26 AUG 3302
This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Unknown-Artefact related interference.
The following starports are currently closed:
Fozard Dock, HIP 19934
Irens Dock, Manite
von Bellingshausen Port, Almar
Haack Gateway, Halbangaay
Gurragchaa Gateway, Warkushanui
Korolyov Hub, Arawere
Lobachevsky Outpost, Pic Tok
Rutan Terminal, Scirtoq
LP 462-19, Tarelkin Dock
Liwei Gateway, 63 G. Capricorni
Ramsbottom Hub, Segovan
Meanwhile, the following starports continue to experience technical issues:
Carter Port, Rhea
Kooi Gateway, G 190-28
Ising Dock, 109 Piscium
Jaques Station, Eol Prou RS-T d3-94
Robigo Mines, Robigo
Skvortsov Orbital, 63 G. Capricorni
Saunders's Dive, Wolf 1301
Alexander Freeport, HIP 18843
Bloch Vision, Loperada
Lave Station, Lave
26 AUG 3302
In his keynote speech at a recent conference, Karl Devene, head of the Federal Astrocartography Department, warned would-be explorers of the dangers of venturing into the void:
"While there are some very well-organised expeditions, many are poorly prepared and have no goals beyond pursuing ridiculous myths echoing back from the edge of inhabited space. It is dangerous and irresponsible to venture into uncharted areas without proper discipline."
"What we need is sound astrocartographic data – not a bunch of amateurs traipsing all over the place and making a complete mess of the whole situation."
"I will be making deputations to various authorities to curtail these activities and leave exploration in the hands of the professionals."
"If humanity finds itself in a first-contact position, do we really want some grubby, ill-prepared spacer to be our envoy? I think not."
26 AUG 3302
This report presents the latest data on conflict among the galaxy's minor factions.
Here are the latest factions to experience a civil war:
LP 64-194 One
LHS 5072 Industries
Ross 692 Law Party
Confederation of Sui Xing
Nezhenses Gold Posse
People's Party of Bolon Tzu
Tabaldak Gold Cartel
Monarchy of LHS 3117
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:
Angelic Church of Messi
HIP 57352 Free
Blood Brothers from Alrai
Traditional Borme Defence Party
HR 826 Empire League
The Fuel Rats Mischief
Union of Malloc Independents
Parhua Purple Major Corp.
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.