K2-18b – The Water World

One of the targets for the deep space exploration teams from alpha-base was the K2-18 system and here especially K2-18b. In 2019 it was concluded that K2-18b might have high amount of water in the atmosphere. This knowledge got forgotten during the exploration era and only after the science team on alpha-base was looking for potential expedition targets, K2-18b came back into the picture. Thus an expedition was launched and indeed soon, it was confirmed that K2-18b is actually a water world, a single planet completely covered by an ocean. Additional research showed, that the waters but also the ocean floor was rich in minerals thus a pot. target for… Read More

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Beta-Station

What is Beta-Station? While the alpha-base is now in an accelerated exploration phase, looking to prepare the exploitation phase, a local wormhole has been discovered, allowing to pass to the system formerly known as Kepler-47. After a first scouting mission to the Kepler-47 system, it was decided to set-up a permanent base called beta-station on one of the moons orbiting Kepler-47c, the gas giant. The units deployed to beta-station are mainly coming from the Unit II, but also some vehicles / space craft initially operating in alpha-system are deployed to beta-station. The beta-system (=Kepler-47) provides certain challenges but also interesting features. The initial goals for beta-station are the exploration of… Read More

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Expedition 1a – Planet 6

For the first time, an larger research outpost was established at Planet 6, in one of the rocky areas which is considered to be mineral rich. The outpost was established after an initial scouting expedition showed the potential. First the Galaxy Command unit dropped off the research lab at previously scouted locations: Soon after, the remaining units, as well the Habitat and Storage Assembly where transported to the research outpost: As a first step the smaller vehicles started a scouting mission in the area around the established research output. In parallel the Mobile Rocket Team is trying to establish a first infrastructure on the planet by launching a weather satellite… Read More

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