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Alteran Republics wrote:Can't wait until I quit teaching. Going to get so into NS again - then time to annex Xrevaro 😈

IW3 when.

Nights edge

I've taught Xrev well. North Argus shall forever be a desolate wasteland of inactivity in the middle

Balnik wrote:It really makes you think how half of the isles isn't perpetually being incinerated by inept leadership if some league delegates are the best option of representing their home country.

A question as old as time.

Nights edge wrote:I've taught Xrev well. North Argus shall forever be a desolate wasteland of inactivity in the middle

I'm not inactive :/

Nights edge

Tracera wrote:I'm not inactive :/

"In the middle"

Nights edge wrote:"In the middle"

oh

What does the League do and can everyone (on the map) join?

I saw that the thread is closed btw, or is that ignored?

Nhoor wrote:What does the League do and can everyone (on the map) join?

I saw that the thread is closed btw, or is that ignored?

Anyone on the map can post in the League thread. Why it's marked "Closed" is lost to history.

Dormill and Stiura wrote:Anyone on the map can post in the League thread. Why it's marked "Closed" is lost to history.

I believe that's because it was made before we did TWI only and did closed instead.

Nights edge wrote:I've taught Xrev well. North Argus shall forever be a desolate wasteland of inactivity in the middle

Not if I can ... oh wait, got two months of constant 18 hours days.

... maybe it'll stay desolate a little longer.

Nights edge

Alteran Republics wrote:Not if I can ... oh wait, got two months of constant 18 hours days.

... maybe it'll stay desolate a little longer.

Just ship every human under the age of 18 in the British Isles off to Cambodia or something. Problem solved

The Polar Svalbard Space Agency (PSSA) is an independent agency of the Svalbardian government, meaning that it is not directly overseen by one of the Consuls. It is responsible for the exploration of space and the creation and testing of technologies that will help in the pursuit of that goal and help both the Svalbardian people and the government.

PSSA was established in 1970 after seeing the United States land on the moon. It was at that point that the Svalbardian government decided to split off an agency gathering up all the loose departments from around the government and the military that would fit into the PSSA's goal. Public interest in space was at a fever pitch at this point in time. Since its establishment, most Svalbardian space exploration efforts have been led by the PSSA, including [list of things PSSA has done]. The agency is also responsible for the Launch Command Program (LCS) which monitors or approves any launches by the PSSA or any Svalbardian companies such as Arildrion Industries.

The PSSA is closely interlocked with the government and with the military. It conducts launches and satellite operations for both civilian purposes and for military purposes.

Creation


Staff and Leadership


The agency's leader, PSSA's Director, is nominated by the Consul Bellum and then has to be approved by the Consul Adstutia although they can defer the approval process to the Senate if they choose. The Senate can also convene a vote to block a nomination if they view that nomination to not be the best choice. Since the PSSA ties closely to the military the director often has close connections to the military and is a direct adviser to the Consuls on all maters relating to space. The current administrator is Matej Jurak, it is noted that he was a good friend of Consul Bellum Klark Zeltargo and criticisms have been brought forward with the fact that he has numerous stakes in Arildrion Industries.

The first director was Brian Kvist (1970-1974), who was appointed by [Consul Bellum] in 1970 when the agency was first brought together. It is noted that he worked hard to bring together much of the separate programs from around the military and other branches of government into the folds of the agency, and that he did well in tying them together.

The second director, Valentinos Pagonis (1974-1980), is considered one of the most important directors to date. He not only expanded the PSSA and its mission, but fought hard for more funding from many branches of government in order to make the PSSA into an important component of the Svalbardian Government. His administration saw a major management restructuring and facility expansion establishing, [list of things] including [important thing]. Along with that his administration saw a number of major achievements including [list of achievements].

[Talk about more directors]

Space Flight Programs


[Things PSSA has done in its history]

Military Collaborations


[List of things that PSSA has done with the military]

Research


[Kind of self explanatory]

Budget


[Bleh, money stuff]

Economic Impact


The exhaust gases produced by rocket propulsion systems, both in Earth's atmosphere and in space, can adversely effect the Earth's environment. Some hypergolic rocket propellants, such as hydrazine, are highly toxic prior to combustion, but decompose into less toxic compounds after burning. Rockets using hydrocarbon fuels, such as kerosene, release carbon dioxide and soot in their exhaust. However, carbon dioxide emissions are insignificant compared to those from other sources. The exhaust from LOx- and LH2- fueled engines is almost entirely water vapor and ion engines use harmless noble gases like xenon for propulsion.

Since the early 1990s, with the expansion of the PSSA's research into climate change, PSSA has attempted to lessen its environmental impact. Many facilities use on site renewable energy sources and the agency has a commitment to trying to reduce its carbon footprint and towards limiting its waste output. In 2019 the PSSA is considered the government's most environmental friendly agency in terms of what it's doing to limit its own impact, so much so that it actually beats out the Agency for Environmental Oversight (AEO). This is a subject of many a comedian's jokes.

Gallery


[try and find some images]

Examples of Missions by Target


[Make a really cool table]

Things so I don't have to keep 4 tabs open.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NASA
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Space_Agency
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JAXA
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roscosmos

Read factbook

I feel like this rework accurately shows how I feel when I need to do a factbook but not feeling it

Negarakita

Austrovik-Germania wrote:Apologies for lack of news posts lately. As mentioned earlier, I have exams through the course of this week!

Bro can you rename the heilsparti that's like calling a party the hoorayparty and it's just really dumb.

Negarakita

Brulafi wrote:Okay, so I might have been there for it, but not actually "there" there. I do seem to remember it offhand, though. Was this when Viroaux/PPU was still kicking about?

It was before Vioraux, back when it was the PPU I think

Tracera wrote:Ah I'm so sorry, I wrote the population and economy based on my nation page and forgot this for RP purposes. I will change it now.

Looks good now mate. Continue on

Polar Svalbard wrote:[Bleh, money stuff]

Van would be pleased.

Alteran Republics wrote:Van would be pleased.

It's always fun when you're doing factbooks and to do one thing would require you to work on like three other factbooks and something fundamental to your nation that should have been done four years ago but old you is the same as new you and doesn't want to do it.

Negarakita wrote:Bro can you rename the heilsparti that's like calling a party the hoorayparty and it's just really dumb.

Heil in German and Dutch means 'prosperity' or 'salvation'. A Party for Prosperity could be a thing.
And e.g. the Salvation Army in Dutch is called 'Leger des Heils'.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSYu8FLVr_Y

Oh man there are so many nations, you don't realize how many there are until you're doing something involving every nation.

Polar Svalbard wrote:Oh man there are so many nations, you don't realize how many there are until you're doing something involving every nation.

The figure has been hovering above 40 for a while now. Of those that are active, I'd say half to a third, so about 20-30 people.

It's getting hot in here

so hot

Agadar wrote:It's getting hot in here

so hot

So take off all your clothes.

If you want to I mean, I believe in consent between all parties involved.

Agadar wrote:It's getting hot in here

so hot

A feverish girl from Dunstanton
just started a most heated rant on
how it was too hot
but people said 'not'
and told her to just put the vent on

(I'll show myself out)

Dormill and Stiura wrote:The figure has been hovering above 40 for a while now. Of those that are active, I'd say half to a third, so about 20-30 people.

When you're writing stuff down though it takes forever

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