The Herses system is under the complete control of Earth's Imperial Combine.
It is a strategically vital star system situated between the Three-K and Six-K defence radials of the Orion arm, and can therefore be used to police large volumes of gate traffic between the Orion, Perseus, and Sagittarius arms of the galaxy.
The populated planets of the system are:
There is one uninhabited planet in the system, which is a gas giant:
Of those planets, Ramm Stallahad is the most important and most heavily populated. The other four inhabited planets host much smaller populations, and produce less industrial and cultural output.
The Herses system is home to both Fort Herses and the Hepira Shipyards, both of which are in wide orbit of Ramm Stallahad. A shuttle service carries workers between their worlds and the shipyards, as required (→TRD).