You know, you could've just gone to this page
on Gundam Official, which is where the wiki got those maps from.
Ah, my bad. Did not realize that. I have seriously not been to the official Gundam site in years, since the closure of the official forums, and honestly have never poked around there for background information as much anyway.
Black Knight wrote:
Allow me to direct you to Gundam: High Frontier
Yes, according to the maps, Sides were renumbered. And yes, the Sides orbit their respective LaGrangian points, which helps explain why the colonies around L1, L2 and L3 stay where they are, as those are unstable LaGrangian points.
So now I'm wondering why they're renumbered but from the description given on High Frontier it looks like one big mess.