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Mars
Mars Terraformed
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Earth Masses 0.1070
Radius 3,396 KM
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Surface Temp. 261 K
Surface Pressure 2.30 Atmospheres
Volcanism No Volcanism
Atmosphere Type Suitable For Water-Based Life
Atmosphere 91.2% Nitrogen
8.7% Oxygen
0.1% Water
Composition 70.0% Rock
30.0% Metal
Orbital Period 687.0 Days
Semi Major Axis 1.52 AU
Orbital Eccentricity 0.0934
Orbital Inclination 1.85 DEG
Arg of Periapsis 286.54 DEG
Rotational Period 1.0 Days
Axial Tilt 25.19 DEG
Mars A Ring
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Mars is the capital planet of the Federation. It was terraformed in 2286.[1] The capital city Olympus Village houses the Federal Congress which consists of 500 congressmen (term for male and female members) and the White House. It replaced Washington DC early in the 3rd millennium. Olympus Village is in fact a sprawling metropolis. All major corporations have their headquarters on Mars. It's the main center for administration.

Mars was of particular interest to Humanity for many, many years. Before the Mariner 4 probe was launched, it was thought that the planet was inhabited by intelligent life, known as Martians. After Mariner 4 made a fly-by in 1965 and the landing of the Viking landers in 1977, it was discovered that Mars was a barren, lifeless rock. Further robotic missions were launched, many of which failed to reach the planet for many reasons, giving rise to the notion of the "Mars Curse".

Liquid water was finally discovered on the planet in 2015, but it would take until the 2070s for humans to set foot on "The Red Planet", owing to government corruption, terrorism, and global war.

Fossils were discovered on Mars in the 2100s. This proved that alien life once existed there.[2]

Non-Human Relic Edit

In 2280, the first non-human relic was found in space. The object was found buried on Mars; it was no bigger than a child's hand and is still surrounded in secrecy, even in 3300. No information has ever been circulated as to the properties of this item or its origin, other than it is non-human.[3]

Second Terraforming Attempt Edit

In 2291, the second attempt to terraform Mars was eventually successful. The techniques employed were crude by later standards and the project had taken nearly a hundred years, but finally, humans could walk on the surface and breathe without the need for oxygen suits or respirators.[4]


Outdoor world with a human-breathable atmosphere and indigenous life. The atmosphere is far from chemical equilibrium as a result.
This planet has been terraformed.

— In-Game Description

Relocation Edit

The Achenar crisis had far reaching consequences for the Federal Council. Earth's leadership had been unquestioned, but the mother planet was already undergoing a difficult period with the climate and radiation problems on Earth not improving, and yet Mars appearing ever more verdant and a more comfortable place to live, there was a general exodus of the rich and influential. The prospect of war with Achenar required a strong hand. In time, the Federal Congress moved from Washington on Earth, to Olympus Village on Mars, and this helped ease friction with other Federation members - as there was a consultation period where other systems were considered.[5]

References Edit

  1. In-Game Description
  2. https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5597abc79657bab1445913c2
  3. Tourist Beacon 0175
  4. Tourist Beacon 0176
  5. Tourist Beacon 0178

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