Vanderheim Mining Facility 03 (Ghost Town)
NAME: Vanderheim Mining Facility (VMF-03)
AFFILIATION: Vanderheim Industries
SIZE: 5,400 km
VMF 03, built into an asteroid the size of a large moon, was to be a hub for mining operations throughout the system. It was going to be Vanderheim’s third attempt at planet cracking, a method of turning uninhabitable planets into large, more manageable chunks for processing. The method was a huge success at VMF-01 and VMF-02 with no reported casualties. VMF-03 was expected to be a huge success. It was scheduled to be finished by the second half of the next cycle.
In the last several weeks though, communications have been lost with VMF-03 and the half-dozen capital mining ships that inhabited the system. Scouts have been sent to investigate but have not reported back yet on the situation. Until the situation is resolved, the TAS has marked the system amber. Travellers are recommended to approach the system cautiously and to only stop under dire circumstances. Vanderheim has put a bounty of 25,000 credits to anyone who can discover the source of the issue.