Galnet Archive

14 Feb 3303
Galactic News: Starport Status Update

This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Unknown-Artefact related interference.
The following starports are currently closed:
  • Bacon City, Carnoeck | Carnoeck
  • Bartlett Gateway, Heikegani | Heikegani
  • Dogmaa, Wolfberg | Wolfberg
  • Elder Works, Ross 154 | Ross 154
  • Frick Base, Naurung | Naurung
  • Gaffney Dock, HIP 16538 | HIP 16538
  • Haisheng Orbital, HR 8474 | HR 8474
  • Hirase Horizons, Nemet | Nemet
  • Tall Enterprise, Ngalia | Ngalia
  • Tarelkin Dock, LP 462-19 | LP 462-19
  • White Orbital, Aiabiko | Aiabiko
  • The following starports continue to experience technical issues: |
  • Alexander Freeport, HIP 18843 | HIP 18843
  • Amnuel Dock, Kwiamoni | Kwiamoni
  • Bondarek Orbital, Munfayl | Munfayl
  • Cayley Landing, Atroan | Atroan
  • Donaldson Retreat, Rajuar | Rajuar
  • Haack Gateway, Halbangaay | Halbangaay
  • Hillary Silo, HR 8474 | HR 8474
  • i Sola Prospect, Brestla | Brestla
  • Kooi Gateway, G 190-28 | G 190-28
  • Liwei Gateway, 63 G. Capricorni | 63 G. Capricorni
  • Manakov Survey, Aeduci | Aeduci
  • Melvin Hub, GD 1192 | GD 1192
  • Noctrach-Ihazevich Research Facility, Pleiades Sector AB-W b2-4 |
  • Priest Survey, HIP 19147 | HIP 19147
  • Roberts Port, CD-52 9732 | CD-52 9732
  • von Bellingshausen Port, Almar | Almar


The following starports continue to experience technical issues:
  • Alexander Freeport, HIP 18843 | HIP 18843
  • Amnuel Dock, Kwiamoni | Kwiamoni
  • Bondarek Orbital, Munfayl | Munfayl
  • Cayley Landing, Atroan | Atroan
  • Donaldson Retreat, Rajuar | Rajuar
  • Haack Gateway, Halbangaay | Halbangaay
  • Hillary Silo, HR 8474 | HR 8474
  • i Sola Prospect, Brestla | Brestla
  • Kooi Gateway, G 190-28 | G 190-28
  • Liwei Gateway, 63 G. Capricorni | 63 G. Capricorni
  • Manakov Survey, Aeduci | Aeduci
  • Melvin Hub, GD 1192 | GD 1192
  • Noctrach-Ihazevich Research Facility, Pleiades Sector AB-W b2-4 |
  • Priest Survey, HIP 19147 | HIP 19147
  • Roberts Port, CD-52 9732 | CD-52 9732
  • von Bellingshausen Port, Almar | Almar
  • Meanwhile, the following starports are on the brink of closure: |
  • Yeliseyev Beacon, Nican | Nican

NOTE: Data is correct at time of publishing.

03 Feb 3303
Galactic News: Galactic Leaders Trade Blows

The leaders of the galaxy's three superpowers have released further statements concerning reports of mysterious spacecraft.

Emperor Arissa-Lavigny Duval, responding to the recent statement from Federal President Zachary Hudson, said:

"Once again, President Hudson has shown himself to be little more than a warmonger. I say again: we must not jump to conclusions. We have not yet acquired any reliable information about these vessels. We must be patient."

No sooner had the Emperor made her statement than President Hudson responded. Speaking at a rally on Mars, he said:

"Some believe that aliens have infiltrated the Empire. An improbable claim? Maybe. But then again, maybe not. After all, we are almost certainly dealing with an extremely advanced species. Who knows what they are capable of?"

Alliance Prime Minister Edmund Mahon did not release a statement, but former Federal president Jasmina Halsey, who has become one of Mahon's most trusted advisors, made an announcement in which she seemed to address the ongoing Federal-Imperial conflict as much as the mysterious ships:

"Understanding. Cooperation. These must be our watchwords. We have to go beyond party politics and petty point scoring. Only by working together can we hope to avoid bloodshed."

28 Jan 3303
Galactic News: Aliens Walk among Us!

Outspoken conspiracy theorist Ricardo Bentonio has lent his voice to the debate surrounding reports of mysterious spacecraft. And true to form, he has made some rather implausible claims.

On his programme 'Behind the Curtain', Bentonio said:

"I am in contact with an individual who has irrefutable proof that these ships are Thargoid vessels. And what's more, I have been reliably informed that the Thargoids have been exerting direct influence over human society. Everything that is happening is unfolding according to their plan. Soon, it will be too late!"

Few in the media or the world of politics deigned to respond to Bentonio's claims.

24 Jan 3303
Galactic News: Starport Status Update

This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Unknown-Artefact related interference.
The following starports continue to experience technical issues:
NOTE: Data is correct at time of publishing.

24 Jan 3303
Galactic News: Sirius Corporation Campaign Ends

A spokesperson for the Sirius Corporation has announced that its appeal for microresources has been enthusiastically received by the galactic community. Hundreds of pilots responded to the corporation's appeal by delivering unknown fragments, untypical shield scans and aberrant shield pattern analysis to Cormack Hub in the Procyon system.

