03 MAR 3303
This weekend, the Mercury Seven expedition will depart from Jaques Station in the Colonia system. Citizens are invited to join the expedition, or to watch it depart at 7.00 UTC on the 5th of March 3303.
The expedition takes its name from the Mercury Seven, a group of astronauts from an early spaceflight programme – brave men who risked much to explore the frontier.
The expedition will comprise a number of stages, with regular stops for those with SRVs or fighters. Sights will include the Orio-Persean Conflux, the Osprey Stellar Remnant, Wagar's Reach and Zephyrus.
Pilots who want to participate are encouraged to contact the Colonia Citizens Network.
03 MAR 3303
This report presents the latest data on conflict among the galaxy's minor factions.
Here are the latest factions to experience a civil war:
New 31 Aquilae Green Party
Kini Drug Empire
Fusang Fortune Commodities
Luyten 674-15 Industries
Leesti Alliance Union
Alpha Centauri Gold Brotherhood
Bodb Den Advanced Network
Liaedin Electronics PLC
Civil wars occur when minor factions compete for control of major assets such as starports. When a faction is involved in a civil war, the standard of living, development level and security level in the system it controls are temporarily reduced. Combat activities can bring a civil war to an end.
Here are the latest factions to experience war:
Limapa Blue State Commodities
Lords of Ngaliba
Labour of Ethgreze
Order of Ethgreze
Crimson State Group
Liberty Party of LP 751-1
Alioth Pro-Alliance Group
Gandui Empire Group
Wars occur when a minor faction invades a star system controlled by another minor faction. For the duration of the war, the standard of living, wealth level and security level in the disputed system are reduced. Combat activity between the two warring factions determines the outcome of the conflict. If neither faction succeeds in dominating the other, the war ends in a ceasefire.