Galnet news

17 Jan 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:

The Pit, Pennsylvania

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

Bell Orbital, Gilya

Collins Station, Huichi

12 Jan 3304
New Technology from Aegis

Aegis has expanded its roster of anti-Thargoid technologies with a new device – the decontamination limpet. The device is specifically designed to counter the caustic properties of Thargoid missiles.

In a statement, an Aegis spokesperson said:

“As we know, the Thargoids’ enzyme missiles are particularly dangerous because of the caustic damage they inflict. The decontamination limpet is designed to address this by stripping the corrosive enzymes from a ship’s hull while also performing limited repairs.”

“We have rigorously field tested the device and are confident that it will give pilots a distinct defensive advantage.”

The decontamination limpet can be purchased from planetary bases with military, high-tech, refinery, industrial or extraction-level economies.

12 Jan 3304
Thargoid Assault Continues

Reed's Rest in Merope and Obsidian Orbital in Maia are the latest starports to be targeted by the Thargoids.

Authorities in the affected systems have appealed to independent pilots to deliver foods, water, basic medicines and natural fabrics, and to evacuate civilians from the pertinent starports.

The attack against Obsidian Orbital is likely to dismay the galactic community, as the starport – the result of a community initiative involving thousands of pilots – is seen by many as a symbol of unity.

11 Jan 3304
One Year On

It has now been a year since the Thargoids returned to human-occupied space, and in that time they have become increasingly aggressive, their hostility culminating in starport attacks in the Pleiades Nebula.

Now that the Thargoids’ intentions have been made clear, the question many are asking is “what can we do?”

Outspoken political commentator Daxton Sung offered the following analysis:

“The situation continues to escalate and our leaders continue to offer the same tired platitudes – militaristic bombast from Hudson, noncommittal banalities from Lavigny-Duval and earnest sympathising from Mahon. It’s clear that they have no idea how to counter the Thargoid threat, beyond pumping more money into Aegis’s weapons programme.”

Community goals

Rescue Operation in HIP 17692
11 Jan 3304

Location:
HIP 17692 [Blackmount Orbital]
Objective:
Earn rewards by handing in Occupied Escape Pods, Damaged Escape Pods, Black Boxes and Personal Effects to the search and resque contact in Blackmount Orbital in the HIP 17692 system.

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From the past

A fascinating martian crater has been chosen to honour the German physicist and planetary scientist, Gerhard Neukum, one of the founders of ESA’s Mars Express mission.
source: ESA.int
Earth and even the sun are puny compared to a mighty, hulking source of gamma-rays.
source: space.com
Lasers: the ultimate cleaning solution.
source: space.com
Binary stars are two stars orbiting a common center of mass.
source: space.com
17 Jan 2018
Image of the Day
The first hexagonal segments for the main mirror of the European Southern Observatory's Extremely Large Telescope are seen being cast by the German company SCHOTT in this image released Jan. 9, 2018.
source: space.com
Director J.J. Abrams is shopping a TV spec-script for a new sci-fi show set in space, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
source: space.com
A government analysis of schedules concluded those vehicles may not be certified to carry NASA astronauts until late 2019 or 2020.
source: space.com

Galpedia

Pavel Shumil

Related stations: Shumil Base (LHS 350), Shumil Terminal (39 Leonis), Shumil Prospect (HIP 51877), Shumil Reformatory (Seteshaspi), Shumil Installation (HIP 35755), Shumil Keep (Arunmi), Shumil Base (HIP 1933), Shumil Dock (Uterna), Shumil Terminal (HIP 78983), Shumil Platform (Belingamal)

Pavel Shumil (Па́вел Ро́бертович Шуми́лов) is a Russian science fiction author.

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