During Venus terraforming, reports of primitive life in its atmosphere and seas. Concerns about planetwide biocide fuel the expansion of a new Corp with a cleaner solution for exploring and inhabiting Europa: Transcendent Technologies Incorporated. The discovery of life traces in Europa certainly help! The fledgling Corp creates orca “bio-probes” to explore Europa’s freezing oceans.

Reference: HSD 1.0 p. 24

Date Notes: Some time during Venus terraforming period