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PINASTRI-Moonraker Project - Mission Parameters

Project : „PINASTRI - Moonraker“ This project enfolded shuttle missions to each planet or moon :

Astronomic LCARS Pinastri System : Pinastri Star System

Primary Task : Initiate a shuttle mission with minimum 2 attending members to collect datas with short range sensor scans. Checking the physical, geological and environmental datas in the LCARS of UFS with the realities. If necessary land on the surface and take soil samples for further lab researches. Report about every unsual finding and all kind of discoveries. Scanning for artificial structures and objects on the surface and orbit.

Secondary Task : Search for artificial structures underneath the surface, energy signatures, anomalies and so on

Required reports : minimum 1 mission report 1 day after completing the mission minimum 1 lab report a week later

Time to accomplish each mission : within 2 weeks for each mission

Mission to Pinastri I -- Logs

Project: Pathfinder Check of Pinastri I Physical data Filed by: Ens. Lunombrulino McConachie Stardate: 101113


  • Return to Pinastri I by shuttle
  • Examine physical data and compare to published values.
  • Examine weather systems on Pinastri I.
  • Return safely to Pinastri Prime.

In attendance: Lt. Cmdr. Jorden Allen, mission commander. Lt(jg). Dana Offcourse, meteorologist Ens. Lunombrulino McConachie, Astrosciences, physical sciences.

Abstract: A cursory examination of the published physical data of Pinastri I indicates that some may be in error. This project sought a direct measurement of the physical data. It also provided an opportunity to directly observe complex weather patterns of that planet.

Data: Physical data were gathered remotely at Pathfinder Research Facility using the tele-sensors on the USS Bohr. Pinastri I is tidally locked in it's orbit with Pinastri Primary, thus showing the same face to the star constantly, however the thick atmosphere easily spreads the heat to to the entire globe. The average density of Pinastri I is quite high, indicating that the lithosphere is mostly metal and it has a large core in relation to it overall size (about 42%) and giving it a significant magnetic field.

Pinastri I

  • Mass (kg)1.62 x 1025
  • Radius (km)8.931 x 103
  • Surface gravity (g)1.4
  • Average density (g/cc) 5.4
  • Semimajor Axis (au) 0.15 (2.224 x 107km)
  • Solar Constant (kW/m²) 60.711
  • Temperatures (°K) min: 773.2 (darkside) Max: 1173
  • Period of rev (std yrs) 0.06
  • Period of rotation (std days)21.16
  • Magnetosphere (gauss)1.5 dipolar
  • Surface Atmo pressure (kPa) 50.
  • Atmo components 45% hydrogen, 45% methane, 5% sulphur dioxide, and 6 other trace gases, notably H2S, Ar, N2, NH3, NO2, and traces of water vapour.
  • Lithosphere: About 70% Iron/nickle and 30% silicate rock

(signed) Ens. Lunombrulino McConachie, SSN0502

Mission to Pinastri II -- Logs

((OOC editorial - The re-evaluation of planetary physical data came as a result of a study of the Wiki data on the planets. If we take the Wiki data seriously, then three planets are larger than the minuscule star, Pinastri Primary, the moon Gene is colder than absolute zero, and the planets would have to be either a) hollow or b) have an average density that's only one-tenth that of the specific gravity of water.

((So I recalculated the data based on two constants: 1) Surface gravity. I figured this was important to whoever generated the original data. and 2) a reasonable estimate of the planets' average density based on composition and comparing them to RL planets of similar composition.

((The Moonraker data is the result of those calculations. Please note that the radius of all the planets has changed drastically, and Gene will warm up just a tad.

((One response from a senior officer, when I informed them of this, was "It's just science fiction." Well, no. It isn't. Without at least a reasonable attempt to use known science, it's just fiction. A fantasy. A faerie tale. I hope that other members of UFS will forgive my presumption in making the calculations.))

Science Report: Project: Moonraker Filed by: Ens. Lunombrulino McConachie Stardate: 101118


  • Return to Pinastri II by shuttle
  • Perform detailed meteorological and physical measurements of the planet.
  • Return safely to Pinastri Prime.

