|MASS:||4.73 x 10e24 kg.|
|TEMPERATURE:||-38°C to 69°C|
|ESCAPE VELOCITY:||9.04 km/sec|
|Ships for Sale||Rhino|
Pittsburgh is covered by a single vast desert, broken only by large rocky outcroppings that have yet to be consumed by the sand. Without any ice asteroids in close proximity, the planet was not considered a good candidate for terraforming and remained sparsely populated until a full-scale mineral survey in 650 AS pinpointed deposits of Boron in the form of borax salts deep within the Corridera Plateau. A mining operation was established on the planet in 660 AS by Deep Space Engineering to exploit these deposits, and it is now the only raw material extraction facility within Liberty space.
- Rhino - $9,170
Commodities For SaleEdit
- Boron - $120
- Adv. Starbeam
- Starbeam Turret
- Stunpulse Turret
- Adv. Sentry Fr. Shield
- Adv. Sentry H.F. Shield
- Adv. Sentry L.F. Shield
- Sentry Fr. Shield
- Sentry H.F. Shield
- Sentry L.F. Shield
Torpedo/Cruise Disruptors For SaleEdit
Mine Dispensers For SaleEdit
- Drone Mine
- Seeker Mine
"Bowex is really a high-cost item shipper, but our contracts for the Boron here pay us reasonably well so we do it. Many of our ships haul Luxury Goods, Luxury Foods, and Gold. But I like hauling Boron. Pirates don't usually care as much about a shipment of Boron and will let me pass."
"The problem with the run to Pittsburgh is I have to travel through the Pittsburgh Debris Fields. It always puts me on edge moving through debris; you can't see hostiles until it's too late, and usually the police can't move in fast enough to help."
"We ship Boron from this plant into Bretonia, specifically Stokes and Southampton. It's a long and brutal run to those bases. You got Rogues here, Mollys there, and Outcasts in between. And they will all try and kill you for your cargo."
"A lot of them damned technocrats turn their noses up when a Bounty Hunter walks by, but they sure do get friendly when they need someone nabbed who's been stealing their goodies."
"Liberty is a good place to be if you are a Bounty Hunter; all the best contracts come right out of this system. The big corporations do their business here, and where there's business, there is crime, and that's where we come in"
"Plenty of Bounty Hunters have spent time on an LPI ship making Consumer Goods, but that is where I learned to think like the criminals that I hunt down. You see, before I went to the Huntsville I wasn't really a criminal. When I got out I had three choice: mine Boron, join the Rogues, or become a Bounty Hunter."
"South of here is Zone 21. You aren't going to find many criminals there; you have to keep heading south past 21 until you reach the Badlands. And let me tell you when they call it the Badlands, they mean it. There are guys in there who will smoke you before you have the chance to cry for your mama."
"Xenos don't really come this far into New York; mostly they try for Detroit weapon shipments on the west side of the system. Plus the amount of Junkers and Rogues between here and New Jersey makes for a rough trip if you're a Xeno. Most likely he'd be dead by now."
"Deep Space employs a large part of Liberty's labor force; some would call them the lower class. But the employees at Deep Space are not underpaid; we take good care of aour people, even the miners in the boron fields."
"The Construction Machinery we use in our mining operations here is shipped to us from Houston. There are all kinds of scumbags in Texas that make life difficult for us shippers, And once we get into New York, that doesn't mean that things necessarily get any better."
"The Pittsburgh Debris Field is mined out in the north, but there is still plenty of scrap in the south, and that's where you'll find the majority of Junkers who come into our fields."
"The Rogues in the area can make it difficult for us to keep our operations running smoothly. The LPI at Ft. Bush are spread too thinly in this area to interdict all the Rogues attacks on our Trade Lane."
"The Trade Lane technology that Ageira uses to run its Jump Gates is its most sensative secret. We manufacture the Trade Lanes, but the real technology, the Jump Gate "engine" if you will, is housed in a black box that is plugged into the Ring that we construct. Any attempt to open the box will cause it to self-destruct, and it usually takes whoever was trying to open the box with it."
"Though Deep Space is primarily a manufacturing firm, we do dabble in mining. And this base is an example of that since we extract Boron here. We also have a Fertilizer production facility in Houston."
"We ship Water and Food from Manhattan to our base here. They are basic supplies that all bases require for maintaining their populations. It's surprising how many people die trying to ship or steal the most basic things."
"Most of the Junkers in this area aren't really doing anything illegal, just looking for scrap. Occasionally we'll catch one of them trying to steal some equipment, which means we are gonna bust some Rogues that the Junker will rat out to save his own hide."
"The police maintain a presence here on behalf of Deep Space Engineering. We try to keep an eye on the Lanes that this bases's suppliers use to deliver the supplies needed to keep this place running. The Rogues love to hang out in the Pittsburgh Field. It provides ample cover for their attacks, and they can sell their goods at the Junker base in the Jersey Field."
"The shipping companies that come to this base are alwayus whining about not having enough protection in this area. We simply don't have enough men to spread around this much space. But our patrols keep the route to this base relatively safe."
"Mining Machinery is brought to this base from Essen in New Berlin. This is a very dangerous run to make between Rheinland and Liberty. Some of the most dangerous criminals in all of Sirius haunt those Independent Worlds, not to mention the ciminals within House space on either side."
"Our transports take containers of Boron from here to the Sugarland Smelter in Texas. Even though this is Liberty my superiors in Rheinland are making sure we do our shipping on time and on schedual."
"This station requires our services in many ways. It just goes to show that Liberty would not be all that she is without the support of the other Houses. Mining Machinery is brought to this base from Ft. Bush."
"Some of the Mining Machinery that we ship comes from Essen in New Berlin. Republican brings a good deal of machinery into this base, but they cannot handle all of the demand. That's why we make the run also, as dangerous as it is."
"The Boron produced here is shipped by us to the Norfolk Shipyard, the Pueblo Plant in Colorado, and the Sugarland Smelter in Texas. As you can see, Universal Shipping travels throughout Liberty to meet all of her shipping needs."
"Universal provides this facility with the majority of its supplies from Ft. Bush: Mining Machinery, Pharmaceuticals, Food, and H-Fuel. The exception is Consumer Goods, which we ship to this base from Houston."