Pannet / Rhylanor / Spinward Marches
Downport Dome to Open in New Year
It was announced today that Downport Dome on Pannet (2519 Spinward
Marches; E9C5677-7) will open again early in the new year. Almost
destroyed in a containment failure caused by a starship crash last
year, crews have been working around the clock to restore the city and
reopen it for interstellar trade.
The city has not just been restored, but improved with state of the art
high technology from GSbAG, who are putting their insidious atmosphere
starship experience into the city. Once the new section of the
city is open, most of the evacuated population will be able to
return. With the city up and running again, the old section will
then be renovated to incorporate the new technology too.
New fast access containment shelters are being built, using grav
technology to enable rapid entry chambers. A new sensor and alert
system is expected to reduce the false positive alarms, and this in
combination with ease of use should save thousands of lives in the
event of a breach.
A GSbAG company spokesman has called this "the safest insidious city in
the galaxy." It is also without question the most expensive, paid
for in large part by the Domain of Deneb itself.
As soon as Downport Dome reopens, ships will once again be permitted to
land at the mainworld. Only those ships certified for the new
InsidAtmos3 rating will be even be permitted into orbit around the
mainworld, let along land. Such certification is only available
at Class A starports of tech level E or above; it is valid for one
year, but subject to surprise checks which cannot be refused.
Following the disaster at Pannet last year, InsidAtmos qualification is
now part of a ship's transponder signal.