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The Universal Century (宇宙世紀 Uchū Seiki?, commonly abbreviated as UC) is the primary timeline of the Gundam anime metaseries.

Universal Century Gundam Animated & Live Action Works (Chronological Order)[]

Universal Century (Early/Intermediate)[]

Late Universal Century[]

Universal Century Gundam Animated & Live Action Works (In Order of Release)[]


  • July 20: The Apollo program of NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration of the United States, finally succeeded in sending mankind to the moon. This is the first footprint of mankind on the surface of the moon.[note 1][1]

Universal Century[]

U.C. 0001
  • The total population of Earth exceeds 9 billion. Immigration to the "high worlds" of the space colonies begins.[1]
  • The Laplace Space Station is built in Earth's Orbit. Ricardo Marcenas is elected as the first prime minister of the Earth Federation. During the calendar change ceremony, terrorists use solar powered explosives to destroy the Laplace Space Station, killing most of the inhabitants. One survivor, Syam Vist, comes across the Universal Century charter (Laplace's Box), which dictates that the inhabitants of space should be given self-governance without interference from the Earth. Realizing that the words contain the power to destroy the Earth Federation, Syam takes the document with him into hiding and marries into the influential Vist Family.
U.C. 0007
Jidan Nickard is born.[citation needed]
U.C. 0009
U.C. 0010
  • Construction of Side 1 (L1) Bunch 1 (Shangri-La) space colony is completed, construction of Construction of Side 2 (L4) Bunch 1 begins. [2]
U.C. 0015
U.C. 0016
The Federation establishes the Frontier Settlement Transport Bureau (FSTB)[2]
U.C, 0017
U.C. 0018
  • One-millionth “Spacenoid” baby born in Side 2 (L4).[1]
  • Side 1 (L1) Bunch 1 (Shangri-La)[citation needed] selected as site of the next Olympic Games,[1] Olympiad LII, the first to be held off the Earth.[citation needed]
U.C. 0020
U.C. 0022
  • The Earth Federation declares an end to warfare on the surface of earth.[3][2]
U.C. 0025
U.C. 0027
  • Von Braun, the first permanent lunar settlement, is established.[3][2]
  • The Lunar Economic Development Authority (LEDA), an independent non-governmental organization, is established.[citation needed]
U.C. 0030
  • Due to suspicions of forced immigration[citation needed], the Federation privatizes the Frontier Settlement Transport Bureau (FSTB), which becomes the Space Transport Enterprise Group (STEP).[2]
  • The population of the space colonies reaches 500 million.[citation needed]
U.C. 0034
  • The Federation again reorganizes the Space Transport Enterprise Group. An independent non-governmental organization, the Public Corporation of Space Transport (PCST), is established.[2]
  • Construction of Side 2 (L4) Bunch 1 space colony is completed.[1]
U.C. 0035
  • Construction of Side 3 Space colony begins.[2]
U.C. 0040
  • 40% of the Earth's population, approximately 5 billion have immigrated to space.[1][2][2]
  • The Philosophy of Elseim—that all mankind should leave Earth, the cradle of life, to conserve her immaculate state—began taking root [1][2]
U.C. 0044
U.C. 0045
  • Zeon Zum Deikun proposed Contolism (Elseim + Sidism = Contolism).[1]
  • The Minovsky Physics Society is founded at the Side 3 colony cluster.[3][2]
U.C. 0046
  • Zeon Zum Deikun advocates Contolism.
  • Crowley Hamon is born.
U.C. 0047
Development of the Minovsky-Ionesco fusion reactor begins.[2][note 3]
U.C. 0050
U.C. 0051
U.C. Alien Landholding Law passed.[citation needed]
Colony development plans announced frozen.[2]
U.C. 0052
U.C, 0053
Karen Joshua is born.
U.C. 0055
U.C. 0056
Shiro Amada is born at Side 2 L4.
U.C. 0059
The Earth Federation Forces implemented an armament enhancement programme for the 60's (the programme's main objective was the organization of the Space Force). Conversion of Luna II into a military base began.[1]
U.C. 0060
U.C. 0061
U.C. 0062
  • Zeon Zum Deikun proclaimed the declaration of independence of Side 3. Simultaneously, their National Defense Force was established.[1]
  • Dr. Minovsky issued his new theory, Minovsky Physics, predicting the existence of the Minovsky Particle.[1]
Artesia Som Deikun is born.
U.C. 0063
Amuro Ray was born.[5]
U.C. 0064
  • The EFF conducts a naval review. The new spaceships developed as part of the Year 60 Armament Reinforcement Plan take centre stage.
  • Hayato Kobayashi and Fraw Bow are born.
U.C. 0065
  • The researchers of the Minovsky Physics Society observe a unique electromagnetic effect, which leads to the discovery of the Minovsky particle.[4]
  • A political schism between Zeon Zum Deikun and the influential Zabi family is made public.
U.C. 0067
  • The Federation Government intensified its economic pressure on Side 3.[1]
  • Construction plan for Side 7 (L3) announced.
  • Terrance Richman and Ullhammer T. Keynes demonstrate the Raiant R-7 prototype humanoid robot to Rob Torres.
U.C. 0068
  • Zeon Zum Daikun died (allegedly assassinated). Degwin Zabi succeeds Zeon as leader (claiming that Zeon had appointed him).[1]
  • Scharnhorst Buch purchases the good name of the Ronah noble European family.
U.C. 0069
  • The ZEF becomes the cadre of a new and vastly expanded Zeon Military Force (ZMF).
  • The ZMF commissions the first Papua-class transport ship.
  • The validity of Minovsky physics is confirmed by the discovery of the “M” particle.
Kamille Bidan was born [6]
U.C. 0070
The EFF launches the Year 70 Armament Reinforcement Plan.
The Principality of Zeon experiments with scattering Minovsky particle to jam radar.
The ZMF completes a mega particle cannon based on Minovsky physics.
The Principality of Zeon commissions its first Chivvay-class space cruiser.
The EFF Year 70 Armament Reinforcement Plan produces the Salamis-class cruiser and Magellan-class battleship.
U.C. 0071
  • The ZMF begins development of new weapons for use within a Minovsky particle field.
  • The Minovsky-Ionesco compact fusion reactor is completed.
  • Gihren Zabi proclaims his “Survival of the Selected” theory.