In attendance: Lt. (jg) Dana Offcourse, Mission Commander, Pilot, meteorologist. Ens. Lunombrulino McConachie, Astrosciences, physical sciences.

Abstract: A cursory examination of the published data of Pinastri II indicates that they may be in error. This project sought a direct measurement of the physical data. It also provided an opportunity to directly observe complex weather patterns of that planet.

See report filed by Lt. (jg) Data Offcourse dated 101110 for meteorological report. [link to be added later.]

Data: Data measured were essentially identical to that taken during the Pinastri II mission of stardate 101113, however, more extensive density measurements were made, allowing for a fine tuning of that data.

Orbital probes were launched on approach to the planet allowing precise calculation of orbital epherides.

Pinastri II

  • Mass (kg)4.78 x 1025
  • Radius (m)1.276 x 107
  • Surface gravity (g)2.0
  • Average density (g/cc) 5.56
  • Semimajor Axis (au) 0.70 (1.047 x 1012meters)
  • Solar Constant (kW/m²) 2.788
  • Temperatures (°K) min: 373.15 Max: 423.15
  • Period of rev (std yrs) 0.58
  • Surface Atmo pressure (kPa) 50.325. The pressure was surprisingly thin considering the size of the planet, the greenhouse gasses, and near constant volcanism.
  • Atmo components CO2 80%; Methane 10%; Chlorine 6%; 3% sulphur dioxide; hydrogen 1%
  • Lithosphere: Silicate rock, iron, iron sulfide. Large quantities of fosterite (Mg2SiO4). Intense volcanism, highly energetic core and mantle

(signed) Ens. Lunombrulino McConachie, SSN0502

Mission to Pinastri V -- Logs

Filed by: Ens. Lunombrulino McConachie Stardate: 101207

Abstract: A cursory examination of the published physical data of Pinastri V indicates that some may be in error. This project sought a direct measurement of the physical data. It also provided an opportunity to directly observe complex weather patterns of that planet. Measurements were also taken of the interplanetary environment.

Data: Physical data were gathered in situ and remotely from orbit using the USS Bohr science suite. Specifications of the Bohr and its science apart are on file and can be viewed separately. See Appendix A.

Pinastri V

  • Classification: classification: Class M/O
  • Mass (kg) 3.06 x 1024
  • Radius (km) 5.103 x 103
  • Surface gravity (g) 0.8
  • Average density (g/cc) 5.4
  • Semimajor Axis (au) 2.20 (3.29 x 108km)
  • Solar Constant (kW/m²) 0.282
  • Temperatures (°K) min: (avg) 263 +/- 10
  • Period of rev (std yrs) 6.53
  • Period of rotation (std days) 0.93
  • Magnetosphere (gauss) 0.3 dipolar
  • Surface Atmo pressure (kPa) 98.7
  • Atmo components
  • Table 1: Average composition of the atmosphere up to an altitude of 25 km.
  • Gas Percent Volume
  • N2 78.08%
  • O2 20.95%
  • H2O 0 to 4%
  • Ar 0.93%
  • CO2 0.0360%
  • Ne 0.0018%
  • He 0.0005%
  • CH4 0.00017%
  • H2 0.00005%
  • N2O 0.00003%
  • O3 0.000004%

Lithosphere: Largely oceanic and continental. Nickel/iron core The rocks of the lithosphere have an average density of 2.7 and are almost entirely made up of 11 elements, which together account for about 99.5 per cent of its mass. The most abundant is oxygen, which accounts for about 46.60 percent of the total. Other elements include silicon, aluminum, iron, calcium, sodium, potassium, magnesium, titanium, hydrogen and phosphorus. In addition, eleven other elements are present in trace amounts of 0.1 to 0.02 per cent.

(signed) Ens. Lunombrulino McConachie, SSN0502

Mission to Pinastri VI -- Logs

Project: Pathfinder Check of Pinastri Physical data Filed by: Ens. Lunombrulino McConachie Stardate: 101221


  • Fly to Pinastri VI by shuttle
  • Examine physical data and compare to published values.
  • Return safely to Pinastri Prime.

In attendance: Cmdr. Jorden Allen, mission commander. Ens. Lunombrulino McConachie, Astrosciences, physical sciences.

