boombox313 All (somewhat) functioning satellites open fire with the GSR ships, a bunch of them blows up in the process. Hovever, not a single shot hits its target, as the planets entire atmosphere suddenly starts glowing in a blinding white, causing a massive energy outburst and melting the entire defensive ring while (temporary) overloading the systems of smaller ships and fighters.
The Kel'Shir ships catch some signals, but fail to decode them before all satellites get destroyed. They are hit by the energywave too and suffer only minor casualities thanks to their distance and the GSRs shielding.
With the defensive ring gone, the planet now seems ready for investigation. The explosion caused a new problem tho, as the remaining energy would likely overpower the shields of any ship approaching the planet.