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ArcCorp (planet)

Super-earth planet in the Stanton system
Stanton-arccorp-orbit-3.8.jpg
ArcCorp : Stanton III
SystemStanton
TypePlanet
ClassificationSuper-Earth
HabitableYes
AffiliationUEE
ArcCorp
LocationOrbits Stanton (star)
Natural Satellites2
Landing Zones1

ArcCorp (Stanton III) is a Super-Earth in the Stanton System owned and terraformed by the ArcCorp corporation. In just 80 years all of the terrain of the planet has been sculpted, zoned, and built upon, leaving very little left for nature.[1][2]

Description

ArcCorp is the single most industrialized world in Human space. It consists of layer after layer of factory; so many that today building additional structures is actually impossible. New facilities are built on top of existing ones. The ArcCorp's official headquarters is located here, in the massive ArcCorp Tower that rises above all other parts of the factory world.

The bulk of ArcCorp's facilities are located in Commercial District Circle C. In addition to the tower, ArCorp owns countless corporate towns. There is a cottage industry for tourists, who are invited to take pre-set factory tours. In fact, the actual fusion plants are so dangerous that a sanitized artificial factory complete with holograms and animatronics has been constructed for display to interested Citizens. While it was built for outsiders to make the trek to ArcCorp for the factory tour, it has also become a centerpiece of the local culture.

A line of fusion engine plants ring the planet's latitudes. The ArcCorp Corporation builds here fusion engines in bulk for hundreds of thousands of civilian spacecraft every year. Traders porting at ArcCorp are advised that in addition to deals on these engines, they can find just about anything else here. ArcCorp are absolutely indiscriminate about who they lease property to, and hundreds of other smaller companies have made their home near the world's north polar region. Anthropologists familiar with the Xi'an have posited that ArcCorp is the closest human equivalent to a Xi'an factory world, and many predict that our civilization will someday evolve along the same lines.[3]

History

The world was occupied and claimed by the United Empire of Earth in the 29th century, along with the rest of the Stanton System from the existing inhabitants.

In 2865 it was sold to the company.[2] Unlike other corporate planets, ArcCorp decided to partition off the planet into smaller lots rather than reserve it for future development. Other companies, always non-competitors sprung up rapidly around the globe at a speed never before seen until the orb reached its current state.[4]

Atmosphere

As a terraformed world, ArcCorp's atmosphere was engineered to the same specification as Earth's.

Chemical Name Amount
N Nitrogen 78.1%
O2 Molecular oxygen 20.9%
Ar Argon 0.93%
CO2 Carbon dioxide 0.04%

Major locations

Area18

Aerial view of Area18

Area18 is one of the main commercial ports for interplanetary traffic for the surrounding region of ArcCorp and the site of ArcCorp Tower. Travellers can find a variety of goods from trusted names as well as local providers, if they're not overwhelmed by the sights and sounds of this landing zone.[5]

Minor locations

Name Description
Area04 An ArcCorp designated industrial and commercial zone.
Area06
Area11
Area17 This zone was visited during the Citizencon 2947 Demo. At the time it was located approximately 25 km away from Area18. Currently it exists only as a marker on the map, much further away from Area18, and has no gameplay purposes.
Area20
Area26 Where the Drack Steller fashion exhibition was held in NW02 tower.
Area39 Where Clor Vee used to operate Cubby Blast in a small stall nestled in a back alley of the fourth tier - until the Avasi Scandal of 2931 allowed him the opportunity to secure a storefront in Area18 with a favorable long-term lease.[6]

Natural satellites

Name Distance (km) Description Image
Lyria 119,680 This icy moon features active cryogeysers and cryovolcanoes. Stanton-arccorp-lyria-orbit-3.8.jpg
Wala 257,311 The low density of Wala is particularly susceptible to tidal forces which result in the moon being noticeably prolate. Stanton-arccorp-wala-orbit-3.8.jpg

Artificial satellites

Lagrangian points

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

Lagrangian point Station Additional contents
ARC L1 Wide Forest Station Mining claims
ARC L2 Mining claims
ARC L3 Unminable debris
ARC L4 Unminable debris
ARC L5 Unminable debris

Lore Development

According to older lore documents the Stanton system was claimed by the UEE in 2903, and Stanton III was bought by the ArcCorp company in 2920.

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Gallery

References

  1. Despite the lore change, the time the planet was claimed by ArcCorp from 30 to 80 years, the resources and labour force needed to overbuild the entire planet still seems 'unrealistic'.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Galactapedia: ArcCorp (Company). Retrieved 2019-01-01.
  3. Galactic Guide: Stanton System (Original RSI URL)
  4. ArcCorp (Original RSI URL)
  5. ArcCorp(Stanton III) - ARK Starmap
  6. Portfolio: Cubby Blast