All was not well aboard the SUN Copernicus...
Nepotism and crony-posting is never a good way to run a military. It tends to get you the worst of all possible worlds: incompetent senior officers, resentful junior officers, and crews that don't care one way or another as long as they get three squares a day.
Unfortunately, even though it's a lesson easily read through the history books, the Solarian Union never read them and didn't learn it until too late.
Too bad for them.
“Yes, Mr. Gibson?”
“We’re still receiving messages from Titan. They’re getting more concerned at our silence.”