Elite:Dangerous GalNet

  • Galactic News: Asteroid Destroyed in HIP 16497

    2017-02-27

    Earlier this week, automated stellar probes in the HIP 16497 system picked up an unusual heat signature. Local explorers promptly launched an investigation, only to discover that an asteroid had inexplicably disappeared from the system.
    "It's most peculiar," said Kate Panamen of the Mars High Astrocartography Institute. "Given the asteroid's orbit, it shouldn't have come into contact with anything in the system for aeons. Nevertheless, the investigators found an expanding cloud of dust in the asteroid's supposed location. We're at a loss to explain how it could have been destroyed."
    Both Federal and Imperial sources denied rumours that the destruction of the asteroid was a result of experimental weapon testing.

  • Galactic News: Weekly Expansion Report

    2017-02-27

    This report presents the latest data on expansion and withdrawal among the galaxy's minor factions.
    Here are the latest factions to have expanded into new systems:
    HIP 8593 Empire League
    V886 Centauri Future
    Liberals of Delta Pavonis
    Zeus Bureau
    Kuwemargl Patrons of Law
    Labour of Kalads
    Ciboney Empire Consulate
    Cordenet Group
    Defence Force of HR 8793
    Yhele Empire Party
    Expansions occur when a minor faction reaches a sufficient level of influence and there is a populated system within striking distance. Expansion is costly, so when a faction expands, the wealth and development level of the system it controls are temporarily reduced.
    Here are the latest factions in withdrawal:
    Colanja Gold Power Services
    Limapa Blue State Commodities
    Official Darkates Freedom Party
    The Pilots Federation
    Iptera Allied Corp.
    Natural LP 811-17 Conservatives
    Heike Co
    Autocracy of Phi Gruis
    Partnership of LHS 2819
    HIP 13269 Silver Drug Empire
    Factions are considered to be in withdrawal if their level of influence within a system drops below a certain level. If the faction's influence remains low for a total of five days, the faction must leave the system entirely. If the faction manages to increase its level of influence, it remains in the system.

  • Galactic News: Weekly Conflict Report

    2017-02-27

    This report presents the latest data on conflict among the galaxy's minor factions.
    Here are the latest factions to experience a civil war:
    Vanayequi Independents
    New 31 Aquilae Green Party
    Chamunda Crimson Gang
    Fusang Fortune Commodities
    LTT 377 Purple General Corp.
    Liberty Party of Zeessze
    Ross 754 Universal and Co
    Luyten's Star Co
    Luyten 674-15 Industries
    Alpha Centauri Gold Brotherhood
    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:
    Limapa Blue State Commodities
    Coalition of Ngaliba
    Lords of Ngaliba
    Potriti Gold Mafia
    Coquim Industry
    Yakabugai Exchange
    Laedla and Co
    Kokary Liberals
    Liberty Party of LP 751-1
    Independents of Mildeptu
    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.

  • Galactic News: Theft at Darnielle's Progress

    2017-02-27

    A carefully orchestrated heist, involving the theft of a large quantity of meta-alloys, has taken place at Darnielle's Progress in the Maia system.
    Security personnel at the starport confirmed that an unidentified Cobra-class vessel was involved in the robbery. After the ship docked at the starport, the pilot and four other passengers disembarked before the ship was serviced and refuelled.
    Later, the pilot requisitioned the largest available quota of meta-alloys, whereupon the automated units inexplicably loaded it to maximum capacity. The Cobra immediately departed, breaking speed limits and ignoring hails.
    Attempts were made to track the ship, but no trace of it was found.
    Investigations are ongoing. Pilots are asked to report any sightings of a Cobra with the callsign 'lima uniform charlie'.

  • Galactic News: United Sutekh Future Operation Succeeds

    2017-02-27

    A spokesperson for United Sutekh Future has announced that the organisation has triumphed over the Adad Exchange in the Sutekh system.
    The conflict began when the Adad Exchange attempted to plunder the remains of a Federal convoy for sensitive military intelligence. When United Sutekh Future learned of the plan, it launched an offensive against the Adad Exchange, eager to prevent the intelligence from falling into enemy hands.
    Both campaigns received the support of hundreds of independent pilots, but ultimately it was United Sutekh Future that emerged victorious. A spokesperson for the organisation thanked those who supported its operation.
    Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Archemides Gateway in the Sutekh system.

