|Orbit||9,378 km from parent (mean)|
|Diameter||27 x 21.6 x 18.8 km|
|Mean Temperature||40°K (-233°C)|
|Political Affiliation||Fenspace Convention|
Phobos (systematic designation: Mars I) is the larger and closer of Mars' two small moons, the other being Deimos. It is named after the Greek god Phobos (which means "fear"), a son of Ares (Mars). A small, irregularly shaped object, Phobos orbits about 9,377 km from the center of Mars, closer to its primary than any other planetary moon.
Again, gentle reader, this section is but a placeholder as we don't have a comprehensive history of the settlement of Phobos at hand. Fear not, eventually one of our brighter lights will come up with something entertaining. --The Mgt.
Places of Interest
Most of the action is at Port Phobos. Port Phobos began as a freight waystation for material headed to Helium and Port Lowell, but rapidly mutated into the single largest port facility in Fenspace, outstripping Stellvia and Crystal Tokyo in terms of cargo and passengers moved. This rapid growth has turned Port Phobos into a free-floating version of Manhattan, with almost as high a population density. The internal habitat is slowly hollowing out the entire moon, using the mined material to build ever more elaborate networks of docks and skyscrapers on the outer surface.
The main administrative offices of the Artemis Foundation were also located in Port Phobos from the foundation's creation in April 2014 until the end of that year.
- Phobos 360
- Astronomy Picture of the Day, 2013 December 25 - an animation of an orbit around Phobos.