by Thane Carios
(Amananth) The multi-corporate engineering team that has been at work on the problem of repairing the Antiflux Custom Producer in Amananth for more than two weeks, has released a much-anticipated update on their effort.
“Initially we focused on the data architectures because that’s what DPDQ (the Amananth AI system) had been doing – trying to correct the CPs own diagnostics system. If we could have repaired that, the CPs nanos could have completed the repairs with the aid of directed repair beams,” said Chaiss Rivers, one of the team members from Lexxor Intelligence. “Unfortunately, we were unable to make any progress on that front. So we decided to look directly at the repair system hardware. So far, we have been unable get it activated at all – can’t even communicate with it.
“The biggest problem,” continued Rivers, “is that this was a very well-executed sabotage. The explosions on Amananth station apparently destroyed all of the backup data on the Antiflux systems and hardware, and DPDQ does not seem willing or able to reproduce it. But we haven’t given up yet”
(UUNN HQ) After corroborated pilot reports that a TRI-Enforcer-type ship was involved in an attack on the convoy transporting engineers to Amananth, Dominic Serus, Vice President of TRI-DEF (TRI Defense & Security), released the following statement.
TRI Corporation was in no way involved in last evening’s attack in Amananth. Two of our engineers were on the Tow that was attacked. As we have said in the past when there were alleged sightings of TRI Enforcers doing questionable things — we have just two ships remaining in our security fleet: TRI-SEC-1 and TRI-SEC-2. There are no others.
In the past we had dismissed the Enforcer-sighting pretty much out of hand since we knew it was not our ships. But now, with multiple reports from highly respected pilots, we must admit that — somehow — someone either managed to salvage one of the ships from the old TRI fleet . . . or has managed to copy the design. Neither is a very comfortable realization.
Although there are confirmed reports that the Enforcer with transponder code 303031 was destroyed, there is no guarantee that whoever is behind this may not have additional Enforcer hulls available.
We will be increasing patrols with TRI-SEC-1 and TRI-SEC-2. Any sightings of any other TRI-Enforcer “style” ships should be reported immediately.
(Amananth) The team of eight engineers who were assembled to try to help figure out how to diagnose and fix the repair systems on the Antiflux Customer Producer , arrived safely at Amananth Station. Seven of the eight had to make the trip in cryo-stasis chambers since they were not jump-capable. Six pilots volunteered to provide flux-cover and escort throughout the journey: Flowbar2, Hammer-BS, hifly, JokeR_GdI, Nafcon and Valmagier.
The trip did not go without incident. Tmolus Shaen, the one jump-capable team member, piloted the mission tow which launched from Wake exactly at 21:30. The trip to Amananth was smooth — at least until they reached Amananth. There they found that a very strong swarm had jumped into the sector from Aman Leap. A few of the escorts jumped in to try to battle the swarm, but they were badly outgunned an outnumbered. Continue reading
(UUNN HQ) The engineering team that will go to Amananth to try to help diagnose and repair the problems with the Antiflux Custom Producer has been named, and will launch from Solrain Wake Station on 117.2.22 at 21:30 UTC.
The team includes eight members from Aristio Conglomerated (1), Lexxor Intelligence (2), Solrain Engineering & Technology Group/SET (1), TRI Corporation (2) and T&P Systems (2). Only one member of the team is jump-capable, so he will be piloting the ship and the rest of the team will make the trip in cryo-stasis.
(UUNN HQ) The dataset we provided along with the article Amananth Diagnostics Unsuccessful has been decrypted by pilot Hammer-BS. The dataset was basically just an image encryption — with the image being the looping diagnostics described in the article.
Many thank to Hammer-BS for his work.
(UUNN HQ) Five days after explosions rocked Amananth Station and two of its orbital manufacturing facilities, the Antiflux Custom Producer remains inoperable. A UUNN source has said that repeated attempts by Amananth to diagnose the problem with the Antiflux Factory have been unsuccessful. Amananth has apparently run their diagnostic repeatedly with numerous software adjustments, but the diagnostic continues to loop and provide no meaningful data.
An engineering team from several of the top corporations is being assembled to investigate, but since very few qualified individuals are jump-capable, the team will have to be put into cryo-stasis for the trip. The team is expected to launch in a couple of days.
Our source also provided the diagnostics, which Amananth had given to the corporate teams. The dataset is too large for this article, but can be downloaded HERE.
by Thane Carios
(Amananth) A series of powerful explosions today damaged sections of Amananth station, as well as the Antiflux Custom Producer and the RB-4 Science Factory.
According to TRI-SEC, the station appears to be functional, but they have had no success in communicating with the station AI either via remote or hardlink. The same cannot be said for the two separate production facilities.
“The RB-4 factory is very badly damaged,” said TRI-SEC Officer Thadeus “Ace” Adder. “It’s structural integrity is at 20% and I’m not sure whether it can even be repaired — it looks pretty bad.
“The curious one,” continued Adder, “is the Antiflux CP. It shows some fairly significant external damage, and there’s no entry port, but my scans continue to report ‘no damage.’ I’ve tried several times — even docked and had my entire ship’s system rebooted.”
There is currently no evidence as to what caused the explosions at this time, but the unofficial theory is a Conflux attack, since they have attacked both Amananth station and the orbital facilities before.