Colony One: Sol #1:435 Transmit ID:N.L-1027
This may be our last transmit for some time, we cannot spare the power. Sandstorm continues unabated. We are down to 27% energy levels and have deactivated all non-essential systems. Solar array unable to recharge batteries due to darkened sky, running at only 17% efficiency. Plutonium power source has failed and attempts by EVA to find the fault have proved fatal. Those who have ventured outside to repair have not returned. If storm does not clear we will run out of power in approximately fourteen sols.
Colony One: Sol #1:445 Transmit ID:N.L-1028
Sandstorm has continued for seventy-two sols, it will never end. We are down to 7% power. All colonists have assembled in the main bio-dome to conserve energy. All systems shutdown except minimal life support. Very cold. Array efficiency now at 5%.
To add to our woes a strange malaise has overcome many of us who remain. A deep psychological psychosis affects one in three. We are prepared as best we can, we all know what is coming, we wait in hope even though that now seems futile.
Send no more.