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The Republic of Earth
« on: October 14, 2013, 05:19:52 PM »
I am a long time lurker on this forum and have decided to write an AAR for here.  I have been playing Aurora for awhile and have written several AARs on other forums.

I am starting in 2050 with 3 billion population with a government type of Republic.  Other options I have used are overhauls needed, realistic commander promotions, commander political bonuses, inexperenced fleet, real star systems, and orbital motion for planets, moons, and asteroids. 

I will be, at least minimally, simulating the government and politics.  There are 10 countries, each one has 3 senators in the Senate, and for every 7. 5 million people there is one seat in the House of Commons.  Currently there are 400 seats in the House of Commons.  There are 11 political parties currently that vie for power in both the houses.  In the next post I will show both population data and the political party split. 

I have spent something like 7+ hours working to set this up but so far have only gone a couple days in game so I honestly have no idea right now how awesome the story may be but here is to hoping.
 

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Re: The Republic of Earth
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2013, 05:30:42 PM »
Each nation is somewhat arbitrarily split into high middle and low class because it fits into how I do the voting.  Seats refers to how many of the seats in the House of Commons are voted for in that nation.

Name                      Percent of Pop              Population     Seats   High/Mid/Low
China                                 19%            570 million       76        15/40/45
India                                  17%            510 million       68        10/20/70
Africa                                 17%            510 million       68        5/10/85
Indochina                            15%                  450 million       60        5/20/75
Europe                                 8%            240 million       32       40/40/20
Oceania                               7%                           210 million       28       33/33/33
United North America             6. 5%                      195 million       26       20/60/20
Latin America                        5%                 150 million       20       10/50/40
Arabia                                  3%             90 million       12       10/30/60
Greater Japan                       2. 5%          75 million       10       30/60/10




Party Name              Seats in House of Commons    Percentage of Seats          Senators        Percentage
African Union Party       11 seats                            2. 75%          0 senators      0%
Asian Prosperity Party           42 seats                           10. 5%          1 senator      3%
Conservative Party      62 seats                           15. 5%          2 senators      6%
Commonwealth Party       8 seats                       2%                  2 senators      6%
Democratic Party              50 seats                          12. 5%                  6 senators    20%
Latin American Party       9 seats                      2. 25%          1 senator     3%
Liberal Party         48 seats                          12%                  6 senators   20%
NATO Party          19 seats                           4. 75%          0 senators    0%
Muslim Brotherhood Party   27 seats                           6. 75%          2 senators    6%
Republic Party         76 seats                          19%                  8 senators   26%
Socialist Party         48 seats                          12%                  2 senators    6%

 

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Re: The Republic of Earth
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2013, 08:23:18 PM »
January 2050

Martian Orbit
Cornelius smiled as he read the surveying screen over the shoulder of his Chief Scanning Officer.  Looking up he called out to his Comms Officer “Ensign, please confirm our readings with the Hutton. ”

“Yes sir. ” The man called back before relaying the message.  “Sir, the Hutton’s scanners are showing the same as ours. ”

Captain Cornelius Schneider walked to his command seat and plopped down grinning despite himself.  Schneider was in command of Geology Task Group #1 consisting of the GEV Darwin and the GEV Hutton.  This was the third planet they had scanned and the second that had large amounts of Trans-Newtonian materials.  Venus had been their first and they had found just shy of 50 million tons of various minerals, though they were not very accessible.  Mercury did not appear to have anything on it but Mars had almost 6 million tons of Vendarite and over half a million tons of Boronide.  Neither of the other two geology task groups were having as much luck as he was.



GSV Fermi
“Pop open the champagne boys, we are going down in history. ” Commander Burrus ordered over the comm system.  Taking a glass for himself he went to his briefing room to start the message that would be read by people for generations to come.

To Earth Command:
Top Priority Message
GSV Fermi
Commander Norris Burrus

At sixteen forty four and eleven seconds Earth Standard Time, the GSV Fermi and the GSV Newton, acting in concert as the Gravity Task Force #2, discovered what is believed to be a jump point.  Our Chief Science Officer, Lieutenant Commander Toni Yehl confirmed this at sixteen fifty after several minutes comparing our readings with what were expected.  This jump point lies almost halfway between the orbits of Saturn and Uranus, nearer to Uranus by a little over one hundred million kilometers, on a heading of eleven degrees from the Sun.


After sending the message he made sure that Commander Temme of the Newton had her crew celebrating as well.  Not only was this a historic occasion that should be marked by celebration but the crews had earned it, they had beaten the Aristotle, Einstein and Oppenheimer in finding the first jump point. 



February 2050

First Human Jump Exploration

EX Enterprise
Merry Couture sits tall in her commander’s seat as the jump point comes up.  The Enterprise and the Valiant were the fastest ships the Republic of Earth had, they could go 5,000 km per second and to reach the jump point they were going break neck speed, but right now they seemed to be crawling along.  She checks the time as they finally reach the point, 22:35 EST.  Opening the comms through both her ship and the Valiant she takes a breath before starting.  “Crews of the RES EX Enterprise and RES EX Valiant, this is Commander Merry Couture Senior Officer of the Jump Exploration Task Group.  This is a moment that you will all want to remember for the rest of your lives.  We are about to become the first 210 humans to pass through a jump point and the first humans to leave our solar system.  I want everyone to their stations in five minutes with jump engines ready for transit in ten minutes.  Be ready for anything, we have no idea what will happen or what we will find. ”

Breathing deep she shut off the comms and watched as her bridge crew instantly started about their work making sure everything would be ready.  It took six minutes for her jump crew to be ready with the engines, but the Valiant took a little longer at eight minutes.  Opening a channel to the Valiant, “Commander Mastroianni, we will be jumping at my mark. ”

“Confirmed Commander, we are ready on your mark. ”

Setting the time of the jump at 22:43:30 Merry started her countdown, “15, 14, 13… 4, 3, 2, 1, MARK. ”

The jump engine started roaring as everything slid sideways before sliding back.  Shaking her head a little she glanced at the clock before calling for a status report.  The clock read 22:44:00, their jump had only taken thirty seconds but where had they ended up?

