|Star system / station||Distance|
|Dunyach Enterprise | Ross 490||24.94Ly|
|Durrance Dock | Xi Ursae Majoris||28.98Ly|
|Franklin Ring | LP 734-32||29.10Ly|
|Gresley Port | Beta Comae Berenices||29.77Ly|
|Moskowitz Gateway | CE Bootis||34.11Ly|
|Binnie Orbital | Shoujeman||34.55Ly|
|Scheerbart's Folly | Shoujeman||34.55Ly|
|Wheelock Ring | Zavijah||35.62Ly|
|Hieb Settlement | BD+47 2112||36.59Ly|
|Kidman Settlement | 41 Gamma Serpentis||36.69Ly|
|Broderick Orbital | Nzambassee||38.64Ly|
|Garfinkle City | Mullag||40.00Ly|
|Bixby Port | G 139-21||42.12Ly|
|Romanek's Folly | Morgor||42.43Ly|
|Schiltberger Station | Phra Lak||43.25Ly|
The Rockforth Corporation’s EX7 fertiliser has been linked to the blight affecting crops in a number of systems, prompting an initiative to remove the product from the market.
Dr Genevieve Kane of the Interstellar Association for Agriculture delivered an urgent message:
“Comparative analysis has confirmed that the blight is caused by the EX7 fertiliser. The original poor harvests have been attributed to natural factors, and it is now thought that the situation could have been contained had the fertiliser not exacerbated the problem.”
“Initial food shortages were offset by a recent trade appeal in the Diso and Orerve systems, but the blight’s symptoms have since been reported in hundreds of systems. While we investigate the reasons for this rapid spread, preventing further fertiliser distribution is vital.”
Rockforth fertiliser can now be collected at zero cost from the following markets:
Sharon Lee Free Market, Orrere
Lave Station, Lave
Davies High, Reorte
Watson Station, Orerve
Roentgen Hub, LFT 37
Macedo Station, Lei Zi
Phillips Gateway, Ensoreus
Baird Gateway, Arque
La Soeur du Dan Ham, Riedquat
The Teveri Progressive Party has arranged for the safe disposal of the fertiliser and has offered to compensate pilots for their efforts. The fertiliser should be delivered to Wiley Port in the Teveri system.
To expedite this initiative, Lakon Spaceways has agreed to lower the cost of the Type-6 Transporter, Type-7 Transporter and Type-9 Heavy. Cargo rack prices have also been reduced in all starports.
The initiative is scheduled to run from the 16th to the 22nd of October 3305. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
The investigation into technician Gan Romero, who stole a docked vessel from a hangar bay at Fort Dixon in the Vega system, has been officially suspended.
Security Chief Misaki Sanders made this statement:
“Apart from the remains of Romero’s dream journal, we have no leads and have exhausted all avenues of inquiry. Attempts to track down the stolen ship have returned empty-handed. Until more evidence surfaces, we must reluctantly abandon our efforts.”
Commander Bjorn Lennox, the owner of the stolen ship, commented:
“Obviously I’m not happy about losing my Diamondback Explorer, and I’ve had to fight for the station’s insurance to cover my losses. Still, part of me wonders if my ship was stolen for a reason… It was fitted for exploration with a high jump range, and it sounds like this guy was heading somewhere really far away.”
“They said Romero was delusional, right? Well, maybe he was just invited to a place that most people can’t understand. I guess we’ll never know.”
The individual responsible for stealing a docked Diamondback Explorer in the Vega system has been identified.
Fort Dixon Security Chief, Misaki Sanders, told the media:
“We have determined that Commander Bjorn Lennox’s vessel was stolen by a starship technician, who evidently acted alone without backup.”
“The technician, Gan Romero, has worked at Fort Dixon as a member of the hanger service teams for the past eleven years. He has a stable home life on the station with a wife and three children, with no criminal record.”
“Although Romero’s job gave him access to landing pads, it does not explain his ability to bypass ship security protocols or launch without authorisation. We have yet to determine his motive or destination.”
“The scope of our investigation is widening and we hope to know more soon.”