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23 Aug 3302
Freelance Report: Commander Salomé Hijacked in Cemiess

Recent articles published by the Imperial Citizen may have inspired an act of violence in the Cemiess system over the weekend. Commander Nodus Cursorius of the Chapterhouse of Inquisition reported a transmission from Commander Salomé of the Children of Raxxla, indicating that her ship had been attacked by unknown forces.

A transcript of Commander Salomé's distress call follows:

"Heavy fire...mayday! Imperial markings! Traitors... Shields are down, we're taking damage...it's... I thought I sensed his arrogance! How dare... We're being boarded. I only have moments. Please get word to the Children of Raxxla, tell them I have new information. The Rift, Hawkin's Gap and the Conflux are connected with strange happenings in the Pleiades. They must find out before..."

At that point Commander Salomé's transmission was silenced. Despite a thorough search, no sign of her has yet been found.

The Imperial Citizen had suggested that Commander Salomé is in fact Senator Kahina Tijani Loren of the Prism system. The publication also implied that she had engineered the events that led to her family's death in order to position herself as heiress of the Loren family dynasty.

Jaiotu

23 Aug 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.

22 Aug 3302
Galactic News: Weekly Economic Report

In this weekly digest the latest GalNet data is compiled to show the economic states for a short list of minor factions and the star systems they inhabit.
The following minor factions are currently enjoying an economic boom:Boom is usually the result of consistent trade profit and completed trade contracts. When a faction experiences a boom, the wealth of the system it controls temporarily increases and trade missions completed in the system have double the effect on influence. The faction's influence may also increase. Booms typically last until they naturally expire.

These minor factions are suffering an economic bust:When a faction experiences a bust, the wealth of the system it controls is temporarily reduced and the faction's influence is temporarily diminished. Trade actions do not contribute to boom while a bust is active. A bust typically has to run its course before ending.
NOTE: Data is correct at time of publishing.

20 Aug 3302
Freelance Report: Unknown Probe Transmission Decrypted by Canonn

The Canonn Interstellar Research group has discovered, recorded and translated a tight-beam transmission from an Unknown Probe directed at Merope 5c.

Research into the Probes has so far been hindered by their scarcity, but with the number of Probes found increasing, transmission analysis efforts ramped up, leading to successful decryption. The transmission was found to contain blocks of octal numbers describing planetary data such as radius, surface temperature, gravity and atmospheric composition.

The nature of the 'receiver' on Merope 5c is now under investigation.

Commander Muetdhiver

Community goals

The Colonia Initiative
19 Aug 3302

Location:
Eol Prou RS-T d3-94 [80 DD-D 774-CE-2]
Objective:
Deliver Titanium, Semiconductors or Robotics to Jaques station in Eol Prou RS-T d3-94
Restoring Order in Arque
18 Aug 3302

Location:
Arque [Austen Town Station]
Objective:
Restore order in Arque by hunting wanted pilots and handing in Bounty Vouchers at Austen Town Station in the Arque system.
Establishing a Base in Eol Prou
29 Jul 3302

Location:
Eol Prou RS-T d3-94 []
Objective:
Mine and deliver OSMIUM to Jaques Station
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You'll have to wait until 2065 to see the two planets closer than they will be on August 27, 2016. Look to the western skies shortly after sunset to see this planetary dance.
source: space.com
A probe swinging around Earth through the Van Allen radiation belts was able to pick out near-light-speed electrons following a powerful geomagnetic storm, providing a rare look into the interaction between the belts and the space weather event.
source: space.com
Tethys and Hyperion are distant cosmic neighbors at Saturn but appear remarkably close in a new image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
source: space.com
NASA student interns have successfully flown a prototype of a tiny, remote-control aircraft that could one day glide through Martian skies and send information back down to Earth.
source: space.com
23 Aug 2016
Image of the Day
A globular cluster called NGC 4833 houses hundreds of thousands of stars that are tightly packed together. This particular star cluster is located 22,000 light-years from Earth, in the constellation of Musca (The Fly).
source: space.com
The U.S. Defense Research Projects Agency plans to establish a consortium to discuss standards and practices for on-orbit satellite servicing as a corollary to Robotic Servicing of Geostationary Satellites (RSGS).
source: space.com
The U.S. Air Force released a draft solicitation that sets up a competition between SpaceX and United Launch Alliance to launch a multipurpose experimental satellite in late 2018.
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Hero of Alexandria

Related stations: Alexandria Hub (LHS 535), Alexandria Ring (LTT 7548), Alexandria Settlement (Fire Flasa), Alexandria Ring (Laur), Alexandria Colony (HIP 7705), Alexandria Platform (Makotamona), Alexandria Hub (Kaurushi), Alexandria City (Kharpulo), Alexandria Ring (Xhosattu), Alexandria Terminal (NLTT 33782)

Hero of Alexandria (Greek: Ἥρων ὁ Ἀλεξανδρεύς, Heron ho Alexandreus; also known as Heron of Alexandria c. 10 – c. 70 AD) was a Greek mathematician and engineer who was active in his native city of Alexandria, Roman Egypt. He is considered the greatest experimenter of antiquity and his work is representative of the Hellenistic scientific tradition.

Hero published a well recognized description of a steam-powered device called an aeolipile (sometimes called a "Hero engine"). Among his most famous inventions was a windwheel, constituting the earliest instance of wind harnessing on land. He is said to have been a follower of the Atomists. Some of his ideas were derived from the works of Ctesibius.

Much of Hero's original writings and designs have been lost, but some of his works were preserved in Arabic manuscripts.

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