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Named Bodies, continuing
Going by size until we reach Pluto
Sun - research stations in close orbit, probably something secretive happening in one or two of them
Jupiter - a research station in atmo, a couple of stations in orbit dropping hoses down into atmo to pump up H and He to extract hydrogen-2, hydrogen-3, and (to a far lesser extent due to gravitational settling) helium-3
Saturn - same
Uranus - Same, except the He hasn't settled down to the core, making it slightly more profitable than siphoning the bigger two. Possibly have cloud city hanging out above the methane clouds (at pressure of 1 bar, temp somewhere around 60-70K?) being hella cold but still fricken cloud city
Neptune - same as uranus but with wind speeds roughly equivalent to tornadoes I don't really thing cloud city is happening
Earth - arcos and chernobylesque wilderness, trojan point: anarcho-commune, greek point: corporate tax haven/rich person disneyland/randian utopia
Venus - 1st draft done
Mars - 1st draft done
And now we reach the hard part, so much of the bodies in the solar system can best be described as "barren rock" that it gets hard to figure out how to make them memorable... The moons aren't so bad, it's just the Jovian's are all in the middle of a radiation belt that makes standing in a nuclear reactor sound like a good idea, any mixing of atmo's on titan will cause spontaneous combustion of the colony,
Ganymede (Jupiter) - Due to actually having a magnetosphere, the surface of ganymede only gets 8 rem a day, which isn't enough to kill you instantly. Sure, you'll die before you're twenty if you're exposed to those levels for extended periods of time, but that's what we make radiation shielding for. Though, truthfully, it doesn't really have a whole lot to recommend it.
Titan (Saturn) - I'm really not sure if I want to put colonies on Titan or not. Maybe protect it under the whatever act that protected the rings on the off chance that there might be life on the planet, if so there's still research stations there to try and find said life, possibly be another gripe with the central government.
Mercury - 1st draft done
Callisto (Jupiter) - actually has colony, mainly because it was the most habitable place to build things before europa's atmosphere thickened up. Major colony on the anti-jovian side. stuff...
Io (Jupiter) - MUSTAFAR!!!!!!!
Luna - Because it's so close, the Moon has a lot more colonies on it than it's general lack of anything to actually recommend it for colonization would suggest. It's also big in the whole science and low gee production facilities rackets.
Europa (Jupiter) - More terraforming. In europa's case we're pumping in atmo to get it up in the range of 6-9 bars of pressure, primarily ammonia or methane for the added heating. Once it has an atmo that would make venus proud it should heat up to the point that it has liquid water, and the soupy air also will shield it from the daily lethal dosage of Jupiter's radiation belt. Then you just make floating colonies on the now oceany surface and use heliox to prevent nitrogen narcosis. Going to need to see if oxygen toxicity is a danger at these levels, if so cut O2 from 21% to what ever needed to prevent.
Triton (Neptune) - Only slightly easier to terraform than pluto or eris, Triton is basically relegated to being a frozen husk until the sun expands, at which point it will probably continue being a frozen husk. Traditional outer rim colonies of hardy folk and silly scientists.
Eris (Trans-Nuptunian Object, Scattered Disk Object, Binary with Dysnomia) - Traditional outer rim colonies of hardy folk and silly scientists.
Pluto (Trans-Neptunian Object, Kuiper Belt Object, Binary with Charon) - Traditional outer rim colonies of hardy folk and silly scientists.