Few undertakings in the history of humanity can compare to the great technological achievement known as Project Apollo. It is estimated that five hundred million persons sat transfixed in front of television sets as Neil Armstrong ventured onto the lunar surface in July 1969. Apollo 11 achieved President John F. Kennedy’s May 1961 pledge of landing men on the Moon by the close of the decade. Among those who witnessed Armstrong’s flickering television image were thousands of people who had directly contributed to this historic moment. Now, almost 200 years later we find ourselves at a new confluence as man, having seeded and begun the colonization of his neighbouring planets, takes the next giant leap for mankind.
— Secretary General, Sir William Cecil Dearnley
The United Planetary Space Fleet, or Fleet for short, is the military body formed out of the remnant of the UN Peacekeeping Force of the late 20c. It is a military force the reports directly to the Admiralty on Earth and JHQ (Joint Headquarters), which is located aboard the Daedalus Space Station.
Fleet is the military space arm of the United Nations (UN) alliance of member countries committed to fulfilling the goals of the Walsingham Treaty, signed on March 12th, 2112. In accordance with the Treaty, the fundamental role of UPSF is to safeguard the freedom and security of its member countries, their co-dependents and commercial interests, by political and military means, in space.