Abstract: A cursory examination of the published physical data of Pinastri VI indicates that some may be in error. This project sought a direct measurement of the physical data.

Data: Physical data were gathered from orbit using the Mark IV science suit about the USS Bohr, and from ground exploration using the UFS Mk. 7 science tricorder. See appendix A for equipment specifications.

Pinastri VI is a Class K planet with very thin atmosphere and very little water vapor. However, data indicate large amounts of aquiferous water within several kilometers of the planet's surface. See Appendix B for locations of the major aquifers. However, there is not enough water in the lithosphere to lubricate tectonic motion.

There are several very larger (in Terran terms) active volcanos which spot the surface. This photo shows one simply designated Vol-PVI-02, as photographed from Orbit.

Physical Data

Pinastri VI

  • Mass (kg) 2.45 x 1025
  • Radius (km) 1.02069 x 104
  • Surface gravity (g)1.6
  • Average density (g/cc) 5.4
  • Semimajor Axis (au) 3.5 (5.22 x 108 km)
  • Solar Constant (kW/m²) 0.112
  • Temperatures (°K) min: -120 Max: -20
  • Period of rev (std yrs) 6.58
  • Surface Atmo pressure (kPa) 50.325. The pressure was surprisingly thin considering the size of the planet, the greenhouse gasses, and near constant volcanism.
  • Atmo components (Awaiting data and analysis from Meteorology.)
  • Lithosphere: Silicate rock, iron, iron sulfide.

(signed) Ens. Lunombrulino McConachie, SSN0502

Mission to Pinastri VII -- Results and Analysis

Mission results and lab analysis are transfered to the Astrometric database :

Additional Informations to the Pinastri VII weather system can be found here in the metorology database :

Mission to Pinastri VII -- Logs

  • PRF Science Mission-Report

Project: PINASTRI VII - Moonraker - Lt. Nabuleone Rhode Stardate 091222

Today Cmdr. Broek initiated a shuttle flight to Pinastri VII to check the latest data of the gas planet and adjust the new collected sensor datad with the UFS databases. Pinastri VII is gas-giant similar like Jupiter in the Sol-System.

Attending officers : Cmdr. Gijsjan Broek Lt. Nabuleone Rhode

After a short flight we started the scans in an orbit arround Pinastri VII. EM-interferences effects our sensors and right after Cmdr. Broek raised up a metaphasic shield we got clear data.

Pinastri VII is larger than expected : diameter 120.000 km and its atmosphere is 97% hydrogen and 2% helium and the rest is mostly methan and ammonia. The gravity is 9 G, multiple layers inside the atmosphere and many lightning storms.

We prepared a x-ray spectrograph for deep atmospheric scans and we got unknown biometric energy signatures we had never seen before. We programmed and started a probe to find out more about the biometri signs in a kind of a bag 150km deep inside the hydrogen atmosphere of Pinastri VII. The sensors followed the probe and were standby for incoming data and the probe had entered the atmosphere a bit laand reached the bag in 1 minute. The probe detected a concentration of biomatter and detects random motion.

We detected something near the probe and it looked like a small colony. The biomatter was supported by an energy field and we saw lots of biomatter "blobs" with biomatter floating around it. Cmdr. Broek said : Well, appliying standard logic, I would say this is a small inhabited colony. I could agree and we detected hundreds of single bio-signs. We tried to get some sensor snapshots from the lifeforms insde the bag.

It looks like this gas bag have 8 eyes, a big head, something hanging underneath it and about 4 long arms and it looks like they are sentient. The conditions inside the bag or better biosphere were extreme : temperature is -160 degrees Celsius. We assumed we have found a natural colony of lifeforms.

After a few more scans we lost the probe because of the heavy atmospheric storms and lightnings. We also tried to find some more of these biospheres , but we weren´t successful , so we returned with valuable data back to Pinastri IV.

