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"We spent a decade searching for Origae–6. We vetted it, we ran the simulations, we mapped the terrain. It's what we trained for."
Katherine Daniels to Chris Oram (from Alien: Covenant)

Origae–6 was a planet located in Sector ORI-6 D-595. Chosen for colonization by virtue of its breathable atmosphere and workable land, it was the destination of the Weyland-Yutani Corporation colony ship USCSS Covenant, which embarked on an ill–fated attempt to reach it in 2104.

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"What do you think it's going to be like?"
Daniels discussing Origae–6 with a disguised David (from Alien: Covenant)

Origae–6 was a terrestrial planet[3] located in Sector ORI-6 D-595.[1] As of 2104, it was earmarked for human settlement by the newly–formed United Americas[4] and was the intended destination of the Weyland-Yutani Corporation colony ship USCSS Covenant. Discovered and exhaustively researched by a team including terraformist Katherine Daniels,[3] Origae–6 was found to possess near–Earth–standard gravity, land with dirt capable of producing plowable soil and refinable ore, a breathable atmosphere, and surface water including oceans[2] and a lake. The latter feature was located in the terraforming zone designated for the establishment of the Covenant colony; after the death of her husband and ship's captain Jake Branson during the voyage, Daniels confided to ship's synthetic Walter that Branson had planned to construct a cabin on its shoreline.[3]

The Covenant was later hijacked by the rogue synthetic David after the ship was diverted to a mysterious world. Replacing Walter and impersonating him, David sent a message to Weyland–Yutani informing the Company that the Covenant was keeping on its original course to Origae–6[3] while intending to use the ship's complement of colonists and remaining crew in his experiments.[5] Between 2110 and 2112, a period of time in which the Far Spinward Colonies were lost and the 20 Parsec Limit was established, the expedition to Origae–6 was declared overdue.[4]

Origae–6 shared a name with the star Origae B[6] which, like its namesake, was located Trailward from Earth.[4]

Behind the scenes[]

Origae–6 was first mentioned in Alien: Covenant x Audi lunar quattro, a short released to promote the 2017 film Alien: Covenant.[7] Alien: The Roleplaying Game mistakenly places Origae–6 in Sector 87.[8]

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