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Mendel is a space colony in the Cosmic Era timeline and first appears in the series Mobile Suit Gundam SEED.


An Island 3 type colony located at Lagrange 4.


The Mendel colony housed the GARM R & D (Genetic Advanced Reproductive Medical Research Development) advanced genetic research facility, the research laboratory of Dr. Ulen Hibiki, one of the leading researchers in genetics. It was here that the Ultimate Coordinator project was conducted, as was the creation of clones of industrialist Al Da Flaga, father of Mu La Flaga.

Prior to the beginning of the First Alliance-PLANT War, the colony was abandoned due to a viral outbreak, However, sometime after the outbreak a small team of ZAFT researchers were stationed at Mendel, trying to recover samples of George Glenn's DNA that were stored at the research facilities there.

Mendel became the temporary base of operations for the Three Ships Alliance in the waning days of the First Alliance-PLANT War. The Three Ships Alliance would abandon the colony after ZAFT and the Earth Alliance attacked them during the Battle of Mendel. The Three Ships Alliance would abandon Mendel during the battle.


Notes & Trivia

  • The Mendel colony is quite appropriately named after Gregor Mendel, a 19th-century Austrian monk who is often referred to as the "father of genetics". His experiments studying the inheritance of traits in pea plants laid the foundation for our modern understanding of genetics.

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