KOI-87.01: Vanderaart Outpost (Kepler-22B)


KOI-87.01: Vanderaart Outpost[2]

*In the Project Prometheus Website they put two colony entries onto the one star by mistake, in this case both Vanderaart Outpost and Pozhalujsta Outpost are technically on the same planet. Since Kepler is such a huge planet there is the possibility the planet can have two outposts with different Key Resources and Industry.

Kepler-22b is a super-Earth that could be covered in a super ocean. The jury is still out on Kepler-22b’s true nature; at 2.4 times Earth’s radius, it might even be gaseous. But theoretically an ocean world tipped on its side – a bit like our solar system’s ice giant, Uranus – turns out to be comfortably habitable based on recent computer modelling. Researchers found that an exoplanet in Earth’s size range, at a comparable distance from its sun and covered in water, could have an average surface temperature of about 60 degrees Fahrenheit (15.5 Celsius). Because of its radical tilt, its north and south poles would be alternately bathed in sunlight and darkness, for half a year each, as the planet circled its star.[4]

RA: 19h 16m 52.1904s Dec: +47° 53′ 03.9475″ Distance from Earth 535/587 parsecs[1]

Other designations KOI-87.01, KOI-87 b, KIC 10593626 b, Gaia DR2 2127941757262806656 b

TERRAFORMED: 2050-2058 POPULATION: 10,000,000 as of 2071

ESTABLISHED: 2058* INDUSTRY: light and heavy manufacturing, mining and refining.

NOTES: Low gravity. KEY RESOURCES: aluminium, titanium, chalcopyrite, beryl and tungsten.

A planet located 535 light years away from Earth. Terraformed from 2050 to 2058. In 2058, a colony called Vanderaart Outpost was founded on KOI-87.01 and would sport a population of 10 million by 2071.

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  1. Simbad correct distance
  2. Open Exoplanet Catalogue
  3. The Alien Encyclopedia
  4. Eyes on Exoplanets NASA