End Log Entry Mission report

  • Science logs Moonraker Cmdr. Gijsjan Broek Stardate: 091222

Today i flew with LT. Nabu Rhode aboard the USS Magellan to Pinastri VII. We arrived safely and establish orbit at an altitude of 50000 km's. We've put the sensors online and started the scans but we noticed the readings are unreliable due to EM fields surrounding the planet. To compensate we raised the Metaphasic shield and LT. Rhode recalibrated the sensors. Finally all readings are reliable and we measured the planet size at 120000 km's instead of 100000 km's. The atmosphere reads 97% Hydrogen, 2% Helium and the rest are mostly Methane and Ammonia. During a scan of the atmosphere we detected strange energy readings but we couldnt identify them. We launched the only probe we have onboard into the atmosphere and when the probe got 160 km's down we detected a concentration of bio matter which seems to move around a bit. The bio matter are "blobs" but we never seen this before. The probe also detected floating beings and luckily we managed to get a snapshot. After a standard analyse we concluded these beings are not humanoid. Too bad the probe got destroyed by heavy pressures and lighting storms. We scanned the rest of the gas giant for other beings but it seems this "colony" is the only one in the planet. It could be a natural colony or a colony from a species from another star system. We recorded all data and returned home to Pinastri IV.

Conclusive readings:

Pinastri VII: classification: Class J distance from sun: 5.6 AU diameter: 120000 km gravity: 9.0 atmosphere: extremely dense, 97% hydrogen, 2% Helium and 1% of Methane and Ammoniac weather system: heavy storms and lightning temp.: -180C to -100C surface: heavy gaslayers with extremely high pressures. lifeforms: none tech. level: none specials: none

Alien lifeforms: The floating life forms have 8 eyes, a big head, something hanging underneath and it have 4 long arms. The arms seems very flexible and there is no skeleton structure of any kind. They breath hydrogen and they are carbon based but we dont know for sure.

Stardate 110104 Project Moonraker: Pinastri VII Revisited

We traveled to Pinastri VII aboard USS Feynman, Commander Jorden Allen Commanding. Also taking part were Commander Gijsjan Broek, Lt jg Dana Offcourse, Ensign Lunombrulino McConachie, and Ensign Davido Herbit.

Upon arriving at Pinastri VII, Ensign McConachie used the runabout's sensors and probes to collect planetary and orbital data, including data on the satellites, while I supplemented data on the atmosphere that were previously collected, as well as more data on the Spock Belt. The probes were deployed in the way that was found to be the best way of penetrating the barrier to scanning that the Belt represents: two probes were located on either side of the Belt as near as possible to its edge. These would be able to communicate given the short distance between them, and thus relay back to the runabout data from probes deep inside the atmosphere, below the Belt. The Belt was found to be not an absolute barrier to probes and sensors or scanners, but to cause such distortions as to make the data unreliable or even unreadable. The thickness of the Spock Belt was measured at 50km thick, spanning the distance between the upper (visible) and lower cloud bands. The presence of Magnetic field fluctuations and eddies was confirmed, and Ensign McConachie collected data on the magnetic field strength.

Optical emission spectroscopy found the ion lifetime in the Belt to be 50ms on average. Ensign McConachie found bursts of radio signals from the planet at about 22 megahertz.The Ensign further found that the planet was shrinking by about two centimeters per t-year, the adiabatic contraction being the origin of the planetary heat.The origin of the magnetic field was found to be due eddy currents in the layer of metallic hydrogen covering the solid core of the planet.

Once all data were collected, these were transmitted back to PRF Science deck. The probes were left in situ to continue transmittng data back to base.

The Journey back to PRF was uneventful.

Lieutenant jg Dana Offcourse Science Officer PRF

Mission to Pinastri VIII -- Results and Analysis

Mission results and lab analysis are transfered to the Astrometric database :

Mission to Pinastri VIII -- Logs

  • Project : PINASTRI-Moonraker - Pinastri VIII Mission

Stardate 100127 XO Mission Log - Lt.Cmdr. Nabuleone Rhode

Today I take part at the second Moonraker Mission which is a part of the Science Project to update our knowledge about the outer areas of the Pinastri System. Due the latest incidents with Orion attacks and a Romulan spy covered as diplomat I requested support from othe PRF Departments. Security Officer Lt JG Caiben, Operations Officer Ens.Firehawk and a Medical Team : Dr. Winslet and Dr. Bareil attended the mission, too. At first the mission was just routine and we took scan from the atmosphere of Pinastri VIII :

