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27 Oct 3302
Galactic News: Federation Blockades Maia A 3 a

Independent reports from the Maia system indicate that a Farragut-class Battlecruiser has taken up position over Maia A 3 a, not far from the personal research base of Professor Ishmael Palin. The Federal vessel is apparently redirecting pilots who stray too close to the site.

The news comes only a day after Professor Palin announced a breakthrough in his research into meta-alloys.

The purpose of the deployment is not immediately apparent, but rival political powers have been quick to condemn the act. Alliance Prime Minister Edmund Mahon described it as "an egregious act of oppression" while Emperor Arissa Lavigny-Duval said, "The Federation has an obligation to immediately curtail any restriction of Professor Palin's personal freedoms."

Attempts to contact Professor Palin have been unsuccessful.

27 Oct 3302
Galactic News: Alliance Campaign Concludes

A spokesperson for the 160 SOAR has announced that the Alliance appeal for construction materials has reached a successful conclusion.

Hundreds of pilots contributed to the campaign, resulting in a massive influx of deliveries to Tshang City, the organisation's base of operations. The materials will be used to construct an outpost on California Sector BA-A E6 4.

In a statement, the spokesperson said:

"We are immeasurably grateful to the galactic community for its support. The outpost on California Sector BA-A E6 4 will serve as a base for research into the barnacles, allowing us to further our understanding of these fascinating structures. Construction will begin in a matter of weeks."

But the campaign has not been without controversy, with some asserting that the outpost represents an attempt to claim ownership of the organic structures on California Sector BA-A E6 4.

Pilots who contributed to the initiative are now free to collect their rewards from Tshang City in the Furuhjelm III-674 system.

27 Oct 3302
Galactic News: Walter Waldo Appeal Concludes

A spokesperson for Gyvatices Crimson Advanced Holdings has announced that its appeal for fish and coffee was enthusiastically received by the galactic community, resulting in a massive influx of deliveries to Walter Dock in the Gyvatices system. The commodities will be used in a special fish and coffee festival to honour the late entrepreneur Walter Waldo.

Gyvatices Crimson Advanced Holdings has extended its gratitude to those who supported the campaign.

Pilots who contributed to the initiative are now free to collect their rewards from Walter Dock in the Gyvatices system.

27 Oct 3302
Community Goal: Trouble in Maia

Earlier this month, the Pleiades Resource Enterprise entered Maia and rapidly started cementing its presence in the system. In response, the Ant Hill Mob – Maia's current controlling faction – has launched an offensive against Pleiades Resource Enterprise.

With the Federation having recently stationed a Farragut-class Battlecruiser at Maia A 3 a, there is speculation that the appearance of Pleiades Resource Enterprise represents an effort to bring Maia under Federal control.

A spokesperson for the Ant Hill Mob gave a brief statement:

"The Pleiades Resource Enterprise is clearly trying to pave the way for a full Federal takeover of the system. Well, if they want Maia, they're going to have to fight for it."

The Ant Hill Mob has appealed to the galaxy's Imperial pilots for help, promising to generously reward those who support their operation. The Pleiades Resource Enterprise has issued a similar request to Federal pilots.

Both organisations have set out week-long operations, which are scheduled to run from the 27th of October 3302.

Inara updates

25 Oct 2016
Guardians 2.2 updates

Commanders, the game update 2.2 Guardians is here and also there are new engineers and a ton of new blueprints (among other new features in the game). Most of the data are here on Inara already, just blueprints are still continually added. As there is really a lot of the new blueprints, it will be helpful when you share your screenshots, spreadsheets, etc. with the blueprint parameters/requirements. It will help to refine our database faster and more accurately.

Also, as one of the new features in the game are journals, which are replacing current netlog files, the journals import support is coming to Inara tomorrow. This is the last day when you can import your old netlog files here, so do not hesitate! There are some other features (not just) for 2.2 coming after that and the improvements will be added in the following days...

Enjoy the Guardians!

Community goals

Trouble in Maia - Imperial Pilots

Maia [Obsidian Orbital]
Earn rewards by handing in Combat Bonds at Obsidian Orbital in the Maia system
Trouble in Maia - Federal Pilots

Maia [Maia Point]
Earn rewards by handing in Combat Bonds at Maia Point in the Maia system
Strengthening the Colonia Community
20 Oct 3302

Colonia [Jaques Station]
Deliver Mined Palladium to Jaques Station
Logbooks archive


Meteoric Indigo
Destination Reached
Ship Loadouts
Faction HUDs
Making Money In 2.2
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26 Oct 3302
Losing control
26 Oct 3302
Movin' On

From the past

NASA's Kepler and Swift missions have found rapidly rotating stars producing more than 100 times our own sun's peak X-ray emission. Spinning so fast they resemble pumpkins, the stars likely formed by mergers of sun-like stars.
A high-resolution image taken by a NASA Mars orbiter this week reveals further details of the area where the ExoMars Schiaparelli module ended up following its descent on 19 October.
Mars formed billions of years ago along with the rest of the solar system.
Using the Kepler and Swift missions, astronomers have been studying the stars that "spin so fast they've been squashed into pumpkin-like shapes," according to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. The stars are part of x-ray survey performed by the NAS
The lander impact site, heat shield, parachute and the back shell it was attached to have been imaged by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's HiRISE camera. The spacecraft crashed into the surface of Mars on Oct. 19, 2016.
Europe's ExoMars lander gauged out a crater 1.6 feet (0.5 meters) deep and nearly 8 feet (2.5 m) wide when it crashed into the Red Planet's surface last week, a new photo by a NASA Mars orbiter reveals.
The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Rocket Lab plays a direct and extensive role in advancing rocket propulsion technology — but you'd never see its sticker on the finished engines.


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28 Oct 2016
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