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[3025] Pandora is the site of the Lyran Commonwealths regional Military Intelligence Center that monitors the Draconis Combine. It is also home to the Pandora College of Military Sciences. Another small institute, it only trains DropShip pilots.

[3054] Pandora is home to two of the Commonwealth's least efficient weaponry producers, Red Devil Industries and the Quikscell Company. The Quikscell planet is currently being disassembled for removal to the Commonwealth's interior, but moving Red Devil Industries presents a more difficult problem.

First of all, the Red Devil facilities are in such poor shape, the Commonwealth is seriously questioning whether the machinery is even worth locating, and whether it would survive the trip. The nightmare of jury-rigged systems may also prove impossible to reassemble.

Secondly, the corrupt nobility of Pandora does not want to see their main source of revenue pack up and leave. They are proving adept at blackmailing support for their cause.

The capital city of Pandora is Needgate.

[3062] Originally a school for DropShip pilots, the Pandora College of Military Sciences has seen major investment over the last three and a half decades, converting it from a specialist school into a fully-fledged military university. Aerospace and VTOL training courses began on Pandora just before the Forth Succession War, followed in the 3030's by courses for MechWarriors and armor crews. Courses for infantry, combat engineers, and medical personnel were added in 3045, followed in 3054 by a battle-armor elective for the infantry.

Investment in the school has ensured its place on the cutting edge of military education, with the latest equipment and educational techniques in common use. As might be expected, PCMS simulators are state-of-the-art, but the system isn't limited to vehicle crews. Sophisticated facilities allow a full company of infantry to exercise alongside their armored colleagues. Using the same Universal Terrain Generation System as is installed at the Davion Arena on Solaris, this complex can simulate a wide variety of environments, ensuring Pandora graduates have experience of fighting in almost all circumstances.

Ironically, the DropShip crew and officer training courses, for which Pandora is best known, are no longer taught at the academy. The last DropShip class graduated in 3061, at which point the equipment and most of the instructors transferred to the dedicated naval academy on Alarion. A number of instructors, notably those who had married into the local population, elected to remain on Pandora and transferred to the aerospace program.

System Info:

  • System Name: Pandora
  • Coordinates: -85.54, 236.81
  • Time to Jump Point: 4.00 days

System Owner Eras:

Era: Faction:
2575 LC
2750 LC
3025 LC
3030 LC
3040 FC
3052 FC
3057 LA
3062 LA

System Occupation Dates:

Occupation Date: Faction:
2569-08-15 Lyran Commonwealth
3039-03-15 Federated Commonwealth
3057-09-18 Lyran Alliance

System Star Maps:

Inhabited System(s) within 2 jumps:

Planet: X Coord: Y Coord: Jumps:
Ballynure -82.93 248.54 1
Benfled -73.55 263.15 1
Blair Atholl -99.63 273.58 2
Borghese -80.33 212.55 1
Crimond -69.63 232.63 1
Dustball -105.36 268.62 2
Graceland -101.45 248.28 1
Grunwald -98.32 204.99 2
Kandersteg -121.79 230.03 2
Kelenfold -57.90 200.03 2
Koniz -93.37 262.10 1
La Grave -51.64 249.32 2
Montmarault -59.72 265.49 2
Orkney -49.03 237.07 2
Surcin -92.06 196.64 2
Tomans -51.38 224.29 2

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