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The Orb Orbital Satellite Ame No Minashira (Pillar of Heaven) is a military based satellite owned by the Sahaku family.


Originally constructed as the first part of an orbital elevator proposed to be built by Uzumi Nara Athha in C.E. 58. The station itself was meant to be used to manufacture parts of the orbital elevator using resources transported from the moon and asteroids. However, War broke out between Earth Alliance and PLANT, forcing Orb to build-up its military and convert Ame No Minashira into a weapons factory. Due to their close ties with the military, the Sahaku family was appointed to watch over the facility.

The satellite's workers are of people that have fled the Orb Union during the EA invasion. The satellite is a production facility for the mass-production mobile suit MBF-M1A M1A Astray. It is also seen that the facility held the MBF-P01-Re2AMATU Gundam Astray Gold Frame Amatsu Mina, a GAT-X133 Sword Calamity, a GAT-333 Raider Full Spec, a GAT-X255 Forbidden Blue, two GAT-01D Long Dagger, and numerous MBF-M1 Astrays. Because it is located in a weightless environment, the facility is ideal for producing advanced materials requiring the low weight conditions needed to achieve stable quality, such as materials for Phase Shift armor and Foaming metal used in the construction of the Astray prototypes and the mass production version.

During the latter part of the First Alliance-PLANT War, Junk Guild member Lowe Guele approached Mina Sahaku at Ame No Mihashira and requested use of the facility to construct the parts that would complete and bring out the full power of the YMF-X000A Dreadnought. Mina granted the request.


Cosmic Era locations
Locations in space
Ame-no-Mihashira | Aprilius One | Armory One | Artemis | Boaz | Heliopolis | Jachin Due | Junius Seven | Mendel | Messiah | Yggdrasil
Locations on the moon
Arzachel Lunar Base | Copernicus City | Daedalus Lunar Base | Endymion Base | Lorentz Crater | Ptolemaeus Lunar Base
Locations on Earth
Carpentaria Base | Gibraltar Base | Gulnahan Ravine | Heaven's Base | JOSH-A | Panama Base | Victoria Base