As January began, the USS Apollo and her crew arrived at Quatal Minor. The planet was riddled with ion storms and various atmospheric conditions that made transport and communications impossible. A scout team was sent down to the surface in a shuttle and reached successfully landed it with minor incident. Upon their arrival they launched a communication buoy designed to relay a message back the Apollo.
After receiving the message from the surface, the second away team was launched toward the surface to rendezvous with the scout team and prepare to enter the biogenic weapons facility.
After launching the second team, the Apollo broke orbit and moved to the largest moon of the planet. Part of the moon housed unique properties that would mask the energy signature of the Apollo, in case any visitors entered the system.
Follow the Apollo through February here!