I have updated the original post with a list of all currently active and prospective pods, including the number of players in the active pods and which turn they're on. Given the amount of work involved, particularly as the pods develop, I'm going to establish a limit of 5 pods at a time. Given this, let me know if you'd like to change your preference from one faction to another so you can be sure of getting a spot.
Also, for you Federation Players. Given the added difficulty of playing as the Federation, I have decided that you'll need 1 veteran player to participate to help you out. This is an exception to but does not change my usual policy of one pod at a time per player. I have reached out to one of the players and will get your pod rolling once I hear back.