  • The EFF completes the FF-S3 Saberfish space fighter and adopts 9×19mm Colt M71A1 as its general issue sidearm.
U.C. 0072
  • In the asteroid belt, the Principality of Zeon begins construction of the asteroid base Axis as a way-station for its Jupiter Fleet.
  • Prominent Zeon scientist Trenov Y. Minovsky defects to the Federation, creating a scandal in the Zeon Principality.
  • The ZMF begins the development of the YMT-05 Hildolfr transformable mobile tank.
  • The Yashima and Kiest families emigrate to Side 2 (L4).
U.C. 0073
  • The Principality of Zeon completes the first prototype mobile suit, the MS-01.[7]
  • The ZMF adopts the M73-Mark II as its general issue normal suit.
  • Riddhe Marcenas great-grandson of Ricardo Marcenas is born.
U.C. 0074
The Principality of Zeon completes the MS-04 Prototype Zaku. This prototype mobile suit is equipped with a super-compact fusion reactor based on Minovsky physics.
  • The first Jupiter Energy Fleet returns to the Zeon Principality with enough helium³, hydrogen and methane to make it energy independent from the Federation.
  • Zeonic completes the YMS-05 "Zaku" (later known as MS-05A Zaku I Early Type). However, when the Zaku is presented to the Army Weapon Development Bureau, Zimmad had submitted their EMS-04 Zudah, with Zeon Military now having two candidates for their mainline mobile suit.
U.C. 0075
Zeonic's YMS-05 Zaku and Zimmad's EMS-04 Zudah are trialed in a competition for Zeon military's mainline mobile suit. The Zaku is ultimately chosen over Zudah, due to latter design's unreliable engine and slightly higher production cost.[8][9]
The Principality of Zeon rolls out a combat-ready version of the Zaku, the MS-05B (later known as Zaku I or the Old Zaku). Later this year, the first mobile suit training battalion is formed.
The Principality of Zeon commissions its first Musai-class space cruiser, the first warship designed to carry mobile suits.
U.C. 0076
The Principality of Zeon expands its mobile suit production facilities, and begins mass production of the MS-05 Zaku I.
Anticipating a possible Earth invasion, the Principality of Zeon begins developing specialized mobile suits for land and sea warfare.
U.C. 0077
The Riah Revolution. A Nationalist faction seizes control of the local military force in Side 6 (L4), inciting a civil war with Federation loyalists. The ZMF backs the Nationalists, deploying a squad of MS-05B Zaku I and blockading the EFF. The Nationalists win and Side 6 declares independence as the Riah Republic.[10]
U.C. 0078
The Principality of Zeon begins mass production of a new model of mobile suit, the MS-06 Zaku II.
The Principality of Zeon announces a state of national mobilization. The Zeon military is divided into a Space Attack Force commanded by Dozle Zabi, and a Mobile Assault Force led by Kycilia Zabi.
U.C. 0079
The One Year War begins. The Principality of Zeon declares war against the Earth Federation and launches surprise attacks on Sides 1, 2, and 4. During this first week of the war, the indiscriminate use of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons claims the lives of 2.8 billion space colonists.
The Principality of Zeon forces a space colony out of orbit in an attempt to destroy Jaburo, the Federation Forces headquarters. Though the colony drop misses its target, it hits Sydney, Australia and drastically alters Earth's climate.
The space colonies of Side 6 declare their neutrality.
The Battle of Loum begins at Side 5. The Federation Space Force is wiped out and the Principality of Zeon captures fleet commander General Revil. The Side 5 colony cluster is completely destroyed.
With a third to a fourth of the human race wiped out and both sides exhausted, representatives of the Principality of Zeon and the Earth Federation meet in Antarctica to negotiate a peace treaty. Though the war continues, the Antarctic Treaty bans the use of nuclear weapons, prohibits colony drops and other tactics of mass destruction, and guarantees the neutrality of Side 6 and the lunar cities.
The Principality of Zeon forms an Earth Attack Force, commanded by Garma Zabi. The following month, the Earth Attack Force carries out a series of drop operations and captures most of Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America.
The Principality's Earth Attack Force stages its first landing operation. The 1st Terrestrial Mobile Division is deployed to Central Asia, and proceeds onward into Europe and the Middle East.
The Principality of Zeon deploys a resource mining unit to Central Asia.
The Principality's Earth Attack Force stages its second landing operation. The 2nd and 3rd Terrestrial Mobile Divisions are deployed to the west and east coasts of North America, respectively.
At Nevada Desert, the Earth Federation Forces capture an "A-2 condition" MS-06F Zaku II, that belonged to "Bardysh" team of Zeon's 3rd Terrestrial Mobile Division. Nicknamed the "Bardysh Zaku", the unit is subsequently sent to Jaburo to be researched upon.
The Principality of Zeon captures the Federation Forces' California Base, which now becomes the stronghold of the Principality's Earth Attack Force.
The Principality's Earth Attack Force stages its third landing operation. The 4th Terrestrial Mobile Division is deployed to Oceania and Australasia.
Tests on the "Bardysh Zaku" - that was captured in Nevada - start at Jaburo. Research and analysis conducted on the captured unit plays part in accelerating the Federation's Mobile Suit research.[12]
  • The Federation Forces launch "Project V," a crash program to develop mobile suits and carrier ships, and to rebuild their space fleet.
  • The RX Project is assimilated into the Project V.
The Principality of Zeon lands reserve forces on Earth, and deploys its "foreign legion" to Africa and the Middle East. Using captured resources and facilities, the Principality begins building up its military power.
Earth Federation troops attack a Zeon Komusai transporting the YMT-05 Hildolfr to the 67th Supply Depot in Arizona. The Hildolfr piloted by Demeziere Sonnen managed to get out and engage Federation troops, but ultimately ends up heavily damaged with Sonnen dying. (MS IGLOO: The Hidden One Year War, Episode 2)

