The Apex Continuum Exploration Division has been organized to provide the corporation with its own internal research and development capabilities, as well as deep space exploration and cartographic operations. Many of the members of this division are veterans of the UEE Exploration Corps, and come with a full panoply of skills to include astral-navigation, deep-space flight operations, xenobiology, xenogeology, deep stellar cartography, and a wide array of sensor technologies. In addition, the Exploration Division also includes a number of scientists, who are currently conducting research and development activities within the Apex Continuum’s research facilities.
The primary mission of the Exploration Division is to discover new and emerging markets for the corporation, either by the charting of new trade routes, first-contact negotiations with alien entities or the discovery of untapped resource lodes or undiscovered salvage opportunities. Exploration members share finder’s fee and royalty payments for their discoveries, which essentially remain the property of the corporation.