The colony was first established in 2045. Thanks to its rich natural resources, it was a great place to trade and settle. Later, when resources began to shrink, the colony became an assemblage of slums.
Sometime following the events of Dead Space 2, Isaac Clarke and Ellie Langford came to live in Earthrise Apartments in the city. In 2514, the colony comes under siege by the Circle, a militarized faction of the Church of Unitology. The Circle manages to destroy the Marker Shroud building housing the Marker located in the heart of the city and massacres most of the New Horizons Security Force. Its activation triggers a Necromorph outbreak that spreads across the colony. Isaac fights his way through the colony's former inhabitants and Unitologist extremists to escape on the USM Eudora. The colony was presumably overrun and destroyed in the outbreak.
- Red Moon Apartments
- DredgerCorp Building
- Loop Expressway
- Washington Station
- Luna Marker Testing laboratory
- In the Concept art of the transit hub, there is a sign that says "Curfew In Effect, Please Remain Indoors".
- The city is named after a interplanetary space probe, that was launched as part of NASA's New Frontiers program.