Ares as viewed from Naval Station Mimmi Islands
|Orbital distance||1.52 AU|
|Day length||~24.5 hours|
|Year length||~687 Earth days|
|Atmosphere composition||51% nitrogen, 31% oxygen, 5% helium, 1% neon, 12% other gases|
|Surface pressure||0.8 atm|
|Factions||Eteno Imperial Triumvirate|
|Major imports||Mining equipment|
|Major exports||Small arms, minerals, industrial equipment|
It is believed that Ares's surface had surface water and possibly a lush surface at some point in history. A degradation in the planet's magnetic field resulted in the loss of atmosphere, and thus the loss of temperature and pressure required for surface water. When Buyuk forces were finally evicted from Sol at the end of the War on Gaea, Planet Tech was awarded a contract to terraform Ares.
In 2003 AD, the terraforming process was initiated, and in eighty-two years, the planet was transformed from a lifeless iron oxide-covered world into a green world ripe for habitation.
In 2086 AD, the first settlers moved to Ares. Agricultural and mining communities were soon established, and by 2143, Ares has become a well developed and established colony. Its economy relies primarily on the manufacture of weaponry with the use of iron mined on the planet. Some farming supports the population, but agriculture is a small and only mildly developed part of the economy.
Tourism is a burgeoning sector on Ares, centered around the planet's spectacular geographic features and shallow oceans. Olympus Mons is a popular travel destination, and facilities have been built into the mountain itself. While historically constrained, the Martian economy and population is becoming diverse. Ares is slowly becoming a cross section of the Eteno nation, and is one of the richest outer colonies in Imperial space.