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26 Sep 3302
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:

The following starports continue to experience technical issues:
  • Spring Gateway, LHS 215 | LHS 215
  • Chargaff Port, 20 Ophiuchi | 20 Ophiuchi
  • Carter Port, Rhea | Rhea
  • Kooi Gateway, G 190-28 | G 190-28
  • Alexander Freeport, HIP 18843 | HIP 18843
  • Bloch Vision, Loperada | Loperada
  • Lave Station, Lave | Lave
  • Newholm Station, Solthis |
  • Donaldson Retreat, Rajuar | Rajuar
  • Rutan Terminal, Minanes | Minanes
  • Meanwhile, the following starports are on the brink of closure: |
  • Roentgen Hub, LFT 37 | LFT 37
  • Finney Ring, Jitabos | Jitabos

NOTE: Data is correct at time of publishing.

26 Sep 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:
  • Partnership of LHS 2819 | LHS 2819
  • Official i Bootis Liberty Party | i Bootis
  • Imperial Cartographic Cooperative |
  • Mbukuravi Crimson Major Dev | Mbukuravi
  • Liberty Party of GD 219 | GD 219
  • Partnership of Taribes | Taribes
  • Integrated Shu Babassi | Shu Babassi
  • Federal Defense League |
  • Lords of the DarkStar Imperium | Wu Guinagi
  • Hagglebeard's Heroes | Maia
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.

23 Sep 3302
Galactic News: Chairman of MetaDrive Inc. Passes Away

Sad news from the Chi Orionis system this morning with reports that Femi Dakarai, chairman of the hyperdrive-research company MetaDrive Inc., has passed away following a short illness.

Dakarai was taken ill last week after working tirelessly to secure financial backing for the company. Board members reported that he was working long hours and had been showing signs of stress for several months. An assessment of MetaDrive Inc. by an independent auditing firm appears to have been the final straw.

"We should have acted sooner, but we were working extremely hard," said Rosaline Merden, company secretary. "With the company set to deliver on some very exciting technology in the coming year, it's particularly tragic. We will carry on in his memory."

Board members were quick to pay their respects, and according to unofficial sources have made a generous payment to the Dakarai family on behalf of MetaDrive Inc.

In related news, Raan Corsen, a junior employee of MetaDrive Inc., was recently suspended from the company after auditors detected account irregularities. Security forces in the Chi Orionis system, recently brought under the control of the Earth Defense Fleet, have asked the public to report any sightings of Corsen.

MetaDrive Inc. has become something of a poster child for the depression currently affecting stock markets. Economic forecasts remain gloomy, with little prospect of improvement on the horizon.

23 Sep 3302
Galactic News: Weekly Democracy Report

This weekly roundup highlights some of the minor factions around the galaxy pursuing the dream of democratic freedom by holding elections.
The following minor factions are holding elections:Elections occur when two minor factions with a similar political structure resolve a conflict over ownership and influence within a system.
NOTE: Data is correct at time of publishing.

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The Getaway
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Charles Algernon Parsons

Related stations: Parsons Gateway (Ngun), Parsons Station (LTT 2684), Parsons Orbital (T'u Tu), Parsons Terminal (Brivitt), Parsons Platform (Lalande 29917), Parsons Mines (Gliese 9229), Parsons City (Maitis), Parsons Terminal (Pandra), Parsons Reach (Lentes), Parsons Landing (Kuruidones)

Sir Charles Algernon Parsons OM KCB FRS (13 June 1854 – 11 February 1931) was a British engineer, best known for his invention of the steam turbine. He worked as an engineer on dynamo and turbine design, and power generation, with great influence on the naval and electrical engineering fields. He also developed optical equipment, for searchlights and telescopes.

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