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Stardate: 2365.03.29 (Sunday - 42269.8 )
WaveRider Shuttle - Rho Puppis I Uppermost Atmosphere - 1116 Alpha Shift

“Something is slowly eating away at the probe’s shields,” Stark worriedly reports. “I show absolutely no reason for this but it is a slow and steady decline.”

“Der ist a great deal of strain on ze probe’s energy matrix, Commander,” Wilhelm remarks with such rush that his accent nearly makes it impossible for Max to grasp what he’s saying.

“Find out what’s causing that drain people,” Max taps the reading and brings it into prominent view.

“The probe is a mere two hundred meters into the uppermost atmosphere, Commander,” Siric informs him. “The drain appears to have begun at one hundred and two meters, five centimeters inside the—”

“What’s your point, Mr. Siric?” Cole interrupts. He can see the data being cited right in front of him.

“Perhaps, with only two hundred meters—of which one hundred might not be… infected with whatever it is that’s jamming our sensors—we could transport the probe into the shuttle’s cargo bay along with a small volume of the atmosphere surrounding it.”

“A level six containment field should be sufficient for security purposes if we were to, Commander,” Lt. Stark adds.

“Can we stabilize those shields?” Max looks to Kurt. “I’d rather not claim defeat so readily.”

"Sir?" Jenna glances at Commander Cole. "While the containment field should be sufficient enough to contain the probe as specified, The WaveRider doesn't have a transporter onboard, Sir. The GWC would have to bring it directly to the cargo bay." She took a deep breath. " I don't know what the probe's collection and chemical sensors are saying, but it ought to be able to collect a sample of the atmosphere on its own. With your permission, I can take the WaveRider into the atmosphere, right up to that one-hundred-meter line. Close enough to get a direct scan, up close and personal." Jenna returned her gaze to the display screens in front of her.

 



Posted on 2019-01-30 at 18:01:12.
Edited on 2019-02-10 at 01:35:57 by Bromern Sal

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Stardate: 2365.03.29 (Sunday - 42269.8 )
WaveRider Shuttle - Rho Puppis I Uppermost Atmosphere - 1117 Alpha Shift

The WaveRider shudders just enough to notice as the probe is released. The trajectory of the device is recorded by blue lines across the gridded screen. Data immediately begins to be downloaded to the WaveRider and in turn, uploaded to the George Washington Carver for additional analysis. After a few minutes, Cole’s screen lights up with alerts.

“What’s going on?” he asks, brow furrowing.

“Something is slowly eating away at the probe’s shields,” Stark worriedly reports. “I show absolutely no reason for this but it is a slow and steady decline.”

“Der ist a great deal of strain on ze probe’s energy matrix, Commander,” Wilhelm remarks with such rush that his accent nearly makes it impossible for Max to grasp what he’s saying.

“Find out what’s causing that drain, people,” Max taps the reading and brings it into prominent view.

“The probe is a mere two hundred meters into the uppermost atmosphere, Commander,” Siric informs him. “The drain appears to have begun at one hundred and two meters, five centimeters inside the—”

“What’s your point, Mr. Siric?” Cole interrupts. He can see the data being cited right in front of him.

“Perhaps, with only two hundred meters—of which one hundred might not be… infected with whatever it is that’s jamming our sensors—we could transport the probe into the shuttle’s cargo bay along with a small volume of the atmosphere surrounding it.”

“A level six containment field should be sufficient for security purposes if we were to, Commander,” Lt. Stark adds.

“Can we stabilize those shields?” Max looks to Kurt. “I’d rather not claim defeat so readily.”

"Sir?" Jenna glances at Commander Cole. "While the containment field should be sufficient enough to contain the probe as specified, the WaveRider doesn't have a transporter onboard, Sir. The GWC would have to bring it directly to the cargo bay." She takes a deep breath, " I don't know what the probe's collection and chemical sensors are saying, but it ought to be able to collect a sample of the atmosphere on its own. With your permission, I can take the WaveRider into the atmosphere, right up to that one-hundred-meter line. Close enough to get a direct scan, up close and personal." Jenna returned her gaze to the display screens in front of her.

