ExoFrigate Copernicus fighting Pirates
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The Copernicus (†) was called into active duty in 2119 A.D. when the Homeworld Congress declared war on the Pirate Clans of Saturn. The Pirate Clans War was in response to Jonas Simbacca's Pirate Clan pillaging a civilian ore freighter, the Danube, which resulted in the death of one of its two crew members. In addition to the death of the Danube's crew member, an entire ExoFleet work crew was killed when a booby trap left by the Pirates was accidentally triggered. The Copernicus served in the Pirate Clans War and fought in the Battle of the Asteroid Belt.
In the first engagement of the brief conflict, the Exofleet was ambushed by the entire Pirate Fleet using their Cloaking Devices to give them an advantage over the more powerful yet slow maneuvering ExoFleet. Although their surprise was absolute, the ExoFleet was able to fight off hordes of Pirate Fighters and battle their way out of the ambush. During the battle, the Pirate Flagship took on a group of three ExoFrigates and two light ExoCarriers. During the exchange of fire, the Copernicus was destroyed as it been heavily damaged earlier in the battle. The Copernicus was later rebuilt after the war for the Second Drej War.