Sirsa III

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Facts

  • Primary: Sirsa
  • Population: 360,000 (2255) (DIS Novel: Desperate Hours)
  • Capital: New Astana
  • Previously inhabited c.9,000,000 BCE (DIS Novel: Desperate Hours)
    • Civilization encircled equatorial region of planet (DIS Novel: Desperate Hours)
    • Civilization went extinct approximately that same time period (DIS Novel: Desperate Hours)
  • Federation colony
    • c.2250 - 2255 - (DIS Novel: Desperate Hours)
    • Colonial application filed c.2249 by Kayo Mining Consortium (DIS Novel: Desperate Hours)
      • Filed for expedited approval to outpace competitor (DIS Novel: Desperate Hours)
      • Evidence of prior habitation redacted from surveys (DIS Novel: Desperate Hours)
    • Applied for relatively independent colonial charter, implying world on outskirts of Federation space
    • Led by corporate-appointed governor (DIS Novel: Desperate Hours)
      • Colonial government also includes a chief of staff, science adviser (DIS Novel: Desperate Hours)

Locations

Surface

  • New Astana (DIS Novel: Desperate Hours)
    • Capital city (DIS Novel: Desperate Hours)
    • Devastated during 2255 attack (DIS Novel: Desperate Hours)
    • Executive Complex (DIS Novel: Desperate Hours)
      • Main government building
    • New Astana Medical Center (DIS Novel: Desperate Hours)
      • Chief hospital for New Astana
    • Tech Quarter (DIS Novel: Desperate Hours)
  • Five other major population centers, approximately a dozen smaller farming communities (DIS Novel: Desperate Hours)
  • Arcadia Explorer mining platform (DIS Novel: Desperate Hours)
    • Gravity-based con-deep drilling rig (DIS Novel: Desperate Hours)
    • Mounted on seabed by massive duranium-reinforced thermoconcrete pylons (DIS Novel: Desperate Hours)
    • Crew of approximately 900 people (DIS Novel: Desperate Hours)
    • Destroyed 2255 following attack by "Juggernaut" (DIS Novel: Desperate Hours)
  • Half a dozen mobile drilling rigs at sea (DIS Novel: Desperate Hours)