Until the 3030's the principal hiring hall for mercenary troops within the Inner Sphere was the so-called Mercenary's Star of Galatea. When Wolf's Dragoons took over the planet of Outreach in 3030, the governments of the Inner Sphere shifted their mercenary recruiting efforts to that world. This caused Galatea's economy to nearly collapse. The mercenary trade had been the basis of its economy, but the only units who came there now were those too inferior to compete on outreach, or those who would not or could not go through legal channels to be hired. Where Galatea had once been the Mercenary's Star, it is now a virtual den of desperate men and women who don't care whether or not they live within the law.
Unlike Outreach, those who come here recruiting do not want their presence advertised. Most of their contracts were for jobs well beyond the law of any Inner Sphere government, so as piracy, assassination, subversion or kidnapping. Galatea also runs a series of 'Mech games, from which many of the recruiters pick and chose their warriors. Unlike the duels of Solaris VII, these battles are down and dirty, and usually to the death.
Galaport is the capital of Galatea, as well as being home to its major starport.
 Since the formation of the Chaos March and the increased difficulty in travelling to Outreach, Galatea has seen a renaissance in legitimate mercenary dealings, a process encouraged by the LAAF and supported by Mercenary Liaison Corps operations to police the deals.
 In early 3062, the Mercenary Review and Bonding Commission recognized Galatea's position by establishing a satellite office on the world to help maintain standards.
- System Name: Galatea
- Coordinates: -54.25, 34.43
- Star Type: F8II
- Position in System: 6
- Time to Jump Point: 12.01 days
- Recharging Station: Zenith
- ComStar Facility Class: A
- Population: 556,976,000
- Percentage and Level of Native Life: Mammals
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|2569-08-15||Terran Hegemony/Lyran Commonwealth|
|3081-12-31||Republic of the Sphere|
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