Once the ship was underway, Captain Andrus Jaxx revealed to the crew the nature of their mission. Over the course of several weeks, Starfleet Command has lost contact with three vessels that were attempting to chart the Typhon Expanse. Little is currently known about the Expanse, other than it contains a number of previously unknown, and potentially dangerous anomalies. The Apollo’s mission is to locate and, if possible, recover the crews of the three missing vessels. If recovery should fail, they are to attempt to determine what caused the loss of the ships.
While on route to the Expanse, the crew picked up a distress call from a merchant ship belonging to a race known as the Altorans. The freighter was discovered several light-years from normal shipping routes, and the crew has gone out of their way to disguise their distress call and cargo.
An away team, led By LtCmdr Liam Frost is preparing to beam aboard to assist with repairs and, if possible, find out what the Altorans are trying to hide.