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1.1 - The early years of the Consortium
« on: August 27, 2012, 05:25:03 PM »


During the first two year from the born of the UNSC, a special team of geologist was employed directly to deepen the data collected about the exact quantity of TN-Minerals on Earth. The team discovered a large concentration of Tritanium under Greenland that literaly doubled it's quantity, and a large mass of Boronide (equal to circa 25% of the known quantity) was also discovered in Patagonia.



The following graph show the mineral quantity at 2023


Project Galileo
During the August of 2019, AuraCorp presented the first military ready Trans Newtonian Engine, called "Starpower". The availability of such an engine allowed the UNSC to start the project of a geological survey space vessel. Nearly two years later, the design phase of the "Galileo" Class Geological Survey Vessel was finished, and the assembly phase started at Baikonur Space Center (nearly expanded after 3 years of mainenance plan).

This was a big success for the Consortium. From it's foundation the personnel decreased from 182 to 91 members, due to UN funding cut, and the revitalization of the enitire Space COnsortium with such a big success was vital to keep it alive.
But the Galileo was not the only successful project, on November 20th, 2022, the Research Division announced the successful creation of a cryogenic transport modules, opening a new era for space travel.





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Galileo class Geological Survey Vessel    1,600 tons     136 Crew     294.2 BP      TCS 32  TH 50  EM 0
1562 km/s     Armour 1-12     Shields 0-0     Sensors 3/4/0/2     Damage Control Rating 2     PPV 0
Maint Life 10.78 Years     MSP 230    AFR 10%    IFR 0.1%    1YR 4    5YR 54    Max Repair 100 MSP

Auracorp Starpower [Nuclear Thermal Engine] (2)    Power 25    Fuel Use 90%    Signature 25    Armour 0    Exp 5%
Fuel Capacity 20,000 Litres    Range 25.0 billion km   (185 days at full power)

THDS 3 [Thermal Sensor] (1)     Sensitivity 3     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  3m km
EMDS 3 [EM Detection Sensor] (1)     Sensitivity 3.6     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  3.6m km
Geological Survey Sensors (2)   2 Survey Points Per Hour

This design is classed as a Military Vessel for maintenance purposes


Along with the Galileo, a smaller size space vessel was being built, this time at Tanegashima Space Center, the Challenger class shuttle.
With a modest crew of only 32, this vessel was able to scout the entire Solar System in relative little time, thanks to it's high speed (2,777 km/s)



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Challenger class Shuttle    450 tons     32 Crew     30.2 BP      TCS 9  TH 25  EM 0
2777 km/s     Armour 1-5     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 0     PPV 0
Maint Life 12.65 Years     MSP 21    AFR 3%    IFR 0%    1YR 0    5YR 4    Max Repair 12 MSP

Auracorp Starpower [Nuclear Thermal Engine] (1)    Power 25    Fuel Use 90%    Signature 25    Armour 0    Exp 5%
Fuel Capacity 10,000 Litres    Range 44.4 billion km   (185 days at full power)

This design is classed as a Military Vessel for maintenance purposes

The Challenger, formally UNCC Challenger (registry code UNSV-001) was finished the 20th of April 2024 and was assigned to Lieutenant Bethany Hart, a young officer, due to her innate leadership ability. The ship however remained in Earth orbit for the moment.

On July 2024, the chairman of the Consortium, Stephanie Page, changed the inner structure of the UNSC Administration, creating under her, a little "council" composed by chosen "planetary governor" that managed the operations of a specific planet. This was a foreseen of an intra-system expansion program for the humanity. Page assigned the role of "Earth Governor for the Consortium" to Claud Retz. Retz was a cold man that dedicated his life to career, an obvious choice to support Page's recent psychological problems (anxiety attacks) that mined their leadership in the last months.

Finally, on August 20th 2024, the UNCC Galileo was finished and departed from Earth. It's mission was initially to survey Sol System planets and moons for minerals, and it was commanded by Captain Jonah Bekker, a 33 years old inflexible and dogmatic survey specialist.

