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Science-Fiction Adventure in the Far Future
In 1090, partially in reaction to the communication lag during the Fourth Frontier War, Senior Scout Kirshamii Riilam mounted a daring one-ship expedition to test the feasibility of a supply station route across the Great Rift.
Although nominally an IISS venture, General Products provided substantial backing and a Seeker-class ship, Reftbreaker. By removing all non-essentials, the cargo space was expanded to provide a second full fuel tank. This increased Reftbreaker's range to 8 parsecs (two jump-4s).
Serious consideration is being given to the idea of planting several ice asteroids mid-rift as a permanent refuelling station.
Also see the earlier Rydel Expeditions.
Ref: DIGEST-3, 1111