Asura is the third planet from the sun in the Ferron system in the United Empire of Earth (UEE). Terraformed shortly after the system's discovery in 2460, the early settlers of Asura generated a great deal of wealth from the planet's rich mineral deposits. Asura became one of the richest planets in the UEE, with a thriving economy immediately evident by the grand, ornate architectural style common in its cities. However, in the early 29th century, its mineral resources were fully depleted, and within a decade, the economy was in shambles. Though the population has fallen considerably since the mining crash, it is still represented by two Senators.