- "Base protocol dictates all senior officers be notified of situations Code Orange and above."
- —Steven Caldwell
A Code Orange is an Atlantis expedition station status code. With a Code Orange, all senior staff are kept informed on the most critical, up-to-date information. A Code Orange was first mentioned by Colonel Steven Caldwell when, due to that status, he was informed of the plan to locate Lt. Aiden Ford. (SGA: "Runner")