Jupiter factory is a massive factory complex dominating Yanov's landscape.
A large, sprawling complex to the south-east of Yanov, the Jupiter Factory is a former industrial complex that was used to manufacture Product 62 (AKA the Gauss rifle) and Monolith beacons following the emergence of the Zone. It was eventually abandoned, with nearly all valuable equipment moved via the Pripyat-1 underpass.
In 2012, it is where one of the Stingray helicopters crashed and the focal point of several missions for Major Degtyarev. The player will need to visit the complex's separate structures to complete quests.
Call of Pripyat
The area contains a scripted group of bandits on the west side of the plant near the Concrete Bath Anomaly, camping near a bridge. They are always hostile and will open fire once spotting the player. Jupiter is also populated by several blind dogs, a couple of pseudodogs, and, during one mission for the scientists, a group of hostile mercenaries. Jupiter factory holds an entrance to the Pripyat Underground.
Interestingly, Jupiter was apparently planned to be included in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky. In the textures/map folder there is a file called map_jupiter.dds, which contains a work-in-progress map of the Jupiter factory and its surroundings. It includes a preliminary version of the factory that appears in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat as well as several locations marked with blue and yellow dots. Two locations are named - one of them is called container storage, just like the location appearing in Call of Pripyat.
- Jupiter Factory is a real-life location. Officially a factory of tape recorder components, it was rumored that, as in the game, it was the site of arms development and testing. After the Chernobyl nuclear accident, it became a test center for radiation monitoring and decontamination. The Jupiter Factory also has a highly radioactive basement where said experiments were done.
- The factory was abandoned ten years later after the Chernobyl accident in 1996.