Alpha Centauri [#6903]

Eden was the first planet on which liquid water was detected by spectroscopic methods in 2038, and was consequently a major driving force for the exploration of space. However, Eden turned out to be extremely inhospitable with the added danger of hard radiation from Proxima. There is now a small research station on Eden, but little else in the rest of the system. Star was once known as Rigel Kentaurus.

Late in 3301 a rag-tag collection of independent commanders selflessly came to the aid of The Hutton Mug Co. to help kick-start the creation of the Hutton Mug; that rare item that can only be found at Hutton Orbital in the Alpha Centauri system. Over 2.4 million tonnes of scrap were delivered by the Truckers, all the while evading and eventually confronting the many concerted attacks by pirates and other near-do-wells who blockaded the platform, determined to thwart the Mug Company's efforts. In the aftermath of the famed Mug Run many intrepid commanders decided to formalise their association into the Cooperative, vowing to protect the hallowed route and, perhaps one day, find a cure for MODS.

System information

Allegiance:

Independent

Government:

Cooperative

Economy:

Extraction

Security:

Medium

 

Population:

100,000

Controlling faction:

Hutton Orbital Truckers Co-Operative (None)

Coordinates

That system is located at: 3.03125 / -0.09375 / 3.15625

Galactic coordinates: R: 4.377 / l: 316.157 / b: -1.227
Equatorial coordinates: Right ascension: 14h 44m 39.246s / Declination: -61° 9'27.818''


Habitable zone:
Metal-rich body (3 to 45 ls), Earth-like world (711 to 1,066 ls), Water world (583 to 2,258 ls), Ammonia world (1,475 to 4,014 ls), Terraformable (554 to 1,105 ls)

Estimated value: 144,206 cr

Traffic report

That system was first discovered for EDSM by J. Calvert (Joshua) on Nov 19, 2014, 3:27:07 PM.

8784 ships passed through Alpha Centauri space, including 162 ships in the last 7 days.

26 ships passed through Alpha Centauri space in the last 24 hours.

Breakdown:
Anaconda - 2
Asp Explorer - 5
Beluga Liner - 2
Cobra MkIII - 2
Diamondback Explorer - 1
Federal Corvette - 1
Krait MkII - 2
Krait Phantom - 4
Mamba - 1
Python - 5
Type-9 Heavy - 1