11 OCT 3304
Broadcast Cobra has announced that its appeal for commodities has reached a successful conclusion, having received an overwhelming response from the galactic community.
Vast quantities of thorium, indium and superconductors were delivered to Sopwith Dock over the past week. These will allow construction of a megaship from which the organisation will broadcast its take on current events.
Alessandra Koa of Broadcast Cobra issued the following statement:
“We'd like to thank everyone who supported this campaign. We hope that wherever you are, you're always listening.”
Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Sopwith Dock in the HIP 16038 system.
11 OCT 3304
The Close Encounters Corps has announced its intention to construct a scientific megaship in the BD-12 1172 system. The new vessel will allow research teams to map and explore the planets of the surrounding nebula.
Admiral Anton Vern of the Close Encounters Corps issued the following statement:
"A number of survey groups have expressed interest in mapping the nebula surrounding the BD-12 1172 system. This new scientific vessel will act as a base from which they can research the abundance of unexplored planets throughout the nebula."
To facilitate construction of the megaship, the Close Encounters Corps has placed an open order for muon imagers, and has promised to reward pilots who deliver these commodities to Crown Prospect in the Kagutsuchi system. The organisation has also placed a kill order on all ships on its wanted list, to ensure that those contributing material can do so safely.
The campaign begins on the 11th of October 3304 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
11 OCT 3304
The Federal Security Service has discovered more personal administration robots containing concealed surveillance programs.
Independent reporter Flint ‘Firemaker’ Lafosse discussed the situation on the Rewired news feed:
“In recent weeks, hundreds of individuals and businesses have destroyed their personal robots. Mass robophobia? Or paranoia that the robots might be secretly recording them? Makes you wonder what these people are trying to hide…”
“How many millions of robots are spying on us right now? And for what purpose? Is it a coincidence that all the affected models are made by the Achilles Corporation? Maybe blackmailing the rich is their new revenue stream.”