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Government present new plans for the future of Antanares
After the series of announcements did from different government from all Esamir, the Federal Government has organized a press conference in the Palace of the Night Watch, in Cape Wolf, not far from the headquarter of the ASEA, the space agency of Antanares. During the press conference the spokesperson of the Council of the Prince, Enrique De Letta, presented the road-map that the government will follow and that will represent the next steps for the space research in Antanares. "It is an important moment" said the spokesperson "For us, for the world, for everyone. We are in a new era of the humankind and we must affront, with courage and decision, what we will find out of this planet, but also we must affront all the challenges that will born from all these innovations and news. Not all will be ready, not all will be with us, but we must face them, confront with them, and follow our path. Now, let me to present the next programs of Antanares ..."
The spokesperson during the conference
One of the most important place where start the new era of space exploration would be, sure, the natural satellite of the Earth, the Moon. Until now, on the Moon were present only few bases, research centers, little outpost of the humanity. But the Armstrong Project will change everything. With one of the most massive investments, like all the other projects, never made from Antanares, the ASEA will have the resources necessaries to start a new program of expansion of the actual antanaresian Moon base. According to the details provided from the spokesperson, the Program will allow the ASEA to expand the base and transform the actual little outpost in a real colony, that will have a capacity of 50.000 colonists, The new city, that will be called Armstrong City, will be the first announced out-planet city, an important step for Antanares. According to what was said, the ASEA will use two ships class Iridium
, like the ships that are employed in the transport between the Mars Outpost and the Earth, to transport supplies and materials to the colony. For the works and the constructions of the modules on the surface, not transportable from the Earth for their weight and dimensions, the workers on the Moon would have a little army of drones and robots that would do all the outside works.
With the use of robots, drones and with a continue re-supply from the mainland, the ASEA prospect the end of the works for the next five years, during which the agency will prepare the future colonists of the city. According to the words of the spokesperson, the city will be devoted to be the outpost of the sciences and of the most advanced researches of the world, but also, will be a good point where start the future explorations and expansion of the Solar System and the galaxy.
The second program announced during the press conference was the Eol Program. After several leaks, the government confirmed the intention to construct not one, but a series of space colonies in the Lagrange Point L3. The colonies will be the home of about 770.000 colonists, divided into ten different space structures, every one devoted to a different purposes, to obtain the best efficiency possible. The cost, not released for now, will be divided between the Federal Government, the Prima Savarola Consortium and New Tarajan, that will join all the projects announced. The Eol Program, that will be ended in about fifteen years, thanks to the helps of ships with the capacity of exit the planet without skyrockets.
During the first part of the program the ships will launch a series of robots and automated machines that will create the main structures of each colonies. Meanwhile, with the help of top-of-the-art civilian drones, engineers from the Orbital Space Base "Nanakito" will work on the central hub of the colony system, that, after its completion, will be used like main yard to continue the project. The Eol Program, according to what was said during the conference, is a "necessary step" to allow the humanity to explore the space. "Mars is far, this is a fact
" said the spokesperson "And we must demonstrate, first of all, that we can work near the Earth with serenity and with success. Construct a lunar city could be a first demonstration, end the Eol Program will demonstrate that we are ready for something else
The colonies would be a really independent environment, self-sufficient for every needs. Nuclear fusion power plant and solar collector would be the main energy sources of the structures, with one of them devoted to the production of food and water. According to what was proclaimed during the conference, the colonies will be treated like an extra-territorial government of the Federation, with a government with large autonomies but strongly connected with the Federation.
The spokesperson presented also the Higelstund Program, launched in the 2012 but kept secret from the high spheres of the Ministry of Defense and from the government. Survived to the last spending review and to all the hacker attacks launched against Antanares, the Higelstund Program will be the first military act of the space era of Antanares. Launched three years ago for the volition of His Highness, the Higelstung Program allows Antanares to prepare to launch, the next year, the first space cruiser, the AMS Destiny
, of the new Destiny Class. Other three vessels of the same class will be launched in the 2017. The Destiny Class will be the first cruiser devoted to the protection of Antanares from its sky. Equipped with a Tesla Plasma-Fusion Motor, the ships can enter in the Earth without problem. The ships is armed with laser and common cannon, four of them equipped with mass driver technology. The program, conducted with the help of New Tarajan, partner in the construction of the vessel and that would have a twin ship in the same year of the launch of the AMS Destiny
, will be one of first military program of the space ever launched.
The Destiny will have the main role of support cruiser, capable of enter on the sub-orbital and launch several air strike, but, most important, would have the role to eliminate all the possibility of an enemy nations to use satellites, simply destroying them.
The ships of this class, also, will be equipped with a squadron of the new mobile armor, a new kind of aero-mobile vehicle projected with the role of support craft of the main vessel, in the space and on the surface of the planet. With a speed equal to a fighter and the mobility of an helicopter, armed with twins light cannons, missiles and a heavy chain-gun, the new class of mobile armor, the Phoenix, will be the new steps for the air combat on the planet and outside it.
Another news of the Higelstund Program would be the Triumph Class, a new sub-orbital and orbital trasport, for military and civilian purposes. The Triumph, according to the words of De Letta, would allow the para to launch from an higher altitude on the enemy territory (sub-orbital launcher), that will allow the soldier to enter without be localized behind the enemy lines, for deep undercover operations.
With the launch of the AMS Destiny
the next years, the DRAGONER Enforcer and the ARROW Enforcer will receive their firsts Phoenix and Triumph models, while the ship will have its furniture of craft. The ship and its future twins, will be change the face of the war on the Esamir. The possibility to enter on the sub-orbita and strike from a secure position, eliminate the satellites from the space and be a serious deterrent will be a serious treat to all the enemies of Antanares and early, according to De Letta, the other nations will copy the Destiny "It is a matter of time. Everyone in the world prepared a program like this. We are only the first to present it
- Destiny Class:
- Triumph Class:
- Phoenix Class:
The ASEA will also conduct a series of new programs. Mars will be place for study and researches, but, for now, the outpost on the Red Planet will not be expanded. The crew will be replaced every two years and on the surface the scientists will do research on the terrains and on the minerals present on the Red Planet. The Ministry of Defense had announced also the renovation of the HAMMER Space Defense Shield, a system of missiles platforms and satellites that protect Antanares from the space and that would be equipped with the latest software a dispositions of Antanares and with a several of hardware modifications, like little RCS for minor position changes. The project, called Titan Edge Program, will be the definitive defense system for Antanares, High-accurate lasers will be able to eliminate all the air missiles during their flight, the intercontinental ones, before their bombing on the territory of the Federation. The Satellites, also, will be an high-precision LADAR for all the enemy forces and allow military transmission from everywhere to everywhere, almost with a possibility of a creation of a parallel civilian system.
All is changed"All is changed, we must affront it"
said De Letta at the end of the press conference "All is changed and we are changed with it, with this new world. Our horizons are bigger, our possibilities infinite. We want to explore, we want to see what we can find outside this planet. But we must admit also the technology limits that we are and the treat that Antanares has here, on the Earth. The Higelstund Program will defend Antanares, while the construction of the first Moon Base and of the first space colonies will be our launcher for the future, Mars and beyond. We want to share our success and our collaboration with New Tarajan demonstrate it. All our program are made in collaboration with New Tarajan, where more where less and if other nations will join us in this adventure, all would be more easy and we would sure go farther. We are proud of our work, we are proud of what we are doing here. But, most important, I'm sure that we will proud of our future"