Galileo Base

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Galileo Base
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Facility information

Location:

Requiem

Purpose:

Research facility

Armament:

Historical information

Built:

Around February 7, 2558

Destroyed:

March 2558

In use:

2558: Requiem Campaign

Controlled by:

Office of Naval Intelligence

Personnel:

 

Galileo Base was a makeshift UNSC research facility located on the surface of Requiem. The facility was built around a Forerunner artifact in order to study and extract it. The base was optimized to meet ONI requirements for defensive emergencies,[1] including what they referred to as "Persistent Field Resilience", a mandate that required combat readiness regardless of perceived environmental safety.[2]

History

In February 2558, Galileo came under attack by Covenant forces.[3] Fireteam Crimson later arrived and fought off the attackers.[3] Later, Galileo Base was examining another Forerunner artifact known as the Didact's Gift. During this examination the Covenant-Promethean alliance launched a large assault on the base to retrieve it. Fireteam Crimson was awaiting extraction when the attack began and were forced to defend Galileo again. The base's defenses had been powered down to test a mini-reactor so Crimson was forced to turn them on to deal with the waves of Phantoms. After the Covenant assault had been halted, Promethean forces began translocating into the area. While Crimson engaged the Prometheans, Commander Palmer ordered Robert Dalton to bring in Fireteam Majestic to extract the artifact. Crimson was eventually able to eliminate all the Promethean forces in the area, allowing Majestic to retrieve the artifact.[4] During Majestic's retrieval Covenant Phantoms and Banshees resumed attacking the base, pinning them down. Gabriel Thorne managed to hijack a Banshee and destroy a Phantom, causing the Covenant to withdraw and allowing Majestic to escape.[5]

Not long after the attack, the entire shield world was placed on a collision course with its parent star, Epoloch. All of Infinity's research bases on the planet were lost when Requiem was destroyed by its sun. Months after the Requiem campaign, the UNSC sought to establish a new research facility, planned to be designated Galileo II by the UNSC's High Command.[6]

Trivia

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  • Galileo Base is the setting for the Halo 4 Multiplayer map, Complex.
  • Some Ugparassa trees can be found at the base and in the map Complex.
  • Galileo is named after the famous Galileo Galilei, an Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher who's sometimes called the "Father of Modern Science".

Gallery

List of appearances

Sources

  1. ^ National Console Gaming: Halo 4 multiplayer Complex map revealed, Flood mode re-confirmed
  2. ^ Halo Waypoint: Requiem
  3. ^ a b Spartan Ops, S1E3 Catherine
  4. ^ Spartan Ops, S1E4 Didact's Hand
  5. ^ Spartan Ops, S1E5 Memento Mori
  6. ^ Halo: Escalation, Issue #13