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I have often been asked: if we have traveled between the stars, why can we not launch the simplest of orbital probes? These fools fail to understand the difficulty of finding the appropriate materials on this Planet, of developing adequate power supplies, and creating the infrastructure necessary to support such an effort. In short, we have struggled under the limitations of a colonial society on a virgin planet. Until now.

~ Col. Corazon Santiago,

"Planet: A Survivalist's Guide"

Orbital Spaceflight is a Explore technology in Alpha Centauri.

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The early colonists certainly bring the technical understanding of spaceflight with them, but they lack the materials and infrastructure necessary to construct spacecraft. Eventually, implementation of Doctrine: Air Power (E5) furnishes the infrastructure, while advanced Pre-sentient Algorithms (D5) provide the tools for mankind’s return to Orbital Spaceflight.