Star System

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Star System.jpg

This is the Star System view: a star and its orbiting planets (planets are only visible around the star if the system is within Scanner Inner Range).

To the left of each planet's name is an icon which can be in one of three states:

  • The player's civilization insignia (blue) if the planet belongs to them
  • Another empire's civilization insignia (red) if the planet belongs to someone else (the player must have a ship in orbit of the planet to be able to see this)
  • An empty circle if neither of the above are true

In the above image, you can see that the planet on the right is colonized by the player (Human Alliance), and the other planets appear not to be colonized by any other player (which can be confirmed by entering orbit).


Clicking a planet will take you to the Planet Management view for that planet. If you have colonized the planet, then you will be able to manage the planet. Otherwise, you'll only be able to view some basic info about the planet.

Each planet in the Star System view has two faint spheres around it. The zone between these two spheres represents Planetary Orbit.

Panetary Orbit.jpg

  • Fleets in planetary orbit are hidden from other players.
  • Certain interactions between planets and fleets are only possible while the ship is in planetary orbit.
  • A player can only see the resources on a planet if they have colonized it, or have a fleet within planetary orbit (a Sensor Sweep module is on the way which enables a planet to be scanned from distance).

Please note: the maximum speed at which a fleet can travel in a star system is lower than that possible in deep space due to the distances involved and the logistics of faster than light travel.