Galnet news

08 Dec 3303
Galactic News: Aegis Initiative off to a Promising Start

Reports from the Taygeta system indicate that Aegis’s new research programme is already bearing fruit.

Professor Boden Tench, principal researcher at Titan's Daughter, offered the following statement to Universal Scientist:

“We’re currently focusing on the Thargoid Probes and Sensors, and we’ve already learned a great deal about the way the Thargoids transmit and store information.”

“We’ve also been studying the star maps found inside Thargoid structures. We still don’t know the precise purpose of these maps, but our analysis has revealed some intriguing details about how the Thargoids categorise geographical data. Indeed, it’s entirely possible that their concepts of territory differ dramatically from our own.”

07 Dec 3303
Galactic News: Rogue Runners Appeal Concludes

The Rogue Runners have announced that their campaign to renovate an asteroid base in Run has received the unalloyed support of the galactic community, resulting in a massive influx of deliveries to Smithport, the organisation’s base of operations. The initiative was supported by scores of independent combat pilots, who protected those delivering goods to the starport.

Autumn Leif, the founder of Rogue Runners Co., released the following statement as the campaign drew to a close:

"I would like to thank the galactic community for supporting this initiative. We now have everything we need to repair and upgrade Leif Enterprise, which should soon be offering a large selection of ships and modules. This would not have been possible without the help of Rogue Security and the galaxy’s independent combat pilots, who provided outstanding protection.”

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Smithport in the Run system.

07 Dec 3303
Community Goal: The Colonia Exodus

Despite the repeated assurances of the galactic authorities, which have endeavoured to downplay the scale of the Thargoid threat, it is clear that many of those in the core systems feel less than secure. This is evidenced by the huge numbers of citizens fleeing to Colonia, eager to escape the Thargoids.

In response to this development, the Colonia Council issued the following statement:

"Colonia has always been a haven, and we would never deny entry to those fleeing danger. But if we are to provide people with homes and employment, we must build. We have therefore made plans to establish a number of new outposts throughout Colonia, to support our new neighbours."

"Unfortunately, the urgency of the situation means we cannot rely on our usual trade partners, and we are therefore turning to the galactic community for support. We have placed an open order for a range of construction materials, and have set aside considerable premiums for pilots who deliver these goods to Pilkington Orbital in the Einheriar system."

The campaigns begin on the 7th of December 3303 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

07 Dec 3303
Community Goal: Diamond Frogs Campaign

The Diamond Frogs, a mercenary outfit based on the lawless fringes of the Capricorni sector, has announced plans to build a new installation in the 63 G. Capricorni system.

The faction's current base of operations has become virtually uninhabitable, as its power and cooling systems being have been pushed past their limits.

In support of this goal, the faction has placed an open order for Beer, Liquor, Coffee, Legal Narcotics, Computer Components, Power Generators and Superconductors, and has promised to reward pilots who deliver these commodities to Skvortsov Orbital in the 63 G Capricorni system.

The campaign begins on the 7th of December 3303 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

Community goals

Der Exodus nach Colonia
07 Dec 3303

Location:
Einheriar [Pilkington Orbital]
Objective:
Deliver Evacuation Shelters, Auto Fabricators and Power Generators
Der Exodus nach Colonia
07 Dec 3303

Location:
Einheriar [Pilkington Orbital]
Objective:
Hand in Bounty Vouchers
Diamond Frogs Campaign
07 Dec 3303

Location:
63 G. Capricorni [Skvortsov Orbital]
Objective:
Deliver Wine, Beer, Liquor, Coffee, Tobacco, Computer Components, Power Generators and Superconductors

Logbooks

Ivan Johnson
today
Expansion
Clementsx
yesterday
A run in with CMDR T. Curtis
Bret Rax
09 Dec 3303
The Scorned Man of Smeaton
Robert Phillips
08 Dec 3303
Unknown Structure on HIP 19026 B 1 C
Aadam
07 Dec 3303
What about the Thargoids?
MMMMMalcolm
07 Dec 3303
Quiet Before the Storm
Vizz Curio
07 Dec 3303
A Dead End and a Wrong Turn

From the past

Six people recently returned from an eight-month long isolation experiment to test human endurance for long-term space missions.
source: space.com
The new moon will rise on the morning of Dec. 18, and while you won't be able to find it in the sky, there will be several other celestial sights to enjoy.
source: space.com
A pair of studies is calling into question the assumptions scientists make when determining if a planet outside of our solar system could support life.
source: space.com
How many tiny bits of space debris are pummeling the International Space Station day after day? A new experiment headed into orbit this week will find out.
source: space.com
The small-rocket startup Rocket Lab will attempt to launch its first customer payloads into orbit from its private launch facility in New Zealand.
source: space.com
A new trailer for SyFy's Krypton, the series set in the distant past of Superman's homeworld, goes more in depth on the fall of the House of El - and shows that there's still "hope" left. Check it out here.
source: space.com
The agency will hold a news conference Thursday (Dec. 14) at 1 p.m. EST (1800 GMT) to reveal a new discovery made by its prolific Kepler space telescope, which has been searching the heavens for alien worlds since 2009.
source: space.com

Galpedia

Seth Barnes Nicholson

Related stations: Nicholson Dock (Skogulumari), Nicholson Orbital (Cemplangpa), Nicholson Barracks (HIP 3603), Nicholson Terminal (12 d Bootis), Nicholson Hub (Aluriates), Nicholson Port (Ekurninka), Nicholson Hub (Tekenatam), Nicholson Enterprise (Taritra), Nicholson Landing (Jath), Nicholson Station (HIP 83425)

Seth Barnes Nicholson (November 12, 1891 – July 2, 1963) was an American astronomer.

Nicholson was born in Springfield, Illinois, and was raised in rural Illinois. He was educated at Drake University where he became interested in astronomy.

Some icons used here are from EDAssets site. Some of the radio stations are provided by Soma.
Be kind and show them some love, too! :)