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

» A Happening Town

Mission: S1E4: Upon A Darkening Tide
Posted on Sun Oct 6th, 2019 @ 9:23pm by The Narrator & Lieutenant Commander Meilin Jiang & Lu'kat

Landersfell would not be winning any Michelin Stars anytime soon.

Separated from the landing field by a few kilometres of flattened salt planes, the skyline of Landersfell was occupied by the bulk of the crashed Acheron. The blocking rectangle of a ship had come down hard on the four impulse…


» The Gang's All Here.

Mission: S1E4: Upon A Darkening Tide
Posted on Thu Oct 3rd, 2019 @ 10:19am by The Narrator & Lieutenant Commander Mara Ricci

The GreenHouse took up a great deal of space along the entire port side hull of the Acheron. The hull plates along that wall were transparent aluminium, polished to a perfect sheen that not even the constant sandblasting of the air outside could scratch. Within the long room were beds…


» Upon The Rocks And Shale

Mission: S1E4: Upon A Darkening Tide
Posted on Thu Oct 3rd, 2019 @ 10:19am by The Narrator & Lieutenant Commander Mara Ricci

The first few meters into the Acheron were marred by dust and hastily erected plastic sheeting. There were mech tech's here and there, doing system tests and the other day to day tasks any engineering crew did to keep a big machine happy and content. But after a bit, a…


» Building A Better Tomorrow

Mission: S1E4: Upon A Darkening Tide
Posted on Fri Sep 13th, 2019 @ 11:51am by Captain Benjamin Ingram Dr & The Narrator & Lieutenant Commander Mara Ricci

The Cargo Crawler's dropped Melin and the Cardassian Lu'kat off at the edge of town, and then began the slow drive around to the far side of the Acheron. During the drop off Ingram and Coordinator Babbish had ended up in another Crawler, and had left Mara alone with the…


» Meet & Greet

Mission: S1E4: Upon A Darkening Tide
Posted on Wed Aug 28th, 2019 @ 11:59am by Captain Benjamin Ingram Dr & Lieutenant Commander Mara Ricci & Lieutenant Commander Meilin Jiang & Lu'kat

The crew lift from the ventral cargo bay lowered the Canopus Station away team toward the desert of Carpathia. The hot, arid air of the world assailed them, but with the Norway class ships hull overhead shading them from the brunt of the sun, it was at least a dry…


Latest Personal Logs

» 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…


» One-Way Transmission - Deep Space 5 to USS Palatine, Stardate 41254.2

Posted on Mon Nov 19th, 2018 @ 6:44am by Stephen Spires

Mara,

By now you must have learned that I've left the Palatine. Perhaps you wonder where I've gone, or if you will ever love again. Never fear, my principessa, for your heart will go on. As for myself, this is my life, rutting from one post and assignment to the…