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 18+



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

» How Much Do You Like Me?

Mission: S2:4: If Not Like A Mirror
Posted on Sat Aug 6th, 2022 @ 2:04pm by Captain Benjamin Ingram Dr & Lieutenant Commander Mara Ricci

Now that Mara and Meilin had a plan- albeit a tentative one- it was time to set it in motion. And for that they needed Ingram.

It wasn’t ideal- he might not cooperate, after all- but it was their best idea, so they had to at least try. And what…


» Brain Storm (working title)

Mission: S0E0: What Came Before
Posted on Fri Jul 1st, 2022 @ 3:54am by Lieutenant Commander Mara Ricci & Lieutenant Commander Meilin Jiang

The task was to set up a decoy station with which to distract the Concordance away from their very real one. The problem: Mara had no idea how to do that. She had toyed with the idea of holoemitters, but they definitely didn’t have enough of those. She had toyed…


» The Good Ship Santa Claus

Mission: S2:4: If Not Like A Mirror
Posted on Thu May 26th, 2022 @ 2:25am by The Narrator & Major Tatiana Skobelova & Major Samuel Braddock & Lieutenant Commander Amie Cerys

Chief Mathias, being a Tellarite, didn't turn green with nausea. But his leathery skin did grey a little, and the coarse fur/hair atop his head had that look of dampness only a flop sweat could generate.

"Don't know why they have to set the Task Force ships so far from…


» Rabbit Hole or Whatever

Mission: S2:4: If Not Like A Mirror
Posted on Thu May 5th, 2022 @ 1:59am by Captain Benjamin Ingram Dr & Lieutenant Commander Jillian Toomey

"Come, Rabbit," JT ordered her attache that she had long since forgotten the name of the being, but he was useful. "We have fuckery to commit!" She declared as she left the Operations Center and headed towards the one place on the station she hated more than anywhere else.

The…


» Notice Of Eviction

Mission: S2:4: If Not Like A Mirror
Posted on Mon Apr 18th, 2022 @ 12:21am by Captain Benjamin Ingram Dr & Lieutenant Commander Mara Ricci & Lieutenant Commander Jillian Toomey & Lieutenant Commander Meilin Jiang & Major Tatiana Skobelova & Major Samuel Braddock & Lieutenant Commander Amie Cerys & Commander Calida & Lieutenant T'Niam

Ingram tapped a finger against the rim of his tea cup as the holographic presentation wound to a close. What was left was the coloured star cloud of Messier 4, with its narrow hourglass core of Reciprocity space cushioned form below by the Myriad and above by the malignant mass…


Latest Personal Logs

» Messier Report #6

Posted on Mon Apr 25th, 2022 @ 8:00pm by Stephen Spires

Inter-system traffic was recently brought to a screeching halt ago due to an unscheduled arrival that, according to firsthand accounts, was utterly anomalous. Entire portions of the station went into lockdown and remain so as a result of the event. Station command in addition to Task Force Hecate command both…


» 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…