Arisia III is a human mining colony and the home of the orbital Arisia Mining Colony.
Arisia Mining Colony
The Arisia Mining Colony is an orbital colony over the planet Arisia III, put in place to mine the planet's valuable deposits of Quantium 40. The Colony itself consisted of two primary structures: the Orbital Refinery Platform and Inhabitant's Platform, both parked in parallel orbits, a safe distance from one another. The Inhabitant's Platform supports approximately one hundred and fifty workers and features some meagre but adequate facilities such as a bar, rec room and commissary along with the necessary docking facilities and office space for company business to take place.
The mining process involves the use of mobile robotic mining machines on the planet's surface that are controlled from the colony and deliver the Q-40 to giant, squat, beetle like mobile refineries which sort the valuable ores from the rock, which is later picked up by crew shuttles and taken to the Orbital Refinery Platform. Aside from routine inspections and repairs this is the only reason for workers to go planetside.