Earth
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Earth is a Core Systems-aligned planet in the Sol System of Titan Sector. Its moon is Luna.

Planetary Data

Geographic Data

Earth is the standard by which all other planets are viewed, and its characteristics are the roots of modern astronomical and physical measurements. It has an equatorial radius of just under 6,400 km. About 75% of the surface is covered with water, though some structures that have been flooded over are still visible off the coastlines. Accordingly, Earth's gravity is 1.0g, and its atmospheric pressure is 1.0 atm at sea level.

The planet has one natural satellite, Luna, and several artificial satellites, including orbital transit and research stations and a pair of solar power relay stations.

Demographics

Despite the intensive colonization efforts of the 22nd and 23rd centuries, Earth is still home to 390 billion humans, either on the planet's surface (which, for this purpose, includes the many aquatic and subterranean cities built to house this number) or in orbital stations. Most of these people have never gone to the stars, nor have their ancestors - a trip to Luna and back is as far as most of them go.

Economics

Earth's economic importance mostly stems from its position atop the Republic ladder as the premier designer of advanced electronics, weapons, vehicles and robotics. It is also home to the Republic Index of Stocks, Futures and Bonds, the main barometer of financial wellbeing in the CS.

Politics

Earth is the capitol of the Core Systems Free Republic, as it was the Terran Stellar League before, and the UN EJDE before that, and as the cradle of human civilization, it still holds at least a metaphorical place in most humans' hearts.

Travellers' Information

Advisories

There are no travel advisories in effect for planet Earth.

Travellers' Resources

Earth holds the main centers for Republic government, including the Department of Justice, the Department of Agriculture, the Armed Forces Department, the Core Systems Intelligence Agency, and many others. Among the several high-class starports on Earth, Gagarin Memorial Orbital Starport happens to house the central TAS office and their premiere hostel, renovated in 2480 to bring all the comforts of the modern era to travellers passing through Sol. Perhaps less comforting is Fort Burke, a Naval installation inside the asteroid belt that serves as the operational headquarters for strategic operations - which, in context, means "those Navy guys know where the first nukes are going to go when the revolution comes".

Destinations

Earth is within range of the following systems (for a ship equipped with a Jump-2 enabling drive):

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