Ruthersburg was an Outer Colony.
During the Human-Covenant war, a Covenant fleet began glassing the surface when the only habitable continent collapsed. The planet's mantle had exploded and ripped apart the land above it.
A new Slipstream Space trade route was discovered after the war, that linked the Sol system and the Epsilon Eridani system, and Ruthersburg was placed within it. Megacorporations began to take advantage of the various metals on the planet after this.
A flight to Ruthersburg was once able to be caught from the Manassas Spaceport.
Rare metals and other materials began to be extracted and traded with Tribute and Mars for the UNSC Navy's shipyards after the war, following the discovery of the new trade route.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Halo Waypoint: Canon Fodder - Buzz Generating
- ↑ Halo: Reach - Promotional Material: Remember Reach, Spaceport