|Planet Name||Class||Diametre (km)||Position||Moons||Gravity||Day (hrs.)||Atmosphere||Climate||Industry|
|Rigel Xb||H||20,500||Xb (moon)||0||0.8G||22.0||Thin Oxygen/Argon||Cold Desert||Trade|
Rigel Xb - Class H - Independant
Location: Beta Quadrant
Dominant Species: Orion, mixed
Population: 2 million people mixed species
Capital: Kohlor Station
Gravity: 0.8 g
Land mass percentage: 45%
Rigel X, is the tenth planet of the Rigel system, in the Beta Quadrant. It is a Class J superjovian gas giant, twice the size of Jupiter. It emits radiant heat.
Rigel X is best known for its moon, Rigel Xb, or Kohlor, which is often called simply "Rigel X" itself. Kohlor is a large Class H moon, with a gravity of 0.8 g. It is a cold desert world, 45% covered in water ice and snow, with a thin oxygen/argon atmosphere. The radiant heat of Rigel X keeps the moon just barely livable.
Nevertheless, Kohlor is home to some 2 million people from many species, and 100,000 Orions, including both permanent residents and itinerant traders, spies, mercenaries, and starship crews from many worlds. They formed a cosmopolitan society based entirely around trade, and managed by a corporate government. Nearly all their activities took place indoors and underground, in Kohlor Station. It was known as the "Rigel colony" to Starfleet in 2161.
The very first Starfleet vessel to visit the Rigel system was the Enterprise (NX-01), when Captain Jonathan Archer tracked the Klingon Klaang and the Suliban Cabal to Rigel X in 2151. It returned in 2155 with Shran to track Orion slavers that had kidnapped Aenar from Andoria, and again in 2161 to find Shran's kidnapped daughter Talla . Since that time, Starfleet activity has only increased, both at Rigel X and in the rest of the Rigel system, but was never without incident.
The development of dilithium mining on Rigel XII brought increased profits to Kohlor.
It was still in business and unchanged in the late 24th century, even after the Dominion War, and remained neutral and independent.
As well as the possibility of trade, Kohlor Station produces hydroponically grown food, water harvested from the ice, and a variety of other supplies and services to passing ships, along with decadent entertainment for R&R. Those on the station also mine and refine Helium-3 and antimatter from Rigel X's orbit, which they sell. A defense grid dating back to the Fourth Orion Empire protects the world from most attacks bar the most extreme, while Rigel X's outermost position in the system and reduced gravity make navigation easy, thus making it an attractive place to trade. It is considered a gateway between the wider galaxy and the mysteries of Rigel.