  • In space, the Principality of Zeon completes its defensive line, consisting of the asteroid fortresses Solomon and A Baoa Qu and the lunar base Granada.
The Federation Forces begin final testing of the RX-78 Gundam, and other prototype mobile suits, at the Side 7 research colony. Development of the RX-78NT-1 Gundam NT-1 begins at the Augusta Base in North America.
A Principality special forces team, commanded by Lt. Commander Char Aznable, attacks Side 7. The RX-78-2 Gundam enters combat, destroying two Zakus, and the survivors of the attack are evacuated aboard the White Base. (Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 1)
  • The Federation Forces begin mass production of their own mobile suits.
  • The Flanagan Institute completes a prototype psycommu (psycho-communicator) system.
Captain Garma Zabi, commander of the Earth Attack Force, falls in battle. (Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 10)
  • Admiral Gihren Zabi, supreme military leader of the Principality of Zeon, speaks at his brother Garma's funeral. His fiery speech is broadcast across the Earth Sphere. (Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 12)
In Eastern Europe, the Federation Forces launch Operation Odessa. (Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 25)
  • Operation Odessa ends in victory for the Federation. From Europe through Asia, the Principality of Zeon's fighting power begins to collapse.
  • Principality of Zeon announces that they have lost Odessa to the Federation Forces. Zeon forces start retreating to Space.
  • Zeon forces intercepted by EFF upon exiting Earth. 603 Technical Evaluation Unit assists the escaping Zeon forces, while Jean-Luc Duvall (piloting a EMS-10 Zudah) uses himself to divert Earth Federation GM-units away. Duvall succeeds, but ends up pushing the Zudah to destruct, costing his life. (MS IGLOO: The Hidden One Year War, Episode 3)
  • The Federation Forces begin full-scale deployment of the RGM-79 GM.
The Federation Forces capture Alice Springs, Australia. (Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story 0079: Rise From The Ashes)
The Principality of Zeon launches a drop operation against Jaburo, the headquarters of the Federation Forces. The attack, led by Captain Char Aznable, ends in failure. (Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 29)
The Federation Forces launch mop-up operations in Africa and North America.
The Federation Forces lay siege to a Principality base on the Tibetan Plateau. (Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team, Episode 10-11)
The Principality of Zeon begins deployment of the MS-14 Gelgoog.
The Principality of Zeon's Cyclops Team attacks a Federation Forces base in the Arctic circle. Their mission to stop the the shuttle launch of the new prototype Mobile Suit into space fails, with Andy Strauss KIA. (Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket, Episode 1)
The Principality of Zeon attacks Side 6's Libot colony. (Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket, Episode 1)
The Federation Forces begin their space offensive, launching their rebuilt space fleet from Jaburo. (Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 31)
The Cyclops Team attacks the secret Federation base at Side 6, where the Gundam NT-1 is stored. The attack is a failure, with Cyclops Team members Hardie Steiner, Gabriel Ramirez Garcia and Mikhail Kaminsky all killed in action. (Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket, Episode 4)
A Zeon commander decides to attack the Libot colony with nuclear weapons. (Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket, Episode 5)
The Federation Forces attack the asteroid fortress Solomon. Solomon is captured, and Space Attack Force commander Dozle Zabi falls in battle while giving time to non-essential and other personnel to evacuate the space fortress. (Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 35-36)
The last member of the Cyclops Team, Bernard Wiseman, attempts to destroy the Gundam NT-1, in order to prevent the annihilation of the Libot colony. The Gundam NT-1 is severly damaged and Bernard Wiseman is killed in action. (Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket, Episode 6)
The Principality of Zeon attacks the Federation Forces' Torrington Base in Australia. (Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story 0079: Rise From The Ashes)
The Principality of Zeon activates its Solar Ray weapon. A third of the Federation fleet is wiped out, along with the Principality's own Sovereign Degwin. (Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 41)
U.C. 0080
The One Year War ends. The Earth Federation and the re-established Republic of Zeon sign the Granada Treaty at the lunar city of Granada.
The Federation Forces capture the Principality's Hughenden base in Australia. (Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story 0079: Rise From The Ashes)
The Earth Federation and the government of Side 6 sign a security treaty. (Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket, Episode 6)
Aiguille Delaz gathers the Principality forces which remain in the Earth sphere. The Delaz Fleet relocates to a shoal zone and begins construction of the "Garden of Thorns."
The Federation Forces announce that the former Principality forces on the African front have now been disarmed.
U.C. 0081
