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The Reclamation Project | The Atlas Project
"The Atlas Project: Federation | Cooperation Joint Operation Debrief"
Official Starfleet Debrief, Written by Supervising Admiral Kathryn Janeway (Contributed to by Captain Geordi La Forge)
Between the months of August 2391 and February 2392, a combination of 300 Reclamation Project staffers and 400 Starfleet officers operated in scientific collaboration, engineering partnership, and medical cooperation to successfully Reclaim 2,963 xBs from a seemingly-abandoned Borg sphere. Though originally identified by a mere string of numbers in Starfleet’s “active operations” docket, this quickly came to be known as “The Atlas Project” between Starfleet and Reclamation Project personnel, nicknamed in honor of the self-aware and self-named sphere that brought the two factions together. With Starfleet activities managed by Captain Geordi La Forge (promoted from Commander on-site Stardate 68903.93) and the Reclamation Project’s Executive Director Hugh supervising Liberated Borg Cooperation affairs, this Project hallmarked an important cornerstone for building future Cooperation/Federation relations.
During these six months, almost 3,000 xBs were Reclaimed, rehabilitated, and rehomed by the Cooperation. Starfleet and Reclamation Project engineers, meanwhile, plunged the depths of this sphere’s Borg technology, striving to solve the sphere’s mysterious Borg abandonment and out-of-place Delta Quadrant origins. Though 45 officers were tragically lost in the Project's ending weeks ▇▇ ▇▇ ▇▇▇ ▇▇▇▇▇ ▇▇ ▇▇▇▇▇▇ (30 UFP, 15 LBC), the Atlas Project was not only the predecessor for Starfleet's Lunar Starbase 195 “Equinox” on Ohniaka III’s moon Platos, but also resulted in the Cooperation citizenship of Atlas: the sapient artificial intelligence whose body is the spherical, superstructure-like starship that stands guard over Ohniaka III’s Capitol City. For more facts concerning the xB Atlas, see "Ohniaka III: Atlas," Paragraph 2 (ARCHIVAL NOTE: FUTURE MATERIAL TO BE PUBLISHED).
Lunar Specialty Starbase SP-4381 Solstice in orbit above L-Class planet Taijal, Senior Staff Alumni Portrait, Stardate 69039.84
Back (L to R): Emergency Medical Hologram Mk. I, Atlas (holographic avatar projection), Director Second Crosis, Lead Cyberneticist Junction V'evik, Commander Ts'in V'neth Vorik
Front (L to R): Lead Medical Junction Troval, Executive Director Hugh, Captain Geordi La Forge, Lead Engineering Junction Five of Ten
Considering its very nature, participants, and resulting humanitarian work, the Atlas Project was the first of its kind in Starfleet history. With seniority advisories granted to Reclamation Project staffers regarding all Borg-related technological affairs, the cross-cultural impact of the Atlas Project was a massive foothold in the goal of strengthening political, social, and societal relations with the Cooperation. Supported by 400 hand-picked staffers, the upstanding Captain La Forge was able to successfully collaborate and research with Ohniakan-reared xBs and the amiable Director Hugh, laying the groundwork for furthered diplomatic alliance and future research projects. In return, Starfleet notably commends the Reclamation Project for its "cooperative" collaboration, responsible handling of research materials, and commendable hospitality, and even hosting of a "Midway Gala" on Stardate 68906.33 for a diplomatic audience of 2,000 and more guests.
Overall, it is Starfleet’s great hope that the Atlas Project’s generational impacts are felt across the Alpha Quadrant: not only on Ohniaka III for the thousands of reclaimed xBs pulled from Atlas, but also for whatever future work may unite the Federation and Cooperation. May that unity be forever in the pursuit of science, the desire to scour the stars for life, and sought in the name of humanitarian aid to help those who did not truly live before.
For detailed dossiers, activity logs, staffer profiles, or other follow-up research collaborations that officers may be interested in reviewing or contributing to, please access the full staffer record attached to this Admiral’s debrief.