  • Community Goal: The Rahu Operation

    2017-02-27

    An Alliance spokesperson has announced that a Naval convoy has been attacked in the Rahu system. The spokesperson also confirmed that criminals have begun targeting the convoy with the intention of taking escape pods from the wreckage. They went on to say:
    "These criminals have just one aim: to abduct Alliance personnel and sell them into illegal slavery. We cannot allow these vile opportunists to take our comrades captive."
    "We are therefore asking pilots to recover escape pods from the wreckage and deliver them to Acharya Station in Rahu. We have also placed a kill order on all wanted ships operating in the system, in support of the rescue operation."
    The campaign begins on the 23rd of February 3303 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

  • Freelance Report: Buckyball Racing Club has Tunnel Vision

    2017-02-27

    After a relatively quiet start to the year, the Buckyball Racing Club is back with its first full-length race of 3303: Tunnel Vision.
    The race, which is between Leopold Heckmann Ring in the Malaikudi system and Evans Port in Parutis, requires competitors to navigate a series of tunnels at various scientific and military installations en route. Bonuses will be awarded depending on ship size, meaning some very large ships will be squeezed through some very tight spaces.
    The Buckyball Racing Club refused to address rumours that the race will use Federal and Imperial capital ship docks as gates.
    The event starts on Saturday the 25th of February and will run until Monday the 6th of March.
    Alec Turner

  • Galactic News: Weekly Democracy Report

    2017-02-27

    This report presents the latest data on democratic activity among the galaxy's minor factions.
    Here are the latest factions to hold elections:
    Union of Wolf 359 Labour
    Green Party of HIP 103138
    United LHS 3479 Green Party
    Crimson State Group
    Eranin Peoples Party
    Modgud Commodities
    Independent NLTT 49528 Left Party
    i Bootis Democrats
    Social Bakaduninka Future
    League of HIP 3142
    Elections occur when two minor factions with a similar political structure resolve a conflict over ownership and influence within a system.

  • Galactic News: Weekly Health Report

    2017-02-27

    This report presents the latest data on health issues among the galaxy's minor factions.
    Here are the latest factions to experience famine:
    Avan Labour Union
    Green Party of HIP 103138
    HIP 105577 One
    Kvenland Services
    Bubii Rats
    Leaders of BD-08 2963
    Cuicatec Gold Power Co
    HIP 105639 Party
    Sokat Values Party
    Parhul Silver Electronics Hldgs
    When a faction is affected by famine the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases. Combat activity has no effect on influence while a famine is active. Completing food-trade missions can bring a famine to an end.
    Here are the latest factions to experience an outbreak:
    HIP 73428 Exchange
    Bodb Den Advanced Network
    Green Party of Dulos
    LHS 1387 Jet Mob
    Mooramoora Union Party
    Aonghus Co
    Hajon Industries
    Totegafook Posse
    Co-operative of HIP 49102
    Progressive Party of Ross 210
    When a faction is affected by an outbreak the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases. Combat activity has no effect on influence while an outbreak is active. Completing medicine-supply missions can bring an outbreak to an end.

  • Powerplay: Incoming Update

    2017-02-27

    At 7.00 am tomorrow morning (GMT), the monitoring of powers' activities will go offline for a short period while the latest data is assembled. Pilots who operate for one of the powers should deliver any cargo or vouchers before this time to ensure their activities are registered.