“All stations report ready and a successful jump.  Sensors report offline but even now they report the static filling their screens is slowly clearing, they estimate about two to five minutes before sensors being fully ready.  At this time comms can not establish contact with the Valiant. ”

It was a long five minutes before the sensors cleared up and communications could be established with the Valiant, who had made a successful jump.  The Operations Chief began to report, “I am getting confirmation that we are in a binary star system and it is Alpha Centauri.  We appear to be just inside the orbit of the third planet of Alpha Centauri A.  A quick scan of the planets… This is incredible; the second planet appears to be very Earth like.  Wait… wait a second. ” His voice trailed off before he looked up at Merry.  “Congratulations Commander, you command the first task group that confirmed the existence of alien life. ”
Merry’s head snapped up “What? Report Lieutenant. ”

“We are getting thermal and electronic emissions from Alpha Centauri A II.  Going off fleet readings of Earth, the second planet of Alpha Centauri A has a couple million living beings on it. ”
 

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Re: The Republic of Earth
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2013, 12:43:18 PM »
[ooc]Thank you to everyone who has read so far.  I hope you are enjoying it.  I would really like feedback on the second scene in this update. [/ooc]

First Human Jump Exploration Continued

EX Enterprise
“Set toward the planet at a speed of 2,000 km/s and establish an orbit of 100,000 km.  Relay those orders to the Valiant.  Turn on active sensors. ” This was unbelievable.  Alien life found just 4 light years from Earth.  Maybe space was more populated than previously believed.  She chose that distance because it would put them over twice as far out as the farther of the two moons of the planet and it would put them well within sensor range, enough that they could accurately map anything on the surface.

“Sir, at this speed it will take us almost 22 hours to reach the planet. ” The helmsman replied.

“I am aware of that Ensign.  But in case of a future confrontation with these aliens it would be good not to show them just how fast we can go. ” The next few hours would drag by.  Merry remained on the bridge until 00:00 when she gave the bridge to her XO. 

Nine minutes into her second shift, klaxons started to blare.   “Contacts baring 15 degrees mark 0 degrees.  Three ships all appear to be around 8,400 tons but each are configured differently.  Entering them into computer as new classes, designating Orc, Vampire, and Hydra. ”

Merry nodded as her Sensor Officer continued to stare at his display.  “Distance to targets? Speed of targets?”

“They are at the edge of sensor range which makes distance approximately 33. 6 million km.  Speed appears to be 1,714 km/s.  They are on intercept and at current speeds distance will close to zero in 2 hours, 30 minutes, and 46 seconds. ”

“Keep a steady eye on your screen and bring up a tactical plot at the main table. ” She ordered as she got up and walked to the tactical table in the middle of the room.  Now that she knew the baring of the ships she could zoom in on them in either this table or even on the main screen but the plot was good enough for her and it kept her aware of everything rather than just those three ships.  “Inform the Valiant of the situation.  With only their passive sensors on they may not see the active contacts.  Have them start collecting information about the other planets in the system but keep formation. ”

High alert is very hard to keep for long periods of time, even with ships heading your way, if there is nothing new happening.  It’s just something the human body can’t handle; the amount of adrenalin needed to maintain that state is just too much.  Her crew did good, keeping up full high alert for fifteen minutes.  Five minutes later klaxons sounded for the second time that morning.

“Sir, new contact. ” The Sensor Officer almost yelled.  “Baring 15 degrees, distance 722,000 km. ”

“Turn full astern, reverse course, head back to the jump point, and maintain speed. ” Merry ordered and opened up a communication line to the Valiant “Turn full around and head back to the jump point at current speed.  There is a new contact less than a million clicks from us. ”

“Yes sir.  Orders received.  Valiant out. ” Commander Mastroianni’s voice sounded over the channel, he sounded as calm as ever. 

“Contact designation Chimera is matching our speed.  They are turning on sensors, we are close enough for a full analysis of their sensors.  Their sensors are sensitivity 12 and resolution appears to be 73 with a range of 8 to 9 million km. ”

“How the bloody hell did they manage to get so close to us before we noticed them?”

“Their size appears to be 1,000 tons, sir.  The LASS is not designed to see ships that small.  We can see a 5,000 ton ship at 33 million km but as a ship gets smaller the range we can see it at goes down quickly. ”

“Turn complete.  The contact should be at about 9,000 km now. ” The helmsman interjected.

“Confirmed.  Contact Chimera is at 9,000 km astern and is matching our pace exactly. ”

Merry checked the timer on the table, over 9 hours at current speed until they reach the jump point.  Fleet regulations encouraged ships to be no more than 10,000 km from each other, which meant this contact was possibly closer than the Valiant was.  That was a distance she was not comfortable with being.  “Well lets test the speed of this contact.  Increase speed by 500 km/s to 2,500 km/s. ”

“Aye-aye Commander. ”

“Distant contacts are continuing at previous speed, they are falling away quickly.  Chimera has increased speed to 2,499 km/s. ”

“Increase speed 2,750 km/s. ”

“Contact Chimera is keeping steady at 2,499 km/s.  It seems we have discovered its top speed. ”

“Good. ” Merry watched the tactical plot as first the original contacts fell away then an idea struck her.  “Did we ever try to establish communications with them?”

The Communications Officer checked his logs before responding, “No sir.  We did not try to establish contact at any time. ”

“Send a greeting in a tight beam to the planet. ” Hopefully this oversight would not be analyzed forever as the blunder that led humanity into its first interstellar war.  “I am going to my cabin, send tactical plot there and alert me of any changes. ” She figured that she’d better get started on the paperwork for this. 



