The following low level readings have been gleaned by the Advanced Long Range Scanners aboard the Slipstream and are presented for general information, listed clockwise as per the Space Map
Having made the safe jump to Arcturus Minor, we await contact from the Salvation. They are yet to respond to any of our broadcast messages, but probes have been sent to attempt to confirm contact. We expect to be on course to rendezvous with the Salvation at Elentis 227a within 4 weeks (1 jump to Elysium V, and 1 jump to Elentis 227a).
Reports are leaving the Hephaestus of recent concerning accidents, particularly around ventilation ducts: a small number of instances of severe burns have occurred when hot, pressurised and occasionally toxic gases have somehow been vented through the normal air system. Hephaestus engineers believe this is not a great concern, but some parts of the ship have been sealed off until the problem can be resolved. With resources and expertise currently low across the Fleet, however, fixing the problem could be a long time coming.
Despite the captain's best efforts, there is a dwindling supply of food, and the existing rationing system is struggling to cope. With the largest number of survivors on board, living cheek by jowl, there are discontented grumblings, especially when the luxury of the Slipstream is mentioned…