|Cochrane class Station|
|Independent Miners Guild (Gallic Occupation)|
While Tau-31 was considered infeasible for development by Bretonia Mining and Manufacturing (BMM), the smaller Independent Mining Guild (IMG) -- eager to exploit areas in which BMM feared to tread. The IMG repressurised an abandoned depot left over from the trade lane construction and began to harvest large quantities of pure Water and Oxygen ice in the system. Water and Oxygen were shipped to Harris to supply the terraforming effort.
The invasion of Kusari, and later Gallia into Tau-31 prevented the IMG from supplying the Harris project any longer. For a time, the station became a gathering point for civilian refugees from Harris, wishing to leave the wartorn region. The station was also damaged by weapons fire from Battleship Yamaguchi during a skirmish with Bretonian forces in the station perimiter. At present, the station is still operating, but at a much lower pace. Oxygen and Water harvested here are used to supply Zoner and IMG bases further out in the Tau systems, and some of it is sold to the Gallic forces.