Colorado

Colorado
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Colorado nearby systems
Colorado nearby systems
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System Information
X:Y Coordinates 344.568 : -199.071[e]
Spectral class K4V[1]
Recharge time 195 hours[1]
Recharge station(s) None[1]

The Colorado system was home to at least one habitable world, Colorado II, and as of 3145 was located in the Chirikof Operational Area of the Crucis March within the Federated Suns.[2][3]

System Description[edit]

The Colorado system is located near the Noatak and Sparrevohn systems[2][3] and consists of a class G5V primary orbited by at least two planets.[1]

System History[edit]

The Colorado system was settled during the First Exodus from Terra and by the end of the Age of War was a member of the Federated Suns.[4][5]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Colorado II[edit]

Colorado II
Geophysical
System position 2nd[1]
Jump point
distance
4.31 days[1]
Moons 2 (Vail, Aspen)[1]
Surface gravity 0.70[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Tainted)[1]
Equatorial temperature 15°C (Arctic)[1]
Surface water 20%[1]
Highest native life Mammal[1]
Reference Year 3079[1]
Infrastructure
Capital Denver[1]
Population 1,346,290,000[1]
Socio-Industrial Levels C-B-A-B-C[1]
HPG (Representative) B[1]

Colorado II - more commonly referred to simply as Colorado - is the second planet in the system and has two moons named Aspen and Vail.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Colorado was historically the world with the richest germanium deposits within the Federated Suns. This led to extensive strip mining that slowly transformed the planet into an ecological disaster. In the mid-thirty-first century the more easily-extracted nodes were becoming increasingly scarce, leading one of the companies on the planet - Basantapur Fine Metals - to expand their portfolio in 3053 by purchasing a commercial airline manufacturer that had lapsed into bankruptcy. Commissioned as the Basantapur Fine Metals Aerospace Range, the Basantapur plant was used to perform military refits before being expanded a couple of decades later to produce the Drake Medium Strike Fighter.[1]

Colorado was also the birthplace of Marshal John Chisholm of the AFFS, who retired there in 2892. Taking over the Colorado Planetary Guards, he turned them into a surprisingly capable force that the AFFS federalized as the 1st Chisholm's Raiders.

Geography[edit]

Prior to human occupation, Colorado was a pristine arctic world. The centuries of strip mining that quickly followed its colonization resulted in an ecological disaster. Colorado has four continents named Chaffee, Lincoln, Montrose, and Yuma.[1]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Apache: the location of the Basantapur Fine Metals industrial facilities on Yuma.[1]
  • Denver: the planetary capital city, located on Montose.[1]

Industrial Centers[edit]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 28 systems (26 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Sparrevohn 10.8 Noatak 20.2 Gulkana 23.1 Nunivak 25.0
Kaiyuh 25.8 Tatlawiksuk 28.3 Kotzebue 28.7 Chirikof 35.5
Du Lac 36.4 Ingenstrem 38.0 Susulatna 41.8 Fincastle 41.8
Cambiano 43.5 Zambezi 44.8 Wedgefield 45.3 Zacatecoluca 45.3
Nizina 45.5 Semichi 47.7 Chakachamna 48.1 Alsek 48.6
Notwina 49.9 Covington 51.8 Quimper 53.9 Reisterstown 57.7
Killarney 57.8 Islamabad 59.7 Kaguyak 60.0 Bastian 61.3

References[edit]

  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 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 Objectives: Federated Suns, p. 13: "Colorado"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Era Report: 3145, p. 39: "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI: "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
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  6. Handbook: House Davion, p. 48: "Federated Suns after Age of War - [2571] Map"
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  10. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11: "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
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  15. House Davion (The Federated Suns): "Federated Suns Map - [3025]"
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  19. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133: "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  20. Era Report: 3052, p. 11: Inner Sphere - [3050] Map
  21. Era Report: 3052, p. 23: Inner Sphere - [3052] Map
  22. Era Report: 3062, p. 11: Inner Sphere - [3057] Map
  23. Handbook: House Davion, p. 78: "Federated Suns after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  24. Era Report: 3062, p. 29: Inner Sphere - [3063] Map
  25. Handbook: House Davion, p. 82: "Federated Suns after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  26. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43: "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  27. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64: "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  28. Field Report: AFFS, p. 21: "Federated Suns Armed Forces Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  29. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63: "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  30. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii: "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  31. Era Report: 3145, p. 11: "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"

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