Galnet news

20 Feb 3304
Starport Status Update

This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Thargoid Sensor related interference.

The following starports are on the brink of closure:

Yurchikhin Ring, 41 Lambda Hydrae

Trumpler Dock , Magec

19 Feb 3304
Proactive or Reactive?

As the Thargoids continue to wreak havoc in the Pleiades, questions are being asked about the lack of an effective military response.

Gianna Tachibana, an Imperial senator based in the Achenar system, offered the following assessment to The Imperial Herald:

“The Pleiades is at risk of becoming a no-go zone, accessible only to the most courageous Commanders. The formation of militias of independent pilots has unquestionably had an impact, as has the advantage afforded by Aegis’s ongoing research. But one cannot escape the feeling that humanity is being reactive, rather than proactive.”

“What is needed is a comprehensive military strategy. The time for a coordinated response is now.”

Meanwhile, authorities in a number of systems have reported that sales of Thargoid-themed novelties, including toys and clothing, have skyrocketed in recent weeks. The manufacture of such merchandise has been condemned by many as insensitive.

15 Feb 3304
Utopia Initiative Concludes

A spokesperson for the Utopia enclave has announced that its campaign has received the wholehearted support of the galactic community, resulting in a huge influx of deliveries to Chargaff Orbital. The commodities will be used to perform essential maintenance on the Sim-Archive, a repository of digitised memories.

As the campaign drew to a close, Pranav Antal released the following statement:

“Our thanks go to those who supported this campaign, which will help us safeguard the Sim-Archive for at least another century. But while the Archive is of singular importance, it does not represent the limit of our ambitions. It is my hope that we might one day be able to digitise the human consciousness, thereby transcending our physical selves.”

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Chargaff Orbital in the Airman Di system.

15 Feb 3304
Proactive or Reactive?

As the Thargoids continue to wreak havoc in the Pleiades, questions are being asked about the lack of an effective military response.

Gianna Tachibana, an Imperial Senator based in the Achenar system, offered the following assessment to The Imperial Herald:

“The Pleiades is at risk of becoming a no-go zone, accessible only to the most courageous pilots. The formation of militias of independent pilots has unquestionably had an impact, as has the advantage afforded by Aegis’s ongoing research. But one cannot escape the feeling that humanity is being reactive, rather than proactive.”

“What is needed is a comprehensive military strategy. The time for a coordinated response is now.”

Meanwhile, authorities in a number of systems have reported that sales of Thargoid-themed novelties, including toys and clothing, have skyrocketed in recent weeks. The manufacture of such merchandise has been condemned by many as insensitive.

Community goals

The Bulwark Project
15 Feb 3304

Location:
Momoirent [Jahn Dock]
Objective:
Deliver Robotics, Hardware Diagnostic Sensors and Computer Components
Protecting Traders in Momoirent
15 Feb 3304

Location:
Momoirent [Jahn Dock]
Objective:
Hand in Bounty Vouchers

Logbooks

Stryker Aune
yesterday
The Hunt: Chapter 6
BaliMko
yesterday
The one 'vette' army
"UFO" Reality
yesterday
Infiltration and propaganda.
Jimi_Jazz
20 Feb 3304
Federal Ring Patrol
James Barrett
20 Feb 3304
Private investigation (19/02/3304)
Alice Woodstock
20 Feb 3304
Preparing for a long trip
WtFyre
20 Feb 3304
War is a harsh Mistress
Bazdur Delbrand
19 Feb 3304
Log 03: New Beginnings
Silverdrake220
19 Feb 3304
Coming home Sagon
Isaiah Evanson
19 Feb 3304
The Reunion
Kastor Harrison
19 Feb 3304
Summerland Herald - Fighting over Scraps

From the past

The annual Toy Fair in New York delivers again, providing Space.com with a look at a dramatic motorized rocket recently released by Spin Master.
source: space.com
The iconic Great Red Spot of Jupiter may disappear in the next 20 years, according to a researcher at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California.
source: space.com
The sci-fi classic "Lost in Space" is launching back to television on April 13 by way of Netflix, which unveiled the first teaser for the series today (Feb. 21).
source: space.com
21 Feb 2018
Surfing complete
Slowed by skimming through the very top of the upper atmosphere, ESA’s ExoMars has lowered itself into a planet-hugging orbit and is about ready to begin sniffing the Red Planet for methane.
source: ESA.int
At the second meeting of the newly reinstated National Space Council, Vice President Mike Pence and other U.S. officials emphasized that the U.S. is on top in space, but highlighted that regulation would need to be streamlined to stay in the lead.
source: space.com
Scientist paparazzi turned their scopes toward Elon Musk's Roadster and its mannequin driver.
source: space.com
SpaceX is planning to use a giant net - one so immense that it takes up the majority of a high-speed watercraft named Mr. Steven - to catch reusable gear that falls back to Earth after missions to outer space.
source: space.com

Galpedia

Dumbbell Nebula


The Dumbbell Nebula (also known as Apple Core Nebula, Messier 27, M 27, or NGC 6853) is a planetary nebula in the constellation Vulpecula, at a distance of about 1,360 light years.

This object was the first planetary nebula to be discovered; by Charles Messier in 1764. At its brightness of visual magnitude 7.5 and its diameter of about 8 arcminutes, it is easily visible in binoculars, and a popular observing target in amateur telescopes.

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