February 2050

The Hague, Earth
The Senate floor was in chaos.  It was fifteen hours into the emergency meeting of the Senate and House of Commons after Commander Merry Couture had returned with her thrice damned report.  Three bills had been successfully passed in that time.  The first was that the Navy should get a team together to continue trying to decrypt the alien’s language.  The second was that there should be a First Contact medal.  The third was that Commander Couture and Commander Mastroianni should receive this medal.  None of those bills passed without dissent but on those issues the two main factions could agree on.

The Democratic and Liberal Parties had banded together in a group to push communications with the aliens.  With 12 senators this group controlled 40% of all votes.  The Republic Party answered this by getting the Conservative and Commonwealth Parties together on a pro-war stance.  This group also contained 12 senators and had 40% of the vote.  The Muslim Brotherhood senator declared the meeting blasphemous and began to vote no on every measure.  The Asian Prosperity Party senator and the Latin American senator advocate a wait and see approach where the jump point is monitored but no action regarding the aliens are taken.  They claim any other action is not in the interest of the people they represent.  The Socialist senators are gathering all information they can before voting on anything.  Because of this most votes are 12 for, 15 against, and 2 abstentions. 

The House of Commons floor was not much better.  The Republic, Conservative, and Commonwealth Parties had the NATO Party join them for 41% of the vote while the Democratic and Liberal Party found themselves with just under 25% of the vote.  It was clear that in the House of Commons more than anywhere else the pro-diplomacy coalition was going to have to wheel and deal. 

Steven Baker knocked firmly on the door of Maki Ichirou, the head of the Asian Prosperity Party’s House of Commons representatives.  “Mr.  Maki, I am Steven Baker. ” He said as the door opened.

Ichirou nodded, “Yes I know who you are.  I assume the Democratic Party has a backdoor offer of some kind for me?”

“Yes.  We do.  If you lend the voice of your members to our next vote the Democratic and Liberal parties are willing to start a new bill calling for the expansion of civilian shipping companies and make sure that the next company is from Greater Japan. ” He smiled easily as he sat down.

“The votes of my group along would not be enough to even match the voting block arrayed against you.  And on top of that you would only be able to deliver 25% of the vote for this bill you talk about. ”

Steven looked at the representative trying not to show the borderline contempt he held for many of the people who shared his profession.  “Your 42 seats would add ten and a half percent which would make your party the third largest party in our coalition.  It would be quite the start to outmatching the pro war bloc.  In exchange for this we are willing to start a bill that would help you, as a party for regional prosperity should want.  If you proposed that bill it would die without much support even if we did support it.  However, if someone else pushes it forward less people will think of the fact that this company will just happen to be Japanese and they will be more likely to vote for that.  But this is all a side show and you know it, just icing on the cake. 

“The cake is how you swing this and get your senator on our side by pointing out that we can adopt the wait and see while trying to establish contact.  If communications are established you can then point out how you were willing to deviate slightly from your party’s wait and see line in order for the betterment of mankind.  If communications are not ever established then you can come forward extolling the virtues of your party’s original line.  Either way you win AND your home country gets a civilian shipping line out of it. ”

Ichirou smiled as one would expect a snake to smile before sitting down with a flourish.  “Ah, Mr.  Baker you are as cagey as I was told to expect.  You push away the words that tend to so clog up the communication that we profess, and get right to the heart of the matter.  You put me in a position where both my self interests and my country’s interests are met as well as those of my Party’s.  No matter what loyalty I hold most dear you push a way for that loyalty to be served while giving me a way to hide the shameful loyalty and pick and choose which public one to push.  In plain English you have given me an offer I can not refuse. ”



Live Broadcast, The Hague, Earth

Bruce Mathews walks up to the podium and looks at the camera.  “As most of you know by now, five days ago humanity made contact with aliens for the first time.  Ever since then the Republic Government has been in a deadlock.  During this time my party, the Socialist Party, has been gathering all of the information it can on the situation.  That information gathering ended just a couple hours ago and resulted in a vote that ends the deadlock.  The Republic Navy has confirmed that in the best case scenario the small amount of battle ready ships we have will not be in prime fighting condition for over a year and without jump gates to stabilize the jump point there will be no way for the ships to traverse the jump point. ”

He shuffles his papers around a little before continuing, “That is why we have decided that we should do everything we can to find a way to communicate with these aliens.  We also have passed a bill to greatly expand both the military arm of the Republic Navy but the nonmilitary arm.  Now I have some time for questions. ”
 

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Re: The Republic of Earth
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2013, 03:30:20 PM »
March 2050
EX Valiant

“Approaching jump point now. ” Ensign Barker stated calmly from his position at the helm.

“Thank you, Ensign. ” Commander Fred Mastroianni replied as he hit the intercom button on his chair.  “Jump crew, prepare the engines for jump in two minutes.  Sensor crew, activate the active sensors just prior to jump. ” And then the wait began.  This would be his third jump and the first time he was in overall command.  The Enterprise had remained at the Alpha Centauri jump point with its sensors pinging away, while he went to check out this new jump point that was found. 

The first thing that struck Fred was how dark it was as everything cleared itself from the jump.  “How far are we from the star in this system?”

“We are about 1. 6au from the star, or roughly the distance of Mars from the Sun.  This star appears to have about 30% of the Sun’s diameter and 0. 5% of the light.  It appears to be possibly Wolf 359, though if it is then all measurements of Wolf 359 are off. ”

“Thank you Ensign Martin. ” Fred replied while setting up the plot table.  Getting out of his command chair, he walked over to the table and started watching the remaining information from their basic search fill itself in.  “There are no planets here, or so it would seem. ”

Ensign Martin looked up from his monitor, “No sir.  Wolf 359 appears to have nothing orbiting it of note. ”

“Ok then.  There is no point in remaining in system if there is nothing to explore.  There may be more jump points here but we do not have the sensors to find out and no ship with the sensor capability has a jump drive.  Let’s go home and report a dead system. ”


San Francisco, United North America, Earth

Commander Gene Jetton rubbed his eyes; he had been staring at his screen for hours now trying to fit the key piece in.  He was part of a group that had been quietly assembled in mid February to try to start communication with the aliens of Alpha Centauri.  They were located not too far from UC Berkeley because that is where Hershel Finucane, the world’s leading scientist in Xenobiology, and his grad student Stacey Majid were located.  Early on in the process Dr.  Finucane’s insights were invaluable but as time had gone on Gene now doubted the need for them to continue to consult the team.