A breathtaking news for the Consortium and the human population comes on December of the same year. Captain Bekker, onboard the UNCC Galileo, announced to the head of the Space Operation Office, Vice-Admiral Wilkins, that sensors on the ship estimated that a large amount of TN minerals was detected on Venus. This proved that TN minerals can also be founde outside Earth and the UNSC Chairman Page ordered that at least three more Galileo Class Survey vessel had to be built.

At the same time, the Challenger departed from Earth bringing to Venus a special Geological survey team to examine these mineral deposit and estimate the exact quantity and accessibility. Administrator Rebecca Leonard was nominated planetary governor and had to supervise all the future exploiting operations on Venus.









 

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Re: 1.1 - The early years of the Consortium
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2012, 07:29:21 AM »
The 2025 started with another good news, UNCC Galileo confirmed the presence of TN minerals even on Mars.
This obviously implied that the expansion of humanity in the solar system was a must. This lead to the proliferation of new projects for spacific needs vessels, in fact, along with cargo ships and freighters, projects was made for passenger liners and colony ships, able to transport colonists on nearby planets.

This "revolution" was boosted by the private industry interest in these projects, that allow the UNSC to sell the license to build star vessels to major corporations and organizations on Earth.
In a decade, the world was greatly changed thanks to the TN minerals introduction. The technological growth was exponential along with the profit opportunities granted by space travel businesses and mining interests.

The Consortium influence on the UN became enormous, it's businesses became the focal point of the UN meetings, and it seemed that rather than being a branch of the United Nations, the Consortium started to eat the organization from the inside.

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C-25 class Cargo Ship    35,300 tons     217 Crew     302.8 BP      TCS 706  TH 375  EM 0
531 km/s     Armour 1-95     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 1     PPV 0
MSP 5    Max Repair 16 MSP
Cargo 25000    Cargo Handling Multiplier 10   

Dynamotors D-62 [Nuclear Thermal Engine] (6)    Power 62.5    Fuel Use 9%    Signature 62.5    Armour 0    Exp 1%
Fuel Capacity 20,000 Litres    Range 11.3 billion km   (246 days at full power)

This design is classed as a Commercial Vessel for maintenance purposes


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Liberty class Freighter    16,850 tons     151 Crew     200.6 BP      TCS 337  TH 250  EM 0
741 km/s     Armour 1-58     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 1     PPV 0
MSP 7    Max Repair 16 MSP
Cargo 10000    Cargo Handling Multiplier 10   

Dynamotors D-62 [Nuclear Thermal Engine] (4)    Power 62.5    Fuel Use 9%    Signature 62.5    Armour 0    Exp 1%
Fuel Capacity 10,000 Litres    Range 11.9 billion km   (185 days at full power)

This design is classed as a Commercial Vessel for maintenance purposes


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Sierra class Luxury Liner    8,650 tons     272 Crew     312.6 BP      TCS 173  TH 125  EM 0
722 km/s     Armour 1-37     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 1     PPV 0
MSP 23    Max Repair 16 MSP
Passengers 500   

Dynamotors D-62 [Nuclear Thermal Engine] (2)    Power 62.5    Fuel Use 9%    Signature 62.5    Armour 0    Exp 1%
Fuel Capacity 10,000 Litres    Range 23.1 billion km   (370 days at full power)

This design is classed as a Commercial Vessel for maintenance purposes


2025
The geological team dropped on Mars from the Challenger shuttle founded a new deposit of Vendarite, making the colonization of the red planet at this point crucial. Four newly built C-25 class cargo ship started to transport automated mines to the planet. These complexes required a very little technical team to operate, allowing even the mining of planets with minimal of absent human habitability.
The martian operation was supervised by Elizarova Nikitin, assigned as planetary governor from the Consortium chairman Stephanie Page.

In November and later in December, two new geological survey vessel, the Cassini and the Copernicus, started the survey respectively of the remaining planets and moons and of the asteroids of the system, replacing the Galileo and allowing it to return to Earth after a mission endured more than one year.
The Galileo commander, Captain Bekker, was awarder with the Distinguished Service Medal for fulfilling it's mission, and he was appointed as the head of the Survey Office of the UNSC Space Operations Command. In the meantime, the Challenger shuttle with it's specialized GeoTeam reach the surface of Io, a Jupiter moon, that discovered previously as mineral rich by the Galileo.


