Highly derived, cyborgised clade that during the ComEmp and early post-ComEmp periods specialized in star-lifting, acquiring great wealth. Now largely "old money", although still will take on projects, especially if challenging or aesthetic.
- Gati Hertzsprung-Russell Engineers
- Star Lifting
- Starbooster - Text by Todd Drashner
A solar output enhancement array. It consists of solar sails placed in balanced positions above the northern and southern hemispheres of a star. The array reflects the output of the star back onto its surface, thereby heating the outer layers and causing the star's spectrum to shift upward. The result for planets and habitats orbiting in the plane of the ecliptic is that the star appears to change from its original classification (typically M or K) to a more Sol-like spectrum (G-class).
- Stellar Engineering - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
Modifying or customizing a star in any manner. Could be for the purposes of stellar husbandry, or for more exotic purposes.
- Stellar Husbandry - Text by Dave Criswell, in Anders Sandberg's Transhuman Terminology
A type of stellar engineering which involves controlling the evolution and properties of stars, especially to stabilize them, prolong their lifetimes, manipulate the stellar wind, lift off useful material or create new stars. Typical methods include star lifting or mixing the stellar core with envelope material to make hydrogen burning last longer.