Glancing at the clock he noticed that it was 2 am which meant that the rest of the team would get here in about three hours and Gene hadn’t even left yet.  They had been working for a month every single day, devoting all day to this riddle and so far they hadn’t really gotten anywhere.  Thanks to the Enterprise and Commander Merry Couture the team had a large sample of the alien’s language, both samplings from the planet made on the first sweep and from several jumps in which English hails and information was sent to planet and repeated transmissions from the aliens.  All that had to be done was to figure out how they structured their language and then everything would start falling into place.  It had to be that easy, had to.  Gene tried one more thing and set the computer to try his new formatting before he fell asleep at his desk.

The next thing Gene realized was he was being roughly shaken by Brigadier General Ahmed Patin, the leader of their team.  Blinking as he sat up, Gene noticed the entire team crowded around him.  “What? This isn’t the first time I have fallen asleep at my desk. ” He defensively snapped at everyone.

Ahmed cleared his throat loudly and pointed at the screen.  Gene rubbed his eyes again and looked taking a moment before finally the excitement dawned on him.  The screen was flashing with each written transmission rearranging itself into the familiar left to right top to bottom format any English speaker was trained to use.  “Good work Gene, it appears as though you have cracked the format of this language.  We are one large step forward in translating this language. ”


The Hague, Earth, four days later

“May I present Brigadier General Ahmed Patin of the Translation Team?” the man at the door asked as Julianna Lancour sat down at her desk.  “Yes, bring him in. ”

Ahmed walked in the room in full dress uniform and bowed slightly, “Thank you for seeing me Madam President.  I have news from my team. ” He took the time to quietly look around the room and noted its opulence.  The hardwood walls made of the highest grade wood, the deep red curtains on the large windows and the carpet that matched.  And to think this was just her personal office, the public office for the President of the Republic of Earth was much more opulent.

“What is the news, General?” She snapped back, a little harsher than she had first intended.  She was tired of everyone announcing to her what they were about to tell her before actually getting to the point and telling her.  She knew he had news; she was briefed on it while he was on a plane traveling half way around the world. 

“We have established full communication with the alien race.  They call themselves the Bilios Conglomerate, or at least that is the closest translation that we have.  As of right now there does not appear to be any threat from them but we are still in the opening stages of introducing ourselves.  The breakthrough happened yesterday and I caught the first flight here, just arrived. ”

“Interesting.  You are dismissed. ” Was her reply.  As General Patin turned around and walked away Julianna’s mind went into overdrive.  Not only was humanity not alone in the cosmos, but now just a month after first contact they were in full communications with the aliens.  And to top it off they were not an immediate threat like the Republic and Conservative parties had preached.  This was a large win for both the Democratic and Liberal parties, too bad this wasn't an election year. 
 

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Re: The Republic of Earth
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2013, 11:03:42 PM »
April 2050
Naval Headquarters, Earth

Vice Admiral Vern Mucher sat down at the head of the table with a giant tactical plot screen behind him.  Also sitting at the table was the rest of his staff; Captain Vernell Heywood, Head of Communications, Captain Suzanne Dowd, Head of Fighter Operations, Captain Isabell Stiltner, Head of Naval Intelligence, Commander Yvonne Dreger, Head of Logistics, Commander Brian Hoston, Head of Fleet Operations, Captain Rich Sipe, Head of Public Affairs, and Captain Agnes Laizure, Head of Survey. 

Vern cleared his throat before beginning the meeting, “The last three months have completely reshaped every paradigm of Humanity.  We have discovered Jump Point Physics, we have found two jump points in our own solar system, left our solar system for the first time, made contact with the first alien race we have ever discovered, and have recently established full communications with them.  Let’s start this meeting hearing from Captain Stiltner and her analysis of the Conglomerate. ”

Captain Stiltner shuffled through her papers for a minute as she thought on her word choice, “To start off with our intelligence on the Bilos Conglomerate primarily comes from the first, and to date only real, contact with the race.  Commanders Couture and Mastroianni were very complete in their information gathering however.  We have seen four space faring ships of theirs and our tactical computers have labeled each a different class. 

“The Orc, Vampire, and Hydra classes were the first to be spotted and all seem to have the same characteristics, leading my department to wonder if the computers were wrong.  Each ship has a cross section of 168, which is slightly more than the Essex class carrier’s cross section of 155, this puts our estimate of the tonnage at 8,400.  Neither Enterprise class ship got close enough to confirm a thermal signature for the ships but their fastest observed speed was 1,714 m/s, which puts them significantly slower than the minimum top speed of 4,500 m/s our fleet maintains.  We don’t know anything more about these three classes but it can be assumed that they would each function in different, albeit unknown, roles if they are indeed separate classes. 

“The Chimera is much different than the other classes.  With a cross section of 20 it is assumed to have a tonnage of 1,000 which is about 1/3rd of the size of the Enterprise class, the smallest class of independent ship we have.  It has a thermal signature of 50 and an estimated top speed of 2,500 m/s although we have only observed it going a maximum of 2,499 m/s.  The largest problem we have with this ship is our sensors can only detect it at about 280,000 km while the other classes can be detected at almost 11 million km. 

“It is hard to tell what engine and other technology they have from this information but it is tentatively believed that their over all technological level is lower than our own based on four observed vessels. ”

Vern nodded and then pointed to Captain Laizure, “Commander Laizure, what is your assessment of Alpha Centauri’s possible strategic importance?”

