|Axial tilt||28 °|
|Mean surface temperature||23 °|
|Day length||19.61 earth hours|
|Year length||193.76 local days|
Loding is a natural satellite of the planet Eshistus in the Eshistus system of the Bebwand subsector. It has a marginally breathable atmosphere. The surface gravity is only 0.22 earth normal and the atmosphere is tainted with excessive levels of carbon dioxide, with seas only covering about 30% of its surface. It is phase locked with Eshistus, showing the face containing its seas to the planet.
As a result of a previous unsuccessful attempt to colonise Loding, the hulk of a derelict 50,000-ton starship, the Amanda, lies next to the spaceport. The Amanda's interior has been stripped of most things of value.