United Nations Aerospace Coalition
The United Nations Aerospace Coalition (UNAC) is a cooperative organization overseen by the United Nations of Humanity that regulates space travel in the Sol system's local space, and facilitates the space exploration of the human species. At present, all nations of Earth and most human-settled worlds and human-occupied stations inside the 30-lightyear boundary are members of -and subject to the jurisdiction of- the UNAC. The founding nations pooled their resources and fused their respective space programs into a single international conglomerate dedicated to the human exploration of the final frontier, which has paid off immensely over the eight centuries of its existence.
On January 5th of the year 2010, the United Nations of Humanity formed a pact that would shape the future of the human species. This agreement, the formation and funding of an international space agency, was one of the most monumental moments of humankind's cooperation with each other. Over several carefully-planned phases, the UNAC assumed operational responsibilities of several key programs: the International Space Station and International Lunar Research Station.
Working jointly with commercial partners, the UNAC launched a network of communications satellites to provide high-speed internet uniformly to the entire planet, and began modifications to both the ISS and ILRS that would allow humans greater access to the solar system and facilitate ease of travel in Earth's orbital space, including the construction of the Deep Space Gateway. At the end of the Ares program, the UNAC constructed the International Mars Orbital Research Station and began to enact its long-term terraforming program for Mars: the century-long Cadmus program. At the same time, the UNAC also began to focus on the outer Sol system, launching several missions to Jupiter and commissioning the construction of a permanent station in its orbit: Juno.
The UNAC soon turned its eyes towards the stars themselves, and once the SHEO telescope spotted the planet Vulcan in the Alpha Centauri system as of 2031, the organization constructed the probe Spock and deployed it to investigate the object. Later, after the Breakthrough fleet's mapping of the Proxima Centauri system and the Copernicus mission's revelation of life on Prometheus, the UNAC assembled and operated the Arete mission to Prometheus in 2071. This was followed by the Ambassador fleet of probes in 2075, probe Elpis' sojourn to Alpha Centauri in 2098, the followup Caerus mission to Fortuna in 2108, and so on.
- United States of America
- United Mexican States
- Free Russian Federation
- People's Republic of China
- United Kingdom
- French Republic, Federal Republic of Germany, Swiss Confederation, and other ESA partners
- Commonwealth of Australia
- Republic of India
- Oriental Republic of Uruguay
- Reunited Free Republic of Korea
- United Arab Emirates
- Republic of South Africa, Federal Republic of Nigeria, and other ASA partners