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Sagan Research Centre (asteroid base)

Created: 2022-11-12 03:19:09 Last Edited: 2022-11-12 12:48:17
  Submitted by: Lhorndra
Star System:Thor's Helmet Sector FB-X c1-5
Coordinates:2704.97 / -23.25 / -2470.78
Sol Distance: 3,663.63 ly
Region:Sanguineous Rim
Category:Deep Space Outpost


The Sagan Research Centre is housed within an asteroid near the Thor’s Helmet (NGC 2359) emission nebula.


Named after astronomer, author, and science communicator Carl Sagan, the Sagan Research Centre is an asteroid base located in a system with one star and two planets, one of them a gas giant with ammonia-based life.

Gas giant in the background

The station is not only located in the immediate vicinity of the Thor’s Helmet nebula, it has also a clear view of the Seagull nebula, which is only some 280 ly away. The base is operated by Thor Biometrics and houses around 2,500 personnel.

Due to the somewhat larger distance to Sol (some 3,600 ly), only limited station services are available, and the commodity market provides only a bare minimum of goods. These limitations result in tourists or travellers being not a common sight at the research centre. However, the Hell Port asteroid base in the nearby Seagull nebula does have more amenities, including a shipyard.

ID64 Address:1462805467362
EDSM ID:3133904

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 POI Name  Distance  Rating   System 
[GMP] Sagan Research Centre  0.00  N/A  Thor's Helmet Sec... 
[GMP] Thor's Helmet (E...  4.41  N/A  ALS 299 
[GMP] Seagull Nebula Geysers  270.10  N/A  Seagull Sector QD... 
[GMP] Seagull Nebula  281.64  N/A  BD‑10 1848 
Hell Port (asteroid base)  289.18  4.13  Seagull Sector DL... 
[GMP] Hell Port  289.18  N/A  Seagull Sector DL... 
[GMP] NGC 2438 Nebula  590.89  N/A  BD‑14 2129 
[GMP] Messier 50  694.11  N/A  BD‑08 1708 
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