HIP 72043 (Institute of Galactic Exploration and Research) [#44837128563]

This is the home system for the Institute of Galactic Exploration and Research.

The IGER's purpose is to encourage and support the research and exploration of deep space. This information is freely disseminated to its members.

The Institute is politically independent, however members may align with any political group they choose. Members may also engage in any profession, but the Institute discourages aggression between members of the Pilots Federation.

System information












Controlling faction:

Applied Science Investments


This system is located at: -22 / 118.5 / 58.78125

Galactic coordinates: R: 134.095 / l: 20.519 / b: 62.092
Equatorial coordinates: Right ascension: 14h 46m 32.146s / Declination: 18° 15'54.326''

Reserve level: Pristine

Habitable zone:
Metal-rich body (3 to 41 ls), Earth-like world (640 to 960 ls), Water world (525 to 2,032 ls), Ammonia world (1,327 to 3,612 ls), Terraformable (498 to 994 ls)

Estimated value: 909,740 cr

Traffic report

This system was visited for the first time on EDSM by Archangel-D35 on Apr 27, 2015, 9:08:30 AM.

It was named by the Galactic Mapping Project with the name of: Institute of Galactic Exploration and Research

856 ships passed through HIP 72043 space, including 4 ships in the last 7 days.

0 ship passed through HIP 72043 space in the last 24 hours.

This is the home system of the Institute of Galactic Exploration and Research (IGER), whose mission is to encourage and support research and exploration in deep space, and to ensure free dissemination of the results of such activity.

Through cooperative ventures with the First Great Expedition, the institute has provided the exploration community with tools for navigation and cartographical data collection as well as high-definition star charts of the galaxy. It was instrumental in organizing the Sagittarius-Carina Mission, and is also a strong supporter of the Galactic Mapping Project.

Explorers paying a visit are encouraged to dock at the starport Kippax Ring, named after Rachel Kippax - a 23rd century xenobiologist who studied indigenous life on early frontier worlds.

Kippax Ring orbiting Magellan

Despite being located on the very edge of civilization, the Hip 72043 system is home to two billion people. Most of these take residence on the fourth planet of the system, known as 'Magellan' amongst the locals. In addition to the terraformed Earth-like world of Magellan, the system is home to another three candidates for terraforming. The diverse conditions found on these three worlds offers a unique insight into planetary development, and IGER has placed research facilities planetside to study these conditions as well as the indigenous life that has been formed by them.

HIP 72043 5, 6 and 7