Renegade Principality forces arrive at the asteroid base Axis. With them is the infant Mineva Lao Zabi, the Principality's heir.
At Axis, Dozle Zabi's widow Zenna succumbs to an illness.
The Federation Assembly approves the Federation Forces Reconstruction Plan.
As part of the Federation Forces Reconstruction Plan, the civilian company Anaheim Electronics begins the top-secret Gundam Development Project.
U.C. 0082
The Federation Forces secretly establish their own Newtype Labs.
The first Colony Reclamation Plan begins, relocating damaged space colonies from Side 4 to Side 3.
U.C. 0083
The Delaz Fleet drafts plans for a major resistance operation called Operation Stardust.
Axis leader Maharaja Karn dies. Two days later, his 16-year-old daughter Haman succeeds him as Mineva Zabi's regent.
Rollout of the GP02A Gundam at Anaheim Electronics' Von Braun factory.
Rollout of the GP01 Gundam and its "Full Burnern" conversion parts at Anaheim Electronics' Von Braun factory.
Rollout of the GP03 Gundam at Anaheim Electronics' Von Braun factory.
The mobile assault carrier Albion collects the GP01 and GP02A from Von Braun, then departs for the Federation Forces' Torrington base in Australia for field testing.
Lt. Commander Anavel Gato, of the Delaz Fleet, lands in Africa, joining forces with terrestrial remnants of the Principality of Zeon.
The Albion arrives at the Torrington base. Gato infiltrates the base, hijacking the Gundam GP02A and its nuclear warhead. (Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory, Episode 1)
Gato and the Gundam GP02A escape in the direction of Africa. The Albion begins pursuit. (Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory, Episode 2)
The Albion arrives in Africa and begins searching for the stolen Gundam GP02A.
Gato and the Gundam GP02A escape to orbit in a Heavy-lift Launch Vehicle. (Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory, Episode 4)
The Delaz Fleet's declaration of war is broadcast throughout the Earth sphere. (Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory, Episode 5)
The second Colony Reclamation Plan is started, transferring damaged space colonies from Side 1 to Side 3.
The Albion docks at the lunar city of Von Braun. (Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory, Episode 6)
Leaving the moon, the Albion sets course for the Sea of Solomon. (Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory, Episode 7)
The Federation battleship Birmingham, aided by the Albion, battles the Cima Fleet. (Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory, Episode 8)
A Federation Forces naval review is attacked by the Delaz Fleet, and 60% of the participating vessels are immobilized or destroyed. Meanwhile, two colonies are hijacked in mid-transfer, and one begins falling toward the moon. The Federation's remaining naval vessels hurriedly begin pursuit. (Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory, Episode 9-10)
The runaway colony's course is changed to an earthward trajectory. The Albion launches in pursuit, accompanied by the Gundam GP03. (Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory, Episode 11)
Using the Solar System II, the Federation Forces attempt to stop the colony's descent. (Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory, Episode 12)
The colony falls on the North American continent. (Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory, Episode 13)
Certain Albion crewmembers are court-martialed for their actions during the Delaz Conflict.
At the urging of Commodore Jamitov Hymem, the Federation Forces form an elite task force, called the Titans, to hunt down former Principality of Zeon forces.
U.C. 0084
The truth about the colony drop and the details of the Gundam Development Project are erased from official records. All sentences connected with these affairs are thus nullified.
After reorganizing the Sides, the Federation Assembly declares that the status quo of the Earth sphere will be maintained.
Char Aznable returns to the Earth sphere and illegally accesses the Federation's military register. He then infiltrates the Federation Forces under an assumed name.
Lieutenant Junior Grade Eliard Hunter is transferred to the Aswan, and subsequently, the Titans Test Team. (Advance of Zeta: The Flag of Titans, Chapter 1)
U.C. 0085
The Aswan docks at Side 1, Colony 25. Principality remnants attack the Gundam TR-1 Hazel inside the colony. (Advance of Zeta: The Flag of Titans, Chapter 6)
  • The Titans use poison gas to suppress a demonstration at Colony 30 of Side 1, wiping out the colony's three million inhabitants. Anti-Federation resistance increases as a result, and the Anti-Earth Union Group (AEUG) is organized.
The Black Otter team conducts another test of the Bizack TR-2 Bigwig and its long-range beam cannon. The cannon unit malfunctions during the firing test and Carl Matsubara is forced to jettison it. (Advance of Zeta: The Flag of Titans, Chapter 15)
Construction of the space colony Gryps, the new Titan headquarters, begins at Side 7.
The Black Otter team battles Principality remnants near Konpeitoh, destroying two enemy mobile suits. The upgraded Gundam TR-1 Hazel Custom is reassigned to the team.
U.C. 0086
The Black Otter team engages two Hizacks of unknown origin.
Lieutenant Maxim Gunar of the Federation Forces is assigned to the Aswan to test high mobility equipment for the RMS-117 Galbaldy Beta. He proceeds to defect to the AEUG resistance group.
