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25 Feb 3303
Galactic News: Asteroid Destroyed in HIP 16497

Earlier this week, automated stellar probes in the HIP 16497 system picked up an unusual heat signature. Local explorers promptly launched an investigation, only to discover that an asteroid had inexplicably disappeared from the system.

"It's most peculiar," said Kate Panamen of the Mars High Astrocartography Institute. "Given the asteroid's orbit, it shouldn't have come into contact with anything in the system for aeons. Nevertheless, the investigators found an expanding cloud of dust in the asteroid's supposed location. We're at a loss to explain how it could have been destroyed."

Both Federal and Imperial sources denied rumours that the destruction of the asteroid was a result of experimental weapon testing.

25 Feb 3303
Galactic News: Weekly Expansion Report


Here are the latest factions to have expanded into new systems: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.

24 Feb 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.

24 Feb 3303
Galactic News: Theft at Darnielle's Progress

A carefully orchestrated heist, involving the theft of a large quantity of meta-alloys, has taken place at Darnielle's Progress in the Maia system.

Security personnel at the starport confirmed that an unidentified Cobra-class vessel was involved in the robbery. After the ship docked at the starport, the pilot and four other passengers disembarked before the ship was serviced and refuelled.

Later, the pilot requisitioned the largest available quota of meta-alloys, whereupon the automated units inexplicably loaded it to maximum capacity. The Cobra immediately departed, breaking speed limits and ignoring hails.

Attempts were made to track the ship, but no trace of it was found.

Investigations are ongoing. Pilots are asked to report any sightings of a Cobra with the callsign 'LMC'.

Community goals

The Rahu Combat Operation (Bounty Hunting)
23 Feb 3303

Location:
Rahu [Acharya Station]
Objective:
Deliver Bounty Vouchers to Acharya Station
The Rahu Rescue Operation (Salvage)
23 Feb 3303

Location:
Rahu [Acharya Station]
Objective:
Deliver Occupied Escape Pods
Colonia Migration Appeal, February 3303 (Rares - very long distance ...)
02 Feb 3303

Location:
Colonia [Jaques Station]
Objective:
Deliver Galactic Travel Guides from Bluford Orbital in LHS 3447
Logbooks archive

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J.L.Fitzgerald
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Log 4: The Beasts' Lair
Reginald L. Colt
today
Taking the "Lady" out.
That Mako Guy
today
Big news
Mike Bluehands
yesterday
Goodbye
Jermus Karlsen
yesterday
Jaques Station
Tarm Wallunga
yesterday
Galactic Pathways 1: Jacques
XBPhoenixDfire
24 Feb 3303
#Colin4Colonia 12 - Heated exchange.
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From the past

See the best photos on Space.com this week, including images of a record-breaking rocket launch that lofted 104 satellites and an amazing view of Jupiter's "little red spot."
source: space.com
The online astronomy service Slooh will provide a live webcast of the annular solar eclipse of Sunday, Feb. 26 , and you can watch it live here, courtesy of Slooh.
source: space.com
A Southern Hemisphere solar eclipse and its spectacular "ring of fire" will be broadcast live through Slooh's online observatory on Sunday at 7 a.m. EST (1200 GMT).
source: space.com
A total solar eclipse occurs when the entire disk of the Sun is covered by the Moon, as seen from Earth. An annular eclipse occurs when the lunar disk does not completely block the Sun.
source: space.com
Jay Pasachoff is involved in a slew of science investigations that will run during the 2017 total solar eclipse. Sunday's annular eclipse will provide a practice run for those experiments.
source: space.com
Seven Earth-size alien planets were found in a solar system not that far away, SpaceX nailed another rocket launch and landing, and Pluto may have another chance at being a true planet. Here are some of the most amazing space stories of the week.
source: space.com
Mobile satellite services provider Inmarsat has been working with Addvalue Innovation (AVI), a communications technology company based in Singapore, to conduct secret tests of a service that lets operators maintain continuous contact with small satellites
source: space.com

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Robert Grant Aitken

Related stations: Aitken Terminal (Zelano), Aitken Vision (LTT 1349), Aitken Point (Baadaga), Aitken Landing (Nang Di), Aitken Point (Priva), Aitken Orbital (Asase Ya), Aitken Relay (HIP 112113), Aitken Barracks (Cao Guatun), Aitken Landing (Apachan), Aitken Mine (Pue Zhua)

Robert Grant Aitken (December 31, 1864 – October 29, 1951) was an American astronomer.

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