The Mercury-sized planet was discovered and explored by the Fifth Expeditionary Fleet in YE 30. Far from its star, the surface of the freezing, barren planet is covered entirely in Methane Clathrate snowpack several kilometers thick, above a frozen ocean of methane dotted by the occasional freshwater iceberg.
Here and there, crystalline “islands” were pushed up from the rocky silicate core of the planet from impacts that penetrated the ocean, giving most of them a partial ring-shaped ridge. The planet's two frozen, rocky, irregularly-shaped moons appear to be remnants of one of those ancient impacts. Shugosha IX has a thin, unbreathable atmosphere of carbon dioxide, methane, and water vapor.
In YE 33 when the NMX attacked the United Outer Colonies Shugosha IX was largely spared from the conflict due to its remoteness, hostile environment, and comparative lack of resources other than methane and methane-tainted water.
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|Moons||Shugosha IXa and Shugosha IXb|
For the most part, Shugosha IX is a barren little iceball. The only real opportunities for here are in methane extraction. There are plenty of other places to get water.
Shugosha IX has no communications network.
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