Beyond the Black
Far Reach II
Station Type: O’Neill Cylinder, Venus
Primary Languages: Japanese, Russian
The largest private station in Venus orbit, Far Reach II is owned by Omnicor. Here, 75,000 researchers and support staff work on both advanced nanofabrication and unusual techniques in chemical manufacturing. Much of the cutting edge chemical data used here is gathered from a specially-designed aerostat hovering at an altitude of between 5 and 20 kilometers known as Deep Reach. Workers on Far Reach II teleoperate surface shells via Deep Reach using farcaster links. Several other research, chemtech, and mining hypercorps lease facilities on both Far Reach II and Deep Reach, working in collaboration with Omnicor or focusing in specialized areas the larger corp does not.