The Korolev Colony was a escape solution to the Eastern Alliance's losing of the Global War. The entire colony built inside a captured asteroid. After complete it is was then accelerated on a trajectory out of the solar system and to Proxima Centauri. Designed as a generational ship, it was built with everything a rebuilding civilization would need, including a research faciliy. The Alliance had disregarded safety protocols by secretly equipping the facility with highly experimental nanites. This proved to be its downfall as it contributed to the Nanoplague and subsiquent loss of the facility.