Created: 02 January 2037
On January 1st, 2037, VoloGen Industries and Astronautics completed a major milestone in the preparatory phase 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. Under the command of Flight Director Louis Hadley, the flight plan was successfully executed by a diverse group of VoloGen employees from Great Britain, Japan, Australia, The United States and South Korea, as well as several local contractors from the Sai Kung District of Hong Kong. The VoloGen launch facility in Hong Kong was recently constructed on a tract of land located outside the Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate, and marks the corporation's first business venture in southeastern Asian development. COMSAT One is the first major launch of THE PALIOXIS PROJECT initiative, and will be followed by the launch of COMSAT Two in the following months. COMSAT Two will enter an aerosynchronous orbit with Mars and provide a consistent telecommunication relay channel between VoloGen mission control stations and the single Palioxis crew member who will spend the following decades conducting research on the martian surface.
COMSAT One was launched aboard VoloGen Industries and Astronautics' patented Palioxis Excursion and Delivery Vessel (EADV). VoloGen plans on refitting the EADV main hull and nosecone chassis for future short-range mid earth and geosynchronous orbital launch missions to resupply NAOSAR and the International Space Station.