Antares

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Celestial Information

  • Name, meaning and Constellation: Alpha Scorpii, Scorpio. The name "Antares" comes from the Greek Αντάρης, meaning (holds) against Ares (Mars).
  • Other name(s) and meaning: Ķalb al Άķrab (Arabic for Scorpion's heart), Kardia Scorpiou/Καρδια Σκορπιου and Cor Scorpii (direct translations in Greek and Latin respectively of Ķalb al Άķrab), Satevis (Persian name).
  • Distance from Sol: 604.006 ly, 185.185 pc
  • Type of System: Binary
  • Spectral Class: M1.5-Red Supergiant, B2.5-Blue Main Sequence
  • Right Ascension: 16h 29m 24.461s
  • Declination: -26° 25' 55.209"

Important Events

  • 1/10/2335: Location of Operation Thresher, which ended in a Terran defeat with 504 pilots dead and 14 missing.
  • 1/15/2335: Site of Lt. Alexander McCarthy's rendezvous with the Vasudans during his attempted defection.
  • 1/15/2335: First official encounter between the Galactic Terran Alliance, Parliamentary Vasudan Navy and Shivans during escort of the GTSC Plato.
  • 2335:
    • The GTA blockades Antares while the PVE gathers its forces in Vega after the initial Shivan attacks. The Shivans bypass these blockades and travel to Deneb through an uncharted jump node.
    • The GTSC Asimov, working on Project Tsunami, is attacked by Shivans in Antares.
  • 2/15/2335: Site of a small Hammer of Light base of operations destroyed by GTA forces, and a point of retreat for Vasudan forces fleeing from the HoL following their decimation in Vega.
  • Became headquarters of the Antares Federation after the collapse of the Galactic Terran Alliance.
  • Apparent location of a GTVA convention signing (Return to Babel; GTVA Security Act, Antares Convention, Section 15-5-7.)

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Notes

  • According to the GTM Helios tech description, an important GTVA particle accelerator complex is situated in Antares.
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