When you are of a sufficiently high rank in either of the militaries you will be
offered missions such as these on the bulletin board. One of the first things you
notice is how the payment has increased to a much more satisfying level : Cr25,000
in this case.
Once you've accepted, you'll get a mission screen like this one. Make a note of the details of your Imperial Military mission.
Having jumped to Zeandcan, activate your system database, locate Zeandcan 10 and set
your autopilot. Zooming right in shows that the planet in question is a barren
airless world, so at least when you let the nuke go you won't be wiping out
too many people. If that sort of thing is important to you...
And here we are, some 1200km from the planet. With your target identities switched
on you'll see something on the surface labelled *rontier. That's where the military installation is so set your autopilot to it and make your way towards it.
This is the final approach to the target. To avoid clutter I've switched ship
id off but make no mistake, there are LOTS of enemy ships around now so keep your
finger on the laser trigger and trust that your shields will hold.
When the missile explodes, it will cause the kind of devastation you'd expect from a nuclear warhead. Where there was once a bustling military installation there is now just a giant crater. Quite a sobering sight but there's no time to reflect just yet, a lot of those enemy ships will still be on your tail so set your jump target to Facece if you haven't already done so, point your tail at the planet and leave the area as quickly as possible.
Your mission screen will be much the same as before but with the crucial word "DONE" on the right hand side. Dock at the nearest port and prepare to receive the thanks of the military, maybe a medal, a nice chunk of cash and the knowledge that promotion to the next rank just got that bit closer. Right On Commander !!
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