Though not as far from the Sun as Neptune, Urania is treated as though it is the most distant of all worlds in the Solar System. This is in large part due to the ice giant’s orbit, which as of 200 A.T. puts it on the opposite side of the Sun from Neptune, and nearly opposite Jupiter’s position.

The planetary alignments have made transits from Jupiter and/or Saturn to Neptune more popular than those to Urania, even though Neptune doesn’t have a functioning MAR and thus vessels in that territory must return the way they came the hard way. Pundits have attributed the Uranians’ generally standoffish culture to decreasing interest in travel their planet. Uranian territory is also the only one which still maintains any semblance of a prison system. More concretely, Neptune serves as the only safe jumping-off point for reaching Logos station or any other worthwhile section of the Outer System’s fringe, thus demoting Urania’s importance.

Rostov Supply Corporation, which in recent decades expanded dramatically into the ship manufacturing business, is the most prominent Uranian company, and is the biggest representative for the Solar Consortium in all the territory. Uranian ships and weapons are considered to be the best in the System in terms of sheer power, though they tend to be criticized for their bulk and occasional lack of aesthetic finesse. Vessels created at the primary spaceport, Vladivostok, are especially coveted by captains looking for power and survivability on the fringe.

Uranians are used to having to go it alone, and thus many who are born their or relocated there by choice are highly adaptable and versatile individuals who thrive on challenge. Urania has its own set of Crops that can’t hope to compete with Saturn’s abundance, but they generate enough to sustain its population and minimize the need for importing.

Urania is on occasion still referred to by its outmoded name, Uranus, but this has all but completely passed out of circulation by 200 A.T.

Image of Urania taken in 1986 Common Era by Voyager 2. Credit to NASA.