Ambassador Fleet Program

Discovery, Exploration

2075 - 2102 CE

In response to the success of the SHEO planet-hunter program, a fleet of fast-traveling probes was constructed with the objective of exploring the other star systems within ten lightyears of the solar system. Called the Ambassador fleet, they were powered by antimatter engines enabling them to achieve a maximum speed of 0.8c at 10Gs of acceleration, and contained the most advanced AI systems of the time. The six probes were:

  1. Isaac Newton, sent to Barnard's Star
  2. Leonardo da Vinci, sent to CN Leonis
  3. Galileo Galilei, sent to Lalande 21185
  4. Albert Einstein, sent to the Sirius binary system
  5. Max Planck, sent to the Gliese 65 binary system
  6. Marie Curie, sent to Ross 154
Launched throughout 2075, the Ambassador fleet was humanity’s first multi-target probe mission to other star systems. The missions would soon prove extremely fruitful, beaming home a wealth of new astronomical data and revealing several of the worlds in the immediate vicinity of Earth.


Program Timelines

Isaac Newton

2075

Jan. 26

Launched to Barnard's Star

2082

Aug. 13

Arrived at Barnard's Star

2089 - 2092

Data return

Marie Curie

2075

Apr. 3

Launched to Ross 154

2087

Jul. 5

Arrived at Ross 154

2096 - 2099

Data return

Max Planck

2075

Jul. 13

Launched to Gliese 65

2086

Jul. 10

Arrived at Gliese 65

2095 - 2098

Data return

Galileo Galilei

2075

Jul. 24

Launched to Lalande 21185

2086

Jan. 12

Arrived at Lalande 21185

2094 - 2096

Data return

Leonardo da Vinci

2075

Aug. 6

Launched to CN Leonis

2085

Jul. 5

Arrived at CN Leonis

2093 - 2096

Data return

Albert Einstein

2075

Sept. 8

Launched to Sirius

2086

Jul. 12

Arrived at Sirius

2095 - 2098

Data return

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