The asteroid Axis begins its journey back to the Earth sphere.
U.C. 0087
  • The Black Otter team receives the Gaplant TR-5 Fiver. The Aswan is deployed to Earth orbit.
  • The Black Otter team and the Gaplant TR-5 Fiver are transferred to the Salamis-class space cruiser Izmir.
The AEUG warship Argama attacks Side 7, stealing three prototype RX-178 Gundam Mk.II units from the Titans. (Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, Episode 1-3)
The Argama attacks a solar power satellite in Earth orbit. (Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, Episode 6)
The Argama docks at Side 1's Colony 30. (Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, Episode 7)
The Argama reaches the moon and docks at the lunar city of Amman. (Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, Episode 8)
The Inter-Planetary Helium Carrier Jupitris returns to the Earth sphere.
The Argama rescues the space shuttle Temptation from an unknown mobile armour. The shuttle's captain, Commander Bright Noa, joins the AEUG. (Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, Episode 10)
The AEUG attacks the Federation's Jaburo base in South America. The AEUG mobile suit force escapes aboard the transport plane Audhumla and joins with the Karaba resistance group. (Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, Episode 11-12)
The Audhumla lands at Florida's Kennedy Spaceport. (Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, Episode 13)
  • The Black Otter Team begins an atmospheric entry test with the Gaplant TR-5 Fiver. The Rosette and the Hazel Custom with Icarus Unit are carried aboard the Fiver as escort mobile suits.
  • On Urup Island in the Kuril Islands, Gabriel Zola receives a captured Asshimar from his AEUG allies.
The Titans relocate Gryps and the asteroid formerly known as A Baoa Qu to the vicinity of Luna II. The Gate of Zedan is completed.
The Titans dispatch the MRX-009 Psycho Gundam to attack New Hong Kong. (Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, Episode 17)
The Audhumla departs New Hong Kong. (Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, Episode 19)
The Black Otter Team attempts to capture the AEUG dock ship Rosa Gigantea. The Gundam TR-1 Advanced Hazel is damaged.
The Titans launch Operation Apollo, capturing the lunar city of Von Braun. (Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, Episode 23)
The Earth Federation Assembly passes legislation placing the entire Federation Forces under Titan control. Commodore Blex Forer, leader of the AEUG, is assassinated the following day. (Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, Episode 24)
The Titans attempt to drop a space colony on the lunar city of Granada. (Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, Episode 25)
The Titans use poison gas to stage an unsuccessful attack on Side 2's Colony 25. (Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, Episode 29)
The asteroid Axis arrives in the Earth sphere.
The AEUG sends a delegation to negotiate with the renegade Principality forces based at Axis but the discussions break down. The following day, the Axis forces ally themselves with the Titans. (Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, Episode 33)
A joint AEUG and Karaba force attacks the Federation's Kilimanjaro Base. The base collapses the following day. (Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, Episode 35-36)
The AEUG occupies the Federation Assembly building in Dakar, Senegal and denounces the Titans before the whole world. (Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, Episode 37)
The Argama stops at Side 2's Colony 13 for resupply. (Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, Episode 39)
The Titans use the Gryps 2 colony laser to destroy Side 2's Colony 18. (Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, Episode 40)
The Titans attack Side 2's Colony 21 with poison gas, wiping out all its inhabitants. (Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, Episode 41)
U.C. 0088
The renegade Principality forces use the Axis asteroid to destroy the Gate of Zedan and meanwhile capture the Gryps 2 colony laser for themselves. (Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, Episode 45)
Negotiations between the renegade Principality forces and the Titans break down. Jamitov Hymem is killed and Paptimus Scirocco seizes control of the Titans. (Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, Episode 46)
At the asteroid base Pezun, near Side 2 (L4), junior officers in the Titans Mobile Suit Instructor Corps rebel, declaring themselves the New Desides. (Gundam Sentinel)
  • Eliard Hunter's damaged Gaplant is recovered by the Alexandria-class space cruiser Aswan.
  • Eliard Hunter's damaged machine is retrieved by Wes Murphy's Gaplant. Their mothership Izmir has been destroyed, and the status of Carl Matsubara and Audrey April is unknown, and Murphy himself has been seriously injured in combat.
The AEUG launches Operation Maelstrom and captures Gryps 2. (Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, Episode 47)
The EFF dispatches the 127th Combat Unit from Side 2 (L4) to investigate the situation at Pezun. All six EFF RGM-86R Novel GM III are destroyed in less than five minutes by two New Desides RMS-141 Xeku Eins.
The AEUG, Titans and Axis forces meet in a three-way fleet battle around Gryps 2. (Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, Episode 49)
