COMSAT Two Launched
On January 10th, 2037, VoloGen Industries and Astronautics launched the second of two satellites which will be utilized as telecommunication instruments of THE PALIOXIS PROJECT. The first communication satellite, code-named COMSAT One, was successfully launched into geosynchronous orbit from a VoloGen launch facility in Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong on January 1st. The second satellite, code-named COMSAT Two, was launched from a VoloGen launch facility off the coast of Guerrero Negro, Mexico. During a press conference, Communications Director Denise Montoro commented on the success of the satellite's launch, stating that, "COMSAT Two will establish a crucial link between VoloGen stations on Earth and the Palioxis settlement on Mars. COMSAT One and COMSAT Two will provide a consistent relay channel for the transmission of research and monitoring data as well as a constant stream of biometric and life-support information to ensure that the single Palioxis crewmember will remain in the safest and most secure conditions."

COMSAT Two was launched aboard VoloGen Industries and Astronautics' patented Palioxis Payload Carrier Vessel, a spacecraft renown for its reusable launch system which propels jettisoned components back towards Earth's atmosphere after multistage separation events. The Palioxis Payload Carrier Vessel will be a primary means of transportation for equipment and supplies as THE PALIOXIS PROJECT enters latter stages of development. COMSAT Two is on course for completing a seven month journey to Mars, where it will eventually enter an aerosynchronous orbit. VoloGen Industries and Astronautics is currently narrowing down a selected group of applicants to find the individual who will travel to Mars aboard the Palioxis Launch Vessel in 2041.