Pinastri VIII is approximately 75% hydrogen and 25% helium with traces of other substances like methane and water ice. Pinastri VIII's atmosphere, although similar to Pinastri VII's, is much less interesting to look at from a distance. The bands across which run parallel to the equator much like Pinastri VII's, indicating violent winds. Pinastri VIII is one of the windiest places in the Pinastri System, and wind speeds have been clocked at a staggering 1800 kilometres per hour at the equator. Occasionally, violent 'white' storms break through the cloud layers, each one bigger than Earth. The last of these was observed by the UFS Pinastri/ Delta Quadrant Hubble Space Telescope in 2384. Smaller storms occur as darker spots, and have been shown in recent Cassini-Huygens images. There are three regions in Pinastri VIII's troposhere (the part of the atmosphere where 'weather' occurs) where clouds of a particular kind, or 'cloud decks', are to be found. The location of the clouds is predicted based on the temperature at which vapour will condense into droplets. The point at which condensation occurs, on a temperature profile, is where the clouds ought to be. The temperature in the troposphere ranges from about -130°C to about +80°C. The top visible cloud deck, made of ammonia clouds, is found at about 100 kilometres below the top of the troposhere (tropopause), where the temperature is about -250°C. The second cloud deck, made of ammonium hydrosulphide clouds, is found at about 170 kilometres below the tropopause, where the temperature is -70°C. The lowest cloud deck, made of water clouds, is found at about 130 kilometres below the tropopause, where the temperature is about 0°C (freezing point of water). The hydrogen gas that makes up most of the atmosphere slowly changes to liquid with depth as the pressure increases. Below the liquid hydrogen rests the heavier liquid helium. Deep in the depths of the body of Pinastri VIII, the hydrogen is then under tremendous pressure, and is transformed to liquid metallic hydrogen. It is believed that a rocky core about ten times the mass of the Earth exists at the centre.

During the sensor scans I detected a peak of an unknown energy signature. With the help of Lt.Caiben and Ens Firehawk we located a large space station, 2,5km deep in the atmosphere of the equator area. Due the heavy storms and interferences, Cmdr. Broek started a probe to get more specific datas. The result was, that the station is a large conglomerate of smaller devices. There is an breathable atmosphere inside, but also a leak.

Medical detected 2 lifesigns, maybe orion, which could be in danger and sensor scans assumed that they get weak more and more, but it was difficult say , if they would survive. We discussed a few rescue plans, but I decided to avoid a rescue mission, because the environmentel circumstances were too dangerous for the shuttle. I dont wanted to risk the life of the shuttle crew to rescue the two unknown lifeforms.

The key of success to send an explore, research or rescue mission to the station was the fact , that we need to lift up the station in the atmosphere to reduce the transporter distance. Due the heavy interferences and the lack of a pattern enhancer aboard the Magellan it was impossible to beam a rescue team aboard the station. But without more help from other shuttes or federation ships it is impossible to lift up the station.

We stored the collected datas and aborted the mission to return to Pinastri Prime and discuss further rescue plans with station command, engineering and SFC.

End Mission Log

  • Lt.JG Hawke Caiben stardate 100127

Incident Report (i.e. what happened) Begin Transmission:

Today I participated in a exploration mission of Pinastri VIII. The assembled crew was led by Cmdr Broek. I was assigned the Tactical Position. Our primary mission was to record samples of the atmosphere at close range. All readings appeared to be normal until we reached a strange reading which turned out to be an orbiting Space Station. We were unable to get too close to the station due to the structural integrity of the Megellan and we would risk being pulled into the atmosphere ourselves and being crushed to death.

A probe was launched to scan the station more closely and noted it to be modular. Also, 2 lifesigns were noted inside the structure. Several possible avenues were investigated to attempt a rescue of the life forms, as they appeared to be Orion in nature and also were declining in health due to an atmospheric leak of the hull. It was determined that virtually all possibilities would result in the demise of the Megellan and her crew. This was not acceptable.

