Galnet news

20 Jul 3303
Galactic News: NULL Campaign Concludes

A spokesperson for NULL has announced that its appeal for commodities has been enthusiastically received by the galactic community, resulting in a massive influx of deliveries to Conway City, the organisation’s base of operations. The organisation’s campaign to clear the system of agitators has also been a success.

A spokesperson for the organisation released the following statement:

“With the help of the galactic community we have been able to amass the necessary materials to build our new base, and rid the system of corruption and crime. We would like to thank all those who helped make this initiative a success.”

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Conway City in the LTT 4961 system.

20 Jul 3303
Community Goal: Pleiades Research Outpost

The recent revelation that the Thargoids have returned to human space has sent shockwaves through the galaxy.

Some, such as Federal President Zachary Hudson, have reacted defensively, promising to protect humanity from what they believe is an aggressive alien race. More moderate voices have underscored the need for further information, since so little is known about the Thargoids.

One such voice belongs to Abroin Universal Plc, which has announced plans to establish a research outpost in the Pleiades Nebula – one of the centres of Thargoid activity.

A spokesperson for the organisation said:

“The Thargoids are active principally in the Pleiades Nebula, so we are eager to establish a research outpost there. As Edmund Mahon said, there is potentially a great deal we could learn from them. Hopefully this new outpost will let us do just that.”

Abroin Universal Plc has placed an open order for Semiconductors, Lithium and Energy Grid Assemblies for use in the construction, and has promised to reward pilots who deliver these commodities to Campbell Horizons in the Abroin system. The organisation placed a kill order on all ships on its wanted list, to ensure those delivering material to Campbell Horizons can do so safely.

The campaign begins on the 20th of July 3303 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

19 Jul 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:
NOTE: Data is correct at time of publishing.

19 Jul 3303
Galactic News: Weekly Health Report

This weekly report indicates some of the minor factions enduring significant health issues such as famine and outbreaks.
The following minor factions have reported famines:When a faction is affected by famine the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases. Combat activity has no effect on influence while a famine is active. Completing food-trade missions can bring a famine to an end.

Outbreaks have been reported by the following minor factions:When a faction is affected by an outbreak the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases. Combat activity has no effect on influence while an outbreak is active. Completing medicine-supply missions can bring an outbreak to an end.
NOTE: Data is correct at time of publishing.

Inara updates

21 Jul 2017
Logs, logs, logs...

As mentioned earlier this week, the old netlog files import support was discontinued and is fully replaced by the current journal import. During that the old flight logs were overhauled and although some minor features were removed (as it may cause troubles in the future updates), new features were added (like correct jump distance for all systems and ships used during your travels). The old flight logs data were converted to the new format, but are missing those new features (the information wasn't known earlier).

Also, there are two brand news features for your commander profiles - Combat log and Missions log!

In the Combat log you should see all player-vs-player combat related events like interdictions, kills and deaths. This log is private only at this moment and is not displayed to anyone else.

The Missions log shows all your missions, including destinations, expiry time and so on. The mission names may be sometimes incomplete or just brief (because there is really a lot of mission types, but I am hoping that I will succeed to get the strings from FD), so if do you will find any mission name is completely wrong or very incomplete, please let me know (with information what mission exactly is wrong and what the correct name should be (the current limitation is just for the credits donation missions and individual passenger transports, as I don't know these when mission accepted, it is not displayed)). The missions log visibility can be set in your Settings, as usually.

All those features are related to the journal imports and all data are obtained from there. Unfortunately, there is currently no way how to do it also for console players (and I would really like to!), let's hope it will be somehow possible in the future.

Enjoy tracking of your stuff...

Community goals

Combat support (Bounty Hunting)
yesterday

Location:
Abroin [Campbell Horizons]
Objective:
Deliver Bounty Vouchers to Station
Pleiades Research Outpost (Trade)
yesterday

Location:
Abroin [Campbell Horizons]
Objective:
Deliver Lithium, Semiconductors and Energy Grid Assemblies

Logbooks

Pabulum
today
Pirate Farragut
MBaldelli
today
Entry 51 - 07.21.3303
Marra Morgan
today
Collected Works
XBPhoenixDfire
today
Lord God, my head hurts.
Lady Alisa
yesterday
Alisa's Odyssey: Entry 015
spike.rog
yesterday
All alone in the night
Jedi421973
19 Jul 3303
19.JUL.3033 2252 - Bad Info

From the past

Elon Musk recently announced on Twitter that he had received "verbal government approval" for his Boring Company to build a superfast Hyperloop transit system that would take people from New York to Washington, D.C., in just under 30 minutes.
source: space.com
On Aug. 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will darken the skies from Oregon to South Carolina. Here's what you need to know about this rare celestial show.
source: space.com
Only one month left until the Great American Eclipse passes across the continental United States.
source: space.com
In the new Luc Besson movie, "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets," the title city of Alpha has a present-day origin: the International Space Station.
source: space.com
Mars 160 crewmember Paul Knightly is chronicling life and science on The Mars Society's Twin Desert-Arctic Analog simulation. Here's his first post from the Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station, in the Canadian arctic.
source: space.com
At a recent gala celebrating the anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Amazon.com founder and Blue Origin head Jeff Bezos laid out an ambitious vision of humanity spreading far and wide into the solar system.
source: space.com
Disney's Epcot theme park in Florida is opening its first space-themed restaurant.
source: space.com

Galpedia

Joseph Helffrich

Related stations: Helffrich Outpost (Santupik), Helffrich Dock (Parsi), Helffrich Ring (Iptet), Helffrich Station (Bharaba), Helffrich Vision (HIP 113430), Helffrich Stop (Tamanja), Helffrich Vision (Bileku), Helffrich Survey (HIP 113543), Helffrich Dock (Ao Ch'an), Amedeo Plana Survey (Piperish)

Joseph Helffrich (* 12 January 1890 in Mannheim, Baden, † 1971) was a German astronomer.

He did his Ph.D. dissertation in 1913 at the Landessternwarte Heidelberg-Königstuhl (Königstuhl Observatory, near Heidelberg) at the University of Heidelberg [1].

At the time, the observatory at Heidelberg was a center for asteroid discovery under the direction of Max Wolf, and during his time there Helffrich discovered a number of asteroids.

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