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30 Jun 3302
Galactic News: Weekly Democracy Report

This weekly roundup highlights some of the minor factions around the galaxy pursuing the dream of democratic freedom by holding elections.
The following minor factions are holding elections:Elections occur when two minor factions with a similar political structure resolve a conflict over ownership and influence within a system.
NOTE: Data is correct at time of publishing.

29 Jun 3302
Powerplay: Incoming Update

At 7.00 am tomorrow morning (GMT), the monitoring of powers' activities will go offline for a short period while the latest data is assembled. Pilots who operate for one of the powers should deliver any cargo or vouchers before this time to ensure their activities are registered.

29 Jun 3302
Galactic News: Jaques Station Found!

Two weeks ago it was reported that Jaques Station, the legendary travelling starport, had survived its attempt to jump from Gliese 1269 to Beagle Point.

Unfortunately, however, the starport's location could not be verified due to problems with its communication systems. Fragmentary messages, picked up by a number of outposts, gave hints as to what had befallen the station, but the incomplete nature of the messages left recipients with no clear idea of where it might be.

But a recent report indicates that, despite all odds, the starport has been found. An independent pilot by the name of Commander Cly happened upon the station while exploring the Eol Prou AA-A H89 Nebula. The pilot has confirmed that Jaques is in the Eol Prou RS-T d3-94 system. Commander Cly also reported that the starport is still suffering from technical issues, presumably due to Unknown-Artefact related interference.

It is hoped that Jaques will make a statement soon.

28 Jun 3302
Galactic News: Weekly Security Report

In this weekly report the latest GalNet data is assembled to present ten minor factions experiencing civil unrest or lockdown in their systems.
The following minor factions are in lockdown:When a faction experiences a lockdown, the security rating of the system it controls temporarily increases and the system's wealth temporarily decreases. Bounty hunting activity can shorten the lockdown period.

These minor factions are experiencing civil unrest:Civil unrest is the result of illegal activity. When a faction is affected by civil unrest, the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases, as does the system's wealth. Combat missions and activities can bring civil unrest to an end.
NOTE: Data is correct at time of publishing.

27 Jun 3302
Freelance Report: Canonn at Full Tilt

Following a recent statement from Admiral Maxton Price of the Federal Navy concerning Farragut Battle Cruisers in the Merope system, Dr Arcanonn of the Canonn Interstellar Research Group has responded:

"Admiral Price's authoritative assurance is most welcome. Canonneers and other researchers can hereafter refer to his words as we learn more about the barnacles, and why the Unknown Artefacts point towards Merope."

Dr Arcanonn also confirmed that barnacle sites had been located in the Witch Head Nebula, while Canonn vessels continue to search for barnacles in other nebulae.

Concluding his statement, Dr Arcanonn commented on the elusive Unknown Probes – believed to be related to Unknown Artefacts.

"We are now examining an Unknown Probes secured by my esteemed colleague Professor Monkey D Luffy. Early research indicates that it orients itself towards Merope 5 C, a site of barnacle proliferation. Obviously, Merope remains under intense scrutiny."

Nicholas Powell

Logbooks archive


Another Productive Week
Here we go
Downfall, Part 5
Brenner Soriah
Rebuilding, In and Out (Part 2 of 2)
Keeping up


InCompetent[UGC] achieved Pilot's trade rank: Broker
InCompetent[UGC] achieved Pilot's combat rank: Elite
Tom Stardust Kane achieved Pilot's exploration rank: Pathfinder
Genly achieved Pilot's exploration rank: Trailblazer
Genly achieved Pilot's combat rank: Competent
ExtremistOPM achieved Pilot's combat rank: Master
Socar Cat achieved Pilot's exploration rank: Trailblazer
Socar Cat achieved Pilot's trade rank: Merchant
Socar Cat achieved Pilot's combat rank: Novice
Floreax achieved Pilot's exploration rank: Mostly Aimless
DreadZed added image: SNOWY
Ozram added image: Scavenger
Ozram added image: Engineer Trip
Pfätzer added image: Coalsack

From the past

Not only is Juno expected to get closer to Jupiter than any other spacecraft in history, but it will also complete its mission completely powered by solar energy. 

The gas giant shines bright in the western sky after sunset. Mars and Saturn are in the southern sky "after nightfall." (use a telescope to get a better view).
Numerous craters on Saturn's moon Tethys shine brightly, suggesting the presence of water-ice.
Rhea, Saturn's second-largest moon, has a wispy oxygen atmosphere.
NASA's Juno spacecraft will reach Jupiter Monday (July 4) after a five-year journey through deep space. Here are seven things to know about the probe and its mission.
Saturn's intriguing moon Enceladus could resemble Earth's Lost City, a network of hydrothermal vents in the Atlantic Ocean where life survives despite cold and darkness.
A stunning skywatcher photo shows the International Space Station crossing the face of the sun earlier this month. Alexander Krivenyshev, president of, captured the image from New York City on June 13.


30 Jun 2016
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Gherman Titov

Related stations: Titov City (Taiowahungu), Titov Dock (Wala), Titov Colony (Akheilos), Titov Vision (Ekuru), Titov Settlement (NLTT 49528), Titov station (El), Titov Depot (Anuma), Titov Relay (Dao Guaras), Titov Outpost (HIP 66530), Titov Survey (Latones)

Gherman Stepanovich Titov (Russian: Герман Степанович Титов; 11 September 1935 – 20 September 2000) was a Soviet cosmonaut who, on 6 August 1961, became the second human to orbit the Earth, aboard Vostok 2, preceded by Yuri Gagarin on Vostok 1. He was the fourth person in space, counting suborbital voyages of US astronauts Alan Shepard and Gus Grissom.

Titov's flight finally proved that humans could live and work in space. He was the first person to orbit the Earth multiple times (a total of 17), to spend more than a day in space, to sleep in orbit and to suffer from space sickness. In fact, he also holds the record for being the first person to vomit in space. He was the first to pilot a spaceship personally and he made the first manual photographs from orbit, thus setting a record for modern space photography. He also was the first person to film the Earth using, for ten minutes, a professional quality Konvas-Avtomat movie camera. A month short of 26 years old at launch, he remains the youngest person to fly in space.

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