“Possible strategic importance? Well that is impossible to assess with our current information. ” Agnes replied heavily as if the expectations of her were unrealistic, “We have no idea what jump points may or may not exist in Alpha Centauri, either where they go or how many of them there are.  On top of that we have no idea how mineral rich the system is.  All I can really comment on is its possible suitability for colonization.  Alpha Centauri A II, the home planet of the Conglomerate appears to have a breathable atmosphere and its not tidally locked.  That being said the Conglomerate mostly live under ground and for good reason, in the time it takes that planet to rotate around its axis once the Earth rotates 112 times while a year for that planet is equal to a day and a half or 168 Earth days.  The average temperature of Earth is ~57 F while Alpha Centauri A II can be estimated to be closer to 86 F.  Beyond that there is Alpha Centauri A III’s seventh moon which is similar to Phobos or Deimos, Mars’ moons.  Without mineral or gravity surveys of the system there is no real reason not let the Conglomerate keep their system. ”

She paused for a second, she had to focus on her wording momentarily.  “There are two ways to survey the system of course.  The first would be to build the theoretical jump gate on both sides of the jump point and then send our ships through, though that would take a year or more and may allow the Conglomerate to access our system.  The second way would be to design a new jump engine and create new classes of survey vessels that are jump capable.  That would also take one to two years.  However it would have the upsides of both not allowing access to Sol and to have the vessels for possible future exploration. ”

“Yes, thank you Agnes.  Your insights are valued as always. ” Vern said stiffly.  She was the best surveyor they had but she was intolerably pessimistic.  “Now moving on, Commander Dreger, which course would you suggest?”

Yvonne smiled as all eyes fell to her.  “Well, to be perfectly frank, I would suggest the latter although we might want to build a jump gate on this side of the jump point in case we need to quickly respond to a threat in Alpha Centauri.  Our ships could rush through and do battle while the construction ship could jump in and start constructing a gate on that side.  All of this is possible but no matter how we slice it, the importance of Alpha Centauri will have to remain a mystery for at least a year. ”

Commander Hoston looked at clock for several seconds before looking at the group, “Right about now, the Coontz should be arriving at the Alpha Centauri jump point to begin construction on a jump gate.  The Amerigo Vespucci should arrive at the Wolf 359 jump point in a few days to start building one there.  Vice Admiral Mucher and I already had those thoughts and sent the two ships out a couple of days ago.  When finished the Amerigo Vespucci will jump to the other side of the point and begin construction on a gate on that side to allow for a gravitational survey to begin.  The Coontz will not, however, and will either return to Earth or will go to another jump point if one is found between now and the completion of that gate. ”

“Very good, Commander.  In other news, the President and Congress want us to start transporting infrastructure and eventually colonists to Mars ahead of the completion and moving of the eight North Carolinas to Mars orbit in July 2051.  In addition to the North Carolina class terraformers the recent expansion that was authorized will add eight Oregon class colony ships, two Lexington class battleships, one Essex class carrier without compliment of fighters approved at the moment, and seven Fletcher class destroyers.  No Spruance class cruisers have been authorized. ”
 

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Re: The Republic of Earth
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2013, 05:09:34 PM »
This is a very interesting game. Do you mind showing us the ship designs? I always find it interesting to see how other people design ships.

EDIT: Just realized this is half a month old. Sorry if it isn't active anymore.
 

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Re: The Republic of Earth
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2013, 06:04:03 PM »
Can you give us an eta on the next update?
 

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Re: The Republic of Earth
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2013, 12:18:43 PM »
This is a very interesting game. Do you mind showing us the ship designs? I always find it interesting to see how other people design ships.

EDIT: Just realized this is half a month old. Sorry if it isn't active anymore.
Thank you very much for posting. I can show ship designs after the next update, and I would love to have your thoughts on them.

Can you give us an eta on the next update?
Sure. I can have an update done today or tomorrow. I lost a lot of drive to write when it was seeming like people weren't actually reading it.
 

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Re: The Republic of Earth
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2013, 12:28:30 PM »
Sure. I can have an update done today or tomorrow. I lost a lot of drive to write when it was seeming like people weren't actually reading it.

You can use the "Thread viewed" count as a guide to how many people have read it, compared to actual posts. :)

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Re: The Republic of Earth
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2013, 12:39:38 PM »
You can use the "Thread viewed" count as a guide to how many people have read it, compared to actual posts. :)

I know but even that hit a point where there were only a couple views in a day and I don't know this forum well enough to know how good that is.
 

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Re: The Republic of Earth
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2013, 12:49:53 PM »
I know but even that hit a point where there were only a couple views in a day and I don't know this forum well enough to know how good that is.

This might give you an idea :)
http://aurora2.pentarch.org/index.php?action=stats

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Re: The Republic of Earth
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2013, 12:53:42 PM »
It does thanks.
 

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Re: The Republic of Earth
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2013, 01:43:16 AM »
April 2050
Sol System
GSV Aristotle

“This is Captain Renato Dubrey of the GSV Aristotle, CO of the Gravity Task Group 1, to Earth Republic Naval Command. My task group has found a third jump point in the Sol system. It is located one hundred million kilometers inside the orbit of Neptune, approximately four and a quarter billion kilometers from the Sun at a heading of one hundred and seventy four degrees. It is also about one point three billion kilometers from the jump point to Wolf 359 on a heading of one hundred and eighty eight degrees.” As Renato finished sending his first report he waited looking out at the point before him. He knew the Einstein and the Oppenheimer were also out there somewhere in his field of vision but they were just too small to be seen. The sensors told him that just in front of him was a massive gravitational anomaly that could be used to catapult a ship many light-years away but all he could see was the normal emptiness of space. Neptune was in a different part of its orbit so he couldn’t even see that planet. Just black emptiness as he faced away from the Sun.

