HEADLINE FROM THE ‘NORTHERNTRIBUNE.EIN’- PAGE 7F :

The USE Southern Star is Nowhere in the Known Galaxy.

USE Southern Star

Experimental boat, the USE Southern Star, was launched 6 weeks ago, and had been to sea for just over a month when she disappeared from all nets. She was the first ship to be built by Ashwater Corp, the eponymous company owned by the governors of Filtair Prime. The last of the Ashwater clan, Markus Ashwater is still in preparations for handing over the governorship to the newly-elected replacement body.

“The experimental nature of the Southern Star includes net-jamming technology that in effect cloaks a craft from sensors, appearing only on visual nets- which are only short-range.” Says an inside source at Ashwater, who chose not to reveal themselves as they are mentioning more than they are contractually allowed.

The source claims the Southern Star is the modern version of the ancient submarines, which could navigate the Earth’s waters through the use of sonar. Before net-sensors where deployed to map the reachable. If so, this boat could pose a leap forward in space technology.

UPDATE: Officials from Ashwater Corp responded with this quote: The USE Southern Star lunched 6 weeks ago in the capital Sector of Filtair Prime. Her maiden course took her out past the Broken Hub, to the mines of Sector 231 on a routine patrol. A month into her voyage, the Southern Star experienced catastrophic navigational problems that required a physical firmware and hardware upgrade. A tug boat was dispatched to dock with the Star and she is currently in dry dock. Re-Christening and a re-launch will occur in the coming weeks. As to reports of the craft’s experimental nature, they are highly exaggerated. The Southern Star does have a ground-breaking new net-deployment technology; however any references to net-jamming or cloaking are completely fictional.

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