The deal to construct the array started in YE 38. In exchange for assisting USO in liberating the I'ee home system from the NMX in Operation Bright Venom USO would assist with the construction of the Light Year Array.
The Light-Year Array at the time of construction was the largest telescope array in the Kyoto Sector, spanning over several light years and capable of sensing far out to the edges of space. The Array is intended for scientific use, and will eventually consist of:
x300 sensor ships
Server and Data Processing facilities at Nath Tower