“I advise against taking the WaveRider into the atmosphere until we have an idea of what’s degrading the shields on the probe,” Lt. Stark replies with maybe a little acid. “Doesn’t make much sense to feed us all to the… whatever it is.”

“Keep it together, Lieutenant,” Cole warns. Don’t need people poking holes in their shipmate’s confidence right now.

“Ze Lieutenant is correct, sir,” the Engineering CO calmly informs the ship. “Vithout any uhzer proof ve can only assume dat ze same degradation vill happen to ze WaveRider.”

“So what’s doing the damage? Come on, people. We’ve got this,” Max rises from his chair and begins strolling about the two cabins, pausing behind each of his team. “Look past the numbers and put this puzzle together.”

“Vell,” Wilhelm pushes his glasses back up the bridge of his nose. “Ze drain did not begin until ze probe vas actively scanning.”

“That’s right,” Sari declares thoughtfully. “As though the scans acted like a magnet.”

“Or a beacon,” Stark amends.

“Vait,” Kurt cautions. “Dis is not entirely true. Zee here?”

Tapping his screen, he quickly brings up the data points from another report. “Ze impulse drive of ze probe…”

“The trailings are extremely diluted,” the science officer concludes. “That’s not right.”

“Correct,” Siric now chimes in with his monotone voice. “We should have a clear reading of a highly ionic trail in the wake of the probe. We do not. We have a faint trail as though the probe passed through days ago.”

“Why would that be the case?” Cole frowns over Kurt’s shoulder. What could possibly cause the energy to dissipate so quickly?

“Ze trail begins to devolve seconds after ze probe emits it,” Lt. Wilhelm muses. “Ravenous.”

“What did you say?” Sari turns and looks at the CEO with wide questioning eyes.

“Uh,” Kurt glances at her and furrows his brow. “I said ze trail begins to—”

“No,” Crewman Uhnari interrupts. “After that.”

“I vas just saying dat it looks like ze trail vas ravenously devoured.”

“Could it be?” She trails off.

“Please enlighten us, Mr. Uhnari,” Max pushes in amusement.

“Could it be a living organism that’s feeding off of the energy being produced by the probe, sir?” She looks embarrassed by the question, Max observes.

"The probe's shields are at seventy-three percent," Siric reports from his seat next to Falcone.

“Well,” Cmdr. Cole raises his eyebrows and looks around. “Thoughts?”

Stardate: 2365.03.29 (Sunday - 42269.8 )
WaveRider Shuttle - Rho Puppis I Uppermost Atmosphere - 1119 Alpha Shift



Posted on 2019-02-04 at 18:29:51.
Edited on 2019-02-10 at 01:36:23 by Bromern Sal

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“Ze trail begins to devolve seconds after ze probe emits it,” Lt. Wilhelm muses. “Ravenous.”

“What did you say?” Sari turns and looks at the CEO with wide questioning eyes.

“Uh,” Kurt glances at her and furrows his brow. “I said ze trail begins to—”

“No,” Crewman Uhnari interrupts. “After that.”

“I vas just saying dat it looks like ze trail vas ravenously devoured.”

“Could it be?” She trails off.

“Please enlighten us, Mr. Uhnari,” Max pushes in amusement.

“Could it be a living organism that’s feeding off of the energy being produced by the probe, sir?” She looks embarrassed by the question, Max observes.

"The probe's shields are at seventy-three percent," Siric reports from his seat next to Falcone.

“Well,” Cmdr. Cole raises his eyebrows and looks around. “Thoughts?”

Stardate: 2365.03.29 (Sunday - 42269.8 )
WaveRider Shuttle - Rho Puppis I Uppermost Atmosphere - 1119 Alpha Shift

"So you're saying that the cloud is... eating the probe's energy? That's very... interesting. How is that even possible?" Jenna paused. "Well, it's not trying to eat our probe, or us, from there. Could it be something that requires direct contact? Or proximity? Mister Siric, what would you think about testing that hypothesis? If we took the WaveRider up to say, five hundred kilometers or so out from the cloud, and scanned it from there? If it reaches out toward us, then we haul ourselves away from there really quick. That might give us an idea of whether it's eating the shields because of the probe or not.

If it started at where the probe began, a hundred kilometers in, then five hundred kilometers *ought* to be a reasonably safe distance." She did her very best not to turn and glare at Stark. Don't tell me my job, Stark. she thought angrily.

