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These are various locations from the Cosmic Era timeline of the anime metaseries Gundam.

Locations in space

Ame-no-Mihashira

An Orb Union space station under control of the Sahaku twins. The station includes facilities to construct and repair mobile suits and is protected by a large number of MBF-M1 M1 Astray units as well as several prototype mobile suits.

Aprilius One

Aprilius One is a Space Colony and the capital of the PLANTs and home to the PLANT Supreme Council. This is due to the fact that April 1 was the birthday of George Glenn, the first Coordinator. Because of this it is a major attack target for the Earth Alliance during both wars with ZAFT.

Armory One

A PLANT-type military colony, located at Lagrange 4. It was built after the first war and became the testing ground of the new Second Generation Gundam mobile suits of ZAFT.
Armoury One

Artemis asteroid

Artemis is an asteroid fortress in Earth orbit at Lagrange 3, in the possession of the Eurasian Federation. Despite being protected by a powerful Lightwave Barrier energy shield, it was considered strategic worthless.

Boaz asteroid

A ZAFT military asteroid, which was once an EA Republic of East Asia station called Nova. It was destroyed by the Earth Alliance with nuclear missiles after they have acquired the Neutron Jammer Canceller technology.

Debris Belt

The Debris Belt is a huge ring of many junk, like old satellites, empty tanks, destroyed space ships and mobile suits and even the remains of destroyed colonies (like Junius Seven), which came into the range of Earth’s gravity. Because of the gravity sometimes parts of the belt spiral inwards and fall on Earth. In C.E. 71 the Archangel enters the belt to get water supplies (which they get in form of huge ice blocks). In C.E. 73 the Earth Alliance special force Phantom Pain attacks the ZAFT ship Minerva inside the belt.

Collapsed PLANTs

December colony

December colony

During the failed attack on Aprilius One, the misguided beam originating from the Requiem superweapon destroyed four Januarius PLANTs, causing massive civilian loss of life. Januarius 4 crashed into December 7 and 8 and this two colonies were also destroyed in a matter of seconds.

DSSD Troya Station

DSSD Troya Station is a space station that was built by ZAFT, but now belongs to the DSSD and is used for research on the Stargazer project. The external Laser Transmission Station Apollon A also belongs to this station. When the GSX-401FW Stargazer is completed its new propulsion system called "Voiture Lumiere" is tested near this station. The station is badly damaged when the Phantom Pain special forces attack it. However, the main structure of the station, such as the rotating rings and the central core, remains largely intact. Apollon A was not damaged in the attack.

Factory

A secret factory hidden in the rock mass of the asteroid belt. It has connections with the Terminal organization.

Graveyard

The Graveyard is a makeshift space colony within the Debris Belt, cobbled together from the remains of various spaceships and space stations within the belt. The Graveyard was inhabited by a community of craftsmen who practiced mostly forgotten arts, until they were nearly wiped out by pirate raiders. The last survivor was Un No, an eccentric old swordsman who trained Junk Guild tech Lowe Guele and gave him the Gerbera Straight mobile suit katana. Un No died in late CE 71, rendering the Graveyard uninhabited.

Heliopolis colony

Heliopolis is a neutral space colony and territory of the Orb Union. The colony was attacked by ZAFT, after they became aware, that mobile suits for the Earth Alliance were built there. In the ensuing battle, the colony was destroyed.

Jachin Due

Jachin Due was a resource satellite that was converted to a military space fortress by ZAFT forces. It was destroyed in the last battle of the first PLANT/EA war.

Junius Seven colony

Junius Seven was the infamous PLANT-type colony, which was destroyed in a nuclear attack by the Earth Alliance, triggering the Bloody Valentine War. Some years later, its remains were dropped on Earth, causing another war.

