InsidAtmos is a starship qualification rating that permits access to
Insidious Atmosphere worlds (UWP rating C). The InsidAtmos rating
is on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the hardest environment.
Worlds with a C atmospheric UWP are being rated on the InsidAtmos
scale, and only ships of an equal or higher qualification will be
permitted to enter orbit at such worlds.
InsidAtmos qualification for starships may only be obtained at Imperial
Class A starports at a Tech Level of E or above, and are valid for one
year. Once obtained, the rating may be renewed either at one of
those starports, or at an InsidAtmos world of equal rating. Ships
rated at InsidAtmos5 renewing at an InsidAtmos2 world would only be
recertified at InsidAtmos2 qualification.
A ship's InsidAtmos rating is built into the transponder code.
Not only is it a violation of Imperial Law to interfere with a
transponder, but falsifying an InsidAtmos rating is considered a crime
of the utmost severity. Ships with InsidAtmos rating are subject
to surprise spot checks at any time, and refusal of such a check is
considered on a par with falsification.
These ratings were introduced after the Pannet (2519 Spinward
Marches; E9C5677-7) disaster of 1121.