Jiyuu VIII has an orbit outside of the stellar plane, indicating that it either collided with something centuries ago which altered its orbit, or is actually a massive comet that was manipulated by Jiyuu VII's gravitational field. The latter is deemed more likely. It was discovered and studied in YE 29 by the YSS Akuro II, the flagship of the Fifth Expeditionary Fleet.
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Jiyuu VII has some interesting locations:
The Yugumo Corporation has extensive ice processing and cargo terminals on Jiyuu VIII. Harvested blocks of ice are melted or kept frozen and shipped to other worlds in the Yamatai Star Empire that lack potable water. These facilities also supply freshwater to Star Army of Yamatai ships and bases.
The crash site of a Asuka-class Scout, the UCS Aio, is present on the surface of the planet embedded in one of the larger glacial mountains. The ship crashed into the moon while trying to make an escape from the system in YE 33, during the NMX attack on the system. No confirmation has been made on the condition of the crashed ship or its contents.
Construction of a Cold Climate Testing Facility for the Star Army of Yamatai is currently underway on the surface of Jiyuu VIII. It is expected to be completed in YE 43 and will be an off-site training facility connected to Fort Tokyo on Jiyuu III (Jiyuu).