Ipsus was one of the floating cities on the planet Genarius. The station was funded by the Naescorcom company as a manufacturing center in 36 BBY. It was constructed on minimal funding due to some Naescorcom's representative reluctance to invest more than a minimal budget until they began getting a profit (which had not happened as of 32 BBY). As such, the city's design was purely functional, with almost no ornamentation. Its buildings were like boxes which stood in long rows. The city's radiation shield was an unusual box shape made of alloys treated with chromium. This coating deflected radioactive waves from ion storms.