The Command decision was made to return to Pinastri Prime and Pathfinder and develop plans to mount a rescue mission as soon as possible.


  • Project Officer : Cmdr. Gijsjan Broek Science log Stardate: 100128

Today we flew with the USS Magellan to Pinastri VIII for a planetary study. The team consists of Cmdr. Gijsjan Broek, Cmdr. Nabuleone Rhode, LT. Piper John, Lt. Hawke Caiben, Lt. Sounj Winslet and Ensign Melina Firehawk. After a small flight at 100% Impulse we arrived at the gas giant and i took us into orbit of the planet at an altitude of 20000 km's. First step was an atmosphere scan and the readings are the same as the data in the Federation database and also a huge EM field around the planet. We boosted the sensors and conducted a deep penetrator scan of the atmosphere. Suddenly we detected a energy signature 2500 km's down in the hydrogen gas layers. We couldnt identify it so i sent a probe down to the location of the readings. The imaging shows a large space station hidden in the thick hydrogen clouds. The station is 6km height and 4km wide. Lots of modules connected to each other, Solar panels or maybe Bussard collectors and a few docking ports. Medical read 2 faint lifeforms but we couldnt identify the species. The Doctors determed that the lifeforms are injured and demanded we performed a rescue attempt. While i was willing to comply, i told them the pressure and gravity fields inside the atmosphere was too great and the runabout would get crushed. As difficult it was for Cmdr. Rhode he ordered not to enter the atmosphere. After cateloging all data we decided to return to PRF. Next time we will enter the Space station and help those beings but i need to prep the USS Magellan first for such a mission. after some theorical analysis i need these modifications for the runabout:

- A double layered added hull plating comprising of Tritanium-Duratanium alloy. - Reconfigure the internal systems so they can handle a overload of 150% for a few hours. - Increase the SIF to 200% yield. - Keep the Warp engines offline at all times. - Creating a static warp bubble to counter the huge graviton pull of the gas giant. - A pair of Transporter pattern enhancers. - EVA suits with Metaphasic shield pack and extra life support systems. - Hand weapons, Tricorders and Med. kits.

United Federation Starfleet Sector 001 & 002 Pathfinder Research Facility

  • Pathfinder Research Facility Medical Report

Officer Reporting: LTjg Sounj Winslet Mission Name: Moonraker Expidetion Stardate: 100127

Today, the Magellan go to Pinastri 8 to come and see update to database that is has on system.

From the scan that LTjg Caiben, LTCmdr Broek, Ens Firehawk, and LTCdmr Rhode do, Dr Bareil Laren deside that nothing was to concern Medical on surrounding. A few minute later, it was finded a energy signature but we finded out soon that a station.

When more scan was did on from Medical part, we finded two lifesign that was weak. This concern Medical allot. A few scan think that this both life sign was Orion, but this can no bee shure on for all interference. For a bit, it was try to diside on how save it bee to try rescue on this two individual- but in end, it was determine impossible to safe both for now. Anything that was try now will result in deaf or hurted crew member.

United Federation Starfleet Sector 001 & 002 Tranquility Station

  • Officer Reporting: Dr. Bareil Laren (Piper John)

Mission Name: Mission Moonraker Stardate: 100127

We was on a mission two days ago to Pinastri VIII. On our way there we dedected a big Space Station. Cmdr. Broek, Ensign Firehawk, Cmdr. Rhode and Lt.jg Caiben does a lot of scans. Some minutes after this Ensign Winslet and myself detected two very weak lifesigns. I knew we had to find a way to go to this Space Station and rescue the two victims. Hostile or not. We need to help.

I told Cmdr. Rhode that we have to resue them but he decided against that, as the station located in the Athmosphere of Pinastri VIII, was in the middle of heavy interferences. He said we first need to find a solution to safe the station and of course our own lives before we can rescue the two victims.

Sure he as commanding Officer of this Mission needs to think about such things............but I.........I am a Doctor. I am teached to help when help is needed. And there was definitely help needed. sighs

Well i had to follow Nabu's orders, and so we went back to Pinastri.

In Service Lt. Bareil Laren (Piper John) Head - Medical Training, HQ