Altair III is the third planet in the Altair star system. This world is the location of an old earth colony. Altair III gained its independence at the end of the Galactic Revolution.
On Altair III there are several major land masses and a wide variety of climatic and surface conditions, ranging from tundra to desert. The vast majority of the land surface is temperate or semi-temperate.
Altair III was colonized by the Humans in 2522. When the Revolution began in 2560, Altair was the first to declare its independence. As of 2875, Altair had 8'000 colonists.