In the wake of the successful testing and production of the Tesla Drive, the People’s Space Council has announced a slew of new projects to exploit this scientific breakthrough and the unprecedented access it offers to the rest of the solar system. In a series of statements made earlier on Monday, the PSC has confirmed that it will be working hand in hand with the NIT team that took part in the Tesla Drive Multinational Coalition to expand the UAPR’s fleet of Tesla-capable vessels. The People’s Space Defense Force, previously limited to Earth’s orbit, has also announced its plans to begin the deployment of new fleets of warships in space to guard the nation’s interests around the system.
Thus far, the PSC has confirmed the establishment of three separate outposts across the solar system. In partnership with Umvelinqangi Space Industries, the PSC will oversee the establishment of a station on the dwarf planet of Ceres, located between Mars and Jupiter. It is expected to serve as a hub for what has become an increasingly lucrative asteroid mining industry, offering refueling and resupply. The PSC has also separately established a base on Mars for research purposes. Located at Olympus Mons, the project has already gained a long waiting list of researchers and academics, primarily from the NIT network.
Finally, the PSDF has announced the completion of Mugabe Station, a free floating space station intended to serve as a mobile shipyard and command center. The station is named after Robert Mugabe, a major 20th century resistance leader whose brilliant monetary and economic policies would oversee the Union’s reconstruction after the war. His name will now live on in space, a testament to the strength of the Union he helped build.