While Task Force 9 continues to face threats from seemingly every direction, the ancient mandate of Starfleet to explore unknown worlds and go where no person has gone before remain a key priority. Inspired by the discovery of the Reliquary and committed to pursuing this mandate Starfleet Command has placed Admiral Allison Reyes in charge of the Advanced Science, Technology & Research Activity. A group that while independent of the Task Force 9 chain of command, remains in coordination with it and pursues wherever leads may take it. To host ASTRA, Starfleet Command has assigned the Excalibur Class USS Khonsu under the command of Captain Gérard Devreux.
Unexpected and miraculous discoveries are surely to be many on this new chapter of both officers and their crew.