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- Name, meaning and Constellation: Beta Aquilae, Aquila. The name comes from the Arabic term الشاهين aš-šāhīn the (peregrine) falcon. This pseudo-Arabic name is derived from the Persian Šāhīn tarāzū (or possibly Šāhīn tara zed).
- Other name(s) and meaning: Alschairn, Alshain
- Distance from Sol: 44.7 ly, 13.7 pc
- Type of System: Binary
- Color: G8-Yellow Subgiant, M3-Red Dwarf
- Right Ascension: 19h 55m 18.799s
- Declination: +6° 24' 24.29"
- 2335: The GTD Hades is destroyed, ending the Hades Rebellion.
- The Beta Aquilae Convention, or BETAC, is signed by representatives of the Vasudan and Terran governments in 2358
- With the ratification of BETAC, Beta Aquilae becomes the new capital of the Galactic Terran-Vasudan Alliance and the GTVA Security Council (see Debriefing 6 of Into the Maelstrom ).