The time is roughly a century from the present. The Earth is ruled by three religious tyrannies: The New Morality in North America, The Holy Disciples in Europe and South America, and the Sword of Islam in the Mideast.
A huge, cylindrical ship..a habitat, is built, and peopled with "undesirables"..free thinkers, individualists, etc..and sent off to Saturn.
The overt purpose of this mission is to study Saturn and the new life forms found on Titan, and to get rid of 10,000 troublemakers.
However, each of the three governments on Earth has seeded the habitat with spies and moles. The story focuses on the powerplays between the various factions.
This report prepared by Tiepilot912