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EAS Cortez
Owner: Earth Alliance
Operator: Earthforce
Class: Explorer class ship
Hull Marking(s): "14286"
Status: Active (2259)

The EAS Cortez was an Earthforce Explorer class ship.


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She was assigned to deep space mapping around the year 2254 under the command of Captain Jack Maynard. They spent five years exploring and mapping unknown space, the last two in Sector 900 alone.

In 2259, the Cortez was called in to repair one of the Euphrates Sector jump gates. Since Babylon 5 is located in that area, the ship's captain decided to travel to that station for its re-supply and catch up with his old friend, John Sheridan.

After re-supplying, the Cortez jumped back into hyperspace heading for the "new rim", a catastrophic malfunction of their fusion reactor sends the ship adrift without power to navigate. While they have the parts to repair their navigation, the time required would put them so far off the Hyperspace beacons they would be lost forever. Luckily, they were able to send a distress signal to Babylon 5, and were later recovered by the Babylon 5 Starfury squad, Zeta Squadron, marking the first time an Earth ship lost in hyperspace was recovered.

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