Terran Time line

    • 2020    Dryden Industries launch asteroid miners and starts to mine near earth orbit asteroids.
    • 2025    Dryden Industries build first geostationary orbital refineries.
    • 2030    Tolarn Space Foundation undertakes first permanent habitat on the Moon.
    • 2033    Rhymer Corporation lands first humans on Mars initiating long term settlement.
    • 2038    Cyber Gen begin test trials of their latest tech ‘Stellar Drive’. Drive looks promising but has power requirement drawbacks and magnetic shield still only partially effective.
    • 2040    Corporation Cyber crimes increase whilst many companies are swallowed up by the three dominant corporations, Dryden Industries, Tolarn Space Foundation & the Rhymer Corporation.
    • 2042    Cyber Crimes Division Atlanta given planet wide remit to enforce Cyber crime laws.
    • 2048    Rhymer Corporation build first Eden Orbital Habitat. Each E.O.H is capable of housing 250,000 humans. Bio Domes and recycling latest technology make them virtually self supporting.
    • 2055    Rhymer Corporation create and deploy large scale mining equipment on Mars. Large industrial complex gets under way.
    • 2060    Power struggles and small wars becoming more and more common on Earth as resources, food, water and space become a premium. New planetary laws passed on population control and health care.
    • 2062    Joint government body from Five leading countries form ‘Global Health Management’. GHM given remit to enforce food, water and energy production and disseminate them planet wide.
    • 2064    Anti corporation ‘Freedom Dawn’ bomb GHM (Boston) killing 400 employees.
    • 2070    E.O.H Three and Four go online.
    • 2071    Freedom Dawn sabotage EOH Five & Six whilst in near earth construction phase, total cost estimated at 5 Trillion Credits. Freedom Dawn become earth’s most wanted terrorist group.
    • 2075    Cyber Gen (Stellar Division) complete work on Stellar Drive prototype. Passes all test phases with record speed logged to the Moon and Mars and back. 2 Hour Moon trip, 8 days to Mars. Legal copyright patent issue causes delay on Stellar Drive sales.
    • 2077    Back on Earth the Federal Union is formed containing the US, Canada and South America.
    • 2078    Japan joins Asian Alliance two days after India & Pakistan 10 day war. Over 15 Million killed in ‘Ten Day War’.
    • 2080    Cyber Gen (Stellar Division) copyright upheld of Stellar Drive in Federal court. Drive now commercially available for sale.
    • 2083    Dumont Shipping begin weekly shipping runs to Mars.
    • 2085    Tolarn Space Foundation design and begins developing long range scientific scout ships. Designed for exploration of the Kuiper Belt. These are unmanned computer guided vessels designed for exploration and surveillance.
    • 2087    First TSF vessels leave earth orbit on their journey to the Kuniper Belt.
    • 2090    Power struggle takes place on Earth as resources, food and space become a premium. New planetary laws passed on population control and health care.
    • 2095    Federal Union begins large scale Military space ship construction in orbit of Earth. At the same time forms ‘New Earth Defence’. Primary role to enforce safety of ships now travelling to and from the Moon and Mars colonies.
    • 2099    Dryden Industries launch large scale mining project in the Kuiper Belt. Ships sent to set up Mining Outposts in Belt itself.
    • 2110    RG-9, one of Genesis Medicals geo-orbital research labs is destroyed in Terrorist attack. Freedom Dawn claim responsibility.
    • 2111 Parts of RG-9 fall in populated parts of Africa and Australia. Virus known as T-Gen IV, which was developed in orbit infects local population. Incubation Period 2 days. Virus mortality rate 97%. Over the next two months 800 Million infected victims die. Both Australia and Africa are annexed. Air & Sea quarantines put in place. All cures for T-Gen IV fail.
    • 2124    Mars attempts to split from Earth control and forms Mars Independence. Rhymer Corporation ask for assistance in rebellion sighting investment in the trillions of dollars. New Earth Defence forces dispatched to bring order to Mars.
    • 2125 First Space battle fought on January the 8th 2125. Mars orbital defences overrun and New Earth Defence forces make landing at New Mars space port. Space Marines take back control of Mars central in little under three days. Loss of life is extensive. Rhymer Corporation ask for permanent NED marine force to be deployed on Mars.
    • 2126    Mars Independence has large support from populations worker force and becomes acknowledged as political party on Mars.
    • 2127    Space Marine Corp expands to policing all Space and Orbital locations.
    • 2150    Earth Defence Forces created as Asian Alliance, Federal Union and Russian Federation sign peace pact. N.E.D disbanded, troops and vessels absorbed into Earth Defence Forces.
    • 2190    Cyber Gen (Stellar Division) have a breakthrough in their Stellar Engine design. Moving to a Tachyon Field Generator and increasing their ability to boost speeds by up to 50%. New Engines begin new era of discovery and exploration.
    • 2195    Tyrell Enterprises creates new wave of long range manned exploration and research vessels. New fleet created and sent out on Ten Year missions to map the Oort cloud.
    • 2220    Project ‘Deep Explore’ Launched. Fifteen year trip to Alpha Centuri using latest Stellar Drive and cryogenic deep sleep.

      2235 – February 16th FIRST CONTACT.  Humans interact with the Melar

    • 2235-2255 – Melar Sponsor Humans in to Planetary Federation.
    • 25 Year induction for human civilisation into the Planetary Federation – Dozens of alien races in numerous galaxies on 1,000’s of worlds who all abide by a peace treaty with each other.
    • Humans receive Galactic Translator technology enabling universal communication and updating all databases with Galactic References.
    • Humans given access to alien Tech including SWH technology.
    • Stable Worm Hole technology give humans access to vast array of new star systems. Some are placed off limits due to the nature of Humanities level of entry into the Planetary Federation.
    • 2255    ‘The Great Expansions’ begins. Humans flourish and, with the help of the Melar sponsorship, begin to expand beyond their own system.
    • 2280  Human Embassy founded on Atlas Station in Terra.
    • 2310 Humanity given full membership in the Planetary Federation.
    • 2310-2450 Humanity settles on many remote planets in distant systems.
    • 2465 Humans break themselves from the Planetary Federation forming the Colonial Union.
  • Present Day