Even visual scans show that Habitat 7 is no longer a promising settlement world. The planet's atmosphere is largely argon-nitrogen, and little of the projected plant life has survived.
Satellite ID: Hyperion 1433-0
Power readings: 6.4%
System report: Internal circuitry damaged by Scourge exposure
Status: Currently inactive but salvageable
A standard monitoring satellite. Its registration shows that it was deployed accidentally from the Hyperion during its collision with the Scourge.
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The planet known as Habitat 7 was one of the "golden worlds" selected by the Andromeda Initiative for early settlement. Signs pointed to a lush and biologically diverse tropical region that could easily support an outpost.
With no communications from the Nexus or sister arks upon arrival in the Heleus Cluster, the Hyperion approached Habitat 7 to begin survey and settlement operations as soon as possible, but even visual assessments showed that the planet was no longer viable. Habitat 7 is now a storm-wracked world with an unbreathable argon-nitrogen atmosphere. Intense magnetic activity in unknown metallic elements interacts with the storms, causing interesting but highly destructive electrical phenomena.
The investigating Pathfinder team encountered hostile alien life and strange technology on the surface. Reactivating this technology caused a noticeable change in the conditions on Habitat 7. However, the planet is still unsuitable for settlement, and the resulting activation ultimately claimed the life of Alec Ryder, the human Pathfinder.