March 2026
Four new C-25 cargo ships was launched, bringin the C-25 fleet to 8 elements, helping to transport infrastructure and automated mines to Mars and Venus. The 8 C-25 was subdivided in two fleets (CFL 1 and CFL 2, Cargo FLeet) and was managed by the Logistic Department of the UNSC Space Ops Office.


August 2026
Mining colonies estabilished on Io and on asteroid MX-83


September 2026
The first Orbital Habitat, the Ark H01, was finished on Earth. It will be transported to Luna with a special designed Tug allowing space tourism and colonization of the Earth satellite.


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Ark-100 class Orbital Habitat    514,650 tons     128 Crew     1042 BP      TCS 10293  TH 0  EM 0
1 km/s     Armour 1-572     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 4     PPV 0
MSP 6    Max Repair 2 MSP
Habitation Capacity 100,000   

This design is classed as a Commercial Vessel for maintenance purposes
This design is classed as an Orbital Habitat for construction purposes


November 2026
The UNCC Cassini discovered that Titan is an eligible source of Trans-Newtonian minerals and the Consortium started the plans for colonization.
The UN doubled the funds for the Consortium, approving a significant increase in personnell, and the UNSC Security Forces Office was authorized to recruit forces for securing the colonies.


December 2026
The first two human colony ships were built: the UNCC Genesis and the UNCC Exodus. Each of these huge ships was able to bring a maximum of 100,000 citizens between colonies.

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Genesis class Colony Ship    35,100 tons     274 Crew     1240.4 BP      TCS 702  TH 375  EM 0
534 km/s     Armour 1-95     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 1     PPV 0
MSP 22    Max Repair 16 MSP
Colonists 100000   

Dynamotors D-62 [Nuclear Thermal Engine] (6)    Power 62.5    Fuel Use 9%    Signature 62.5    Armour 0    Exp 1%
Fuel Capacity 30,000 Litres    Range 17.1 billion km   (370 days at full power)

This design is classed as a Commercial Vessel for maintenance purposes


February 2027
The first civilian shippiung line, Kerr Services, started it's service bringing infrastructure from earth to Mars


June 2027
The Galileo Geological Survey Vessel was upgraded to the "Plus" variant, that introduced better survey sensors. This modifications quadrupled the survey capabilities of the ship but increased the ship's mass causing a loss in speed. 
Along with the Galileo Plus, the Consortium started the building of orbital terraformers, these ships owned athmosphere processors able to alter a planet environment. Their imminent deployment will be on Mars, trying to change its athmosphere to a more Earth-like one.

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Galileo Plus class Geological Survey Vessel    2,300 tons     216 Crew     727.6 BP      TCS 46  TH 50  EM 0
1086 km/s     Armour 1-15     Shields 0-0     Sensors 3/4/0/8     Damage Control Rating 5     PPV 0
Maint Life 17.81 Years     MSP 989    AFR 8%    IFR 0.1%    1YR 6    5YR 89    Max Repair 150 MSP

Auracorp Starpower [Nuclear Thermal Engine] (2)    Power 25    Fuel Use 90%    Signature 25    Armour 0    Exp 5%
Fuel Capacity 20,000 Litres    Range 17.4 billion km   (185 days at full power)

THDS 3 [Thermal Sensor] (1)     Sensitivity 3     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  3m km
EMDS 3 [EM Detection Sensor] (1)     Sensitivity 3.6     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  3.6m km
Improved Geological Sensors (4)   8 Survey Points Per Hour

This design is classed as a Military Vessel for maintenance purposes

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Eden class Terraformer    110,500 tons     938 Crew     2358.2 BP      TCS 2210  TH 250  EM 0
113 km/s     Armour 1-205     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 1     PPV 0
MSP 13    Max Repair 500 MSP
Terraformer: 4 module(s) producing 0.006 atm per annum

Dynamotors D-62 [Nuclear Thermal Engine] (4)    Power 62.5    Fuel Use 9%    Signature 62.5    Armour 0    Exp 1%
Fuel Capacity 30,000 Litres    Range 5.4 billion km   (555 days at full power)

This design is classed as a Commercial Vessel for maintenance purposes
 

 

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