FCIS has since been established as one of the leading names in planetary reconnaissance, scouting locations for many operations from mining to colonisation to government sponsored exploration expeditions on planets of tactical and scientific interest.
The Belkin expedition is an operation that deals in a field of infancy because so few planets have been found to contain life that there are very little protocols established in this area of intergalactic law, however the fundamental laws state that interference with a xenos environment must be kept to an absolute minimum and that no personnel make physical contact with said ecosystem in any circumstance.
This series of laws creates a difficult situation when tackling the documentation of a new planet that contains life but FCIS has developed a leading strategy in this field of exploration. With a base of operations situated just above orbit and the financial backing of many different industrial corporations FCIS has established a state of the art research and airport facility. This floating station of Hangar, laboratory and living quarters enables the full blown operation of an industrial expedition without the need to impose on the native planet below.