Planets

Major Installations

The heart of pre-invasion Gemini, these locations still hold particular significance for the Terran Confederation Navy and the citizens of Gemini.

New Detroit

New Detroit is the industrial heart of the Gemini sector. Predating most of Gemini's refining stations, the industries on New Detroit have been expanding for the better part of two decades and show few signs of slowing. What started out as isolated urban centers on the planet's surface have by now expanded to cover a solid three-quarters of the planet. The planet's incredible manufacturing output does have a cost, however: The atmosphere is heavily laden with pollutants, enveloping it in a perpetual smoggy haze.

New Constantinople

New Constantinople is Gemini Sector's center for three things: Government, Commerce, and Corruption. A massive space station that has served as the sector capital since its construction, New Constantinople made a natural home for legitimate and illegitimate businessmen alike. Following the loss of Perry, New Constantinople found itself the rallying point for Confederation forces, and a major battle was fought just outside the station. With the front lines so close to the station, Government functions have temporarily been withdrawn to Oxford, and the Confederation Navy presence aboard has substantially increased.

Oxford

One of the first planets terraformed in Gemini Sector, Oxford has become the seat of research and learning in Gemini. Home to several prestigious research universities, the planet has been designed to appear deceptively low-technology, with simple brick and wood buildings containing some of the Confederation's most advanced research equipment. Following the loss of Clarke and Fariss quadrants, the government of Gemini Sector has temporarily relocated here.

Perry

Perry Naval Resupply Station was the lone Confederation Navy installation in Gemini. More a supply depot for the 12th Fleet's vessels than a defensive post, the station was poorly equipped for a direct encounter with the enemy. Still, the tenacity and skill of its defenders allowed the station to hold for nearly a month before it was destroyed, buying critical time for Confederation reinforcements to arrive. Due to its central location in the sector, reestablishment of a presence here is a priority for the Confed leadership… with plans already being drawn up for the construction of a Farragut-class space staiton in the system once it is reclaimed.


Minor Installations

Scattered throughout Gemini are a number of smaller planets, asteroids, and space stations holding small Human colonies. Though varied in size and character, they tend to break down to a handful of basic types.

Mining

The basis of Gemini Sector's economy, mining bases are typically affixed to massive asteroids, serving as a platform for exploiting the surrounding belts. Work is both demanding and dangerous, but the high compensation offered to asteroid miners ensures a steady demand for mining jobs despite the risks. Station facilities are generally minimal, with the majority of space aboard devoted towards mining operations

Refinery

Refinery stations are large, platform-based space stations designed to process the material recovered from mining bases into finished goods. Their modular construction allows the same basic station layout to support production of anything from fuel to durable goods to fissionable materials. The choice to locate these facilities aboard stations rather than planetside was made to reduce problems with pollution on the limited number of habitable planets (See: New Detroit), but it has left them particularly vulnerable to Kilrathi assault.

Agricultural

Located on large planets with a high land-to-ocean ratio, these installations feed the inhabitants of Gemini Sector. Most of these are recently terraformed (and in some cases, are still in the process of terraforming). The Confederation had been attempting to encourage more colonists to move to Gemini's sparsely-populated agricultural planets to relieve population pressure in the core, though this initiative has been temporarily been suspended with so many worlds now close to the front line… or on the wrong side of it.

Pleasure

Where other facilities in Gemini serve the population's needs, pleasure planets exist to serve their vices. Located on worlds otherwise poorly suited for use by 'productive' industries and fed by a steady stream of miners with accumulated paychecks, businessmen, and underworld figures, pleasure planets are among the most profitable installations in Gemini. Loose oversight from the government and a heavy involvement from the local underworld have ensured that nearly anything goes on many of these planets, and nearly anything can be had… for the right price.

Pirate

With booming industry has come a booming business in piracy. These installations serve as bases of operations for the sector's pirate gangs, and are most often located within stations which business or nature has caused to fall abandoned. Serving as a central point for everything from fencing of stolen goods to drug distribution, these bases are a vital part of Gemini's underworld economy.