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Galactic News: New Aegis Initiative

Aegis has announced plans to dramatically expand its research division with the creation of over twenty new laboratories, situated at starports across the galaxy. Professor Alba Tesreau, Aegis’s chief scientific advisor, gave the following statement to The Imperial Herald: “We must do everything we can to further our understanding of the Thargoids. That’s why these …

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Galactic News: Specialists Respond to Latest Findings

Professor Ishmael Palin, leading authority on xeno-biological research, has commented on the discovery of functional technology at the Thargoid structures. “This revelation is significant not only because it gives us an insight into Thargoid technology, but because it confirms the long-posited connection between the Thargoids and the Unknown Artefacts and Probes. Unfortunately, we still do …

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Galactic News: The Thargoids have Returned

Over the past few days, media streams have been abuzz with news that the so-called Unknown Ships are in fact Thargoid vessels, as many had speculated. The Federal Times, having spent several days confirming sources and authenticating reports, has now published an in-depth account of the events that led to the revelation. It is understood …

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Galactic News: Clandestine Federal-Imperial Negotiations?

Animosity between the Empire and the Federation has been growing for months, but leaked communications suggest that clandestine negotiations may be taking place between the two superpowers. Jason Nygaard, a reporter for The Federal Times, said: “We believe the Federation is meeting with Imperial dignities behind closed doors. The nature of these meetings isn’t clear, …

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Galactic News: Hyperspace

Continuing our popular series on significant episodes from human history, noted historian Sima Kalhana discusses the development of the hyperdrive. “Hyperspace technology originated in the early 22nd Century, but it wasn’t until the 2800s that consumer ships began to take advantage of it.” “The first commercially available hyperspace system was known as the ‘Faraway Jump’. …

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Galactic News: Generation Ships

Continuing our popular series on significant episodes from human history, noted historian Sima Kalhana discusses generation ships. “Before the development of faster-than-light travel, colonising distant star systems was a profoundly difficult proposition. For the people of the 21st Century, the answer was the generation ship. These vast interstellar arks, equipped with everything needed to sustain …

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Galactic News: The Thargoids

Continuing our series on significant episodes from human history, noted historian Sima Kalhana discusses the Thargoids. “Are we alone in the universe? It’s a question we’ve been asking for millennia. Even before we expanded into space, we wondered about the possibility of non-human intelligence.” “Of course, for some, the question has already been answered. We …

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Galactic News: The Origin of the Pilots Federation

Continuing our popular series on significant episodes from human history, noted historian Sima Kalhana discusses the foundation of the Pilots Federation. “The Pilots Federation was established in 2805 in response to a surge in private-starship ownership. It was created principally to allow pilots to share reliable trade-route information, and to provide them with a system …

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Galactic News: The Origin of the Alliance

In a return to our popular series on significant episodes from human history, noted historian Sima Kalhana discusses the foundation of the Alliance. “The Alliance may champion the ideals of harmony and independence, but it is very much the product of violence.” “Alioth, the Alliance powerbase, was once a highly contested system. In the decades …

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Freelance Report: Federal Expansion Ignites Controversy

The announcement of Federal plans to expand into the Pleiades Nebula, and the Federation’s call for the support of independent pilots, has ignited a firestorm of controversy. Although there is support for the Federation’s goals, many have expressed reservations. One Commander, who wished to remain anonymous due to his rank in the Federal Naval Reserve, …

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