|Owner||Gallic Royal Police|
|Mass||5.76 x 10e24 kg|
|Temperature||-72°C to 48°C|
|Escape velocity||11.15 km/sec|
Planet Orleans was the second permanently inhabited world of Gallia after New Paris. Gallic explorers found a stable Jump Hole leading from Ile-de-France into Orleanais as early as 60 A.G.S., and after establishing that the Jump Hole was safe to traverse, explorers were sent through. The planet was found less then a year later. Settlement of Planet Orleans began half a century later, after studies showed that, while cold, the climate was suitable for human life.
The planet is ancient compared to New Paris, having been formed more than 9 billion years ago. Primitive cellular life forms appeared on the Planet over 2 billion years ago. Despite it's lifespan, the cold climate has caused evolution to be slow on the planet, with most lifeforms still being algae and other microorganisms inhabiting it's vast oceans. Over the past years, the biosphere has been severely altered by various plant and animal species brought in from New Paris, mainly by the many farmers of Orleans. The Planet is still largely rural, with a few mining colonies in operation by the Gallic Metal Service. The current population is estimated to be around 5.7 million people.