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- Name, meaning and Constellation: Alpha Scorpii, Scorpio. The name "Antares" comes from the Greek Αντάρης, meaning (holds) against Ares (Mars).
- Other name(s) and meaning: Ķalb al Άķrab (Arabic for Scorpion's heart), Kardia Scorpiou/Καρδια Σκορπιου and Cor Scorpii (direct translations in Greek and Latin respectively of Ķalb al Άķrab), Satevis (Persian name).
- Distance from Sol: 604.006 ly, 185.185 pc
- Type of System: Binary
- Spectral Class: M1.5-Red Supergiant, B2.5-Blue Main Sequence
- Right Ascension: 16h 29m 24.461s
- Declination: -26° 25' 55.209"
- 1/10/2335: Location of Operation Thresher, which ended in a Terran defeat with 504 pilots dead and 14 missing.
- 1/15/2335: Site of Lt. Alexander McCarthy's rendezvous with the Vasudans during his attempted defection.
- 1/15/2335: First official encounter between the Galactic Terran Alliance, Parliamentary Vasudan Navy and Shivans during escort of the GTSC Plato.
- 2/15/2335: Site of a small Hammer of Light base of operations destroyed by GTA forces, and a point of retreat for Vasudan forces fleeing from the HoL following their decimation in Vega.
- Became headquarters of the Antares Federation after the collapse of the Galactic Terran Alliance.
- Apparent location of a GTVA convention signing (Return to Babel; GTVA Security Act, Antares Convention, Section 15-5-7.)