microTech (planet)

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Forlink.svg  For the Electronics manufacturer, see microTech Corporation.

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microTech : Stanton IV
SystemStanton
TypePlanet
ClassificationSuper-Earth
HabitableYes
AffiliationUEE
microTech
LocationOrbits Stanton (star)
Natural Satellites3
Landing Zones1

microTech (Stanton IV) is a large and generally cold planet that is home to the microTech Corporation. The temperature is the result of an error during the UEE terraforming process, which lead to unusually dense cloud production. microTech produces mobiGlas here, a now-standard piece of digital assistive technology used by nearly everyone in the Empire. Although mobiGlas has become their ubiquitous product, microTech manufactures a wide variety of electronics, including those found in ship systems, and various ATM's located around high population cities including Area18. This planet is a good place to start looking for advanced sensor technologies which could provide an edge while dogfighting. Land on the planet is leased to smaller companies, including some of microTech’s competitors, which solidified the planet’s reputation as the place for cutting edge tech research and development. Buyouts among successful Stanton IV-based startups are common.[1]

Atmosphere

Surface pressure 1.09 atm
Height 100,000 m

Composition & Environmental Conditions

microTech is a terraformed planet, thus its atmosphere was specifically engineered to imitate Earth's. It is breathable and primarily contains nitrogen and oxygen, as well as trace amounts of argon and carbon dioxide. However, due to the terraforming accident, temperatures generally sit around or below -100°C (-148°F), especially during severe snowstorms when wind chill factors exacerbate the situation. As such, exposure without protective gear specializing in cold-weather environments (e.g. the Caldera suit) can quickly lead to hypothermia.

Chemical Formula Full Name Amount
N Nitrogen 78.1%
O2 Molecular Oxygen 20.9%
Ar Argon 0.93%
CO2 Carbon Dioxide 0.04%

Landing Zones

New Babbage

Enclosed to protect the inhabitants against the freezing elements, New Babbage is a major social and economic trading hub on microTech. Although it features microTech's flagship store, the landing zone is a haven for smaller tech companies.[2]

Visitors are advised to seek work and cargo news at Wally’s Bar; just don’t ask for Wally.[3]

Natural Satellites

Calliope

Named after the ancient Greek muse who inspires eloquence to supposedly remind those gazing upon the moon from microTech to 'strive for pure expression of thought.'

Clio

Named after the ancient Greek muse of history to supposedly remind those gazing upon the moon from microTech to remember that 'their work stands on those who came before them.'

Euterpe

Named after the ancient Greek muse of music to supposedly remind those gazing upon the moon from microTech to be 'guided by the natural rhythm of the universe in their designs.

Artificial Satellites

Lagrangian Points

MicroTech has 5 lagrangian points, which mostly contain planetary debris and asteroids. Some of them also contain a Rest Stop.

Gallery

Forlink.svg  For a full gallery, see :Category:MicroTech images.

See also

RSInotext.svg Comm-Link:Galactic Guide - Stanton System (Original RSI URL)

References