In 2154, colonization and terraforming efforts began on the Jovian moon. With assistance from the Centaurans, the Stellar Consortium installed a set of orbital solar mirrors to bring light and fertility to the world that would become the Consortium's new bread basket. The Ganymede planetary government won Consortium approval to set strict immigration policies and prohibitive settlement fees in an effort to prevent Ganymede from becoming a small version of Earth. In 2651, the orbital mirrors were destroyed and the colony was destroyed by the Kretonian invasion. In the year 3000, Ganymede was settled by the Maltarians, who began building a military base and a colony.