"Or, we can return to the GWC and get another probe. But the WaveRider is meant for atmospheric and surface studies. That's what she's built for."



Posted on 2019-02-05 at 19:22:59.
Edited on 2019-02-10 at 01:39:02 by Bromern Sal

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Stardate: 2365.03.29 (Sunday - 42269.8 )
WaveRider Shuttle - Rho Puppis I Uppermost Atmosphere - 1117 Alpha Shift

“Why would that be the case?” Cole frowns over Kurt’s shoulder. What could possibly cause the energy to dissipate so quickly?

“Ze trail begins to devolve seconds after ze probe emits it,” Lt. Wilhelm muses. “Ravenous.”

“What did you say?” Sari turns and looks at the CEO with wide questioning eyes.

“Uh,” Kurt glances at her and furrows his brow. “I said ze trail begins to—”

“No,” Crewman Uhnari interrupts. “After that.”

“I vas just saying dat it looks like ze trail vas ravenously devoured.”

“Could it be?” She trails off.

“Please enlighten us, Mr. Uhnari,” Max pushes in amusement.

“Could it be a living organism that’s feeding off of the energy being produced by the probe, sir?” She looks embarrassed by the question, Max observes.

"The probe's shields are at seventy-three percent," Siric reports from his seat next to Falcone.

“Well,” Cmdr. Cole raises his eyebrows and looks around. “Thoughts?”

"So you're saying that the cloud is... eating the probe's energy? That's very... interesting. How is that even possible?" Jenna pauses. "Well, it's not trying to eat our probe, or us, from there. Could it be something that requires direct contact? Or proximity? Mister Siric, what would you think about testing that hypothesis? If we took the WaveRider up to say, five hundred kilometers or so out from the cloud, and scanned it from there? If it reaches out toward us, then we haul ourselves away from there really quick. That might give us an idea of whether it's eating the shields because of the probe or not.

If it started at where the probe began, a hundred kilometers in, then five hundred kilometers ought to be a reasonably safe distance." She does her very best not to turn and glare at Stark. Don't tell me my job, Stark. she thinks angrily. "Or, we can return to the GWC and get another probe. But the WaveRider is meant for atmospheric and surface studies. That's what she's built for."

“Mr. Falcone’s suggestion has merit, Commander,” Siric peers up at his superior officer, slightly turned in his chair. “The WaveRider can certainly… ‘haul’ us away should there be a need.”

“That’s assuming that whatever is degrading the probe’s shields doesn’t move faster than the WaveRider,” Stark mumbles.

“Sixty-two percent,” Siric reports on the shield’s condition.

“All right, Mr. Falcone, take us in,” Commander Cole places his hands on the back of her chair and stares out the window.

(OOC: assuming Jenna does so&hellip

“Sir,” Kurt calls out. “Perhaps if ve reverse ze polarity of ze scan emissions ve might cause ze attack to remove itself.”

“If these are living organisms that are feeding on the energy, we must make sure we don’t do anything to harm them,” Doctor Draci finally adds something to the conversation. “It wouldn’t do well for us to start killing species before we even know what they are or what their intent is.”

The Betazoid is right, Max chews on the inside of his left cheek. “Hold off on that trick of yours, Mr. Wilhelm. We might call on your skills in the near future but for now, let’s see how this plays out.”

“Yes, sir,” Lieutenant Wilhelm responds.

Stardate: 2365.03.29 (Sunday - 42269.8 )
WaveRider Shuttle - Rho Puppis I Uppermost Atmosphere - 1120 Alpha Shift



Posted on 2019-02-08 at 18:07:04.
Edited on 2019-02-10 at 01:41:08 by Bromern Sal

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Stardate: 2365.03.29 (Sunday - 42269.8 )
WaveRider Shuttle - Rao Puppis I Uppermost Atmosphere - 1120 Alpha Shift

“Well,” Cmdr. Cole raises his eyebrows and looks around. “Thoughts?”

