Kiel System Description
Another point on the border with the Xi’An, Kiel’s primary use was to serve as a staging area for military forces during the cold war. Out of the system’s six planets only Severus (Kiel III) was terraformed to act as the military’s center of operations. Since tensions with the Xi’An have diminished and the military presence has retracted, Kiel has struggled to redefine itself as a non-military system.
- Kiel I
A small mesoplanet in a tidally-locked orbit around the star.
- Kiel II
A vacant rocky planet with a thin atmosphere. Even though it’s unsuitable for terraforming, the UEE has prohibited corporations from mining the planet.
Severus - Kiel III
A terraformed terrestrial planet that served as the hub of operations for the system, though the planet’s military status was downgraded when tensions were eased after the Messer Era. Severus had difficulty attracting settlers and businesses to this forme
- Kiel IV
This strikingly blue subgiant has an incredibly fast rotation, taking only 16 SEH to make a rotation.
- Kiel V
A large gas giant composed mostly of hydrogen and helium.
- Kiel VI
This tiny protoplanet has an incredibly long orbital period around the star.
- Kiel Belt Alpha
Though the UEE military did stage mining operations here for decades, there are still resources to be found here.
Aemilia - Kiel 3a
This small crater-filled moon was named after a cousin of Livia Messer III.
- Rings of Kiel V
Name Type Size Habitable Membership Designation STAR 819564 NO 0 Kiel PLANET 1809 NO 1369 Kiel I PLANET 3377 NO 1366 Kiel II Severus PLANET 8345 YES 2523 Kiel III PLANET 25223 NO 1372 Kiel IV PLANET 57851 NO 2579 Kiel V PLANET 5662 NO 1375 Kiel VI ASTEROID_BELT 0 NO 0 Kiel Belt Alpha Aemilia SATELLITE 1 NO 2578 Kiel 3a ASTEROID_BELT 0 NO 0 Rings of Kiel V Divisional Intrest