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Discovered to originate from the Delta Quadrant through an interdimensional, 17 year-spanning wormhole, the superstructure sphere known as “Atlas” was originally built by the Borg with a highly-experimental warp drive. The vessel is the only known xB vessel of his kind, as well as the only one to possess a transwarp conduit-akin technology that allows the sphere, its passengers, and all vessels it comes into significant physical contact with near-instantaneous travel to any galactic location ▇▇ ▇▇▇ ▇▇ ▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇ ▇ ▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇ ▇▇▇▇▇▇▇ ▇▇ ▇ ▇▇▇▇▇▇ ▇▇ ▇▇▇▇▇▇ ▇▇▇▇▇▇ ▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇. It is currently hypothesized that Atlas' momentary presence in Species 8472's fluidic space may have been the start of the "Species 8472 War" that resulted in catastrophic losses for the Borg, and that the vessel's accidental emergence near the Alpha/Gamma Quadrant border is what drew Species 8472's ire in the Delta Quadrant ▇▇ ▇▇▇▇▇ ▇▇▇.
The loss of life during the Atlas Project occurred on Stardate 69044.85 [January 17th 2392] with "The Battle of Taijal," ▇▇▇▇▇ ▇▇▇▇▇▇▇ ▇▇▇ ▇▇ ▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇ ▇▇▇ ▇▇▇▇ ▇▇▇▇ ▇▇▇ ▇▇▇▇▇▇▇ ▇▇▇▇▇▇▇ due to instigated conflict by and from the sudden arrival of Species 8472. With assisted defense given by Captain B’Elanna Torres’ Louis Michel, joint bioweapon research and replication from Captain Beverly Crusher’s USS Pasteur, contracted aid from Federation-associated Fenris Rangers, three Cooperation support vessels, and ▇▇▇ ▇▇▇▇▇ ▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇ Atlas with his ▇▇▇ ▇▇▇▇▇▇▇ technology, the Species 8472 threat was neutralized, and no further sightings were reported at the Project’s grounds for the remaining five weeks. With the sphere vacated of any remaining drones just two days prior, the time left on-site was spent repairing, researching, and refurbishing Atlas, incorporating joint Federation-Cooperation hologenerators into his hull and preparing for travel back to Ohniaka III by way of refitting ▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇ ▇▇▇▇▇▇ his ▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇ engine.
Rendition of events at the "Battle of Taijal," Stardate 69044.85 [Events captured by Lt. Cmdr. Iris Jay]
One xB of particular interest Reclaimed during the Atlas Project was found to be a ▇▇▇▇▇▇ ▇▇▇▇▇ unit named ▇▇. ▇▇▇▇▇▇▇ ▇▇▇ ▇▇▇▇▇▇ ▇▇▇▇ ▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇ ▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇ ▇▇▇▇▇▇ ▇▇ ▇ ▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇ ▇▇▇▇▇ ▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇. A healthy level of caution is encouraged if encountered (as well as legal observance of her dual Cooperation-Federation citizenship granted by Reclamation), but she has demonstrated ambivalence and allyship when requested.
While Starfleet is confident in the Atlas Project’s cementing of the Cooperation’s and Federation’s alliances, the platitudes of Ohniakan xBs are not to be taken advantage of, nor shirked in favor of predisposed disdain for the Borg Collective. Upon completion of the Project, a diplomatic envoy containing a copy of Atlas' program traveled back to Starfleet Headquarters to present political offerings/negotiations, and eventually sign the Atlas Agreements of 2392 after much delineation. The sapient starship made known his desired pacifism, and offered his "body" as a place of collaborative scientific study of unique/endangered flora and fauna with the Federation and her allies' scientists ▇▇▇▇▇▇▇ ▇▇▇ ▇▇▇▇▇▇ ▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇. In return, regulatory protocols were established between Starfleet and the Reclamation Project regarding possible future exchanges of discovered xB refugees, writing future guidelines for Starfleet personnel to follow when encountering drones severed from the Collective (and pending Cooperation retrieval/consultation). The 69167.8 San Francisco Admiral Assembly Hearing was also made privy to (and perhaps warned of) Atlas' transportation and firepower capabilities, garnishing both respect and ire regarding everything from Atlas' revealed technical might, disapproval for the Federation's Synthetic Ban of 2385, and the resulting strained pressure from New Romulan Republic liaisons.
For more context in case of possible diplomacy ventures or occasions, refer to Lt. Cmdr. Dr. Amadeus O’Reilly’s co-authored “Observations of Ohniaka III: A One-Year Liberated Borg Cooperation Societal Documentation,” or contact any appropriate Starfleet personnel stationed at Lunar Starbase 195 Equinox for further counsel.