Institute of Advanced Planetary Sciences (MAFC)

The IAPS in the foremost scientific body in the MAFC. It operates from three main centres:

New Mars (Q0) - primarily interested in the biology of planet-forming and genetics
Hamlet (Q3) - primarily interested in physics and engineering. Since 3199 it has been the main centre for the investigation of Exterminator technology.
Dink (Q8) - primarily interested in advanced chemistry and materials science.