Entropy's Star

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ENTROPY'S STAR
General Data
*SIM Type: SS Athena Missions
*Production number: ATH-RP030
*Initiated: 110116
*Ended: 110116
*Year: 2386
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Credits
*SIM Concept: Jessica Xeltentat
*Historian: Thallanor Rasmuson

The crew of SS Athena depart for a distant star system aboard the USS Goddard to witness a star going supernova.


Prelude

Captain's log, stardate 110116:

Several members of Athena's crew have been requested to conduct a mission observing a distant star system where the star is expected to go nova in the near future. The USS Goddard is the only vessel available for this mission and while not first selection for scientific observation, will need to suffice.

This should be a nice change from the same daily grind!

Computer End Log


Events

I met with several of my officers aboard SS Tranquility for a brief meeting before boarding the USS Goddard. After a brief system startup and series of diagnostic checks, we disembarked from Tranquility and departed from the Pinastri system.

Enroute to our destination, we detected the occasional glitch in some of the ship's systems, but nothing that diagnostics were able to narrow down. With the ship seemingly functioning perfectly, we continued at high warp so that we could enter the system and monitor the build-up to the star going supernova.

After launching a probe and beginning to collect telemetry, sensors indicated that the star was preparing to go supernova. We began backing off the Goddard, at which point our inertial dampers started to malfunction, necessitating a complete shutdown. With the situation unfolding in this manner, we had no other option but to continue backing away at the most subtle acceleration in order to avoid us adorning the walls of the bridge with ourselves. Engineering indicated that a small number of inertial dampers on the bridge were being reinitialized, just as the star proceeded to go supernova. As we monitored the incoming shockwave, Engineering managed to bring our systems online with only a few seconds for us to proceed to warp and depart the system.

With our sensor readings chock-full of interesting tidbits for UFS Science to decipher, we altered our course for Tranquility while Engineering proceeded to work on the cause of the earlier failure.

Once we arrived at Tranquility, we disembarked and made our way back to Athena, another mission accomplished.