Mars

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Facts

  • Primary: Sol
  • System name: Sol IV
  • Capital: Ares City
  • Class K
  • Two moons
  • Major Inhabitants: Human; Tellarite
  • Nation
  • Early testing ground by Humans for mantle mining technologies during early terraforming efforts
    • Resulting moholes also used for easy access to areothermal power and heat (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)

History

  • 2030: First manned mission to Mars, the Ares I; Verna Mitrios is the first human to set foot on Mars (TLE Novel: Serpents Among the Ruins)
  • August 2032: Ares IV vanishes into a graviton ellipse in orbit of Mars (VOY: "One Small Step")
  • 2069: First temporary habitation established at Utopia Planitia outpost; general terraforming processes begin (ENT: "Terra Nova")
  • Late 21st century: Mantle mining begins; resource extraction via burrowed moholes (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
  • 2103: Ares City, the first long-term colony intended for open settlement, is established (VOY: "The 37s")
  • c.2105: War of Martian Independence begins (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing; TNG Novel: Rogue)
  • c.2105: War of Martian Independence ends with the drafting of the Fundamental Declarations of the Martian Colonies, leading to the formation of the Confederated Martian Colonies

Locations

Orbit

  • Mars Defense Perimeter
    • Series of stations sharing Martian orbit (TNG: "The Best of Both Worlds, Part II")
  • Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards
    • Areosynchronous orbit above Utopia Planitia

Surface

  • Endurance Crater
    • Endurance
  • Utopia Planitia (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
    • Utopia (ENT: "Demons", "Terra Prime"; ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
      • Originally known as Martian Colony 2
  • Valles Marineris
    • City of Valles Marineris
    • Fort Kiley
    • Popé Pueblo (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
      • Settled 2109 by Puebloan peoples during initial Martian colonization efforts (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
        • A response to the theft of their own land, seeking stability in an unclaimed frontier (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
      • Named for Popé, leader of 17th century revolt against Spanish colonial rule (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
      • Population: 20,000 (2155) (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
      • More commonly known as "Canyontown" to locals (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
      • Largely subterranean complex constructed within cliffside of Valles Marineris canyon (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
      • Popé Boulevard (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
        • Underground main thoroughfare (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
        • Ahota's Public House (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
          • Only tavern and board in Popé Pueblo (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
        • Community habak (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
          • Reference to "Journey's End", vaguely based on a Puebloan kiva; possibly presented here as an explanation for the cultural shift?
        • Dytallix-Barsoom Resource Extraction Corporation headquarters (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
  • Unknown
    • Ares City
      • Originally known as Martian Colony 1
    • Bradbury City (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
      • Bradbury Spaceport (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
    • Cydonia
    • Gundersdottir's Dome (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
    • Martian Colony 3
    • Robinson Township
    • Sagan Station (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)

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