The AEUG enters the Axis-Titans combat zone. The Radish is destroyed.
The Titans are wiped out, while the AEUG loses the majority of its fleet. Char Aznable is missing in action. (Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, Episode 50)
The EFF forms Task Force Alpha as the vanguard of a New Desides punitive force.
Task Force Alpha and the Pegasus III launch from the EFF Baikonur base.
The renegade Principality forces based at Axis proclaim the revival of Zeon. Adopting the name "Neo Zeon," they dispatch forces to take control of each Side.
The Argama docks at Side 1's Colony 1 for resupply and repair. (Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ, Episode 2)
The Earth Orbital Fleet departs EFF low Earth orbital (LEO) relay station Penta.
The Aeno Fleet mutiny. The Aeno fleet, sent to suppress the Pezun rebellion, instead defects from the EFF to join the New Desides. The Earth Orbital Fleet arrives at Pezun with only eight battleships.
The Battle of Pezun. The New Desides detonates the nuclear self-destruct on Pezun to keep its new mobile suit developments and production facilities out of the hands of the AEUG or EFF.
Task Force Alpha pursues the New Desides fleet as it escapes from Pezun.
The Endora MS force makes a surprise attack on the Argama. The Argama heads for La Vie en Rose. The New Desides fleet lands at Ayers City on the far side of the Moon.
  • 04:00: The Aeno fleet unites with the New Desides at Ayers City.
  • 10:00: Using a "logistic bomb" hidden in the code of the computer control systems of the EFF's MS, and the ORX-013 Gundam Mk-V supplied by Aeno, Brave Cod forces Task Force Alpha to retreat. The Earth Orbital Fleet arrives in Lunar orbit to reinforce Task Force Alpha.
Operation Eagle Fall: Task Forces Alpha and Beta descend on Ayers City.
The Task Force Alpha FAZZ team is annihilated in the battle over Ayers City. Outmatched by the EFF, the New Desides occupy a nearby mass driver base. John Grissom and Robert Aldrin killed in action.
  • The Argama returns to La Vie en Rose. The Endora crew is transferred to the Mindora.
  • Ayers City mayor Kaiser Pinefield surrenders to the EFF. Twenty-eight New Desides officers escape to an orbital mass catcher, from whence Neo Zeon’s Twanning fleet rescues them. New Desides leader Brave Cod killed in action.
  • The Pegasus III begins a lone pursuit of the escaping New Desides.
  • The Pegasus III is intercepted and fired upon by the Twanning fleet. Under the leadership of Tosh Cray, the New Desides uses the AMA-100 Zodiac supplied by Twanning to capture the Penta LEO relay station.
Task Force Alpha successfully evades the Twanning fleet and passes through the Shoal Zone in L1.
The AMA-100 Zodiac descends from Penta to bomb the EFF Dakar base and take the Federation Assembly hostage. Task Force Alpha intercepts them just above the atmosphere. The New Desides are annihilated. Tosh Cray, Josh Offshore, Fast Side and ALICE killed in action.
Task Force Alpha completes its mission, ending the Pezun Rebellion.
The court martial of Eliard Hunter begins.
The Argama fires on Axis with the new cannon, without success.
Neo Zeon advance forces land on Earth.
The Argama lands at Granada for repair and re-supply.
Neo Zeon attempts to bomb the Granada spaceport but the bomb destroys the Neo Zeon flagship.
Neo Zeon MS force descends to Earth. The flagship Sadaran departs for Earth.
The Sandora joins the Sadaran.
Neo Zeon’s main force invades Earth. The MSZ-010 ΖΖ Gundam piloted by Judau Ashta rescues Elpeo Ple in her AMX-004 Qubeley Mk-II. (Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ, Episode 23)
The Argama alights off the west coast of Africa. The Gundam Team is detached from the Argama in order to carry out a pincer attack on Dakar.
The Gundam Team battles Rommel’s desert force. Desert Rommel KIA (Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ, Episode 25)
Neo Zeon occupies Dakar. Former ZMF forces and Titans remnants ally with Neo Zeon.
Haman Karn and Mineva Zabi arrive triumphantly at Dakar. A joint AEUG and Karaba force assaults the reception hall. (Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ, Episode 27 and Episode 28)
The Argama heads for the Karaba base at El Goléa, Algieria. Glemy Toto’s forces try and fail to prevent it from making contact.
The Argama heads for Ghardaïa. Glemy Toto teams up with the Blue Team.
The Blue Team versus the Gundam Team. Blue Team leader Dido Kaltoha dies following the engagement, relinquishing command to Glemy Toto. (Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ, Episode 30)
The Mindora, conspiring with the African Liberation Front, invades Ghardaïa. (Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ, Episode 31)
The Argama re-supplies at the Karaba base at Chott Melrhir. Joining with the Gundam Team, it heads for England. Neo Zeon officer August Guidan KIA. (Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ, Episode 32)
Objecting to the Federation plan to turn Side 3 (L2) over to the Neo Zeon, Bright Noa and Judau Ashta are imprisoned, but are saved from a Neo Zeon attack by former Argama crew member Fa Yuiry. (Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ, Episode 33)
A fleet led by the Endora II occupies a Side 4 (L1) colony.
A colony drop from Side 4 (L1) is detected. The Argama joins forces with the Audhumla for the purpose of rescuing civilians.
