SHALYARIS, CENTAURI – Consortium Amalgamated Transport, the company that manages automated shuttle flights throughout the Orion Arm, confirmed that dozens of flights were affected by technical issues today.

A spokesperson for CAT told CBN that data routed through the century-old Fort Clatsop relay network between Earth and Alpha Centauri got lost due to a blown circuit. As a result, at least 30 shuttles were stranded as their autopilot systems were stuck in perpetual ping loops, trying to determine the next step of their route.

All flights are now reported to be moving again. Technicians repaired the faulty sensor relay, but CAT officials indicated that the time is long overdue to upgrade the relays.