The crackle of an incoming message broke Captain Dubrey out of his thoughts, “This is Earth Republic Naval Command to GSV Aristotle. Message received. Jump point is being uploaded to strategic maps. Thank you.”

“Command, currently there are two more locations to scout out and both are on Gravity Task Group 2’s list. Request orders to return to Earth for refit of our ships and to await reassignment.”

“Request granted, Captain. We will see you home in a few days.”



The Hague, Earth

Steven Baker swiveled in his chair looking at the large screen a few feet away. On it a very happy Japanese man was cutting a large ridiculously large red ribbon with even more ridiculously large scissors. All of this was to celebrate the opening of Postlewaite Lines, a civilian shipping company with nothing to do. Of course that didn’t matter, and it was also just a matter of coincidence that Maki-san, esteemed House of Commons representative, happened to directly own 20% of the company. To be fair, with the recent start of construction of various types of infrastructure to help colonize Mars Postlewaite might have jobs to do soon.

Again it didn’t matter to him if Postlewaite ever had a job or was anything more than a company in name only; it was payment for 10% of the vote on a critical issue. Communications had been established with the aliens and it turns out they are not inherently violent. Or at least they either don’t want to or can’t wage war against Earth. The Left won on one of the biggest issues that mankind had ever faced. The Enterprise had been sitting on the jump point for two months now with no movement, so it was very unlikely that they had anything to worry about for now.

With that thought his tablet started to beep. Reaching over Steven picked it up and read the message, Payment received, good doing business with you. He shook his head as he put it back down. Another part of the necessary back scratching, Morrical Freight Company was subsidized $1,000,000,000 to keep them quiet about getting competition. These two companies had already started bickering back and forth over what future jobs they might get. Talk about counting your eggs before they hatch, he thought wearily.




Mars Orbit

“This is the FT Dart to TR Aaóuane, do you copy? I repeat, this is FT Dart to TR Aaóuane.” Commander Kathryn Kugler tried hailing the terraforming ships again. Her task group was about two hours out from the planet and the only Earth ships in the area refused to answer. She was starting to get annoyed and thinking about reporting Commander Katie Balding, the leader of the terraforming task group, when her radio crackled to life.

“This is TR Aaóuane to FT Dart. We read you.” A male voice sounded over the channel.

“TR Aaóuane, I was under the impression that you are commanded by a Commander Katie Balding, is that correct?” She snapped, after trying to hail the damned ships for over an hour she can’t even get ahold of the damned commander.

“That is correct. This is Lieutenant Anthony Nolan. I am the Chief Engineer on board and I currently have the con. We read you and the FT Eden about an hour and a half away from orbit, is that correct?” This Lt. Nolan was annoyingly calm, though they could be going space crazy by now. Each North Carolina class terraformer had three hundred people on board, but by three months of only having contact with six hundred people in two ships with very little extra room, they could be going stir crazy.

“Of course it’s correct. We are going to be descending into low orbit and starting construction on the first habitats. We will be here for two days max before you can go back to your jobs. We have a total of fifty trips that we will be making over the next three months assuming the factories back home can keep up. We will stay out of your hair if you stay out of ours.”
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Re: The Republic of Earth
« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2013, 01:53:23 AM »
Now, as promised the designs for my ships. I will also give an order of battle.

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Essex class Carrier    7,750 tons     152 Crew     1457 BP      TCS 155  TH 168  EM 0
4516 km/s     Armour 2-34     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 10     PPV 0
Maint Life 9.59 Years     MSP 1175    AFR 48%    IFR 0.7%    1YR 23    5YR 347    Max Repair 100 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 12 months    Flight Crew Berths 51   
Hangar Deck Capacity 2000 tons     Magazine 360   

100 EP Internal Fusion Drive (7)    Power 100    Fuel Use 47.5%    Signature 24    Exp 10%
Fuel Capacity 250,000 Litres    Range 12.2 billion km   (31 days at full power)

CIWS-120 (2x8)    Range 1000 km     TS: 12000 km/s     ROF 5       Base 50% To Hit
RIM-100 Standard (90)  Speed: 30,000 km/s   End: 22.7m    Range: 40.9m km   WH: 6    Size: 4    TH: 290/174/87

LASS MR33-R100 (1)     GPS 4200     Range 33.6m km    Resolution 100
MASS MR3-R1 (1)     GPS 42     Range 3.4m km    Resolution 1

Strike Group
5x SF-1 Aries Fighter   Speed: 5797 km/s    Size: 6.9

Missile to hit chances are vs targets moving at 3000 km/s, 5000 km/s and 10,000 km/s

This design is classed as a Military Vessel for maintenance purposes
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SF-1 Aries class Fighter    345 tons     10 Crew     135.9 BP      TCS 6.9  TH 9.6  EM 0
5797 km/s     Armour 1-4     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 0     PPV 0.6
Maint Life 0 Years     MSP 0    AFR 69%    IFR 1%    1YR 16    5YR 242    Max Repair 42 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 3 months    Spare Berths 0   
Magazine 4   

40 EP Internal Fusion Drive (1)    Power 40    Fuel Use 280.02%    Signature 9.599999    Exp 20%
Fuel Capacity 5,000 Litres    Range 0.9 billion km   (44 hours at full power)

Size 4 Box Launcher (1)    Missile Size 4    Hangar Reload 30 minutes    MF Reload 5 hours
Missile Fire Control FC100-R100 (1)     Range 100.8m km    Resolution 100
RIM-100 Standard (1)  Speed: 30,000 km/s   End: 22.7m    Range: 40.9m km   WH: 6    Size: 4    TH: 290/174/87

LASS MR33-R100 (1)     GPS 4200     Range 33.6m km    Resolution 100

Missile to hit chances are vs targets moving at 3000 km/s, 5000 km/s and 10,000 km/s

