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

» The Room Where It Happens

Mission: S2:3: Snow Drift
Posted on Tue Oct 12th, 2021 @ 9:00pm by Commodore Theodore Grissom & Captain Benjamin Ingram Dr & Bar'soon'fo'da'gree'nars & Kisbeck Prime Philospher & Viscount Vittels & Lieutenant Commander Mara Ricci & Lieutenant Commander Meilin Jiang & Major Samuel Braddock & Lieutenant Commander Amie Cerys & Lieutenant Commander Jillian Toomey & Lieutenant T'Niam & Lu'kat & Commander Calida

A Xilosian, a Casstauilli and a Shishimi walk into a cocktail party...

There had to be a joke there, something to break the ice. But there was not. The simply dressed onyx skinned Xilosian delegation, their head fronds a mix of colours, were distinctly separate to the serpentine finery of…


» Triumvirate

Mission: S2:3: Snow Drift
Posted on Thu Oct 7th, 2021 @ 12:33am by Lieutenant Commander Jillian Toomey & Captain Benjamin Ingram Dr & Commodore Theodore Grissom

“We’ve contained the spread…mostly.”

When Ingram was angry, the sort of angry that saw people demoted and transferred to whichever star was furtherest from his sphere of influence, there his eyebrow would twitch. Just once, an easily missed warning sign that the cool blue flame of intellect was about to…


» Oooby Dooby Doo

Mission: S2:3: Snow Drift
Posted on Sat Sep 4th, 2021 @ 12:24am by Senior Chief Petty Officer Sharona Deluna & Lieutenant Commander Meilin Jiang & The Narrator

"Huh...I was expecting dingey lighting, flickering displays and an abundance of shadowy corners."

Reggie sounded disappointed, turning his wrist-mounted light off as the hatch to the service area opened. Beyond the door was a maze of corridors painted an antiseptic white, with pipes and conduits painted a vivid blue with…


» Any Landing You Can Walk Away From...

Mission: S2:3: Snow Drift
Posted on Thu Sep 2nd, 2021 @ 2:24am by Captain Benjamin Ingram Dr & Major Samuel Braddock

ON:

Sam waited for the flash of light to subside and shivered slightly- the whole process made him feel like he'd been frozen and then thawed out again in a microwave. As he stretched his legs and looked around, he found that the transporter team had been polite enough to…


» I'm Only Doing My Job

Mission: S2:3: Snow Drift
Posted on Thu Sep 2nd, 2021 @ 2:22am by Captain Benjamin Ingram Dr & Lieutenant Commander Mara Ricci

Once they had beamed back onto Canopus station, Mara headed for Ingram's office. She knew he was going to blame her for what happened, but honestly, how else was she to know what needed repairing on that fighter?

The Yeoman was not on duty- odd, but whatever- so Mara simply…


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…