Planet Cucq

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Planet Cucq
Planet Cucq.jpg
Location 2B, Picardy
Flag-gallia.png Gallia
Technical information
Docking No
Terrain Barren
Diameter 7,018 km
Mass 8.06 x 10e24 kg
Temperature -257°C to 55°C
Escape velocity 6.71 km/sec

Cucq is located far "below" the orbital planet of the Picardy system. Its orbit has extreme inclination to the ecliptic and very high eccentricity, with its aphelion at a distance of over 17 x 10e9 km from the Picardy sun. Through its orbit, Cucq's surface temperature changes within the range of several hundred degrees. The fluctuations are one of the reasons why peculiar geological formations are present on its surface. The planet was chosen as the place of choice to build a top-secret military research facility, Calais, and certain rare commodities were mined from the planet's surface to supply the facility's needs. Calais currently orbits the planet, but it will be forcibly detached from its current orbit after the planet shifts too far off the corresponding Trade Lane.