Historical events that have occurred in the Star Citizen universe. Notable events of each century are displayed on this overall view while a full list of events can be found on the dedicated page of each century.
Doctor Scott Childress and his team designed the first autonomous quantum generator, making it possible to reach one hundredth of the speed of light (or 2,997.92 km/s). This technological breakthrough allows humanity to explore the solar system at speeds previously unattainable.
A new version of the quantum generator is being developed by Roberts Space Industries, making it possible to reach one tenth of the speed of light (29,979.24 km/s). More and more ships are roaming the solar system.
The Artemis is launched. It carries 5,000 civilians on a mission to reach the planet closest to our solar system which could be successfully terraformed.
With the discovery of three new jump points, the governments of Earth decide to meet to discuss how best to approach this new era. Over the next several years, nations put their identities and points of contention aside to form the UNE.
The Earth is overcrowded. Wishing to take advantage of this situation, RSI is launching an advertising campaign called "The Air You Breathe" to promote their commercial flights. Society promises people a new life, a chance to start all over elsewhere in the universe. This campaign is a huge success.
The UNE restructures and becomes the United Planets of Earth (UPE), allowing each planet to be represented in the Senate and establishing an executive power shared by three tribunes.
Gaia Planet Services, a terraforming company, sends a team of 276 to colonize a presumed uninhabited world. Shortly after terraforming begins, the Xi'an capture the team and release Foreman Charles Baxter, in good faith. Beginning of the Xi'an Cold War.
Beginning of the Second Tevarin War. At the end of the Second Tevarin War, Aaron Fring paints a picture that will mark this confrontation. His work entitled "Tears of fire" was introduced to the UPE's Museum of Historical Vault for Antiquity in 2633.
First contact with the Vanduul: a small colony called Armitage in the Orion system is attacked and wiped out by the Vanduul. It's the Armitage Raid.
Hostilities between the UEE and the Xi'an Empire are raging. At the same time, Senator Akari is negotiating a treaty with the Xi'an in complete secrecy. As soon as this treaty comes into effect, Xi'an forces demobilize and retreat.
Imperator Marshall Leon announces the "Project Archangel", the objective of which is to develop the technologies and techniques necessary to create a new world from nothing. The project is open to scientists of other species. This project marks the beginning of the creation of the Synthworld world.