O'Neill colony
Outer Space / Technology

A cylinder-shaped space colony proposed by Dr. Gerard K. O'Neill. Beyond Coast is the first and last O'Neill colony. Designed by American and European engineers, the shortcomings discovered with the colony, combined with Tokugawa's political influence, have meant that another O'Neill model will not be built. This has led some to argue that the ISPA and Tokugawa are too closely connected. The only designs thus far implemented for mid-sized and above colonies have been the O'Neill model and the torus model, with others, such as the dumbbell and sphere models, yet to be realized.

Outer Space / Technology

An unregistered EMPS used on the Tokugawa Moon Plant for various plant operations and defense purposes. Named after Dr. Hermann Oberth, one of the founding fathers of rocketry and astronautics. It was designed and constructed solely by the Tokugawa Group, and as such the Tokugawa logo can be found on its body. Used mainly for mining and transport work, with its pilot wearing a hard suit while onboard. One of its notable features is its 2 large manipulator arms, used for excavating and transporting materials.

Acronyms / Society

Acronym for Old Los Angeles. Present-day Los Angeles is now located to the north of here, the LA of the 20th century. Known to its inhabitants as the "Angel-less City". Its famous 20th century subway system has also been abandoned.

osmotic pressure system
Life Science

A system that uses osmotic pressure to evenly circulate a controlled amount of a substance throughout the human body even in weightlessness. Employed in products such as Tokugawa Pharmaceuticals's K-9 DDS capsule.

Outer Space Labor Standards Law
Outer Space / Society

The law that set the minimum standards for working hours and conditions in outer space. All work on Lunar and other space bases is carried out in accordance with this law. The maximum amount of time anyone is normally allowed to work continuously in space is 180 days, with any period of time extending beyond that prohibited.

Outer Space Medical Examination System
Life Science / Outer Space / Society / Technology

The system set up to help prevent a pathogen like a virus from entering a closed environment such as a space colony. All spaceports are staffed by specialist doctors who perform a full space medical exam on all arriving persons.

Outer Space Treaty
Outer Space / Society

An international treaty that established standards for the exploration of outer space and celestial bodies, as well as all other applications for space. Its official name is the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, Including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies. Based on the 1963 United Nations resolution commending the efforts of the United States and Soviet Union to prevent the militarization of space, this treaty bans any country from carrying out off-Earth military activities, limiting the use of space and celestial bodies to peaceful purposes. It also states that no country can lay claim to a colonized celestial body, as it would belong to all mankind.

BCP carries out all rescue operations on Beyond Coast in accordance with the Agreement on the Rescue of Astronauts, the Return of Astronauts, and the Return of Objects Launched into Outer Space, one of the three so-called "space treaties".