Galnet news

24 Jun 3303
Galactic News: Colonia Population Boom

The latest census data from Colonia indicates that the system has seen a massive influx of immigrants in recent weeks. Although precise details have not been made public, it is understood that many of the region’s new citizens are from the core systems.

The spike follows the introduction of a migration subsidy from the Colonia Council, which has made it much cheaper for potential immigrants to reach Colonia. Sources close to the Council have confirmed that the move was designed to stimulate economic growth by attracting skilled workers to the region.

The Colonia colony was founded almost a year ago, and since then it has expanded rapidly. For some, it represents an alternative to the violence and political disharmony they believe has come to characterise life in the core systems.

Social and political experts have predicted that as long as the Federal-Imperial conflict persists, the Colonia community will continue to grow.

24 Jun 3303
Galactic News: Weekly Expansion Report


Here are the latest factions to have expanded into new systems:
  • Alliance of Yemakinni | Yemakinni
  • Hraean United |
  • Selkit Crimson Raiders |
  • Socho Gold Raiders |
  • Hel Purple Energy Industry | Hel
  • Kokara Galactic Exchange |
  • Gold General Corp. |
  • Sirius Hot2Cold | Sirius
  • Tujing Empire Party | Tujing
  • Values Party of Belis | Belis
Expansions occur when a minor faction reaches a sufficient level of influence and there is a populated system within striking distance. Expansion is costly, so when a faction expands, the wealth and development level of the system it controls are temporarily reduced.

Here are the latest factions in withdrawal:Factions are considered to be in withdrawal if their level of influence within a system drops below a certain level. If the faction's influence remains low for a total of five days, the faction must leave the system entirely. If the faction manages to increase its level of influence, it remains in the system.
NOTE: Data is correct at time of publishing.

23 Jun 3303
Galactic News: Weekly Conflict Report

This weekly transmission takes the latest GalNet data and lists some of the systems currently in conflict around the galaxy.
Here are minor factions involved in a civil war:Civil wars occur when minor factions compete for control of major assets such as starports. When a faction is involved in a civil war, the standard of living, development level and security level in the system it controls are temporarily reduced. Combat activities can bring a civil war to an end.

The following are minor factions at war:Wars occur when a minor faction invades a star system controlled by another minor faction. For the duration of the war, the standard of living, wealth level and security level in the disputed system are reduced. Combat activity between the two warring factions determines the outcome of the conflict. If neither faction succeeds in dominating the other, the war ends in a ceasefire.
NOTE: Data is correct at time of publishing.

22 Jun 3303
Galactic News: Superpower Campaigns End

Last week, the Empire and the Federation launched initiatives designed to bolster their presences in the Pleiades star cluster.

Both superpowers placed open orders for construction materials for use in their respective campaigns, and the response from the galactic community was overwhelmingly positive. Huge quantities of material were delivered to Obsidian Orbital for both the Federal campaign and the Imperial initiative.

It seems that despite widespread opposition to the Federal-Imperial conflict, both superpowers still enjoy considerable support among the galactic community.

The Merope Expeditionary Fleet, which coordinated the Imperial initiative, and the Pleiades Resource Enterprise, which oversaw the Federal campaign, have extended their gratitude to their supporters.

Pilots who contributed to the initiatives can now collect their rewards from Obsidian Orbital in the Maia system.

Community goals

Colonia Expansion Initiative - Bounty Hunting
23 Jun 3303

Location:
Eol Prou LW-L c8-215 [TolaGarf's Junkyard]
Objective:
Hand in Bounty Vouchers
Colonia Expansion Initiative - Trade
23 Jun 3303

Location:
Eol Prou LW-L c8-215 [TolaGarf's Junkyard]
Objective:
Deliver Tantalum, Silver and Power Generators
The Collection (Rares)
22 Jun 3303

Location:
Lave [Lave Station]
Objective:
Deliver rare goods

Logbooks

VGpunx
yesterday
Michell's Legacy
John Mathurin
yesterday
Debts, Prologue
Claire Bloodgood
yesterday
Hmm
Lady Alisa
yesterday
Alisa's Odyssey: Entry 008
Jemine Caesar
yesterday
Personal Log 148: 9 January, 3303
Serge Alpenmilch
yesterday
BETRUG AUF HENDERSON RING?
Jemine Caesar
24 Jun 3303
Personal Log 147: 8 January 3303
Jermus Karlsen
24 Jun 3303
Full Circle
spike.rog
24 Jun 3303
Sins of the mother
Paganpenguin
24 Jun 3303
The lack of coffee....

From the past

A conversation with Geert Barentsen, the Guest Observer Office director for the Kepler and K2 mission at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley.
source: NASA.gov
For the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse will occur across the entire continental United States, and NASA is preparing to share this experience of a lifetime on Aug. 21.
source: NASA.gov
Originally aired on February 27, 2009, a conversation on the Kepler Mission with Principal Investigator William Borucki, Deputy Principal Investigator David Koch, and Kepler Science Council Member Alan Boss from the Carnegie Institute of Washington.
source: NASA.gov
The LISA trio of satellites to detect gravitational waves from space has been selected as the third large-class mission in ESA’s Science programme, while the Plato exoplanet hunter moves into development.
source: ESA.int
NASA’s Kepler space telescope team has released a mission catalog of planet candidates that introduces 219 new planet candidates, 10 of which are near-Earth size and orbiting in their star's habitable zone, which is the range of distance from a star where liquid water could pool on the surface of a rocky planet.
source: NASA.gov
This diagram illustrates how planets are assembled and sorted into two distinct size classes. First, the rocky cores of planets are formed from smaller pieces. Then, the gravity of the planets attracts hydrogen and helium gas. Finally, the planets are "baked" by the starlight and lose some gas.
source: NASA.gov
This sketch illustrates a family tree of exoplanets. Planets are born out of swirling disks of gas and dust called protoplanetary disks. The disks give rise to giant planets like Jupiter as well as smaller planets mostly between the size of Earth and Neptune.
source: NASA.gov

Galpedia

Semyon Lavochkin

Related stations: Lavochkin Station (Herthans), Lavochkin Platform (Conii), Lavochkin Gateway (Tenche), Lavochkin Terminal (Lactonacaya), Lavochkin Terminal (Mariga), Lavochkin Station (Achehoongat), Lavochkin Ring (Tricasses), Lavochkin City (CD-31 2366), Lavochkin Station (Shebkauluwa)

Semyon Alekseyevich Lavochkin (Russian: Семён Алексе́евич Ла́вочкин; September 11, 1900 - June 9, 1960), a Soviet aerospace engineer, Soviet aircraft designer who founded the Lavochkin aircraft design bureau. Many of his fighter designs were produced in large numbers for Soviet forces during World War II.

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