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Colonia is an Independent system in the Colonia Region within the Inner Scutum-Centaurus Arm. It is approximately 22,000 light years away from the Core Systems, and for a time was the most remote inhabited star system from Sol.

An otherwise nondescript system, Colonia came to humanity's attention after Jaques Station arrived there in May 3302; the station had intended to jump from Gliese 1269 to Beagle Point, but was forced off-course by severe technical failures caused by a contraband cache of Thargoid Sensors. Jaques Station was miraculously located on June 29, 3302, and restored to partial functionality within a week thanks to a massive emergency aid convoy assembled by independent pilots. A permanent planetary outpost, Colonia Hub, was constructed in the system on September 9, 3302 as the headquarters of the Colonia Council, marking the beginning of human colonization of the Colonia Nebula and wider Colonia Region. Colonia also contains Holloway Biology Centre, the headquarters of the Holloway Bioscience Institute.

Colonia's original designation was Eol Prou RS-T d3-94. The Eol Prou Nebula was submitted as a point of interest to the Galactic Mapping Project on July 1, 3302, by CMDR Diocles Asterous (aka Diostar), with a placeholder name of "Colonia" being suggested by CMDR Erimus Kamzel, the Galactic Mapping Project's founder. The name was quickly adopted by the exploration community and Universal Cartographics officially changed the system's name on October 25, 3302.

System Layout

  • Colonia
    • Colonia 1
    • Colonia A Belt
    • Colonia 2
    • Colonia 3
      • Colonia 3 A
      • Colonia 3 B
      • Colonia 3 C
        • Colonia 3 C A
      • Colonia 3 D
    • Colonia 4
      • Jaques Station (Orbis Starport, formerly named "80 DD-D 774-CE-2")
        • Jaques Visitor Beacon (Tourist Beacon)
        • Repairs Concluded (Tourist Beacon)
        • The Colonia Expansion (Tourist Beacon)
      • Colonia Bastion (Installation)
    • Colonia 5
    • Colonia 6
    • Colonia 7
      • Colonia 7 A
        • Colonia 7 A A
        • Colonia 7 A Ring
      • Colonia 7 B
        • Colonia 7 B Ring
      • Colonia 7 C
      • Colonia 7 D
      • Colonia 7 E
      • Colonia 7 F
      • Colonia 7 G
        • Holloway Biology Centre (Surface Port)
    • Colonia 8

Travelling to Colonia

The Colonia system is exactly 22,000.46 ly away from Sol. To facilitate travel and trade between the Core Systems and Colonia, a network of 17 inhabited systems with 20 ports was constructed between them, forming the Colonia Connection Highway. Neutron stars in the Neutron Highway along the route can be fuel scooped for FSD Supercharging, reducing overall travel times significantly.

Notes

  • Jaques Station, the only space station equipped for continuous star travel, attempted an extreme long-range jump to Beagle Point from Gliese 1269 on May 21, 3302, following a successful community goal to provide the station with fuel. Due to Unknown Artefact interference, the station's drives malfunctioned during the jump and it was stranded in Eol Prou RS-T d3-94. A community goal to provide Jaques Station with repair materials succeeded, but Jaques has no plans to retry the jump to Beagle Point.
  • The first permanent settlement in the system, Colonia Hub on the surface of Eol Prou RS-T d3-94 2 A (now known as Colonia 2 A), was inaugurated on September 9, 3302. It was the global reward for a community goal.
  • The name "Colonia" was submitted to the community created Galactic Mapping Project on July 1st 3302 as a suggested name for the nebula that Jaques Station was discovered in. Colonia soon became the adopted name of the wider region as a whole, and Eol Prou RS-T d3-94 was officially renamed "Colonia" with the 2.2 update.
  • Colonia's population has grown rapidly since Jaques Station was rediscovered. It was originally only 750 during most of 3302, consisting of the crew of the station itself. Since then, the system's population has been recorded as expanding to 60,000 by early 3303, 200,000 by June 24, 3303, 400,000 by September 26, 3303, 450,000 by January 11, 3304, and 583,869 by May 20, 3307. GalNet has reported on Colonia's population boom.[1]

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