Canopus Station

Welcome to the Canopus Station!

Out beyond the galactic barrier, high above the plain of the ecliptic of the Milky Way, orbits the distant globular cluster of Messier 4. A 70 light year bubble of stars drifting on an aeon’s long orbit across the arms of our native galaxy.

Project Long Jump is the United Federation’s next great leap in exploration, using experimental technology to leapfrog over the galactic barrier that has hemmed us into the galaxy and open the doors to the high frontier.

Canopus Station is to be the cornerstone of that grand vision, acting as a logistical hub for the further exploration of the cluster, as well as a trade and diplomatic centre for the native inhabitants. It is also to be the rock upon which all hostile forces who see opportunity in the open arms of friendship shall be dashed.

Already home to the refugee Xilosian’s, and standing guard over the forced desert colony of Carpathia, Canopus Station’s hold on its position is tenuous at best. And with travel to the Milky Way only being one way, a swift retreat from this adventure is denied. The crew of Canopus Station have already proven themselves to be stout warriors and the finest officers in Starfleet.

The high frontier of Messier 4 is open to those brave enough to tame it, and those lucky enough to survive its many mysteries.

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This simulation is rated 16+





Latest News Items

» All Hands Announcement

Posted on Mon Jun 3rd, 2019 @ 9:05pm by Captain Benjamin Ingram Dr in Sim Announcement

canopus.messier4sims.com

Updated url for the new domain. Log in details remain the same, and after a week the Bravofleet game url will be deleted. Its time we charted our own course into the unknown.


Latest Mission Posts

» Girl Talk 2

Mission: S0E0: What Came Before
Posted on Fri Feb 26th, 2021 @ 3:47am by Lieutenant Commander Mara Ricci & Lieutenant Commander Meilin Jiang

Dressed in civilian clothing and leading a dog on a leash, Mara Ricci stuck out like a sore thumb. She had been practically forced to take the day off now that all major repairs had been completed. If even one of her team had protested, she would have had a…


» Fast Times at Canopus

Mission: S0E0: What Came Before
Posted on Tue Feb 23rd, 2021 @ 3:29am by Stephen Spires & Daihnaa

Daihnaa strolled down the promenade known as The Medina, which was called that for reasons she didn't care to learn. She wasn't here to go shopping even though there were a plethora of stores that offered many exotic goods. No, she was here hunting for a very particular man and…


» Dream Time

Mission: S2:3: Snow Drift
Posted on Mon Feb 15th, 2021 @ 2:34pm by Captain Benjamin Ingram Dr & Lieutenant Commander Mara Ricci

The construction crews had done a great job of repairing the Hab Units after the Wire Wolves. Bulkheads were shiny and the deck liner still had that unworn feel to it. In most of the Hab Units huddled under the dome of Canopus's docks, the engineers had taken no time…


» A World Half In Love With Death

Mission: S2:3: Snow Drift
Posted on Fri Feb 12th, 2021 @ 2:19am by The Narrator

From a distance, you might mistake Tripwire for a ho-hum world that just couldn't make the big leagues. Too small to get a thick enough atmosphere to get a proper carbon cycle going, to big to be just another stellar wind-blasted cinder. It was just ugly enough to have a…


» Into The Night

Mission: S2:3: Snow Drift
Posted on Fri Feb 12th, 2021 @ 1:45am by The Narrator & Major Tatiana Skobelova & Lieutenant Commander Amie Cerys & Staff Warrant Officer Blaise Birch

Commander Eddington, no relation to the infamous Eddington of the Maquis as he was quick to point out, stepped out of the turbolift and into the Necromancer's mission prep section. Unlike a lot of the Steamrunner classes that had been designed from the keels up to torpedo barges with a…


Latest Personal Logs

» Messier Report #5-B

Posted on Wed Feb 17th, 2021 @ 10:59pm by Stephen Spires

EDITOR'S NOTE: ORIGINAL COPY OF REPORT WAS DELAYED FOR REDACTION PURPOSES

Recent events aboard Canopus Station resulted in an entire lockdown of the place. When Captain Benjamin Ingram allowed a Myriad representative to set foot onto his station, after the representative had executed a network intrusion and subsequently overrode every…


» Messier Report #4

Posted on Fri Feb 14th, 2020 @ 3:20am by Stephen Spires

Events within the Backstop System have continued to enflame. Only recently has this reporter's access to the FNS network been restored after an administrative gag order from one Captain Benjamin Ingram which kept developing situations tightly under wraps. This report, therefore, will contain multiple points of interest that will be…


» Messier Report #3

Posted on Wed Sep 4th, 2019 @ 3:11am by Stephen Spires

When Starfleet partnered with Project Long Jump to put a Spacedock outside the galactic barrier and inside the Messier 4 globular cluster, first contact was to be expected. The crew of Canopus Station has its hands full with the return of the USS Traveller which had a pursuing enemy flotilla…


» Messier Report #2 (MD 5)

Posted on Sun Mar 31st, 2019 @ 12:58am by Stephen Spires

After the embarrassing fiasco that was Canopus Station's entry into Messier 4, the command staff launched a scheme to retrieve the prodigal Engineering and Support modules that are necessary for survival. What they found was a quagmire of unprecedented proportions. The following is an account taken directly from acquired mission…


» Messier Report # 1 (MD 1)

Posted on Sat Dec 8th, 2018 @ 12:29am by Stephen Spires

Starfleet's never-ending mission is to explore strange new worlds, seek out new life and new civilizations, and boldly go where no one has gone before.

And then chaos ensues. Second only to the Prime Directive, Murphy's Law applies its hijinx seemingly to every Starfleet expedition. The second launch of the…