Imperial Scout Service
The Imperial Interstellar Scout Service (IISS) is the exploratory arm of the Imperium.
It has its origins in the initial explorations of the Imperium’s frontiers. Long ago, however, the Scout Service expanded its responsibilities to cover more than mere exploration. It now maps the territory it once explored, and it is responsible for providing navigational charts and maps to the ships that now travel through that territory. In addition, the Scout Service provides long distance courier or postal services between points within the empire.