Universal World Profile: Sahul A35162-7 X
Mass: 0.53 × Earth (3.17 × 10²⁴kg)
Radius: 0.781 × Earth (4, 980km)
Circumference: 0.781 × Earth (31, 290 km)
Gravity: 0.87g (8.52m/s²)
Semi-major axis: 1, 439, 543.684 km
Orbital period: 705, 000 seconds (195.883 hours, 8.16 earth days)
Local day length: 87560 seconds (24 hours, 19.333.. minutes)
Local “year”: 288 days (9 months = 36 weeks with 8 days per week, 0.7996347032 × Earth year)
Sahul, officially BSCI-1422 b 2, is the second moon of the second planet “Satella” in the BSCI-1422 system.
A relatively recent large impact covered the brittle crust of this captured moon in hairline fractures. Over time, tidal forces forced the cracks further open, creating large canyons reaching down towards the mantle, where, exposed to the vacuum of space, magma from the mantle solidified into flat basalt caps covering the floor of the canyons somewhere between 30km and 40km below the nominal surface. This also contributed significantly to the cooling of the mantle and core, and brought material from the mantle up to the floor of the canyons.
Sahul is governed at the highest level by a bicameral parliament, consisting of, on one hand, representatives of worker co-operatives and syndicates, as chosen via sortition from their consituent unions, and on the other, the representatives of each settlement.
Each settlement or administrative area is free to select their representative as they wish, and the method of selection can be changed via a referendum.
Industry representatives, on the other hand, are chosen from the ground up; each individual organisation (typically worker co-operatives, limited to 1000 members) selects a representative from their (invested, non-apprentice) members, however they wish. These members represent their organisation’s interests within the local assembly of the relevant industry. A number of representatives proportional to the total number of members of the constituent organisations is chosen at random to represent the assembly as a whole at the federal parliament.
Political parties, while not disalowed, are restricted and are generally more of a voting guideline than organisations of strict rules, typically relating to specific issues. A member can be, and typically is, a representative of multiple parties, as aligns with their own beliefs or those of the organisations they represent.
To pass legislation, a bill must be supported by the majority of both houses.