Nicholas activates the "Coorneeq/Resculon" system. The planet with the Red Technology Specialty is very important to him.
He then moves the Carrier from the "Arinam/Meer" system, picking up the 2 Ground Forces there, into the activated system.
He then adds the 2 new planet cards, face down in his player area, and places 2 flags on the previous planets. Nicholas also collects 2 Trade Goods as per the 2-player rules, for invading these planets.