From Autonomicon Mk. II
Operation Orchestra was the codename for the Soviet strategic operation that broke the Vega Blockade and landed the first Soviet ground forces on Vega proper. The operation formed part of the ongoing Battle of Vega and was aimed at relieving the New Weimar military which had been fighting against the Greater German Reich and reformed Vega Union State for the previous 6 months.
Plans for the operation existed as early as the late 2260s when the Soviet Union considered intervening in the Imperium-Weimar Civil War should the German Reich do the same. The plan had been updated dozens of times and was in the middle of a major revision at the time of the initial German invasion, greatly delaying its implementation.
Operation Orchestra was divided between two major objectives; “Big Orchestra” and “Little Orchestra”. The primary objective, Big Orchestra, dealt with Vega Proper. Its main goal was to breach the German blockade of the system and begin landing Red Army regiments. Little Orchestra was designed to sow confusion amongst the German fleet by conducting numerous raids into the German/Imperium held Argentine moons.