During Aurelius Edit
Richard Welford's Laboratory is heisted in Episode 3 by the Space Corps. (Ryan and Titus) so that they can take the orb off his hands. They also use the reactor to blow up the lab and take Welford prisoner. During the flight back to Cyrene, the Thunderhawk is shot down by Leptis Magnas and it crashes into Aurelius. Welford's burnt corpse is found in Episode 4 in his cell.