Ever since the Council went into a prolonged closed session on August 8th, there has been a complete shutdown of information, but that is about to change. SNN is here live at a press conference on SevCol station where press secretary Cregg will read a statement on what we presume are the allegations levelled against the Luna government by the Neo Luddites. Here he comes.
“Ladies and gentlemen of the press,
On August 8th, during the public session of the General Assembly, we were presented by a claim that the Luna government is intentionally and repeatedly in violation of the Article 53 of the Seven Colonies charter. As you all know, Article 53, more commonly known as the “AI Pilot Law”, states that a human operator must be in command of any spaceship during gate transition.
After briefly adjourning to examine the claims, the matter was transferred to an investigative subcommittee, whose conclusions I will share with you. First however, I would like to apologize for any delays in communicating with you. Due to the nature of the allegations and their possible repercussions, we wanted to double and triple check our findings.
The claim made was that the Luna registry vessels LSS-28 Emmett Brown and one other ship whose name shall remain classified for now, have made gate transitions under control of an AI pilot. The Luna government has vehemently denied this accusation and has cooperated fully in the investigation.
As supporting evidence we were presented with the AI in command of the Emmett Brown at the time of the violations. We would like to thank Mister Samuel Joshi and his compatriots for their action in the delivery of the evidence. Interrogation by cyberneticists and thorough investigation of both the stored logs and anti-tamper protocols have lead us to the following conclusions.
On June 29th and July 2nd and 7th, as well as other unconfirmed dates, the Luna registered and licensed ship Emmett Brown has made use of the gravitational transfer gate system while not under the control of a registered captain of pilot.
Please, hold you questions till the end.
In the interest of pursuing the goals and objectives of the Seven Colonies, the General Assembly has voted in closed session with an outcome of 25 to 10 in favor of denying all further access to the jumpgate network by vessels under Luna registry, crewed by Luna captain or pilot, or owned by any party based wholly or in part on territories owned or claimed by the Luna Government. All such vessels shall proceed to the nearest planet or station for full inspection of their systems or crew as applies.
Any gate transitions away from the nearest planet or station will be denied. Please be aware this will entail delays for all gate travel in the coming few days.
I will now take 5 questions.