Project: Starseed

Project Starseed

Overview:

Project StarSeed was designed with the long term goal of galactic colonization. In order to
facilitate this goal, terraforming technology must be advanced. It is believed that with
sufficient dedication to this task, humankind will be able to stretch beyond the twelve colonies and
grow into a larger universal power.

Phase One

In Phase One, a test bed planet is selected, one suitable for terraforming technologies to be
developed. This Phase was completed with the selection of TER-745, a planet with the correct
Oxygen/Nitrogen/Silicon composition, gravity and solar radiation levels, yet without the
possibility of sustaining life on it's own. This planets system has been cordoned off and marked
as a Top Secret Colonial military level area.

Phase Two

Phase Two, encompasses the construction of the Space Station, PAS. This
station, in the final leg of construction, will be a test bed for larger capacity FTL drive
technology as well as a terraforming laboratory. The station is to be a precursor for later
ships detailed in Phase Three. During this phase, science crews will develop the technologies and
processes to convert a planet such as TER-745 into a stable environment for life bearing organisms
and for humanity to colonize.

Phase Three

In Phase Three, construction of Colony Ships will begin. These ships will be large and capable of
extended journeys to distant planets. Able to carry crews and colonists, they will also take with
them extensive terraforming technologies developed in Phase Two.

Conceptual art of the colony ship:http://members.toast.net/tgreer/gallery/Launch.jpg
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Phase Four

Phase Four involves at present experimental technologies under development used to locate suitable planets in the galaxy to colonize. The development of this technology and its findings is held in a separate project. Codenamed: Visser.

Phase Five.

In the completion of the StarSeed project, the colony ships will be sent off to spread humankind across the galaxy.

Project Visser

Stage Four of Project Starseed

Location: Tyrus Sector

(This ties in with the layout of the stars from the Red Planet.)

Visser is a project that has been on the back burners of the Colonial Navy for a long time. Like the PAS project, it is based upon a change in the standard FTL technology, though unlike the PAS, it is not concerned with jumping large objects, rather, small ones.

Visser is a project based on the Fukiarma theorum of extending jump range by cutting down on the size of the jumped object. This project is located on a Dark Satelite, a subterranian base, shielded from the outside and hidden on the surface of Moon GVR-443 Alpha.

A lifeless rock orbiting a planet in the middle of nowhere. Inside the base, experiments are ongoing to use the new FTL technology to jump small probes intra galactic distances.

In the end, the project has come up with the FFTL jump system, the Fukiarma Faster Than Light inducer. It has the ability to jump small probes to different parts of the Galaxy, leaving a residue FFTL field around the probe. After a maximum time of 54 minutes, the probe discharges its batteries, reactivating the field and jumping the probe back to its origional coordinates. The probe brings with it data on local star systems, steller anomalies, and the like. A system of Probe jumps has been performed, mapping the galaxy.

The Base is currently shut down, running dark and with minimal automation, passed over by everything. It has been this way since a few months before the attacks. The Galactic Mapping data compiled rests within the base. The FFTL drive system also is inside the base, but is the initial prototype, tested and operational, though quite immobile and locked into the base itself. Supplies have been cleaned out with the exception of non perishable supplies.

The Base was shut down some months before as the project went into empirical testing of the data retrieved by Galactic Mapping. A battlestar was dispatched on a year long deep space exploration mission. The Battlestar, Pacifica II, and her Commander Monk had a preset path of exploration along a route that the project believes to have Tyllium resources, a planet bearing water, and n asteroid belt containing mineable minerals for ship construction. The project was to be reopened and continued after the return of the Pacifica to compare their conventional findings with what the project reported to have found. confidence was high that the Pacifica would find what they were looking for.

The current Galactic map in the databanks of the base contain massive amounts of data on areas of the galaxy, as well as astrogation charts of unusual fields, stellar nurseries, and star systems. The Map is far from complete, and has holes in it, but there are several points of prospective resources to be found well past the red line, Lifebearing planets, tyllium, ship worthy metal ores. Possible locations to send StarSeed ships to engage in terraforming operations. None of the data is tested, but the technology of the probes is all solid and known.

Plots

1.) Going to the base, pulling the data and getting out. Possible pulling of materials from the base, FTL parts and components. the FFTL drive cannot be pulled. Computer parts can be removed.

2.) Cylon action will come from outside the base. Once the Cylons are alerted to the activity, it becomes top priority to download the map and destroy the base to keep it from falling into Cylon hands.

Marines and demo experts, computer engineers on the ground. Air wing covering.

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