The Federation sends agents – an inspection team – to a planet, to make sure it’s following Federation rules.  Planets have regular inspections, but they may also have surprise inspections.

If Tony and I are suspicious about a planet, we tag onto an inspection team.  Since we’re young, most planets’ leaders don’t pay much attention to us, so we can wander away, and see things the others miss.  That’s how we started our missions on Wotzit 4 (See Report 10), and Go 7 (See Report 49).