Galnet news

23 May 3303
Galactic News: Starport Status Update

This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Unknown-Artefact related interference.
The following starports are currently closed:

The following starports continue to experience technical issues:
  • Bondarek Orbital, Munfayl | Munfayl
  • Meanwhile, the following starports are on the brink of closure: |
  • Griffiths Horizons, Ruchbah | Ruchbah
  • Laplace Ring, Kongga | Kongga
  • Mitchell Base, HIP 19147 | HIP 19147

NOTE: Data is correct at time of publishing.

23 May 3303
Galactic News: Weekly Security Report

In this weekly report the latest GalNet data is assembled to present ten minor factions experiencing civil unrest or lockdown in their systems.
The following minor factions are in lockdown:
  • Morgor Crimson PIrates | Morgor
  • Justice Party of Minot | Minot
  • Macame Industries |
  • Tphene Collective | Tphene
  • Pirates of Tiliala | Tiliala
  • Quince Jet Family | Quince
  • Jenu Law Party | Jenu
  • CD-49 1643 Gold Family |
  • Revolutionary Party of Eir |
  • Family of Theta Octantis |
When a faction experiences a lockdown, the security rating of the system it controls temporarily increases and the system's wealth temporarily decreases. Bounty hunting activity can shorten the lockdown period.

These minor factions are experiencing civil unrest:
  • Zugen Incorporated | Zugen
  • Delta Pavonis Vision Services | Delta Pavonis
  • Baraswar Crimson Vision Ltd | Baraswar
  • Hecate Creative Industries | Hecate
  • Anurinjung Corp. | Anurinjung
  • Crimson Major Incorporated |
  • Traditional Tofana League | Tofana
  • HIP 85360 Dynasty |
  • Movement for 11 Cephei Worker's Party |
  • United 11 Cephei Regulatory State | 11 Cephei
Civil unrest is the result of illegal activity. When a faction is affected by civil unrest, the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases, as does the system's wealth. Combat missions and activities can bring civil unrest to an end.
NOTE: Data is correct at time of publishing.

23 May 3303
Galactic News: Weekly Economic Report

In this weekly digest the latest GalNet data is compiled to show the economic states for a short list of minor factions and the star systems they inhabit.
The following minor factions are currently enjoying an economic boom:Boom is usually the result of consistent trade profit and completed trade contracts. When a faction experiences a boom, the wealth of the system it controls temporarily increases and trade missions completed in the system have double the effect on influence. The faction's influence may also increase. Booms typically last until they naturally expire.

These minor factions are suffering an economic bust:When a faction experiences a bust, the wealth of the system it controls is temporarily reduced and the faction's influence is temporarily diminished. Trade actions do not contribute to boom while a bust is active. A bust typically has to run its course before ending.
NOTE: Data is correct at time of publishing.

20 May 3303
Galactic News: Halsey Stages Anti-War Protest

Former Federal president Jasmina Halsey held a public demonstration in the Alioth system yesterday in protest of the ongoing conflict between the Empire and the Federation.

More than 30,000 people attended the event, which lasted for several hours and occupied one of the main public plazas in Nerah City on Argent’s Claim.

A number of high-profile speakers and activists addressed the crowd, although Alliance Prime Minister Edmund Mahon was notable by his absence. Political commentators were quick to point out, however, that the demonstration could not have taken place without his foreknowledge, if not his explicit approval.

In an address to the crowd, Halsey said:

“As a 20th Century historian once wrote, ‘The underlying reason for war is always economic.’ This conflict has nothing to do with freedom or liberation – it is about resources. And I believe enough people have died to line the pockets of already wealthy individuals in the Federation and the Empire.”

“I speak now directly to President Zachary Hudson and Emperor Arissa Lavigny-Duval: It is not too late for you to listen to reason.”

Neither the Empire nor the Federation elected to respond to Halsey’s statement.

Inara updates

21 May 2017
Inara update

So, there is an update with various changes and improvements across the site. The most visible change is the site design - the style of the front/news page was slightly polished and extended to the other pages, together with other layout changes and minor functional improvements across the site. There were added settings for the upcoming PS4 game version and wings can also set their preferred language. Inara rankings score calculation was overhauled, so it now should better reflect progress of each commander. And... in case you didn't noticed that a week ago already, your cargo page can be update via game journals import, too.

There are additional improvements currently in the work - stored modules tracking, list of conflict zones (also with other system states) and Inara API. Soon(tm)

Community goals

Trouble in Colonia (Bounty Hunting)
18 May 3303

Location:
Eol Prou LW-L c8-215 [TolaGarf's Junkyard]
Objective:
Hand in Bounty Vouchers
Colonia Migration Appeal, May 3303 (Rares, very long distance ...)
04 May 3303

Location:
Colonia [Jaques Station]
Objective:
Deliver Galactic Travel Guides from Bluford Orbital in LHS 3447

Logbooks

Baba_Ghannoush
yesterday
Whispers in the Black...
Jacket256
yesterday
Exploration Log 23.5.3303
John Mathurin
yesterday
The Sirius Job, Part 5
FoxliderAtom
yesterday
DarkLight Expedition F
Per-Ja Ferra
yesterday
Back to Colonia
Acidburn2k20
yesterday
Day 4...
Cral Travis
22 May 3303
Hub Axis
Cmdr.spike rog
22 May 3303
Mutiny
Angrymallard
22 May 3303
Frustration's abound.

From the past

Similar to the lockstep “dance” between Jupiter and its moons, the “orbital resonance” of the outermost planets of ultra cool dwarf star system can predict orbital periods. Learn more about it.
source: space.com
After struggling for years to be recognized for his controversial scientific ideas, Albert Einstein finally reaches science celebrity status in Chapter 5 of "Genius," which airs tonight on the National Geographic Channel.
source: space.com
Acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot will hold a televised briefing with NASA employees today (May 23) at 12:30 p.m. EDT (1630 GMT) to discuss the Trump Administration's 2018 budget request for the space agency.
source: space.com
NASA astronauts sped through an urgent spacewalk this morning (May 23) to replace a malfunctioning computer relay box outside the International Space Station.
source: space.com
23 May 2017
Image of the Day
NASA's Juno spacecraft captured this view of a storm on Jupiter known as the Little Red Spot.
source: space.com
Makers Men “highlights a select group of men who have taken concrete actions to help make the world a more equal place for women,” according to the shows producers. The NASA astronaut fits the bill.
source: space.com
Leland Melvin, the NFL football player turned NASA astronaut, now spends his days inspiring women and minorities to pursue careers in STEAM fields.
source: space.com

Galpedia

Anthony Boucher

Related stations: Boucher Installation (Ac Yanto), Boucher Terminal (84 Ceti), Boucher Freeport (Finti), Boucher Market (DH leonis), Boucher Horizons (HIP 38747), Boucher Vision (HIP 14031), Boucher Prospect (Marku), Boucher Survey (Formod), Boucher Market (HIP 47468), Boucher Dock (Ahaykenkan)

Anthony Boucher /ˈbaʊtʃər/ (born William Anthony Parker White; August 21, 1911 – April 29, 1968) was an American science fiction editor and author of mystery novels and short stories. He was particularly influential as an editor. Between 1942 and 1947 he acted as reviewer of mostly mystery fiction for the San Francisco Chronicle. In addition to "Anthony Boucher," White also employed the pseudonym "H. H. Holmes," which was the name of a late-19th-century American serial killer.

In a 1981 poll of 17 detective story writers and reviewers, his novel Nine Times Nine was voted as the ninth best locked room mystery of all time.

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