22 AUG 3303
The Kpelidoog Empire Assembly, an Imperial organisation based in the Kpelidoog system, has announced plans to build a new Wells-class Carrier to support astronomical research.
In a statement, a spokesperson for the organisation said:
"Many of the galaxy's scientific groups are currently focused on the Thargoids, but we think it's important to keep an eye on the bigger picture. Once complete, this new ship will gather data on stellar bodies and unusual celestial phenomena."
The Kpelidoog Empire Assembly has placed an open order for titanium, semiconductors and power generators for use in the construction, and has promised to reward pilots who deliver these commodities to Hipparchus Terminal in the Kpelidoog system.
The spokesperson went on to say:
"The success of this initiative depends largely on the support of the galactic community. That's why we've decided to incorporate the name of the pilot who makes the largest contribution into the name of the new vessel."
The campaign begins on the 21st of August 3303 and will run until the 24th of August 3303. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
22 AUG 3303
This report presents the latest data on the economic health of the galaxy’s minor factions.
Here are the latest factions to experience an economic boom:
Order of Ethgreze
Brotherhood of LP 98-132
Laedla and Co
Liberty Party of Zeessze
Green Party of HIP 103138
Union of Wolf 359 Labour
GCRV 4654 State Interstellar
Chamunda Crimson Gang
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.
Here are the latest factions to experience an economic bust:
Kini Drug Empire
LHS 3479 Interstellar
WISE 0855-0714 Gold Gang
Nationalists of Aulin
BD-13 2439 Comms Systems
Workers of Lalande 29917 Green Party
Lambda Hydri Industry
Independents of 22 g Leonis
Brothers of Abroin
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.