VTOLs from their plant at Ariane on Hoyt.[2]

The Taurian Naval Institute was running programs training officers and crew for DropShips, JumpShips and WarShips from their surviving facilities at University City on Hoyt, with the Institute itself continuing to rememble an annex to the University proper, although the Institute continuted to make extensive use of the flattened top of Aerie Butte near the University as a DropPort for training. The New Vandenberg Taurian Academy continued to provide high-quality training to the New Vandenberg Militia; although the Academy was largely centered on Almatuff City, the southernmost city on Hoyt, the Academy had dispersed bases and training fields scattered across New Vandenberg, including in the wildlife sanctuary of South Holme, which was off-limits to others. This focus on training in all of the environments available on New Vandenberg was conducted to ensure that the fierce but defensively-minded militia were prepared to deal with invaders landing anywhere on the planet. The Militia itself was primarily located in Zathus on South Holme.[2]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Rulers[edit]


  • Fyodor Malvena[6]


  • Callina Malvena[1]

Military Deployment[edit]







New Vandenberg has three continents: Hoyt, South Holme, and Suissen.[2]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Aerie Butte: flat-topped geographical feature used as a DropPort by the Taurian Naval Institute.[2]
  • Almatuff City: southernmost city on Hoyt.[2]
  • Ariane: location of the Paulina Weapons plant on Hoyt.[2]
  • Fort Gorki: Militia base.
  • Industrial City: the city on Hoyt that grew up around the Vandenberg Mechanized Industries plant.
  • New Vandenberg: the planetary capital city, located on Hoyt.[2]
  • University City: location of the planetary university and the Taurian Naval Institute.[2]
  • Zathus: located on South Holme and home to the planetary Militia.[2]

Industrial Centers[edit]

Military Academies[edit]

Local Fauna[edit]

New Vandenberg IX[edit]

New Vandenberg IX
System position 9th

New Vandenberg IX - more commonly known as Lompoc - is a Neptune-like gas giant.[3]

Planetary History[edit]

During the Star League era Lompoc was home to the Vandenberg Shipyards, which were located in orbit above the planet, and to a low-gravity training station incorporated into the Shipyards that formed a part of the dispersed campus of the Taurian Naval Institute.[3]

Industrial Centers[edit]

Military Academies[edit]

  • Taurian Naval Institute[3]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Planets within 2 jumps (60 light-years)
Closest planets first:
Planet Distance (LY) Jumps 2571 2750 3025 3030 3040 3052 3057 3062
Brisbane 7.12 1 N TC TC TC TC TC TC TC
Laconis 13.50 1 N TC TC TC TC TC TC TC
Aea 20.49 1 N N N TC TC TC TC TC
Landmark 22.66 1 TC TC TC TC TC TC TC TC
Rollis 23.09 1 TC FS CC CC CC CC CC CC
MacLeod's Land 23.16 1 TC TC TC TC TC TC TC TC
Pinard 24.57 1 TC TC TC TC TC TC TC TC
Flaum 28.33 1 N TC TC TC TC TC TC TC
Bromhead 28.70 1 TC FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Flannagan's Nebulea 30.42 2 TC TC TC TC TC TC TC TC
Burton 33.32 2 N TC TC TC TC TC TC TC
Regis Roost 36.79 2 N N N TC TC TC TC TC
Ishtar 36.86 2 TC TC TC TC TC TC TC TC
Corodiz 37.11 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Taurus 38.62 2 TC TC TC TC TC TC TC TC
Jansen's Hold 39.56 2 N TC TC TC TC TC TC TC
Larsha 39.83 2 N CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Samantha 41.33 2 TC TC TC TC TC TC TC TC
Jamestown 43.23 2 TC TC TC TC TC TC TC TC
New Vallis 47.23 2 N TC TC TC TC TC TC TC
New Ganymede 50.64 2 TC TC TC TC TC TC TC TC
Horsham 51.12 2 TC FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Zanzibar 55.06 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Muridox 55.18 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Midale 55.41 2 TC FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Illiushin 57.02 2 TC TC TC TC TC TC TC TC
Yuris 59.53 2 N CC CC CC CC CC CC CC


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 125, "Planet Profile"
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 2.25 2.26 2.27 2.28 2.29 2.30 2.31 Objectives: Periphery, p. 7
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 8, "Academies and Command Centers"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Handbook: House Liao, p. 17, "Capellan Confederation Foundation - [2366] Map"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 The Periphery (sourcebook), p. 84
  7. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 99, "New Year, New War"
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p, 121, "Taurian Concordat after Age of War [2571], Fall of the Star League [2750] and End of the 3rd Succession War [3025]"
  9. Handbook: House Davion, p. 48, "Federated Suns after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  10. Handbook: House Liao, p. 25, "Capellan Confederation after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  11. Historical: Reunification War, p. 64
  12. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  13. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  14. Field Manual: SLDF, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  15. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  16. Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 37, "Taurian Defense Forces Deployment Map - [2765]"
  17. Field Report 2765: Capellan Confederation, p. 23, "Capellan Confederation Armed Forces Deployment Map - [2765]"
  18. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 96, "Taurian Concordat - [2767] Map"
  19. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  20. Handbook: House Davion, p. 54, "Federated Suns after First Succesion War - [2822] Map"
  21. Handbook: House Liao, p. 31, "Capellan Confederation After First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  22. Handbook: House Davion, p. 60, "Federated Suns After Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  23. Handbook: House Liao, p. 39, "Capellan Confederation After Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  24. The Periphery (Sourcebook), p. 151, "Maps of the Periphery"
  25. Handbook: House Davion, p. 70, "Federated Suns After Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  26. Handbook: House Liao, p. 40, "Capellan Confederation After Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  27. Handbook: House Davion, p. 72, "Federated Suns After Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  28. Handbook: House Liao, p. 49, "Capellan Confederation After Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  29. 29.0 29.1 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p, 127, "Taurian Concordat after modern colonization drive [3040] and after FedCom Civil War [3067]"
  30. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  31. Handbook: House Davion, p. 74, "Federated Suns After War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  32. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  33. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  34. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, Inner Sphere - [3057] Map
  35. Handbook: House Davion, p. 78, "Federated Suns After Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  36. Handbook: House Liao, p. 60, "Capellan Confederation After Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  37. The Periphery, 2nd Edition, p. 111, "Taurian Concordat and Tortuga Dominions"
  38. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere Map [3063]"
  39. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  40. Handbook: House Davion, p. 82, "Federated Suns After FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map "
  41. Handbook: House Liao, p. 68, "Capellan Confederation After FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  42. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  43. Field Report: Periphery, p. 23, "Taurian Concordat Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  44. Field Report: CCAF, p. 21, "Capellan Confederation Armed Forces Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  45. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - March 3081"
  46. Field Manual: 3085, p. Vii, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  47. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  48. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  49. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  50. Historical: Reunification War, p.64
  51. Field Manual: SLDF, pg 258, "SLDF - Taurian Concordat Military Region Command map
  52. Objective Raids, p. 158, "Defending Units (On Planet)"
  53. Field Manual: 3085, p. 150, "Deployment Table - 3085"
  54. Field Manual: 3145, p. 201, "I Corps"
  55. Technical Readout: 3075, p. 294, "Dromedary Water Transport"
  56. Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 178, "Creatures"