  • Dublin Colony Drop, Neo Zeon drops a colony on Dublin, and also dispatches forces to Dublin to prevent any civilian attempts from evacuating from Dublin prior to the impact. (Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ, Episode 35 and Episode 36)
    • Hayato Kobayashi, Elpeo Ple and the Karaba crew members aboard the Audhumala killed in action.
    • Ple Two activated.
    • Gundam Team members are able to gain control of the Audhumala, allowing them to save the lives of the remaining civilians from Dublin that were able to make it on board in time.
The Argama heads for a Karaba base, while its crew returns to space.
The Nahel Argama is commissioned. Beecha Oleg assumes acting captaincy.
Pursuing the Nahel Argama, the La Vie en Rose enters the Shoal Zone.
The Nahel Argama is formally assigned to a punitive mission against Neo Zeon and sets off for Side 3 (L2).
The Nahel Argama docks at Side 3 (L2) Bunch 24 (Tigerbaum). (Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ, Episode 40)
The Federation grants Side 3 (L2) to Neo Zeon. Neo Zeon’s forces withdraw from Earth.
To gain entry to Core 3, Judau Ashata infiltrates asteroid Cicero and incites anti-Neo Zeon action.
Glemy Toto’s forces rebel within Neo Zeon and occupy Axis. The two Neo Zeon fleets engage.
U.C. 0089
The Nahel Argama deploys without waiting for EFF and AEUG support.
Judau Ashata infiltrates Core 3 and attempts to capture Mineva Zabi.
Haman Karn and Glemy Toto lead their fleets into battle.
The La Vie en Rose is destroyed protecting the Nahel Argama from Glemy Toto’s fleet.
Haman Karn launches an attack. Mashymre Cello repulses Ple Two’s NZ-000 Queen Mansa, but is destroyed by the Space Wolf Team.
The Nahel Argama enters battle, confronting Glemy Toto’s forces. The Toto fleet retreats but dispatches the Newtype force.
The Gundam Team heads for Axis.
The asteroid Axis collides with Core 3. Emary Ounce killed in action. (Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ, Episode 44)
Jupiter energy transportation resumes. The Jupitris II sets off.
The EFF reorganize the management system for massive asteroids.
The Federation tightens sanctions against colonies that support spacenoid movements.
U.C. 0090
New anti-Federation organizations like EGUM and the NSP (New Summer Project) become active.
The space colony Sweetwater is remodeled into a refugee facility.
The Federation Forces organize a new auxiliary unit, called Londo Bell, to deal with anti-Federation movements.
The Texas colony, under reconstruction at Side 1 (L5), is attacked by the NSP Colorde force. The EFF Arahas force teams up with the staff of the Monotone Corporation. (Under the Gundam: Double-Fake)
Arahas battles Colorde at Side 2 (L4) Bunch 30.
Darry Neil Guns, a staff member of the civilian Monotone Corporation, is chosen as a EFF test pilot for the RGX-D3 and D4 Delta Gundam.
The NSP’s moderate faction joins forces with Arahas to battle the radical faction, actually a Neo Zeon decoy force in disguise.
U.C. 0091
The NSP proclaims its dissolution.
The Neo Zeon decoy fleet leaves for Jupiter.
U.C. 0092
The Federation Forces headquarters are relocated to Lhasa, Tibet.
A Neo Zeon fleet commanded by Captain Char Aznable takes over the Sweetwater colony.
The Federation Forces provide Londo Bell with reinforcements, including Captain Bright Noa and the battleship Ra Cailum.
U.C. 0093
Char Aznable declares war against the Earth Federation in an interview program.
The Neo Zeon fleet seizes control of the asteroid 5th Luna.
5th Luna crashes into the Federation Forces headquarters in Lhasa, Tibet. (Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack)
Neo Zeon and the Federation Forces hold secret peace negotiations at Side 1's Londenion colony. (Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack)
Feigning surrender, the Neo Zeon fleet recaptures Axis and attempts to drop it onto Earth. Amuro Ray successfully stops Axis using the RX-93 ν Gundam, causing a Psychoframe overload which took him and Char Aznable with it. Amuro and Char are declared Killed in Action. (Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack)
Intelligence agencies and research institutes within the Federation Forces are reorganized into the Strategic Naval Research Institute (SNRI).
U.C. 0096
Laplace Conflict. (Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn)
U.C. 0097
Operation: Phoenix Hunt (Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative)
U.C. 0102
SNRI proposes to the Earth Federation Government that it should scale down its mobile suits.
U.C. 0105
Earth Environment Minister Khalil Fawcett is murdered, becoming the 17th high-ranking Earth Federation official to be assassinated by the anti-Federation group Mafty.
  • Haunzen Flight 356, transporting multiple members of the Earth Federation cabinet who were traveling to the upcoming Adelaide Conference, the 25th official meeting of the cabinet, is hijacked following its atmospheric reentry by masked terrorists falsely claiming to be Mafty. Public Health Minister Hiram Mescher is killed during the incident.
  • Overnight, the real Mafty attacks Davao, where Haunzen Flight 356 had been diverted, and massacres the cabinet ministers by destroying the hotel at which they were staying. The attack is also meant to be cover for Hathaway Noa to covertly leave Davao, but he chooses to stay to protect Gigi Andalucia during the battle.

