Orestes IX Communications Station

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Orestes IX Communications Station
Type Communications Relay 1
Manufacturer Terran Confederation
Primary user Terran Confederation

The Orestes IX Communications Station is a communications facility in the service of the Terran Confederation. It orbits Orestes IX in the Orestes System, a territory of the Union of Border Worlds.

The Orestes IX Communications Station was the target of the Border Worlds during the Border Worlds Conflict of 2673. The crew of the BWS Intrepid were investigating suspected illegal Confederation activity within their territory while in Orestes, but were lacking vital intelligence. They discovered the communications station orbiting Orestes IX and deduced that it was likely to be relaying the battlefield intelligence they sought. They decided to raid the station in a mission to gather this intelligence data.

Colonel Christopher Blair dispatched two operatives to the station, Velina Sosa and Winston "Vagabond" Chang via Manned Insertion Pods. They infiltrated the station's databases while Blair fought the station patrols. Sosa and Vagabond were able to collect the intelligence, but were attacked by station guards. Vagabond was killed in a delaying action in order for Sosa to escape. Sosa returned and relayed the intelligence to the Intrepid's captain, William Eisen, who was leading the investigation into the Confederation's activities.