KOI-610.01: May Outpost (Kepler-622b)

Radosław Górski

KOI-610.01: May Outpost[2]

A planet located 740 light years away from Earth. Terraformed from 2061 to 2069, the planet became notable for its major military facility May Outpost, which was established in 2069 and housed a full battalion of marines, sporting a population of almost one million by 2071.

The Alien Encyclopedia

This planet was discovered by the NASA Kepler spacecraft and is part of the May 10th 2016 data release. Although not many details are known about this particular system yet, it has a very low probability of being a false positive.

Exoplanet Catalogue

RA: 18h 57m 54.8324s Dec: +40° 55′ 59.1867″ Distance from Earth 936/287 parsecs[1]


Other designations KOI-610 b, KOI-610.01, KIC 5686174 b, Gaia DR2 2103645814462282752 b.[3]


TERRAFORMED: 2061-2069 POPULATION: 1,000,000 by 2071


ESTABLISHED: 2069* INDUSTRY: Electronics.


NOTES: Major military facility housing a major battalion of marines. KEY RESOURCES: Magnesium, lithium and oxygen.

A military outpost found in 2071 on the planet KOI-610.01. Notable for being one of humanity’s major military presences in colonized space by the latter half of the 21st century, sporting a population of just under one million by 2071. Aside from military use, May Outpost’s industry focused on electronics. Key resources were magnesium, lithium and oxygen.

The Alien Encyclopedia

MAGNESIUM

Magnesium alloys are in used Aircraft and missile components, Aircraft engine mounts, control hinges, fuel tanks, wings, Automotive wheels, housings, transmission cases, engine blocks and a variety of different applications. The ideal material when looking to reduce weight without compromising strength. Other benefits include vibration dampening when the internal forces of high-speed components need to be reduced. Magnesium alloys are also been used as a replacement to some engineering plastics due to their higher stiffness, high recycling capabilities, and lower cost of production.[4]

LITHIUM

Lithium has a wide range of applications, the compounds e.g. as well as other organometallics are versatile tools for organic synthesis. Highly sophisticated lithium salts and lithium metal are used in the batteries. With cesium and special metals it can complete a broad range of specialty chemicals.[5]

OXYGEN

Oxygen gas was discovered in the 1770s, but it’s taken us more than 230 years to finally say with certainty that this very simple molecule exists in space,” Paul Goldsmith, NASA’s Herschel project scientist at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., said in a statement. Goldsmith is lead author of a recent paper describing the findings in the Astrophysical Journal. [Spectacular Photos of Nebulas in Deep Space]

Space.com Sept 5th 2013

References

  1. Simbad correct distance
  2. The Alien Encyclopedia
  3. Exoplanet Catalogue
  4. International Magnesium Association
  5. Albemarle

Thanks to Fox357 from LV426 Discord for helping me with this entry