Late Universal Century[]

Main article: Late Universal Century

U.C. 0106
  • The Federation resumes construction of new space colonies.
  • The Buch Concern secretly establishes an elite military force called the Crossbone Vanguard.
U.C. 0108
Rollout of the Dessa type, the first scaled-down mobile suit, by Buch Aerodynamics.
U.C. 0110
Engeist Ronah assumes the office of vice-president of the Colony Management Corporation.
U.C. 0111
The Federation Forces decides on the development of a new generation of mainline mobile suits. SNRI's Formula series wins the contract, defeating Anaheim Electronic's MSA-120 Draig.
The reconstruction of Side 4 begins. It is renamed "Frontier Side".
U.C. 0123
The Crossbone Vanguard attacks Frontier Side. More than 500 civilians are killed in the Frontier IV colony, and 140,000 people are evacuated.
The Crossbone Vanguard attacks Frontier II and III.
Frontier II and III are occupied by the CV.
Thousandth Jupiter arrives in the Earth sphere. It is hijacked by the Crossbone Vanguard, and the captain agrees to assist them.
The Crossbone Vanguard declares the founding of Cosmo Babylonia at Frontier IV.
Iron Mask, piloting the Rafflesia, slaughters the inhabitants of Frontier I using Bugs. He is defeated by the Gundam F91.


  • Although the construction of Side 3 (Munzo Province) is listed as beginning in L2 using Minovsky “closed-type” design, in U.C. 0035,[13] in the Stampede: The Story of Professor Minovsky manga, Minovsky did not develop an artificial sun for Side 3 until at least U.C. 0040.
  • Asteroid Juno, later called Luna II, being stationed in Lunar orbit was originally dated to, U.C 0041, but changed in later sources to either U.C. 0040.[1] or U.C. 0045.[3][2]
  • There is conflicting details when specific variants of earlier Zakus, the MS-04 Prototype Zaku and MS-05 Zaku I, were introduced and/or adopted. Its cited that MS-04 and MS-05A both were introduced February U.C. 0074, and that MS-05B is introduced May U.C. 0074, three months after the MS-05A. But it is also stated that the "combat ready" MS-05B was introduced U.C. May 0075.

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  • The Universal Century is the most developed timeline by providing the histories, backgrounds, and themes through many manga, anime, OVAs, and other media.


  1. M.S.ERA 0099 figuratively calls this the "true marking" of the beginning of the Universal Century.
  2. Born in Ukraine, U.C 0015 in Stampede: The Story of Professor Minovsky
  3. Already developed by U.C 0040 in Stampede: The Story of Professor Minovsky


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