"So you're saying that the cloud is... eating the probe's energy? That's very... interesting. How is that even possible?" Jenna pauses. "Well, it's not trying to eat our probe, or us, from there. Could it be something that requires direct contact? Or proximity? Mister Siric, what would you think about testing that hypothesis? If we took the WaveRider up to say, five hundred kilometers or so out from the cloud, and scanned it from there? If it reaches out toward us, then we haul ourselves away from there really quick. That might give us an idea of whether it's eating the shields because of the probe or not.

If it started at where the probe began, a hundred kilometers in, then five hundred kilometers ought to be a reasonably safe distance." She does her very best not to turn and glare at Stark. Don't tell me my job, Stark. she thinks angrily. "Or, we can return to the GWC and get another probe. But the WaveRider is meant for atmospheric and surface studies. That's what she's built for."

“Mr. Falcone’s suggestion has merit, Commander,” Siric peers up at his superior officer, slightly turned in his chair. “The WaveRider can certainly… ‘haul’ us away should there be a need.”

“That’s assuming that whatever is degrading the probe’s shields doesn’t move faster than the WaveRider,” Stark mumbles.

“Sixty-two percent,” Siric reports on the shield’s condition.

“All right, Mr. Falcone, take us in,” Commander Cole places his hands on the back of her chair and stares out the window.

"Yes, Sir," Jenna said and moved her hands confidently over the console. Moving in now."

“Sir,” Kurt calls out. “Perhaps if ve reverse ze polarity of ze scan emissions ve might cause ze attack to remove itself.”

“If these are living organisms that are feeding on the energy, we must make sure we don’t do anything to harm them,” Doctor Draci finally adds something to the conversation. “It wouldn’t do well for us to start killing species before we even know what they are or what their intent is.”

The Betazoid is right, Max chews on the inside of his left cheek. “Hold off on that trick of yours, Mr. Wilhelm. We might call on your skills in the near future but for now, let’s see how this plays out.”

“Yes, sir,” Lieutenant Wilhelm responds.

"Five hundred kilometers, Commander," Jenna responded. "Ready to maneuver in closer at your command." She turns to Siric. "Mr. Siric, did the shields start to deteriorate as soon as the probe hit that" she had a slight grin on her face, "One hundred two kilometers and 5 centimeters, or as soon as it entered the cloud?"

Stardate: 2365.03.29 (Sunday - 42269.8 )
WaveRider Shuttle - Rao Puppis I Uppermost Atmosphere - 1122 Alpha Shift



Posted on 2019-02-09 at 16:31:21.
Edited on 2019-02-10 at 01:43:35 by Bromern Sal

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Stardate: 2365.03.29 (Sunday - 42269.8 )
WaveRider Shuttle - Rho Puppis I Uppermost Atmosphere - 1120 Alpha Shift

“Sixty-two percent,” Siric reports on the shield’s condition.

“All right, Mr. Falcone, take us in,” Commander Cole places his hands on the back of her chair and stares out the window.

“Sir,” Kurt calls out. “Perhaps if ve reverse ze polarity of ze scan emissions ve might cause ze attack to remove itself.”

“If these are living organisms that are feeding on the energy, we must make sure we don’t do anything to harm them,” Doctor Draci finally adds something to the conversation. “It wouldn’t do well for us to start killing species before we even know what they are or what their intent is.”

The Betazoid is right, Max chews on the inside of his left cheek. “Hold off on that trick of yours, Mr. Wilhelm. We might call on your skills in the near future but for now, let’s see how this plays out.”

“Yes, sir,” Lieutenant Wilhelm responds.

"Five hundred kilometers, Commander," Jenna responds. "Ready to maneuver in closer at your command." She turns to Siric. "Mr. Siric, did the shields start to deteriorate as soon as the probe hit that—" she has a slight grin on her face, "—one hundred two kilometers and five centimeters, or as soon as it entered the cloud?"

“The available data indicates that the drain began at exactly—”

“I think she is having a little fun with you, Mr. Siric,” Cole interrupts the Vulcan’s reply. “Maintain position, Mr. Falcone. Let’s get those scans running.”

“I am initializing a narrow beam scan now, Commander,” Siric states, his fingers running along the console in front of him.

“Ze probe ist at fifty-percent,” Wilhelm reports.

“That’s quite the jump for such a short time,” Max glances at the CEO. “Any idea why it has accelerated?”

