Jupiter (FASA)

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Myriad Universes: Jupiter
Jupiter (TNG 101-102)

Jupiter (TNG 101-102)
Coordinates 23.9, 61.8, 0.0[1]
Affiliation United Federation of Planets[2]
Satellites 18 moons,[3] including Galilean moons: Io (Sol Va), Europa (Sol Vb), Ganymede (Sol Vc), Callisto (Sol Vd)
FASA Timeline
(FASA Roleplaying Game)

A Class A planet,[3] Jupiter was the largest planet in the Sol system, and orbits fifth from its parent star.[4] Although Jupiter, being a gas giant, was uninhabitable by humanoid life, its four largest moons, known as the Galilean moons, were colonized by Humans.[5]

Early exploration of Jupiter began in the 1960s with the Pioneer series probes, and continued in 1977 with the launch of the Voyager series probes, the first of which reached Jupiter two years later. The Galileo probe departed Earth orbit for Jupiter in 1982. It descended into the Jovian atmosphere behind a heat shield, radioing back data until the increasing pressure crushed the hull, about 30 minutes after entry.[6]

The first manned Jupiter mission occurred in 2014, aboard the Aventeur-class U.N.S.S. Lewis and Clark[6] under Colonel Shaun Geoffrey Christopher,[7] which departed on humanity's farthest journey from Earth. In 2025, twelve probes were sent into Jupiter's red spot, sending back data showing that it was the result of inner core — and not merely atmospheric — processes. In 2028, the Jupiter Base on Ganymede began expanded research into the Sol system's largest planet. In 2031, a second Jupiter base on Ganymede joined in the research of the huge planet, while also starting studies of the other Jovian moons.[6]

Jupiter and moons (ST01)

Jupiter and moons (ST01)

Jupiter roiled with constant storms, the most famous of which, the Great Red Spot, remained one of the planet's most popular sightseeing destinations. The Great Red Spot was still going strong well into the 23rd century.[8]

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