As the campaign drew to a close, Li-Yong Rui, CEO of Sirius Gov, released a statement:

"While irresponsible fortune hunters continue to destabilise the galaxy's starports by selling Unknown Artefacts on the black market, the galaxy's superpowers stand idly by, mired in bureaucracy and paralysed by indecision. Well, we say: no more."

"I will do everything in my power to put an end to the technological plague and restore the galaxy's starports to functionality. The effort to conquer this epidemic starts now."

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Cormack Hub in the Procyon system.

20 Jan 3303
Galactic News: Sirius Corporation Campaign Ends

A spokesperson for the Sirius Corporation has announced that its appeal for microresources has been enthusiastically received by the galactic community. Hundreds of pilots responded to the corporation's appeal by delivering Unknown Energy Source, Shield Density Reports and Shield Pattern Analysis to Cormack Hub in the Procyon system.

As the campaign drew to a close, Li-Yong Rui, CEO of Sirius Gov, released a statement:

"While irresponsible fortune hunters continue to destabilise the galaxy's starports by selling Unknown Artefacts on the black market, the galaxy's superpowers stand idly by, mired in bureaucracy and paralysed by indecision. Well we say: no more."

"I will do everything in my power to put an end to the technological plague and restore the galaxy's starports to functionality. The effort to conquer this epidemic starts now."

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Cormack Hub in the Procyon system.

19 Jan 3303
Community Goal: Sirius Corp. to Address Unknown-Artefact Issue

It is widely understood that Unknown Artefacts have the ability to extract materials from their immediate environment as part of a complex self-repair process. Unfortunately, this can have disastrous effects on starships and other forms of machinery.

Perhaps the worst affected by this phenomena have been the galaxy's starports, many of which have had to suspend services as a result of Unknown Artefact-related disruption. The high prices offered for Unknown Artefacts on the black market means many starports have been flooded with the mysterious objects. And although meta-alloys can be used to counter Unknown Artefact-related interference, the scarcity of the material means this potential salve has had little impact.

But a recent announcement from the Sirius Corporation indicates that the company intends to tackle the issue by funding a major new research and development project. The purpose of the project is to make starports and other outposts more resistant to Unknown Artefact-related interference through the application of specific microresources.

In support of this programme, the Sirius Corporation has placed an open order for unknown fragments, untypical shield scans and aberrant shield pattern analysis, and promised to reward pilots who deliver these materials to Cormack Hub in the Procyon system.

The campaign begins on the 19th of January 3303 and will run for two weeks. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

16 Jan 3303
Galactic News: Independent Scientists Comment on Sightings

Professor Ishmael Palin, independent scientist and leading authority on xeno-biological research, has added his voice to the debate over sightings of mysterious spacecraft.

In a statement, Professor Palin said:

"I have no wish to be alarmist, and I can understand why the galactic superpowers have issued a somewhat noncommittal response. But suggesting that these craft may be of human origin, or the product of a hoax, rather stretches plausibility."

"To my mind, there is a clear visual connection between these mysterious vessels, the shipwrecks found in HIP 17862 and the Pleiades, the Unknown Artefacts and the Unknown Probes. And I believe we can draw only one conclusion: we are sharing the galaxy with an intelligent non-human species. We therefore have an obligation to discover as much about this species, and its intentions, as possible."

Independent engineer Ram Tah, who has been leading research into the Synuefe ruins, also commented:

"I share Professor Palin's view that these reports are of great significance. But attempts to communicate with these vessels have proved fruitless, as have efforts to discern their point of origin. We must learn more about these ships and whoever – or whatever – is piloting them."

12 Jan 3303
Freelance Report: Fuel Rats Complete 20,000th Rescue

On the 7th of January 3303, the Fuel Rats successfully completed their 20,000th rescue since their foundation in June 3301. The milestone was reached during a busy weekend that saw the group complete a total of 230 rescues. Sources at Fuel Rats headquarters in the Fuelum system linked the spike in cases to curiosity surrounding reported sightings of non-human spacecraft.

The Fuel Rats Mischief, an auxiliary wing of the Fuel Rats, revealed that the 20,000th rescue took place in the Alrai Sector, with Commanders Esxste, FightingCookie and Hillbillypolenta flying out to rescue the stranded pilot. The group also paid tribute to Commander Termite Altair, who has completed an unprecedented 750 successful rescues.

When asked about reports of alien ships, a Fuel Rats spokesperson said the group would remain true to its policy of neutrality and give fuel to non-human vessels if requested.

Tivec

10 Jan 3303
Freelance Report: Imperial Factions React to Discovery

In recent days, a number of pilots have reported being pulled from hyperspace by alien-looking ships. Reactions have ranged from shock and fear to curiosity and excitement.

Influential Imperial groups the Chapterhouse of Inquisition, Lavigny's Legion and the 9th Legion have issued strict no-fire orders to their pilots in the event that they are confronted by these mysterious vessels. The orders follow reports that the ships are not acting aggressively and are simply scanning ships they encounter.

"Under no circumstances should any of our pilots engage these vessels," said Governor Shelby Ortega, speaking from Chapterhouse of Inquisition headquarters in Kamadhenu.

"We do not know their motivations, so to act rashly could have dire consequences. Be mindful that these vessels can seemingly disable ship systems on a whim. We should avoid making enemies of beings we know nothing about."

Commander Jubei Himura