21 DEC 3301
Professor Ishmael Palin has requested help in establishing a new research base on Maia B1BA in order to safely study the unknown artefacts. Dr Arcanonn, head of the Canonn Interstellar Research Group, has issued a statement regarding this endeavour:
"I cannot argue with the logic of establishing a research facility out in the Pleiades, next door to Merope, and I urge all Commanders to deliver as many Evacuation Shelters as they can to Nelson Works in Dahan to ensure this facility is completed."
"With the Canonn throwing its resources at this initiative, I will be contacting the professor personally to request laboratory space for my researchers so that we, too, can be involved once the base is established."
"Research into the UAs is not a side project for humanity - it is vital. Make sure you're one of those making a difference."
Commander Lord Zoltan
21 DEC 3301
Following last week's report that the technical issues currently plaguing the galaxy had spread to Gabriel Enterprise in Harma, authorities at the starport have announced that all services have been suspended apart from docking and shipyard access. Meanwhile, authorities in the Maia system have confirmed that the starport of Obsidian Orbital is the latest to experience mysterious technical issues. This announcement will no doubt disappoint those who contributed to the construction of Obsidian Orbital earlier this year.
We will continue to bring you up-to-the-minute reports on this issue.
21 DEC 3301
In this weekly digest, the latest GalNet data is compiled to show the economic state of a short list of minor factions and the star systems they inhabit.
Here are 10 of the 10,971 minor factions currently enjoying an economic boom:
HIP 16365 Commodities
LHS 2884 Dominion
Ingamba Emperor's Grace
Liberals of G 165-13
Wolf 225 Federal Industry
Tapany Netcoms Systems
League of Itza
Labour Union of HIP 97950
Segontiaci Imperial Society
When in boom, the wealth of a system is increased for the duration and all trade missions have double the effect on influence. Boom can also positively increase a minor faction's influence. Boom can be entered by consistent trade profits and completed trade contracts. Booms tend to last until they naturally expire or until some other indicator takes precedence, such as famine.
Here are 10 of the 1,420 factions currently experiencing economic bust:
United Tellus Order
Ross 346 Crimson Electronics
Revolutionary Party of Diaguandri
TZ Arietis Purple Council
Apurui Citizens' Forum
HIP 51197 Central Services
Kruger 60 and Co
The wealth of a system diminishes while in bust and the minor faction's influence is also lessened. The effect of trade contracts and actions do not contribute to boom while a bust is active. A bust generally has to run its course before ending.
Data is correct at time of publishing.