Arkab Prior A

Arkab Prior A - Data Panel

StarArkab Prior A (Beta 1 Sagittarii A) Part of a binary system with Arkab Prior B
Luminosity:440 x sol
Region:Middle regions: Constellation Sagittarius - 378 ly from Sol
Planets:formerly 4 subjovian and eujovian class, dismantled and reconfigured and replaced by the A1A cloud, an efficient energy collection swarm, extending out to 3AU.
Current allegiance:Negentropy Alliance
Inhabited planetary remnants:1/ Al-Masu'di 10500 km diameter orbit 4.5 AU
2/ Christaller 10700 km diameter orbit 5.9 AU
3/ Santos 10100 km diameter orbit 6.9 AU

The inhabited worlds of Arkab Prior A were designed during the initial colonisation of Beta Sag in 4311, and created from the gas giant worlds which were being dismantled. However they were still too heated by the dismantling process to terraform or colonise for several thousand years, the first rain finally falling on Santos in 8019. During this period the population of Prior A was almost entirely virtual.
By 9900 all three planets were habitable, and have stable, autonomous, nearbaseline human, populations. (total 8 billion)

Political systems: -The axioms of Negentropy are observed, and society on the three terraformed worlds of A1A is stable and orderly, yet as pleasant as is possible.
The three worlds are dedicated to three of the five axioms: 1/ Al-Masu'di Life must be preserved - an ecological paradise ruled by the Priests of Being
2/ Christaller Energy must be preserved - with a culture built around entertainment, self-expression and narrative
3/ Santos Order must be preserved - dedicated to the exploration of political life, with a balanced and surprisingly open approach to innovation

n.b. Former jovian planet A1Ac partially converted to exotic matter for wormhole construction

Related Articles
Appears in Topics
Development Notes
Text by Steve Bowers

Initially published on 16 July 2003.