This design is classed as a Fighter for production, combat and maintenance purposes
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Lexington class Battleship    6,650 tons     187 Crew     1504 BP      TCS 133  TH 144  EM 0
4511 km/s     Armour 4-31     Shields 0-0     Sensors 16/16/0/0     Damage Control Rating 8     PPV 16
Maint Life 9.01 Years     MSP 1131    AFR 44%    IFR 0.6%    1YR 25    5YR 376    Max Repair 150 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 12 months    Spare Berths 0   
Flag Bridge    Magazine 196   

100 EP Internal Fusion Drive (6)    Power 100    Fuel Use 47.5%    Signature 24    Exp 10%
Fuel Capacity 250,000 Litres    Range 14.2 billion km   (36 days at full power)

CIWS-120 (2x8)    Range 1000 km     TS: 12000 km/s     ROF 5       Base 50% To Hit
Size 4 Missile Launcher (4)    Missile Size 4    Rate of Fire 20
Missile Fire Control FC100-R100 (1)     Range 100.8m km    Resolution 100
RIM-100 Standard (48)  Speed: 30,000 km/s   End: 22.7m    Range: 40.9m km   WH: 6    Size: 4    TH: 290/174/87

MASS MR3-R1 (1)     GPS 42     Range 3.4m km    Resolution 1
LASS MR33-R100 (1)     GPS 4200     Range 33.6m km    Resolution 100
Thermal Sensor TH2-16 (1)     Sensitivity 16     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  16m km
EM Detection Sensor EM2-16 (1)     Sensitivity 16     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  16m km

This design is classed as a Military Vessel for maintenance purposes
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Spruance class Cruiser    5,500 tons     188 Crew     1213.5 BP      TCS 110  TH 120  EM 0
4545 km/s     Armour 3-27     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 22     PPV 8
Maint Life 35.29 Years     MSP 3034    AFR 11%    IFR 0.2%    1YR 5    5YR 71    Max Repair 100 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 12 months    Spare Berths 2   
Magazine 188   

100 EP Internal Fusion Drive (5)    Power 100    Fuel Use 47.5%    Signature 24    Exp 10%
Fuel Capacity 250,000 Litres    Range 17.2 billion km   (43 days at full power)

CIWS-120 (1x8)    Range 1000 km     TS: 12000 km/s     ROF 5       Base 50% To Hit
Size 4 Missile Launcher (2)    Missile Size 4    Rate of Fire 20
Missile Fire Control FC100-R100 (1)     Range 100.8m km    Resolution 100

MASS MR3-R1 (1)     GPS 42     Range 3.4m km    Resolution 1
LASS MR33-R100 (1)     GPS 4200     Range 33.6m km    Resolution 100

This design is classed as a Military Vessel for maintenance purposes
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Hutton class Geological Survey Vessel    3,950 tons     110 Crew     1136.5 BP      TCS 79  TH 96  EM 0
5063 km/s     Armour 1-22     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/6     Damage Control Rating 11     PPV 0
Maint Life 20.09 Years     MSP 1978    AFR 11%    IFR 0.2%    1YR 9    5YR 140    Max Repair 150 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 24 months    Spare Berths 0   

100 EP Internal Fusion Drive (4)    Power 100    Fuel Use 47.5%    Signature 24    Exp 10%
Fuel Capacity 1,050,000 Litres    Range 100.7 billion km   (230 days at full power)

Improved Geological Sensors (3)   6 Survey Points Per Hour

This design is classed as a Military Vessel for maintenance purposes
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Newton class Gravitational Survey Vessel    3,950 tons     110 Crew     1136.5 BP      TCS 79  TH 96  EM 0
5063 km/s     Armour 1-22     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/6/0     Damage Control Rating 11     PPV 0
Maint Life 18.62 Years     MSP 1978    AFR 11%    IFR 0.2%    1YR 11    5YR 162    Max Repair 150 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 24 months    Spare Berths 0   

100 EP Internal Fusion Drive (4)    Power 100    Fuel Use 47.5%    Signature 24    Exp 10%
Fuel Capacity 1,050,000 Litres    Range 100.7 billion km   (230 days at full power)

Improved Gravitational Sensors (3)   6 Survey Points Per Hour

This design is classed as a Military Vessel for maintenance purposes
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Oregon class Colony Ship    54,750 tons     359 Crew     2648.5 BP      TCS 1095  TH 2700  EM 0
2465 km/s     Armour 1-128     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 1     PPV 0
MSP 30    Max Repair 75 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 12 months    Spare Berths 1   
Cryogenic Berths 150000    Cargo Handling Multiplier 25   

300 EP Commercial Internal Fusion Drive (9)    Power 300    Fuel Use 6.19%    Signature 300    Exp 5%
Fuel Capacity 300,000 Litres    Range 15.9 billion km   (74 days at full power)

CIWS-120 (2x8)    Range 1000 km     TS: 12000 km/s     ROF 5       Base 50% To Hit
This design is classed as a Commercial Vessel for maintenance purposes
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Tanker class Freighter    67,100 tons     219 Crew     1203 BP      TCS 1342  TH 2700  EM 0
2011 km/s     Armour 1-147     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 1     PPV 0
MSP 11    Max Repair 75 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 12 months    Spare Berths 1   
Cargo 50000    Cargo Handling Multiplier 25   

300 EP Commercial Internal Fusion Drive (9)    Power 300    Fuel Use 6.19%    Signature 300    Exp 5%
Fuel Capacity 300,000 Litres    Range 13.0 billion km   (74 days at full power)

CIWS-120 (2x8)    Range 1000 km     TS: 12000 km/s     ROF 5       Base 50% To Hit
This design is classed as a Commercial Vessel for maintenance purposes
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Enterprise class Exploration Ship    3,000 tons     104 Crew     651 BP      TCS 60  TH 72  EM 0
5000 km/s    JR 1-50     Armour 2-18     Shields 0-0     Sensors 16/16/0/0     Damage Control Rating 12     PPV 0
Maint Life 39.22 Years     MSP 1628    AFR 6%    IFR 0.1%    1YR 2    5YR 31    Max Repair 100 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 24 months    Spare Berths 0   

