Galnet news

19 Aug 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.

18 Aug 3303
Galactic News: Federal Security Chief Liaising with Aegis

Reports have surfaced that Admiral Aden Tanner, Chief of Federal Security and so-called ‘alien tsar’, is now liaising with Aegis, the inter-superpower initiative established to investigate the Thargoids.

News of Admiral Tanner’s involvement has already prompted speculation that the cold war between the Empire and the Federation could be thawing. Contrasting voices have suggested that Tanner’s association could divert Aegis from its scientific agenda and set it on a more militaristic course.

In the wake of this development, Admiral Tanner made the following statement:

“It is my sincere pleasure to support Aegis in its mission and contribute to what I hope will be a new era of collaboration. I know there are those who have questioned my involvement with Aegis, but I can assure you that after forty years in the military, I am ready for some peace.”

“Our current priorities are determining the scale of the Thargoids’ presence in human space and confirming their intentions regarding humanity. We have no concrete information to share with the galactic community at this time, however.”

18 Aug 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.

17 Aug 3303
Galactic News: Alliance Campaign Concludes

The Alliance has announced that its new research initiative has been enthusiastically received by the galactic community. Huge quantities of resources were delivered to Neville Horizons over the past week, allowing the Alliance to start constructing a range of instruments expressly designed to analyse Thargoid material. The campaign also received the support of hundreds of independent combat pilots, who took to their ships to protect the spaceways and defend the traders contributing to the initiative.

As the campaign drew to a close, an Alliance spokesperson said:

“With the aid of the galactic community, we are now in a position to embark on a detailed study of Thargoid technology and other material. I hasten to add, however, that analysis of this kind is a slow process. The public should not expect profound revelations in the immediate future! But rest assured that our scientists will be working tirelessly to deepen our understanding of the Thargoids.”

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Neville Horizons in the Kaushpoos system.

Community goals

Restoring Order in Kaal (Bounty Hunting)
17 Aug 3303

Kaal [Vercors Station]
Hand in Bounty Vouchers


Nvaiiji Scyjosin
California Trip
Brax Donnegan
Ghosts of the Bitter End
Log 7: Legends
Sassafrass Winston
LOG 4; DAY 40: Lazy day
Tea, brandy, and mysteries
Betty, I'll return...
Sassafrass Winston
LOG 3; DAY 39: Bounty Hunting at Kaal
NFC Phisto
Stand Alone: Finale
Entry 73 - 08.20.3303
Mod Gryphon
LOGDATE 19-08-3303

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Frédéric Sy

Related stations: Sy Base (LHS 3262), Sy Gateway (Pequen), Sy Base (Nu), Sy Station (Fawaol), Sy Landing (Mal Ye), Sy Holdings (HIP 117865), Sy Platform (HIP 99188), Sy Orbital (Sokomi), Sy's Claim (HIP 113543), Sy Laboratory (Gaula Wu)

Frédéric Sy was a French astronomer.

He worked at the Paris Observatory from 1879 to 1887, and as the assistant astronomer at the Algiers Observatory from 1887 to 1918. While working in Algiers he published extensively on the subjects of minor asteroids and comets, and was a colleague of astronomer François Gonnessiat.

Sy was responsible for the discovery and naming of two asteroids, 858 El Djezaïr and 859 Bouzaréah. The names were drawn from locations near the Algiers Observatory.

The asteroid 1714 Sy was named after him in 1951.

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