Liteiria colony

Liteiria was an O'Neill "Island Three" colony which was not affiliated with any nation. Like the Orb Union, Liteiria accepted both Naturals and Coordinators into its population, and sought to create a society where humans of all genetic types could live together in peace. Deciding that this goal could not be accomplished within the Earth Sphere, the people of Liteiria secretly hired the Junk Guild to install a massive thermonuclear pulse thruster on their colony so that they could move it to Jupiter, far beyond the reach of any Earth-based conflicts. While its strategically irrelevant location had previously caused both ZAFT and the Earth Alliance to ignore Liteiria, when they learned about the colonists' intentions an Alliance fleet was dispatched to the colony. However, Junk Guild techs Lowe Guele and Liam Garfield and Serpent Tail mercenaries Gai Murakumo and Elijah Kiel fought off the fleet and allowed Liteiria time to escape.

Mendel colony

Mendel colony

Mendel colony

An Island 3 type colony abandoned due to a viral outbreak, Mendel became the temporary base of operations for the Three Ships Alliance in the waning days of the Bloody Valentine War. The GARM R & D (Genetic Advanced Reproductive Medical Research Development) advanced genetic research facility is located here. Prior to being abandoned, Mendel was home to the research laboratory of Dr. Ulen Hibiki, one of the leading researchers in genetics - it was here that the Ultimate Coordinator project was conducted, as was the creation of clones of industrialist Al Da Flaga, father of Mu La Flaga. In addition to the Three Ships Alliance, there is a small team of ZAFT researchers operating at Mendel, trying to recover samples of George Glenn's DNA that were stored at the research facilities there.

It should be noted that the Mendel colony is quite appropriately named after Gregor Mendel, a 19th-century Austrian monk who is often referred to as the "father of genetics". His experiments studying the inheritance of traits in pea plants laid the foundation for our modern understanding of genetics.

Yggdrasil

Locations on the Moon

Arzachel lunar base

The new moon base built after the first war to replace the destroyed Ptolemaeus base. Destroyed by the ZAFT-controlled Requiem superweapon.

Copernicus city

The first city built on the moon. It seems to be neutral, allowing people from all nations to enter it.

Daedalus lunar base

An EA base situated on the dark side of the moon. The Requiem weapon is stationed there.

Endymion Crater

A crater on the moon which was once the site of a massive EA resource base. It was also the place of the last battle of the Grimaldy Front on June 2, CE 70, during which the Alliance used a Cyclops System located underneath the base to destroy both their own troops as well as most ZAFT forces at the battle.

Lorentz Crater

The site of the only ZAFT lunar base ever established. From there, ZAFT attacked the Ptolemaeus base several times begin with May 3, CE 70. ZAFT eventually abandoned the base after the disastrous losses during the last moon battle at the Endymion Crater.

Ptolemaeus lunar base

The first lunar base built by the EA. Destroyed at the end of the First Bloody Valentine War by ZAFT's GENESIS superweapon.

Locations on Earth

Carpentaria Base

The first major base of ZAFT on Earth located in the Gulf of Carpentaria on the northern coast of Australia.

Gibraltar Base

Gibraltar Base

Gibraltar Base

The second major base of ZAFT on Earth. The Gibraltar land formation was captured by ZAFT on May 25, CE 70 after the First Battle of Casablanca and soon after construction of the base started. From this base ZAFT attacked Europe and Africa. On July 24, CE 71 the base is attacked by the Earth Alliance and ZAFT is forced to leave the base and withdraw from Europe. However, after the signing of the Treaty of Junius, the base is returned to ZAFT as a permanent Earth base.

Giga-Float

Built by the Earth Alliance for civilian use, the Giga-Float is a gigantic artificial island, which carries a fifty-kilometer-long Mass Driver. The Earth Alliance obtained the help of the Junk Guild to build the Giga-Float, which would, after its construction, remain constantly on the move. The Mercenary Group Serpent Tail were also hired by the Earth Alliance to protect the Giga-Float until its completion. As the Giga-Float was nearing completion, Rondo Ghina Sahaku took the incomplete, upgraded Gold Frame out to attempt to destroy the Giga-Float. Lowe Gear's Red Frame engaged Gold Frame, and was severely damaged. Gold Frame left after being engaged by Gai Murakumo's Blue Frame, equipped with underwater combat equipment. The Giga-Float was subsequently repaired and completed.