“Negative, Commander,” Kurt looks up at the senior officer and pushes his glasses back up on the bridge of his nose. “Zer ist just not enough data being returned.”

“There is a change in the density of the atmospheric particles,” Siric’s brow furrows.

“Explain,” Cole orders.

“The density of the atmosphere surrounding the point of contact by the beam has tripled if these readings are correct.”

“Are they extending along the beam? Coming toward us?” Max follows-up.

“Negative, Commander.”

“Well, that’s certainly interesting.” Folding his arms across his chest, Max settles on his heels and studies the scene outside of the viewport. “Falcone, how long would it take us to pick up the probe and breach that atmosphere? Maybe a more precise question would be, could we pick up the probe, get down to the surface and if things still aren’t looking up, break atmosphere again and return to the Carver before our shields are depleted?”

Stardate: 2365.03.29 (Sunday - 42269.8 ) 
WaveRider Shuttle - Rho Puppis I Uppermost Atmosphere - 1121 Alpha Shift



Posted on 2019-02-10 at 02:03:15.

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Stardate: 2365.03.29 (Sunday - 42269.8 )
WaveRider Shuttle - Rho Puppis I Uppermost Atmosphere - 1122 Alpha Shift

"Five hundred kilometers, Commander," Jenna responds. "Ready to maneuver in closer at your command." She turns to Siric. "Mr. Siric, did the shields start to deteriorate as soon as the probe hit that—" she has a slight grin on her face, "—one hundred two kilometers and five centimeters, or as soon as it entered the cloud?"

“The available data indicates that the drain began at exactly—”

“I think she is having a little fun with you, Mr. Siric,” Cole interrupts the Vulcan’s reply. “Maintain position, Mr. Falcone. Let’s get those scans running.”

“I am initializing a narrow beam scan now, Commander,” Siric states, his fingers running along the console in front of him.

“Ze probe ist at fifty-percent,” Wilhelm reports.

“That’s quite the jump for such a short time,” Max glances at the CEO. “Any idea why it has accelerated?”

“Negative, Commander,” Kurt looks up at the senior officer and pushes his glasses back up on the bridge of his nose. “Zer ist just not enough data being returned.”

“There is a change in the density of the atmospheric particles,” Siric’s brow furrows.

“Explain,” Cole orders.

“The density of the atmosphere surrounding the point of contact by the beam has tripled if these readings are correct.”

“Are they extending along the beam? Coming toward us?” Max follows-up.

“Negative, Commander.”

“Well, that’s certainly interesting.” Folding his arms across his chest, Max settles on his heels and studies the scene outside of the viewport. “Falcone, how long would it take us to pick up the probe and breach that atmosphere? Maybe a more precise question would be, could we pick up the probe, get down to the surface and if things still aren’t looking up, break atmosphere again and return to the Carver before our shields are depleted?”

"It's the picking up the probe part that is the mitigating factor, Sir." Jenna replied. "I only have manipulator arms to grab the probe back. However, barring that, If we don't scan before we're through, I should be able to get us through and back with aproximately thirty percent of shields left, if the readings are correct. I'm not a mathematician, but judging from what I've heard, it's the scanning that is making the drain more prominent." She paused for thought. I'm going to approximate ten minutes to breach, and then I can use her full capacity to move and scan. Hopefully to get better readings. I'm ready to try at your command, Sir."

Stardate: 2365.03.29 (Sunday - 42269.8 ) 
WaveRider Shuttle - Rho Puppis I Uppermost Atmosphere - 1123 Alpha Shift



Posted on 2019-02-12 at 17:28:09.

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Stardate: 2365.03.29 (Sunday - 42269.8 )
WaveRider Shuttle - Rho Puppis I Uppermost Atmosphere - 1121 Alpha Shift

“Are they extending along the beam? Coming toward us?” Max follows-up.

“Negative, Commander.”

“Well, that’s certainly interesting.” Folding his arms across his chest, Max settles on his heels and studies the scene outside of the viewport. “Falcone, how long would it take us to pick up the probe and breach that atmosphere? Maybe a more precise question would be, could we pick up the probe, get down to the surface and if things still aren’t looking up, break atmosphere again and return to the Carver before our shields are depleted?”

