Caution; level III pathai alert: DO NOT ATTEMPT CONTACT WITHOUT PERMISSION
Image from Anders Sandberg
|Two worlds in the Inner Sphere were named Daedalus independently of each other, during the post-Technocalypse chaos; the other is at Zeta1 Reticuli. This, the older colony, is now officially known as Daedalus I|
Daedalus (Pi3 Orionis) Data Panel
|SYSTEM||: Daedalus / Pi 3 Orionis IV|
|PRIMARY||: Pi 3 Orionis (Tabit)|
|TYPE||: F6V; Mv 3.19|
|REGION||: Inner Sphere. 26 ly from Sol|
|PLANET||The planet Daedalus I orbits 1.7 AU from the star. It is 13,756 kilometres in diameter, density 0.8 earths. Gravity 0.718 g. The day is 26 hours long, the axial tilt 6 degrees.|
The planet has three moons, the large Minotaurus (2189 km, 734,000 km out), the middle Minos (500 km, 350,000 km out) and the close Icarus (1086 km, 78,432 km out); tides are fairly significant in coastal areas. Surrounding the planet is a belt of orbital debris from destroyed satellites and habitats making approaches dangerous. Local nanoreplicators extend the infosphere into the junkbelt and provides unreliable communications.
The surface is 60% ocean with 5 continents: two smaller (Minsky, Wai Hu), three larger (Sukarno, Reu and Patilo).
The planet is warm and cloudy; the landscape is usually bathed in the soft light of a white sky. There are few seasonal changes, and the weather is very stable.
|OTHER PLANETS||: Any names given to these planets by the original colonists have since been lost.|
Pi 3 Orionis I is a hot, Hermian type world.
Period 0.114 standard years
SemiMajorAxis 0.34 AU
Radius 3211 km
Pi 3 Orionis II is an airless, Selenian type world.
Period 0.38 standard years
SemiMajorAxis 0.76 AU
Radius 1998 km
Pi 3 Orionis III is a dry, AreanXeric type world.
Period 0.787 standard years
SemiMajorAxis 1.23 AU
Radius 2878 km
This world holds the only permitted colony in this system, the Pi3 Blight observation Institute.
Pi 3 Orionis V is a large EuJovian gas giant.
Period 4.847 standard years
SemiMajorAxis 4.13 AU
Radius 56112 km
|COLONISED||The Turing arrived in 869 AT, followed by the Bintang Harapan 1 in 893 AT. Athird ship was destroyed on route, by debris.|
|AI OVERSEERS||: Unnamed 2nd order perversion|
AI'S ETHOS : Apparently survival-oriented, with a very long planning timescale.
AFFILIATION : None
|LOCAL GOVERNMENT||: Warring tribal subsingularity societies, with the perversion likely manipulating outcomes through local automation.|
|POPULATION||: c. 6 million sapients|
POPULATION BREAKDOWN: approx. three million baseline or nearbaseline bionts of human derivation (18% rianth), 600,000 vec primitivists of the Bealmoch affiliation and three million AIs of SI:1 turingrade. No known SI:2 entities.
INDUSTRY : Subsistence industry, infowar equipment
SOCIOLOGY: Tribal warrior hunter-manufacturer culture with paranoid ethos. Technoshamanism.
MAIN TRADING PARTNERS : None. Daedalus Development Conglomerate represents the legal authority outside the system but has currently no trade except litigation.
TREATIES: DDC treaty with Metasoft and Solar Dominion.
NOTE : System is subject to a level III pathai alert (confirmed active transcendent threat). Most polities refuse contact with ships or objects originating from the system unless cleared by SI:3 or higher customs systems.
Image from Anders Sandberg
|Daedalus map (Equirectangular Projection)|
Image from Steve Bowers and John M Dollan
|Daedalus (with cloud layer removed)|