Gulnahan Ravine

The Gulnahan Ravine is a strategic pass east of Suez, where the Earth Alliance built a military base during the second war. It had a Lohengrin Positron Cannon and a single Gellghe to protect it from any attack, it was able to destroy multiple warships and mobile suit. This base was later destroyed by the Minerva.

Indian Ocean Outpost

It is an Equatorial Union front-line base built to defend the Carpentaria base while it was still under construction. It is located in Sumatran territory. Due to a shortage of workforce during construction, local residents were forcibly conscripted. About twenty GAT-04 Windam units and a handful of Linear Tanks were deployed at the base.

Heaven's Base

The new main headquarters of the Earth Alliance military on Earth after the destruction of JOSH-A, it was a major factory of mobile suit along with other military equipments. It was eventually conquered by ZAFT.

JOSH-A

Also known as Alaska Base, JOSH-A was the central command center of the Earth Alliance in CE 71. It was the target of a huge ZAFT attack, which was however a trap of the EA, who destroyed the base with a Cyclops System.

Lagash Base

The Lagash Base is a secret underwater supply facility maintained by ZAFT in the Pacific Ocean. It supports six enormous submarines that are used to resupply ZAFT's Carpentaria Base and Gibraltar Base. The base consists of several interconnected dome structures, with docking facilities for the submarines. When the Mars vessel Acidalium is damaged in battle with a Phantom Pain squad in late CE 73, it docks at Lagash for emergency repairs at the suggestion of Isaac Mau, a ZAFT observer aboard the ship. It is named for an ancient Sumerian city Lagash.

Lodonia

The Earth Alliance's Extended laboratory. Here, members of Blue Cosmos tried to create living weapons to fight with the same efficiency as Coordinators out of kidnapped, and/or undrafted children. Those who weren't competitive enough or couldn't keep up with progress were discarded. In late CE 73, people started seeing trucks and mobile suits move in and out of the area so they alerted ZAFT of this. ZAFT forces then captured the facility and disabled all explosives meant to destroy the lab should it fall into enemy hands.

Mahamul Base

At the northern point of the Persian Gulf, ZAFT built a base to defend against the Earth Alliance base at Suez. Joachim Ruddle is the commandant of the base.

Onogoro Island

One of several islands in the archipelago which makes up the Orb Union. Onogoro is controlled by the Orb Union military which holds the ports, fleet, anything military and also by Morgenroete. Morgenroete Inc. munitions company is located on the island, and its high-security facilities are protected even from satellite surveillance. The 50 km long Kaguya mass driver is also located on the island, held together by a mass of smaller islands.
Onogoro Island

The name Onogoro is derived from an island in Japanese mythology.

Panama Spaceport

The Panama Spaceport is one of the few locations on Earth which holds a mass driver. The spaceport is located in Central America but is destroyed in CE 71 by ZAFT.

Suez Base

An Earth Alliance base located in the Suez Canal, it is the largest base in the region. It is an important supply distribution route for the Earth Alliance.

Victoria Base

One of military bases on Earth which holds a mass driver. The base was attacked two times by ZAFT during the first war and captured during the second attack. It was eventually retaken by Earth Alliance in CE 71.

See also

Space Colony

Cosmic Era locations
Locations in space
Ame-no-Mihashira | Aprilius One | Armory One | Artemis | Heliopolis | Jachin Due | Junius Seven | Yggdrasil
Locations on the moon
Arzachel Lunar Base | Copernicus City | Daedalus Lunar Base | Endymion Base | Lorentz Crater | Ptolemaeus Lunar Base
Locations on Earth
Carpentaria Base | Gulnahan Ravine | Heaven's Base | JOSH-A | Panama Spaceport | Victoria Base

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