This world was originally called Chalmer 3, but was renamed when Aerodyne Corporation established its headquarters here. It has been terraformed, and is now a cold planet with a thin, breathable atmosphere and vast open steppes, swept by constant winds. There is little open water, but the population of 25 million is self-sufficient and the people lead a fairly comfortable life. The communities are built behind large windbreaks. A wide range of light and heavy industries are present, and Aerodyne produces its own spacecraft in cooperation with Weyland-Yutani.Aliens Adventure Game (1991), Leading Edge Games.
Recently, Aerodyne and Weyland-Yutani opened the Arcturus Loop, a direct trade link which does not run through Earth. This has enraged Earth-Bound Corporations and Nations, which have lost significant influence over trade and commerce as a result of the new trade route. Although the ICC has set up Custom Stations, Aerodyne, Weyland-Yutani, and Hyperdyne hold direct control of the Loop, and have not allowed Colonial Marines forces to patrol the area. Custom procedures are being subverted along this route, and it is believed that corruption at high levels in the ICC and in the three major Corporations has encouraged smuggling activities. Drugs and controlled technologies from Pandora are introduced into the ICC through this route as well.