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The main plot of the campaign revolved around the encounters taking place on the planet of Mars. Using science based on the writings of the Macross book series and the movie, Total Recall (1990), the campaign shifted from an outpost on Earth's moon to the re-establishment of Mars Base Sara after its destruction by the initial Zentraedi invasion. With leftover Zentraedi from Khyron's attempt to capture the SDF-1 and the remains of the Reflex Furnace, the RDF is tasked to build Mars Base Two on the deserted planet. 

Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and the second-smallest planet in the Solar System, being only larger than Mercury. In English, Mars carries the name of the Roman god of war and is often referred to as the "Red Planet". The latter refers to the effect of the iron oxide prevalent on Mars's surface, which gives it a reddish appearance distinctive among the astronomical bodies visible to the naked eye. Mars is a terrestrial planet with a thin atmosphere, with surface features reminiscent of the impact craters of the Moon and the valleys, deserts, and polar ice caps of Earth.

The days and seasons are comparable to those of Earth because the rotational period as well as the tilt of the rotational axis relative to the ecliptic plane are similar. Mars is the site of Olympus Mons, the largest volcano and highest known mountain on any planet in the Solar System and of Valles Marineris, one of the largest canyons in the Solar System. The smooth Borealis basin in the northern hemisphere covers 40% of the planet and may be a giant impact feature. Mars has two moons, Phobos and Deimos, which are small and irregularly shaped.

Planet Mars

Mars Base One (Sara)

Mars Base One, aka Mars Base Sara was a Robotech Defense Force installation on the planet Mars. In 2003, the scientist Karl Rieber, fiancée to Lisa Hayes, was assigned there with Jenkins. Colonel Rodriguez was the officer in charge. Two years later, they tested the new Reflex Furnace, which attracted the attention of a Zentraedi gunship led by Krohn. A Cyclops was deployed, which targeted the base's defenses and life support systems. The Cyclops was chased off by the S.S. Oberth, and the staff evacuated in a shuttle. Krohn's ship returned and destroyed the Earth starship and the shuttle, stranding Rieber and other survivors. They were able to channel the power of the Reflex Furnace into a powerful blast, destroying the Zentraedi warship. Years later, during the SDF-1's fateful trip back to Earth, they stopped at Mars to pick up badly needed supplies from the Base. The Zentraedi, led by Khyron, arrived first and established Gravity Mines near the base. When the SDF-1 landed, the mines were activated, trapping the ship on the planet. They devised a plan to destroy the mines by detonating the Base's Reflex Furnace. Commander Hayes volunteered to activate it. She found Rieber's room, and wished to stay there, but Rick Hunter rescued her just before the Furnace exploded, freeing the trapped Battlefortress.

Mars Base Two (Iona)

Mars Base Two, aka Mars Base Iona is a Robotech Defense Force installation under construction on the planet Mars.