J3000(1-50) Military Jump Drive     Max Ship Size 3000 tons    Distance 50k km     Squadron Size 1
100 EP Internal Fusion Drive (3)    Power 100    Fuel Use 47.5%    Signature 24    Exp 10%
Fuel Capacity 300,000 Litres    Range 37.9 billion km   (87 days at full power)

LASS MR33-R100 (1)     GPS 4200     Range 33.6m km    Resolution 100
Thermal Sensor TH2-16 (1)     Sensitivity 16     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  16m km
EM Detection Sensor EM2-16 (1)     Sensitivity 16     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  16m km

This design is classed as a Military Vessel for maintenance purposes
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Fletcher class Destroyer    4,400 tons     153 Crew     1022 BP      TCS 88  TH 96  EM 0
4545 km/s     Armour 2-23     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 14     PPV 10
Maint Life 29.45 Years     MSP 2033    AFR 11%    IFR 0.2%    1YR 5    5YR 68    Max Repair 100 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 12 months    Spare Berths 2   
Magazine 190   

100 EP Internal Fusion Drive (4)    Power 100    Fuel Use 47.5%    Signature 24    Exp 10%
Fuel Capacity 50,000 Litres    Range 4.3 billion km   (10 days at full power)

CIWS-120 (1x8)    Range 1000 km     TS: 12000 km/s     ROF 5       Base 50% To Hit
Size 4 Missile Launcher (2)    Missile Size 4    Rate of Fire 20
Size 1 Missile Launcher (2)    Missile Size 1    Rate of Fire 5
Missile Fire Control FC100-R100 (1)     Range 100.8m km    Resolution 100
AM Missile Fire Control FC10-R1 (1)     Range 10.1m km    Resolution 1
RIM-100 Standard (24)  Speed: 30,000 km/s   End: 22.7m    Range: 40.9m km   WH: 6    Size: 4    TH: 290/174/87
MEADS 100 (94)  Speed: 40,000 km/s   End: 1m    Range: 2.3m km   WH: 1    Size: 1    TH: 453/272/136

MASS MR3-R1 (1)     GPS 42     Range 3.4m km    Resolution 1
LASS MR33-R100 (1)     GPS 4200     Range 33.6m km    Resolution 100

This design is classed as a Military Vessel for maintenance purposes
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Coontz class Construction Ship    71,300 tons     269 Crew     2406 BP      TCS 1426  TH 2700  EM 0
1893 km/s     Armour 1-153     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 1     PPV 0
MSP 21    Max Repair 75 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 3 months    Spare Berths 1   
Jump Gate Construction Ship: 120 days

300 EP Commercial Internal Fusion Drive (9)    Power 300    Fuel Use 6.19%    Signature 300    Exp 5%
Fuel Capacity 50,000 Litres    Range 2.0 billion km   (12 days at full power)

CIWS-120 (2x8)    Range 1000 km     TS: 12000 km/s     ROF 5       Base 50% To Hit
This design is classed as a Commercial Vessel for maintenance purposes
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North Carolina class Terraformer    61,700 tons     300 Crew     1823 BP      TCS 1234  TH 1800  EM 0
1458 km/s     Armour 1-139     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 1     PPV 0
MSP 18    Max Repair 500 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 24 months    Spare Berths 1   
Terraformer: 2 module(s) producing 0.004 atm per annum

300 EP Commercial Internal Fusion Drive (6)    Power 300    Fuel Use 6.19%    Signature 300    Exp 5%
Fuel Capacity 300,000 Litres    Range 14.1 billion km   (112 days at full power)

This design is classed as a Commercial Vessel for maintenance purposes
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Portland class Planetary Defence Centre    21,600 tons     284 Crew     2808 BP      TCS 432  TH 0  EM 0
Armour 14-69     Sensors 1/42     Damage Control Rating 0     PPV 45
Intended Deployment Time: 36 months    Flight Crew Berths 500   
Hangar Deck Capacity 3500 tons     Magazine 1485   

Fuel Capacity 300,000 Litres    Range N/A
CIWS-120 (3x8)    Range 1000 km     TS: 12000 km/s     ROF 5       Base 50% To Hit
PDC Size 1 Missile Launcher (5)    Missile Size 1    Rate of Fire 5
PDC Size 4 Missile Launcher (10)    Missile Size 4    Rate of Fire 10
AM Missile Fire Control FC10-R1 (1)     Range 10.1m km    Resolution 1
Missile Fire Control FC100-R100 (4)     Range 100.8m km    Resolution 100
RIM-100 Standard (310)  Speed: 30,000 km/s   End: 22.7m    Range: 40.9m km   WH: 6    Size: 4    TH: 290/174/87
MEADS 100 (245)  Speed: 40,000 km/s   End: 1m    Range: 2.3m km   WH: 1    Size: 1    TH: 453/272/136

MASS MR3-R1 (1)     GPS 42     Range 3.4m km    Resolution 1
LASS MR33-R100 (1)     GPS 4200     Range 33.6m km    Resolution 100

Strike Group
10x SF-1 Aries Fighter   Speed: 5797 km/s    Size: 6.9

This design is classed as a Planetary Defence Centre and can be pre-fabricated in 9 sections


Currently the only battle task group we have is the Lexington Task group which is on training exercise. It consists of the following ships.

The Lexington, a Lexington class battleship
The Essex, an Essex class carrier
The Spruance, Uruguay, Venezuela, and Yugoslavia, all Spruance class cruisers
The Fletcher, Brighton, Valencia, and York, all Fletcher class destoryers
The Aries, Vancouver, Vermont, Vladivostok, and Westminster, all SF-1 Aries Fighters

The only other task group worth talking about is the Earth Orbital Defense
The Chicago, New York, and Portland are all Portland class Planetary Defense Centers
Each PDC has 10 SF-1 Aries broken into two squadrons of five.