Into that Vast Expanse
Merv 12RB-75 stellar survey
+++DATA TYPE: KORONUS SYSTEM SURVEY REPORT+++
+++ADMINISTRATUM SYSTEM DESIGNATION: MERV 12RB-75,
+++PREPARED BY ASTROGRAPHER 1ST CLASS R.F. KHENSON+++
Classification: Secchi II (K-yellow)
Solar radius: 1.07 R
Solar mass: 0.89 M
Surface temperature: 5,834 degrees
Astrological arrangements from this system’s perspective are ill-omened and troubling; no fewer than three looming nebulae are perceptible from the edge of the solar gravity well, and all of them bear an unblinking red eye. The star itself is yellow and healthy, yet casts but a pale glow over its captured subjects. This sun gives no comfort to those who feel its shine.
Hot, intense, devoid of solar accretion or orbitals. High chance of irradiation.
Two rocky planets (designations MITHRIDATES and JEROBOAM) and one carbonaceous asteroid belt.
MITHRIDATES: orbital distance 0.77 AU; mass 0.87 M; radius 6,440 km. Two natural satellites, neither large enough to harbor mineral resources of any significant size. Chloride atmosphere, toxic to humans.
JEROBOAM: orbital distance 1.45 AU, mass 1.10 M, radius 5,500 km. One natural satellite with radiography suggesting trace presence of valuable heavy elements. Massive glaciers indicate receding planetary ice age. Atmosphere is breathable but heavy, supporting some indigenous life. Potential for settlement; in-depth planetary summary is attached.
Two large gas giants (designations OZYMANDIAS and PEKAH), one carbonaceous asteroid belt, and one asteroid cluster.
OZYMANDIAS: orbital distance 5.66 AU, mass 456.6 M, radius 71,492 km. Planet is massive enough to be just below classification as a minor star. Notable features include broad planetary rings (blue-red) and several major satellites. Four satellites are large enough to support an atmosphere, and spectrometry indicates their atmospheres may be breathable. Orbits of these moons are suspiciously regular compared to the other satellites, suggesting large-scale terraforming. Two smaller moons exhibit signs of radioactive deposits, likely of artificial origin. Final two moons appear to have negligible mineral value.
PEKAH: orbital distance 8.78 AU, mass 367.2 M, radius 65,233 km. Planetary rings and four main satellites, two major enough to support an atmosphere but too cold to support life. One smaller satellite exhibits high concentration of tin.
CLUSTER: likely remnants of a small planet or escaped moon. Potential for ore recovery is high.
+++METALLURGIC PROFIT ASSESSMENT+++
Inner asteroid belt: several moderate mineral sources; industrial ratings 11, 13, 36, 61
Outer asteroid belt: several wealthy mineral sources; industrial ratings 43, 81, 100
Asteroid cluster: ore deposits in larger fragments; industrial rating 59
Ozymandias satellites: potential radioactive material recoverable; industrial ratings 31, 33
Pekah satellite: limited mineral sources; industrial rating 31
Mithridates: toxic atmosphere precludes detailed survey
Jeroboam: see attached summary