  • Galactic News: Starport Status Update

    2017-02-27

    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:
    Elder Works, Ross 154
    Frick Base, Naurung
    Gaffney Dock, HIP 16538
    Haisheng Orbital, HR 8474
    White Orbital, Aiabiko
    Yeliseyev Beacon, Nican
    The following starports continue to experience technical issues:
    Alexander Freeport, HIP 18843
    Amnuel Dock, Kwiamoni
    Bondarek Orbital, Munfayl
    Cayley Landing, Atroan
    Hillary Silo, HR 8474
    i Sola Prospect, Brestla
    Kooi Gateway, G 190-28
    Melvin Hub, GD 1192
    Priest Survey, HIP 19147
    Meanwhile, the following starports are on the brink of closure:
    Pentin, Grego Reach
    Yoruba, Apt Orbital

  • Galactic News: Weekly Security Report

    2017-02-27

    This report presents the latest data on the security status of the galaxy's minor factions.
    Here are the latest factions to experience a lockdown:
    Wolf 359 Blue Travel Commodities
    LHS 1387 Jet Mob
    WISE 0855-0714 Gold Gang
    Zeus Bureau
    Oho Bajo Public Holdings
    Segoveduwa Empire Party
    Nationalists of Aulin
    Nationals of Themiscrya
    Nang Ta-khian Public Co
    Opala Power Commodities
    When a faction experiences a lockdown, the security rating of the system it controls temporarily increases and the system's wealth temporarily decreases. Bounty hunting activity can shorten the lockdown period.
    Here are the latest factions to experience civil unrest:
    Kokary Holdings
    Uru Federal Interstellar
    Vanayequi Independents
    Revolutionary Heheng Future
    Natural LP 811-17 Conservatives
    Ross 490 Mafia
    Independents of LHS 3262
    Mob of Nantariates
    United Wat Yu Confederacy
    Nationalists of Aulin
    Civil unrest is the result of illegal activity. When a faction is affected by civil unrest, the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases, as does the system's wealth. Combat missions and activities can bring civil unrest to an end.

  • Galactic News: Weekly Economic Report

    2017-02-27

    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:
    Colanja Gold Power Services
    Limapa Blue State Commodities
    Uru Federal Interstellar
    Avan Labour Union
    Wolf 359 Blue Travel Commodities
    Union of Wolf 359 Labour
    Potriti Gold Mafia
    Cemiess Commodities
    Orrere Ring
    Eravate Network
    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:
    Brotherhood of LP 98-132
    Ngaliba Blue Camorra
    Lords of Ngaliba
    Chamunda Crimson Gang
    i Bootis Central Limited
    Partnership of LHS 2819
    Family of Parun
    HIP 6758 Posse
    Orishpucho Jet Hand Gang
    Chau Yu Gold Clan
    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.

  • Galactic News: Weekly Expansion Report

    2017-02-27

    This report presents the latest data on expansion and withdrawal among the galaxy's minor factions.
    Here are the latest factions to have expanded into new systems:
    G 41-14 Purple Travel Solutions
    Annarr Dynamic Corp.
    Kikians Purple Vision PLC
    Betel Free
    Jaques
    Tian Xian Inc
    Labour of Kalads
    Movement for Oduwaid Fo Labour
    Martio Imperial Society
    Djinaura Brotherhood
    Expansions occur when a minor faction reaches a sufficient level of influence and there is a populated system within striking distance. Expansion is costly, so when a faction expands, the wealth and development level of the system it controls are temporarily reduced.
    Here are the latest factions in withdrawal:
    Kokary Liberals
    GCRV 4654 State Interstellar
    Labour of Ethgreze
    Revolutionary Heheng Future
    39 Tauri Interstellar
    Labour of Geras
    Inupiates Patrons of Law
    HR 8170 Brotherhood
    HIP 113100 Imperial Society
    LHS 3598 Transport Group
    Factions are considered to be in withdrawal if their level of influence within a system drops below a certain level. If the faction's influence remains low for a total of five days, the faction must leave the system entirely. If the faction manages to increase its level of influence, it remains in the system.

  • Galactic News: Speculation over MetaDrive Technology

    2017-02-27

    Audit records from MetaDrive Inc., acquired by the Sirius Corporation last year, have been leaked into public data silos by persons unknown.
    While the majority of the data is unremarkable, one record mentions 'wake suppression', prompting some commentators to speculate on a possible connection to MetaDrive's work on hyperdrive systems.
    A spokesperson for the Sirius Corporation responded by saying:
    "We do not typically comment on leaks of this nature, but we can certainly allay any fears that the Sirius Corporation is conducting experimental hyperdrive research. The document in question simply refers to research into sleep-management technology for long-haul travel."