Two separate transmissions are received from the USS Carl Sagan. One is a brief update on her exploratory mission and includes navigational data. The second is a data package containing several Dark Matter scans and particle interactions.
Noting the recent spike in activity, Illuminate Star Navy starships are seen patrolling further and further from their territory, some ships going as far as the opposite side of Federation space relative to them.
Rumors filter in from deep in the Outback... Traders and cargo ships claim that the Myrkheim Confederacy has recalled all their ships and is in the middle of a massive and seemingly frantic military buildup. Their defenses have already doubled.
The USS Carl Sagan gets underway. A flight plan has been filed with TFA COmmand specifying she won't be back until the summer of this year. Requests to wish them luck are broadcast by the crew before they go to warp.
Teams of Science officers and specialists are seen coming and going from the USS Carl Sagan. Loads of science equipment is seen being removed and brought on board, in addition to servicing the deflector arrays.
The lost Vulcan crew of the T'Pol's Foresight, long thought lost to Looking Glass Expanse Pirates, has been fully recovered and in good health as they go through debriefings before being returned to Vulcan.
In response to the shield remark, I'm considering a vast array of ships given that this will be the final product to isuue to the fleet. Plus we just tested it on a Defiant class for the initial testing
Hm, musing on the recently-posted shield boffinry... might it make sense for a ship designed for atmo (Defiant, Mercury, Intrepid, etc) to be able to switch between elliptical/aerodynamic and conformal?
FYI: There is a Minor UI Issue with the Fleet System, that makes it appear as if everyone can slot Projects, this is just a UI Bug, and only those with Holding Management Authority will be able to Slot Projects