Galnet news

19 May 3304
Week in Review

Here are this week’s major stories.

A member of the Council of Admirals, which commands the Alliance Defence Force, has been murdered. The League of Reparation has claimed responsibility. It has been confirmed that an ancestor of the victim, Fleet Admiral Buchanan, was a senior commander in the INRA. It has also been suggested that the League’s assassins are being aided by sympathetic individuals in positions of influence.

Meanwhile, an increasing number of religious movements in the core systems are proclaiming that humanity is on the verge of destruction. The return of the Thargoids has led to the emergence of dozens of radical groups, and although their nature varies, the message is the same: the apocalypse is coming. Authorities have responded by restating that the Thargoid threat is being controlled.

Scientists in Colonia are investigating the region’s potential to support larger populations in the future. Professor Alexei de la Vega, who is leading the research, published this statement: “Over the past few years the region’s population has expanded ferociously, so it has become a priority to investigate how Colonia might support even greater numbers, and what kind of infrastructure would be required. This research requires a range of specialised materials, for which we’re prepared to pay handsomely.”

In other news, a convoy travelling through the core systems has come under attack from a pirate group, and local authorities are requesting assistance in finding survivors. Search-and-rescue teams have been despatched, but the volume of debris is significant, and independent pilots in the area have been asked to lend their support.

Finally, a spokesperson for the Moritasgus Imperial Corporation has announced that its appeal for commodities has been enthusiastically received by the galactic community. Hundreds of pilots supported the initiative by delivering commodities to Vaucouleurs Vision, and by protecting traders in the Veroklist system.

And those are the main stories this week.

18 May 3304
Fringe Doomsayer Cults on the Rise

An increasing number of religious movements in the core systems are proclaiming that humanity is on the verge of destruction.

Awareness of the issue has been raised by independent reporter Gethin Okonkwo, who published an article outlining the phenomenon:

“The return of the Thargoids has led to the emergence of dozens of radical groups. Although their nature varies, the message is the same: the apocalypse is coming.”

“Some of these groups are distinctly religious in flavour. The Church of the Eternal Void, for example, preaches that the war for human souls is almost lost. Their view of the Thargoids as ‘demons from a hellish universe’ and the Guardians as ‘beings of light who have decreed us unworthy of salvation’ runs along classic theological lines.”

“Others, such as Generation Omega, stoically accept that our time is almost over. They state that ‘superior spacefaring lifeforms will naturally destroy inferior ones, just as our own cultures have overrun each other since prehistory’. Generation Omega plans to build mass euthanasia centres for planetary populations, declaring that the human era deserves to end in a dignified manner.”

“Of course there have always been ‘doomsayers’, and naturally our governments refuse to accept them as legitimate. But that hasn’t stopped these organisations from attracting thousands of citizens and millions of credits, with their followers growing in number rapidly.”

“During wartime, many people become desperate for the certainty that such belief systems provide. We are likely to see these radical elements increase their influence as long as the shadow of the Thargoids falls over us.”

Authorities in the core systems responded to Okonkwo’s article by restating that the Thargoid threat is being controlled and that such fearmongering is unwarranted.

17 May 3304
Colonia Project Requests Microresources

Scientists in Colonia are investigating the region’s potential to support larger populations in the future.

Professor Alexei de la Vega, who is leading the research, published this statement:

“Over the past few years the region’s population has expanded ferociously, so it has become a priority to investigate how Colonia might support even greater numbers, and what kind of infrastructure would be required.”

“This research requires a range of specialised materials, for which we’re prepared to pay handsomely. With these, we can evaluate Colonia’s true potential.”

The campaign is being run by the Colonia Co-operative, one of Colonia’s partner organisations, which has asked pilots to deliver microresources to Foster Terminal in the Coeus system.

The campaign begins on the 17th of May 3304 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

17 May 3304
Salvage and Rescue Operation

A convoy travelling through the core systems has come under attack from a pirate group, and local authorities are requesting assistance in finding survivors.

The operation is being coordinated by Security Chief Tal Woźniak of United Carnoeck for Equality, who made this announcement:

“The convoy came under intense fire from pirates, with many ships damaged or destroyed. We immediately dispatched search-and-rescue teams, but the volume of debris is significant, and we are therefore requesting help from any independent pilots in the area.”

“Our priority is to locate survivors, but we’re also keen to acquire data that might help to bring those responsible to justice.”

Pilots are requested to recover Occupied Escape Pods, Black Boxes and Wreckage Components, and deliver them to Bacon City in the Carnoeck system.

The campaign begins on the 17th of May 3304 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

Inara updates

20 May 2018
Minor update

There is a new minor Inara update, mostly with the features requested. Namely: all exploited/contested systems shows the control system, control systems lists also contested systems (but aren't counted into (un)favourable governments), new commander roles added (renegade, lawyer), new member activity settings for the auto-promote feature, powerplay commodities list added (under Rare&salvage) and various other minor stuff. There were also few issues fixed (wing fleet and ship registry visibility, missing rare goods names in the cargo listing, etc.).

Most importantly, I have made various internal changes and although I have tested everything, in a case something slipped my attention and suddenly stopped working, please let me know.

Artie

Community goals

Colonia Project Requests Microresources
17 May 3304

Location:
Coeus [Foster Terminal]
Objective:
Deliver Rhenium, Germanium and Molybdenum
Salvage and Rescue Operation
17 May 3304

Location:
Carnoeck [Bacon City]
Objective:
Deliver Occupied Escape Pods, Black Boxes and Wreckage Components

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Galpedia

Viktor Savinykh

Related stations: Savinykh Platform (Chup Kamui), Savinykh Hub (LFT 37), Savinykh Horizons (GY Bootis), Savinykh Dock (Caleta), Savinykh Orbital (Nona), Savinykh Enterprise (Elivagar), Savinykh Terminal (Ngartha), Savinykh Orbital (Esuseku), Savinykh City (Jawul), Savinykh Orbital (LHS 3317)

Viktor Petrovich Savinykh was born in Berezkiny, Kirov Oblast, Russian SFSR on March 7, 1940. Married with one child. Selected as a cosmonaut on December 1, 1978. Retired on February 9, 1989.

Flew as Flight Engineer on Soyuz T-4, Soyuz T-13 and Soyuz TM-5.

Has spent 252 days 17 hours 38 minutes in space.

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