The Department of Exploration scours the deepest reaches of the Galaxy, charting previously unexplored Sectors in hopes of finding new territories for the Consortium to expand. New territory means new places for our population to grow, new resources to discover and new citizen's to add to our Alliance. Any populace found on these new planets are protected and given new technologies, allowing them to develop exponentially, in ways they could never have previously imagined.
Exploration Fleets tirelessly search every section of the Galaxy, whether it be within the confines of known Sectors or in the vast expanse of deep space where galactic phenomena periodically occur, causing whole new Systems to appear in once empty space.
Materials and builders from the Department of Development are carried by these Exploration Fleets to quickly exploit new discoveries and build outposts for resupply, defense and colonization.