Capella was the site of the Skirmish at Capella between the UNSC Gorgon and insurrectionist forces in May 2502. The skirmish resulted in the deaths of thirty-two crew members of the Gorgon and damages which required a month laid up in space dock to repair.
During the Human-Covenant War on October 21, 2526, the Alpha Aurigae system was invaded by the Covenant. Admiral Cole's fleet responded, defeating the Covenant fleet in the Origami Asteroid Field within the system, but sustaining heavy casualties in the battle. Capella's fate remains unknown.
Preston Cole was known to occasionally enjoy vodka produced on the colony.
List of appearances
- Halo: Evolutions - Essential Tales of the Halo Universe
- The Impossible Life and the Possible Death of Preston J. Cole (First appearance)
- In the real world, "Capella" is an alternate name for the star Alpha Aurigae. Capella's nature as a colony rather than simply another name for the Alpha Aurigae system is never fully clarified in official material. This wiki assumes Capella to the a colony world in the system based on sources referring to Capella and the Alpha Aurigae system separately, and a mention of a product known as "Capellan vodka", the nature of which suggests a more specific point of origin than an entire star system.
- Halo: Evolutions - Essential Tales of the Halo Universe, "The Impossible Life and the Possible Death of Preston J. Cole", page 453
- Halo Wars: Genesis
- Halo: Evolutions - Essential Tales of the Halo Universe, "The Impossible Life and the Possible Death of Preston J. Cole", page 470