After the destruction of Solar Outpost 1 , and the subsequent abandonment of Solar Outpost 2, the need to do solar research increased. A new station, Icarus, was constructed.
Station Icarus is positioned in a similar location to Solar Outpost 1. However all parts of Icarus were kept outside of the circle of influence to avoid avoid falling inward if another gravitational fluctuation occurred. If an experiment requires being inside the sphere of influence a probe can be launched instead of placing the station in the solar orbit.
Station Icarus has been in service for some time now. An oversight in the public relations department delayed the publication of information about it until now.