Ceres Astrospace
First Federation ship design and building megacorp/

Manufacturer of a number of civilian and military ships, including the popular Delta, Ceres Astrospace was one of the success stories of the Federation, and the sole surviving company of the CisLunar-Belt Industrial Defense conglomerate which evolved in the late thirty-second century. Through shrewd business dealings, their superbrights and superturings were able to buy out most of the other defense contractors during the early to middle Federation period, consolidating their manufacturing and research facilities to become the largest and most cost-efficient military/defense company.

Followng falling markets with the collapse of the old Federation and the second singularity, the company was finally sold to Yanto Industries, Merrion. Many of the colonial branches meanwhile became successful minor Houses in their own right.
 
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Text by M. Alan Kazlev

Initially published on 24 September 2001.