Solar Council - Protected Bodies (50)

The list of Solar System Protected Bodies - currently numbered at 50, comprise the 50 most important bodies throughout the Solar System. These Solar System bodies have been designated as protected because of their immense intrinsic value to all mankind which precludes these bodies from ever falling under the stewardship of any single private enterprise, or even, indeed, any single Government bound by the gravity hole of Earth.

These designated Solar System Protected Bodies (SSPB) fall into the category of administration under the Solar Council and outside the jurisdiction of the United Nations.

All other bodies in the Solar System are designated as 'free bodies up for grabs' by pioneering and buccaneering entrepreneurs out to exploit the riches that the Solar System has to offer.

However, non-protected bodies will not be free forever - Earth region objects will revert to the stewardship of the Solar Council at a yet to be determined date later this century. There will be further periods of time for objects in a series of other areas throughout the Solar System.

The next cab off the rank is the objects in the Asteroid Belt, and then objects in the Iovian System and within the orbit of Jupiter, and following that in the Saturnian System and within the orbit of Saturn, and following that in the Uranian System and within the orbit of Uranus, and the last stage of the process is the closure of the space for the objects in the Neptunian System and within the orbit of Neptune.

So, all-in-all, 6 stages of development to progress through for the Solar System as mankind steps into the mode of full-on exploitration of the Solar System throughout the 21st & 22nd Centuries.

A full list of Solar System Protected Bodies is provided below.

Protected Stars (1)

The Sun

Protected Planets (8)

Mercury

Venus

Earth (By historical precedent)

Mars

 

Jupiter

 

Saturn

 

Uranus

 

Neptune

 

Protected Comets (2)

 

Charon

 

Halley’s Comet

 

Earth’s Protected Moon (1)

 

The Moon

 

Jupiter’s Protected Moons (4)

 

Calllisto

 

Europa

 

Ganymede

 

Io

 

Saturn’s Protected Moons (9) + (2)

 

Dione

 

Enceladus

 

Hyperion

 

Iapetus

 

Mimas

 

Phoebe

 

Rhea

 

Tethys

 

Titan

 

Saturn’s Rings & Shepherd Moons (2)

 

Uranus’ Protected Moons (5)

 

Ariel

 

Miranda

 

Oberon

 

Titania

 

Umbriel

 

Neptune’s Protected Moons (3)

 

Nereid

 

Proteus

 

Triton

 

Asteroid Belt (6)

 

1 - Ceres

 

2 - Pallas

 

3 - Juno

 

4 - Vesta

 

5 - Astraea

 

10 - Hygiea 

 

Dwarf-Planets & Dwarf-Planet Candidates (9)

 

Ceres

 

Charon

 

Eris

 

Haumea

 

Makemake

 

Orcus

 

Pluto

 

Quaoar

 

Salacia

 

Sedna

 

TOTAL (50)