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Pathfinder HQ overview

The Pathfinder HQ section of Operations in mission planning and a trophy room for the pathfinder crew.

Layout Edit

The headquarters is multi-leveled with the lowest level containing a secretary desk adjoining the door to the rest of the Operations wing. The middle tier contains several display cases with scanable objects and holographs documenting the exploratory accomplishments of the Milky Way races. The upper tier contains the Andromeda Initiative director's desk now occupied by Director Jarun Tann.

Trivia Edit

  • As the various arks are recovered, their Pathfinders will congregate in HQ, where they can be asked questions. After the third of the three ark-recovery side-missions is completed, Ryder will be invited to HQ for drinks with the other Pathfinders; although not listed anywhere as a mission, the get-together triggers when Ryder next enters the HQ (unless the mission The Journey To Meridian awaits triggering, in which case this is put on hold until a couple of steps in the mission are completed.
  • Cora Harper, despite not being a Pathfinder herself, can also be found in the HQ.

Datapads Edit

Found on a coffee table on the middle tier:

Notable European Interplanetary Missions
Donated to the Andromeda Initiative Historical Records Council
All dates are in Common Era (CE).

1985-1992: Giotto -- First ESA deep space mission; first ESA mission to intercept an asteroid (Halley & Grigg-Skjellerup)
1990: Launch of the Hubble Space Telescope
1992: Ulysses -- First ESA mission to Sol; first polar orbit around Sol
1997: Huygens -- First ESA mission to Titan, a Saturn moon
2003: Mars Express -- first ESA mission to Mars
Also in 2003: SMART-1 -- First ESA mission to Luna
2004: Rosetta -- First ESA mission to orbit an asteroid (67P / Churyumov-Gerasimenko)
2006: Venus Express -- First ESA mission to Venus
Also in 2006: Huygens -- First successful landing on an outer Solar System world (Titan)
2014: Rosetta -- First artificial probe to make a soft landing on an asteroid (76P)
2016: ExoMars -- First ESA probe landing on Mars (contact lost)
2018: BepiColombo -- First ESA mission to Mercury
2022 Juice -- First ESA mission to the Jupiter system