Commercial/Military Spacecraft Incident Database

Terran Date Hull Type Registration Location/Phase Incident Category Fatalities
2113.164 C T S P Terra Sol3/Orbit (1) Collision with debris 28
2127.038 C P T S Beta Centaurus Velox Barnardi/Cruise (2) Collision with deep space structure 23,422
2130.100 M W Q S Terra Defense Force Deep space, approx. 35 AU out on Terra vector 275:145/Quantum space (3) Hull Breach/Quantum Anomaly 1,236
2133.33 M T T S Terra Defense Force On sublight approach to TDF Platform Iota (4)Uncontrolled fire; inadvertent weapons detonation 455

Hull Type

C = Civilian--Commercial
M = Military/Government
P = Civilian--Private
P = Passenger
T = Transport
W = Warship
Drive Type
Q = Quantum Displacement
S = Sublight
T = Conventional Translight
Flight Plan
O = Orbital
P = Planetary
S = Stellar

Incident Descriptions

(1) Commercial sublight transport tug collided with spent ion discharge cage from obsolete orbital power platform in retrograde orbit. Hull punctured just below crew quarters; loss of life support and subsequent descent into atmosphere due to lack of failsafe autopilot activation. All aboard lost.
(2) Commercial cruise vessel on pleasure trip to the Kronstaad Magnetic Flux that accompanies Barnard's Star (Velox Barnardi) experienced a rare catastrophic inflight failure of both inertial and quantum coupled guidance modules. The crew failed to act in sufficient time to prevent the ship from straying across the magnetic flux event horizon, which resulted in disruption of all electromagnetic systems on board. Without any means of correcting course or signaling their plight, the ship eventually slingshotted around Barnard's Star and collided with the nearby Estabulon Deep Space Rehabilitation Complex at an approximate velocity of 0.012C, compromising life support systems in both structures. Nearly a full fifty percent of Estabulon was destroyed; the cruise ship was a total loss. This was the worst transportation-related disaster on record to date.
(3) On a military training mission, a mathematical error in the primary quantum displacement algorithm brought the vessel back into Euclidean space too near a hyperspatial gravity well. The system reset and corrected in a few microseconds, but the resultant differential superpositioning caused 38% of the spacecraft superstructure to shift out of phase on the next Euclidean transition. Most of the crew were killed instantly, although a few dozen near the flight deck managed to board fighters or transport craft and escape.
(4) On approach to TDF Platform Iota, the Columbia-class transport freighter Beryllium experienced a galley fire that somehow spread through a defective ventilation system to the forward cargo bulkhead, where nearly 30,000 metric tonnes of wide-dispersal plasma cluster mines were stored. The intense fire that rapidly developed eventually compromised the failsafes on two of the weapons, initiating a detonation cascade that almost completely vaporized the ship. One crewman in the extreme aft observation nacelle survived because he was wearing a Self-Contained Vacuum Activity suit in preparation for conducting an EVA inspection of the aft fueling ports on docking. The nacelle detached and was thrown clear by the detonations; he was picked up by a rescue ship after activating his emergency location beacon.

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