04 JUN 3303
Recent reports from the Pleiades Sector OI-T c3-7 system indicate that the so-called Unknown Ships have begun interacting with the region’s barnacles.
Eyewitnesses report that the ships have been seen targeting the barnacles with some kind of energy beam, apparently in order to extract matter from them. Pilots have also reported that their ships and SRVs spontaneously lose power while in proximity to the Unknown Ship.
The news follows reports that the Unknown Ships have been seen at the locations of mysterious attacks in the Maia system.
We will continue to bring you up-to-the-minute reports on this issue.
04 JUN 3303
After 96 days in deep space, the Mercury Seven expedition will soon return home to the Colonia system. Over the course of the expedition, participating Commanders made many new discoveries in the Orio-Persean Conflux, Wagar’s Reach and Ishtar.
The explorers involved banded together to pay tribute to the original Mercury Seven, a group of astronauts from an early spaceflight programme. At the end of their journey, they will present their findings to the Colonia Citizens Network and the wider exploration community.
The expedition is expected to reach its final destination, Colonia Dream in the Eol Prou LW-L C8-76 system, on Sunday the 11th of June 3303 at 18:00.
04 JUN 3303
This report presents the latest data on expansion and withdrawal among the galaxy's minor factions.
Here are the latest factions to have expanded into new systems:
Nun Major Industry
Movement for Tobarci Confederacy
Imset Patron's Principles
New Rutujil People's Party
Gunwithhogg Travel Industries
HR 8250 Camorra
Maribone Silver Electronics Co
Kwatyriel and Co
Othi Silver Legal Corp.
Expansions occur when a minor faction reaches a sufficient level of influence and there is a populated system within striking distance. Expansion is costly, so when a faction expands, the wealth and development level of the system it controls are temporarily reduced.
Here are the latest factions in withdrawal:
HR 8170 Brotherhood
Wolf 217 Left Party
Anduliga Empire Group
Njangamarda Empire Party
Brotherhood of Caerete
Liu Di Imperial Society
Atlantis Empire League
BD+14 2955 Republic Party
Tatapai Empire Assembly
Factions are considered to be in withdrawal if their level of influence within a system drops below a certain level. If the faction's influence remains low for a total of five days, the faction must leave the system entirely. If the faction manages to increase its level of influence, it remains in the system.