"It's the picking up the probe part that is the mitigating factor, Sir," Jenna replies. "I only have manipulator arms to grab the probe back. However, barring that, If we don't scan before we're through, I should be able to get us through and back with approximately thirty percent of shields left, if the readings are correct. I'm not a mathematician, but judging from what I've heard, it's the scanning that is making the drain more prominent." She pauses for thought. “I'm going to approximate ten minutes to breach, and then I can use her full capacity to move and scan. Hopefully to get better readings. I'm ready to try at your command, Sir."

“Any other suggestions?” Max peers about the shuttle with slightly raised eyebrows emphasizing his hope.

“Ze probe has a vectored deuterium microfusion propulsion zeestem, zat vill propel it through ze atmosphere to ze planet’s surface. With ze shields down to forty-five percent, ze probe vill likely sustain damage on entry but zer ist a goot chance zat ze probe’s data core vill remain unharmed allowing for retreival on ze planet’s surface.” Kurt frowns. “Zat ist if ze surface is somezing ve can land on.”

“I strongly advise against charging ahead without knowing what’s there, sir,” Stark enforces his position as security chief as he turns in his chair and drapes his right arm over the back so he can better observe Commander Cole’s reaction.

“I feel that I need to add,” Siric pipes up, “that we can bring the probe out of the atmosphere and return it to space where we can retrieve the data without risking either ourselves or the probe.”

“As much as I’m in a hurry to get planetside…” Max leans forward and puts his weight on the back of Jenna’s chair. “Pull that probe and Mr. Falcone, pick it up, please. Let’s see what mysteries we can unveil.”

Stardate: 2365.03.29 (Sunday - 42269.8 )
WaveRider Shuttle - Rho Puppis I Uppermost Atmosphere - 1123 Alpha Shift



Posted on 2019-02-15 at 16:43:48.

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Stardate: 2365.03.29 (Sunday - 42269.8 )
WaveRider Shuttle - Rho Puppis I Uppermost Atmosphere - 1123 Alpha Shift

“Are they extending along the beam? Coming toward us?” Max follows-up.

“Negative, Commander.”

“Well, that’s certainly interesting.” Folding his arms across his chest, Max settles on his heels and studies the scene outside of the viewport. “Falcone, how long would it take us to pick up the probe and breach that atmosphere? Maybe a more precise question would be, could we pick up the probe, get down to the surface and if things still aren’t looking up, break atmosphere again and return to the Carver before our shields are depleted?”

"It's the picking up the probe part that is the mitigating factor, Sir," Jenna replies. "I only have manipulator arms to grab the probe back. However, barring that, If we don't scan before we're through, I should be able to get us through and back with approximately thirty percent of shields left, if the readings are correct. I'm not a mathematician, but judging from what I've heard, it's the scanning that is making the drain more prominent." She pauses for thought. “I'm going to approximate ten minutes to breach, and then I can use her full capacity to move and scan. Hopefully to get better readings. I'm ready to try at your command, Sir."

“Any other suggestions?” Max peers about the shuttle with slightly raised eyebrows emphasizing his hope.

“Ze probe has a vectored deuterium microfusion propulsion zeestem, zat vill propel it through ze atmosphere to ze planet’s surface. With ze shields down to forty-five percent, ze probe vill likely sustain damage on entry but zer ist a goot chance zat ze probe’s data core vill remain unharmed allowing for retreival on ze planet’s surface.” Kurt frowns. “Zat ist if ze surface is somezing ve can land on.”

“I strongly advise against charging ahead without knowing what’s there, sir,” Stark enforces his position as security chief as he turns in his chair and drapes his right arm over the back so he can better observe Commander Cole’s reaction.

“I feel that I need to add,” Siric pipes up, “that we can bring the probe out of the atmosphere and return it to space where we can retrieve the data without risking either ourselves or the probe.”

“As much as I’m in a hurry to get planetside…” Max leans forward and puts his weight on the back of Jenna’s chair. “Pull that probe and Mr. Falcone, pick it up, please. Let’s see what mysteries we can unveil.”

"Moving in to two hundred and fifty kilometers, Sir. "Arms ready to collect the probe. Issuing commands to probe to return to space. Mister Siric, estimated time to returrn?" Jenna made the adjustment in course. "I can attempt a manual retrieval of the probe if necessary."



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