Galnet news

14 Aug 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 currently closed:

Caidin Base, Checha

Chaviano Dock, Hapats

Dantec Enterprise, Socho

Kanwar Enterprise, Cerno

Obruchev Orbital, Deive

Pascal Platform, Ahayan

Pordenone Port, Bonawen

Sinisalo Holdings, HIP 18305

Stackpole Platform, Manite

Unity, New Yembo

Meanwhile, the following starports are on the brink of closure:

Chiang Port, Gero Kiaku

Suri Gateway, Vesuvit

Scott Station, HIP 93685

Salgari Enterprise, Mawa

Wakata Port, Wandjera

Bruce Enterprise, Kabiku

Kubasov Station, HIP 90112

McDonald Platform, Hamlet's Harmony

Thirsk Enterprise, Montet

13 Aug 3304
Week in Review

Here are this week’s major stories.

A ship transporting former rear admiral Riri McAllister has vanished. McAllister, also known as Nexus, was on trial for her crimes as the founder of terrorist group the League of Reparation. While it is likely that the ship was destroyed by the League’s enemies, the possibility that McAllister was liberated by surviving members of the League has not been ruled out.

Meanwhile, campaigner Jarl Toredo has resigned from Unchain, the anti-slavery organisation he founded with Princess Aisling Duval. His resignation has prompted speculation about a possible disagreement between him and Duval, with commentators citing earlier rumours of a romance between the pair.

The Federal Intelligence Agency has apprehended further members of the Far God cult, to determine if the sect is communicating with the Thargoids. Some see the arrests as tantamount to religious persecution, while others claim that the Far God worshippers have invited suspicion upon themselves, and that the detainments are justified.

In other news, a malfunctioning mining robot has run amok through a settlement on Homeland in the Beta Hydri system. Sensor drones are now searching for the robot, which tunnelled underground after breaking out of its container. Security personnel are hoping to find the machine before it causes any serious damage.

After sustained Thargoid attacks on civilian targets in the Pleiades Nebula, system authorities have launched a rescue operation to locate and recover survivors. Pilots have been asked to help with the operation, and also to contribute foods so those rescued can be adequately fed.

Finally, a spokesperson for Aranbarahun Purple Creative has announced that its campaign to build a cargo ship has been enthusiastically received by the galactic community. Scores of pilots supported the campaign by delivering commodities to Barnes Terminal and by eliminating agitators in Aranbarahun, thereby ensuring the safety of traders.

And those are the main stories this week.

10 Aug 3304
The Death of Nexus?

A medical ship transporting the injured Riri McAllister has vanished and is presumed destroyed. Former rear admiral McAllister was on trial on Turner’s World for her crimes as Nexus, the founder of terrorist group the League of Reparation. After being shot by the daughter of the assassinated Senator Nestor Cartesius, McAllister was to be taken to an advanced medical facility.

Deputy Inspector Mara Klatt made this statement:

“Having lost contact with the vessel we despatched ships to its last known location. We found only debris, suggesting the ship was attacked and either vaporised or hijacked. Either way, we assume the transport’s crew to be dead.”

“This may have been another act of vengeance from those affected by the League’s fanaticism. Alternatively, someone connected to the League may have wanted to silence McAllister to prevent her from revealing information. It’s also plausible that this was a rescue mission, and that McAllister was liberated by surviving members of the League.”

“The League of Reparation is no longer considered a threat. As such, the tri-superpower taskforce formed to investigate them has been disbanded. Agents from Alliance Interpol, the Federal Intelligence Agency and the Imperial Internal Security Service have returned to their regular duties.”

“Meanwhile, Riri McAllister has been listed as missing rather than dead. Although her survival is unlikely, we cannot ignore the risk that the woman once known as Nexus may one day reappear to pursue her twisted beliefs.”

10 Aug 3304
Rogue Robot Missing

A malfunctioning mining robot has run amok through a settlement on Homeland in the Beta Hydri system.

The robot in question was a MacArthur Mining Ltd DG090 model, designed to extract and process minerals from asteroids. It was one of ten brand-new robots being loaded onto an orbital cargo shuttle.

Video feeds show the huge machine self-activating and breaking out of its container. It used its mining lasers, fusion drills and excavator claws to carve a path across the landing field. The robot then burrowed into the ground and disappeared.

Security Chief Sara Kulkarni gave the following statement to the media:

“Sensor drones are performing subterranean scans, but have not yet located the robot. We have therefore declared a regional state of emergency. Should the machine accidentally rupture a water main or pierce an underground power line, the potential for significant damage – even loss of life – is high.”

Director Chen Emerson of MacArthur Mining Ltd made this statement:

“We are shocked by this incident, and an urgent inquiry is underway. The DG090 series is highly reliable and has never malfunctioned before. Our theory is that, due to human error, the unit was placed in the incorrect standby mode, and that stray signals from a nearby comms network triggered a preset program. We are supporting all efforts to locate the robot and shut it down.”

Community goals

Pleiades Supply Initiative
09 Aug 3304

Location:
Pleiades Sector IR-W d1-55 [Donar's Oak]
Objective:
Deliver Grain, Food Cartridges, and Fruit and Vegetables
Pleiades Rescue Operation
09 Aug 3304

Location:
Pleiades Sector IR-W d1-55 [Donar's Oak]
Objective:
Deliver Occupied Escape Pods and Damaged Escape Pods

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From the past

Lockheed Martin has been involved in aviation and space exploration for about 100 years.
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Today (Aug. 13), President Donald Trump signed the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act, a $717 billion defense-authorization act that will guide military spending and focus in the year to come.
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14 Aug 2018
Image of the Day
South Africa is peppered with plumes of smoke in this view from the International Space Station. "The continent of fires," ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst tweeted. "We can see thousands of bush fires every time we fly over the southern part of Africa."
source: space.com
A new image of a solar eclipse will have you seeing double.
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NASA scientists are venturing into the ocean's "twilight zone" to explore how phytoplankton are affecting Earth's climate.
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The first crewed flight of SpaceX's new astronaut taxi is less than a year away, and its participants can't wait to get off the ground.
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In this star-speckled photo of the night sky, the Andromeda galaxy rises above a puddle of acid water in Achada do Gamo, part of the Dark Sky Alqueva Reserve near Mértola, Portugal.
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Galpedia

Joseph E. Kelleam

Related stations: Kelleam City (Wathiparian), Kelleam Ring (Slink's Eye), Kelleam Port (Gnowee), Kelleam Station (NLTT 18945), Kelleam Orbital (Toolfa), Kelleam Installation (HIP 15381), Kelleam Gateway (Mokojing), Kelleam Dock (Buryang), Kelleam Dock (Unjangen), Kelleam Relay (HIP 13129)

Joseph Everidge Kelleam (1913-1975), born in Boswell, Oklahoma, was an American writer. His first story, "Rust", appeared in Astounding Science Fiction in 1939.

His novels include:

  • Overlords From Space (1956) Ace Books, bound dos-à-dos with Ray Cummings' The Man Who Mastered Time
  • The Little Men (1960) Avalon (Hardback)
  • Hunters of Space (1960) Avalon (Hardback)
  • Hunters Out of Space (May 1960) Amazing Science Fiction Stories
  • When the Red King Woke (1966) Avalon (Hardback)
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