GNY-001 Gundam Astraea


Model number(s): GNY-001; GNY-001B
Code name: Gundam Astraea
Unit type: prototype general purpose mobile suit
Manufacturer: Celestial Being
Operator: Celestial Being
Rollout: AD 2292
First deployment: AD 2292
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 18.3 meters
Weight: max gross 55.1 metric tons
Armor materials:
Powerplant: GN Drive, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: GN verniers, total output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; Trans-Am System (locked until AD 2308); optical camouflage; communication jamming
Fixed armaments: 2 x GN Beam Saber, stored in rear skirt armor, hand-carried in use
Optional fixed armaments: 2 x GN Launcher, connected to neck
Optional hand armaments: 2 x GN Launcher; GN Beam Rifle; Proto GN Sword, mounted on right forearm; GN Shield, mounted on left forearm

The GNY-001 Gundam Astraea was the first of the second generation Gundams created by Celestial Being, based on the first generation GN-000 0 Gundam. Celestial Being used the second generation to test special designs and weaponry types for the future combat deployment of the third generation Gundams. The Gundam Astraea served as the predecessor to the GN-001 Gundam Exia. The second generation was developed in the space colony Krung Thep, and the Gundam Astraea was designated as a general purpose unit. Named after the goddess of justice in tarot cards, the suit was primarily tested with optional equipment. The Gundam Astraea was equipped with a three-thruster GN Drive, which had a different control system and could produce higher propulsion, but at the cost of stressing the GN Drive and reducing stability. Later on, the suit was used to test the cone-shaped design for the third generation and was redesignated at the GNY-001B Gundam Astraea Type B, although this change was later reverted due to the cone design negatively impacting the suit’s balance. The suit used clavicle antennae to control GN particles, and it could also disrupt radar and radio waves. The antennae could be removed to mount optional equipment, but this reduced the suit’s ability to control GN particles. Due to the early development state of the antennae, they generated a wide interference area. The antennae were later miniaturized to avoid interference, and blade-shaped antennae were mounted on the cheeks to suppress interference.

The suit featured multiple hardpoints on the forearms and legs to mount equipment, which were powered by GN Condensers. The hardpoints were removed from the Gundam Exia. The suit was armed with a GN Beam Rifle, GN Shield, GN Beam Sabers and up to four GN Launchers, which were later redesigned as the GN-005 Gundam Virtue‘s GN Bazooka. It was also equipped with a Proto GN Sword, a large blade enveloped in GN particles. The Proto GN Sword design was later improved by added ranged weaponry, as seen in the Gundam Exia’s GN Sword. The Gundam Astraea was used in several small-scale interventions on Earth. After testing was completed on the second generation Gundams, the units were later transferred to Celestial Being’s support group, Fereshte. The Gundam Astraea was upgraded and painted red, redesignated as the GNY-001F Gundam Astraea Type F.

Pilot(s): Ruido Resonance, Chall Acustica, Gundam Meister 874
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam 00P
Original mechanical designer: Kanetake Ebikawa


GN Beam Rifle


GN Launcher


GN Shield




Proto GN Sword


Rear view (Original GNY-001 configuration)


Rear view (Later GNY-001B configuration)

Gundam 00P Info

Tomohiro Chiba

Mechanical Designer(s):
Hitoshi Fukuchi
Kenji Teraoka
Takayuki Yanase
Kanetake Ebikawa

Character Designer:
Taraku Uon

2 volumes

Novel Release:
Japan 12.xx.2007 – 12.xx.2009


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