Pannet / Rhylanor / Spinward Marches
Downport Dome Report Released
The inquiry into the disaster last year at the Downport Dome breach on Pannet
(2519 Spinward Marches; E9C5677-7) has been released.
The Commision into the Downport Dome
disaster recommends stricter regulation and inspection
of insidious atmosphere ratings, including official licensing and
transponder ID being required for all ships operating in those
In response, a new InsidAtmos (Insidious Atmosphere) qualification will
be required for any starship operating in insidious atmosphere (UWP
code C) or even entering orbit around a world with such an
atmosphere. Further regulations restrict the operation of such
rated ships, as well as determine where such a rating is to be obtained.
UWP atmosphere C worlds will be also be assigned a minimum InsidAtmos
rating, which must be met or exceeded by starships wishing to operate
there. These ratings will take time to propagate through the
Imperium, and in the meantime travellers should check with local worlds
on an individual basis to determine their requirements.
All ships currently rated for Insidious Atmosphere operations will be
considered to have an InsidAtmos1 rating until 100-1123, when the old
ratings will no longer be valid.