Library Data: Albe System

Albe is a binary system featuring Kellor (stellar mass: 1.36), a main sequence F4 V star, and Kolbe, a M2 V red dwarf (stellar mass: 0.15).

Kolbe’s habitable zone, in which Albe resides, is very close to the star, typical for a red dwarf. At such a close distance, Albe orbits Kolbe once every 22.7 standard days. Albe has a rather long day, rotating once every 2.25 weeks (378 hours).

Whenever Albe occupies the space between the two stars, it is subject to additional stellar radiation and somewhat greater visible light. It is thought that this perpetual and repetitive exposure to Kellor’s radiation stripped away over 90% of Albe’s once more lush atmosphere over the eons. In addition, Kellor is a somewhat unstable star, emitting solar flares at a higher than average rate than most main sequence stars of its type. Due to the frequent danger, most inhabited structures on Albian planets have radiation shields that are deployed in the event of a flare.

Albe has no natural satellites and is one of only three worlds in the Kolbe subsystem. The others are Paunch, so named for its somewhat flattened sphere shape, and Walloom. Paunch is located in the next orbit out from Albe, and has a stellar revolution of 96.2 standard days. Waloom is nearly in the same orbit as Paunch and has a revolution of 166.5 standard days.
All three gas giants, the planetoid belt, and the 10 other worlds in the system orbit Kellor. Ooloogan, the gas giant nearest to Albe, is by far the most used as a hydrogen fuel source. See below for the complete system profile.

Albe System

Position

Name

UWP

Primary

Kellor

F4 V

0

Kwyn

G200263-D

1

The Albian Belt

G000669-D

2

Kellor Prime

X320000-0

3

(Empty)

 

4

Rendong

G400567-D

5

Gurgen

Small GG

1

Kalyph

F31166A-D

2

Börg

G20046A-D

6

Massif

Large GG

1

Bertrand

X100000-0

2

Yadav

F42576A-D

3

Yllgend

G311566-D

4

Bolo

G200463-D

7

Burnge

F7A956A-D

1

Tryppe

H20036A-D

8

Glibbett

H100460-D

9

Kashyap

F60176B-D

1

Chard

H100363-D

10

Ooloogan

Small GG

1

Skipper

G200469-D

2

Refinery

F31176A-D

11

Distante

H300365-D

12

Viceroy

G410567-D

13

Gendarme

G210568-D

Secondary

Kolbe

M2 V

0

Albe

A540A98–E

1

Paunch

F200566-D

2

Walloom

G100466-D


Albe has made a business of exploiting the natural resources, mostly minerals, of the other planets in the system. None of the planets in the system are particularly hospitable to life, but it is believed that Albe was selected as the system mainworld because of its distance from volatile Kellor, relatively stable seismic activity, and terraformable ecosystem with the presence (however depleted) of a thin atmosphere.

Library Data: Albe System

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