Campaign of the Month: September 2014
The Stellar Age
With the advent of the antimatter engine, rapid interstellar travel suddenly became possible, enabling crews to arrive at distant stars within a timeframe through which cryostasis technology could reasonably sustain them. Additionally, automated probes were finally returning massive amounts of scientific and survey data on other stars and their planetary bodies.
During the Stellar Age, humanity took its first slow steps beyond the light of the Sun, and planted human footprints on strange, distant worlds.
The Stellar Age was marked by political upheaval. As both national and international governments began to grow stagnant and ineffective, corporate interests finally stepped in and created order and efficiency where there had previously been chaos and anarchy. The first of the megacorporations were born in this period.
|2109||The first manned interstellar flight is launched toward Alpha Centauri|
|2177||The first manned interstellar flight returns from Alpha Centauri|
|2178||The World Council organizes the Oikumene Project, with the mission of colonizing extrasolar planets|
|2189||The sleeper ship Indus is launched toward Luytens|
|2190||The sleeper ship Tiber is launched toward Lacaille|
|2191||The sleeper ship Byzantion is launched toward Delta Pavonis|
|2192||The sleeper ship Iteru is launched toward Beta Hydri|
|2193||The sleeper ship Huang He is launched toward Beta Canum Venaticorum|
|2194||The sleeper ship Verdandi is launched toward Virginis|