Daleth Orbital
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Daleth Orbital

Sadalmelik - Data Panel

Primary:Alpha Aquarius
Stellar Type:G0 (temporarily) stable yellow giant luminosity 3000xSol
Sadalmelic is one of three coeval yellow giants, now widely separated. The other two are Sadalsuud and Enif- all have been artificially stabilised since the Enif superflare incident in 6909.
Region:Mutual Progress Association middle Region, 720 ly from Sol
Planets:Asterix 8 AU Cinderworld: Thermophile station and extensive amat farms - no volatiles
Obelix 12 AU Cinderworld: Thermophile and aioid domes- no volatiles
Smaller Bodies: from 20AU to 100AU orbit: 2X10^4 planetoids and asteroids - many converted to O'Neill, Hamilton, or Bernal habitats
Volatile rich KBOs commence at 80 AU
AI Overseers:Karoo - 5 Burning Hunger Bishop Rings - the microwormhole connections as each ring is separated by 40 AU.
Daleth Overseer - Daleth Banks Orbital
Polity:Name: Sadelmelic Alliance
Symbol: five linked rings inside a larger ring
Affiliation: Mutual Progress Association
Colonized: 4101
Major Orbitals: All orbitals in 70AU orbit
Burning Hunger (5x2000km Bishop Rings) - a reconstruction of the Central African Biome, Earth, approximately 3000 b.c.e.
Daleth Orbital (14,000,000 diameter Banks Orbital) - High tech and agricultural temperate orbital, many conurbations and pendant substructures.
Psyche, Art, Culture:Metapsychology: Burning Hunger: rings are Rianth Bishop ring cultures (More information here). Daleth: Augmented posthuman cyber cities and recreational agriculture or wilderness areas; some cities are semi-concerted mind hives, others materialist free zones
Metaethics: Most rianths on Burning Hunger habitats are connected to life retrieval technology, however some Animist or Zarathrustan clades prefer to die completely when the time comes. On Daleth the Neoedenist collective Ai/symbionts of some cybercities are uncomfortably evangelistic, but the Orbital AI is laissez-faire in relation to culture change-(e is mostly concerned with safety issues since the sabotage of the original ring in 7311 (see Bluesky Bio).
Universal Splice and Provolve Church
MPA Materialism
Omegism (open and closed)
Asteroid Habitats:
MPA Materialism
Universal Church
Abundance Anarchism
Kya Observance
Culture and Art:Burning Hunger Rianth culture occurs mostly via the local and Known Net - Despite their atavistic lifestyle, some herbivorous and carnivorous clades are intellectually involved in the Terragen Noosphere, while others are abandoning language altogether. Extreme tourism, hunting (both as predator and prey) and voluntary termination are commonplace on these rings.

Daleth culture is polarised between posthuman individualist ranging from turingrade to S>1, and the networked cyberpolities, with the most positive product being competition in the virtual and concrete arts, particularly architecture.

Asteroid Habitat culture is cosmopolitan, with each habitat widely spaced (Average distance to neighbour 10 AU)- As well as MPA sponsored independent microworlds, some NoCoZo-(ex Penglai or Terranovan), Nanloon, Terran Fed, Sophic League (Umma and others), and Ula(f) habitats have been established- and some few Version Tree Autofacs- many relativistic stopover stations in closer orbits esp Laylaron Amat stores
Languages:Anglish, Galanglic, Yerkish, Ameslan, Brev, Solresol, Academic Coronese, Terranovan, Nanloon,
Territory and PopulationPopulation: Bishop rings: 500 million Rianth (many billions of natural or lazurogened baseline mammals)

Daleth Orbital: 6 Billion individualist posthumans
12 Billion partially or totally collective posthumans
5 billion near baseline humans
4 billion aioid
15 billion virtual

Asteroid habitats: 20 billion near baseline and mild heteromorph
15 billion tweak and moderate to strong heteromorph
5 billion splice
2 billion provolve
2 billion vec
Immigration:Inward: 10 million per year from Inner Sphere
Outward: 200 million per annum to Sagittarius and Aquila expansion directions
Government and Administration:Government Type: Mutual Progress Association Materialist
Orbital and Rings subject to oversight by responsible AI powers
Otherwise local political structures range from prides, herds and packs to unity mindmelding concert on Daleth
Asteroid habitats all free zone, subject to nanoimmune systems only

National holidays: Arrival Day, Bluesky Copyday, Orbital Memorial Destruction Day, others

Constitution: Conforms to Eden Declaration of Sapient Rights

Legal system: Local legal systems (overseen by responsible AI Powers)
Economics, Local Infrastructure:Currency: Erg, Joule, Solar credit, Turing credit (processing equivalent credit)

Major Industries: Amat production (supplies relativistic stopovers for hundreds of cubic ly) posthuman Art, sentient programs, tourism especially from NoCoZo homicideophiles

Angelnetting: (in 70 AU orbit only) Total
Savanna Dawn (To Djed)
Pumba (To Sadalsuud)
Don't Ask Me I Only Work Here (to Eden II)

Major Spaceports: Daleth Hub, Obelix Amat Combine

Hazard Rating: Burning Hunger 1.5 with due precautions
Daleth 0.5 (beware evangelical unification)

Visa Restrictions: Limited duration to Hunger Rings for Provolves at present

Freedom of Movement: Caution advised near Laylaron and Metasoft Habitats and near Unity City, Daleth

Environmental Requirements: Obligatory Heat shielding/Neutrino cooling near central region

Sites of Interest: New Serengeti, Soda Lake, Azania plains, Emerald City (Daleth), Ur of the Cyborgs (Daleth), Nanloon guest biohabitats

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Text by Steve Bowers

Initially published on 22 July 2002.