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== Background ==
 
== Background ==
After almost a century, the hyperspace theories of [[Thomas Kearny]] and [[Takayoshi Fuchida]] had been proven correct. The Terran Parliament approved funding for the [[Deimos Project]], the developement of the first faster-than-light space ship.<ref name=TSL8>''The Star League'', p.8</ref>
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After almost a century, the hyperspace theories of [[Thomas Kearny]] and [[Takayoshi Fuchida]] had been proven correct. The Terran Parliament approved funding for the [[Deimos Project]], the developement of the first faster-than-light space ship.<ref name=SL8>''Star League sourcebook'', p.8</ref>
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
  
 
=== The Race to Space ===
 
=== The Race to Space ===
After the maiden flight of the [[TAS Pathfinder]] and its arrival in the Tau Ceti system on December 5, [[2108]], the Terran Alliance established its first extrasolar colony on [[New Earth|Tau Ceti IV]].<ref name=DAS11>''Dropships and Jumpships (sourcebook)'', pp. 11-13</ref>
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After the maiden flight of the [[TAS Pathfinder]] and its arrival in the Tau Ceti system on December 5, [[2108]], the Terran Alliance established its first extrasolar colony on [[New Earth|Tau Ceti IV]].<ref name=DAS11>''Dropships and Jumpships'', pp. 11-13</ref>
  
 
During the first colonisation wave, new planets were settled monthly. Eventually, disaster struck in April [[2128]], when the privately constructed and operated colony ship ''Liberator'' disappeared without trace. The Alliance Parliament quickly passed regulations, forcing colony ships to be escorted by Terran Space Navy ships, and installing planetary administrators as colonial governors.<ref name=DAS11/>
 
During the first colonisation wave, new planets were settled monthly. Eventually, disaster struck in April [[2128]], when the privately constructed and operated colony ship ''Liberator'' disappeared without trace. The Alliance Parliament quickly passed regulations, forcing colony ships to be escorted by Terran Space Navy ships, and installing planetary administrators as colonial governors.<ref name=DAS11/>
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The First Exodus ended with the Outer Reaches Rebellion and the subsequent withdrawal of the Terran Alliance to a 30 light year territory around Terra. <ref name=TPS13>''The Periphery (Sourcebook)'', pp. 13-14</ref>
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The First Exodus ended with the Outer Reaches Rebellion and the subsequent withdrawal of the Terran Alliance to a 30 light year territory around Terra. <ref name=TPS13>''The Periphery (sourcebook)'', pp. 13-14</ref>
  
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Revision as of 12:21, 28 February 2011

The First Exodus marked the height of the Terran Alliance. During this era, the first off-system colonies were established.

Background

After almost a century, the hyperspace theories of Thomas Kearny and Takayoshi Fuchida had been proven correct. The Terran Parliament approved funding for the Deimos Project, the developement of the first faster-than-light space ship.[1]

History

The Race to Space

After the maiden flight of the TAS Pathfinder and its arrival in the Tau Ceti system on December 5, 2108, the Terran Alliance established its first extrasolar colony on Tau Ceti IV.[2]

During the first colonisation wave, new planets were settled monthly. Eventually, disaster struck in April 2128, when the privately constructed and operated colony ship Liberator disappeared without trace. The Alliance Parliament quickly passed regulations, forcing colony ships to be escorted by Terran Space Navy ships, and installing planetary administrators as colonial governors.[2]

Iceships and Dissidents

The final Grand Survey, conducted in 2235, listed over 600 worlds.

Decline and Isolation

The First Exodus ended with the Outer Reaches Rebellion and the subsequent withdrawal of the Terran Alliance to a 30 light year territory around Terra. [3]

References

  1. Star League sourcebook, p.8
  2. 2.0 2.1 Dropships and Jumpships, pp. 11-13
  3. The Periphery (sourcebook), pp. 13-14

Bibliography