Rubicon is the sixth planet orbiting White Sun.
Rubicon is home to one of only three active terraforming operations in the White Sun region. Approximately 5,000 terraformers call Rubicon home for the time being.
Many observers believe that the terraforming of Rubicon was delayed to ensure that settlers would be more likely to leave the Core, increasing the populations of the border worlds where labour needs were far greater than on the Central Planets. Others believe that internal Terraforming Consortium politics were to blame – as the list of scheduled terraforming projects grew shorter, the Consortium would finish its run by terraforming a Central Planet, perhaps duplicating their tremendous success on Santo.
The Terraforming Consortium has not yet released the anticipated completion date for the ongoing effort to turn Rubicon into a viable Central Planet.