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.

To learn more, please feel free to access the Project Long Jump Archive.

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This simulation is rated 18+

Latest News Items

» So...Not Dead Yet. Not Dead Period.

Posted on Thu Feb 2nd, 2023 @ 2:01am by Captain Benjamin Ingram Dr in Sim Announcement

So six months.

Doesn't seem that long and yet...yeah that number caught me off-guard. I've let this group and you, my friends, moulder with my absence. But life still lingers, and for that, I have a handful of you to thank for. It would have been easy for you, more than easy, to wander off and leave the shell of what was to where it lies.

But you didn't.

You let kept the life support on, and don't think I didn't notice some of you rolling the corpse around to make sure it didn't get sores. So now, through the power of necromancy, we see life breathed back into the body of the damned. ...Wait does that make Ingram a Litch now? Not sure if that's an improvement or not.

So pretty words aside, what does that mean in practical terms?

We have a plot suffering from story creep: what should have been a fun meeting with the Carcosians has turned into a mad dash run for the hills with the promise of the Concordance fleet heading our way. We're making plans to leave Carpathia and seek out a new world in Messier 4 to call home, a safe haven where we can secure our footing on a world of our choosing and not the Sjet Class nightmare desert planet we have here.

We have the plan to make fake station decoy, have the Portia nano tech turn Canopus station into a bastard starship, and the good old Reka nibbling at our heels. And just writing that has drawn breath from my creative lungs. Between 'heels. And' that little space lasted about 30-odd minutes.

So where do we go from here. Do we keep going with the plot we have, or do we skip to the next part of the story? I've heard pros and cons for both: a clean slate VS a loss of continuity. Well screw it, we're gonna keep the thread going and just roll it out. Expect posts to start flying soonest.

Your GM, and unworthy friend.


» All Hands Announcement

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

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

» Flight Of The Bumble Bee

Mission: S3:1: Castaways
Posted on Tue Aug 15th, 2023 @ 7:35pm by Captain Benjamin Ingram Dr & Lieutenant Commander Mara Ricci & Lieutenant Commander Jillian Toomey & Lieutenant Commander Meilin Jiang

Far beyond the heliopause of the Carpathia sun, lay the realm of rouge planets and lonely primordial rocks. These lonely travellers of the void did not glitter with distant starlight but instead sulked in shadows, destined to wander for aeons until the very winds of the cosmos eroded them to…

» Flight Of The Bumble Bee

Mission: S3:1: Castaways
Posted on Tue Jun 20th, 2023 @ 11:37pm by Captain Benjamin Ingram Dr

» Ticket To Ride

Mission: S2:4: If Not Like A Mirror
Posted on Wed May 31st, 2023 @ 8:17pm by Major Samuel Braddock & Captain Benjamin Ingram Dr


"A shuttle would have been easier," Ingram groused under his breath as he strode from the suiting room and onto the flight deck. Dressed not in his white and red day uniform as Station Commander, the red piping was there on his shoulder pauldrons, but the rest was Starfleet…

» Olive Branch

Mission: S0E0: What Came Before
Posted on Sat May 6th, 2023 @ 4:39am by Lieutenant Commander Mara Ricci & Stephen Spires

As much as Mara didn’t want to, she knew she had to talk to Spires. Why she cared so much about what he thought was quite frankly confusing even to her. But, she felt it was important that he knew what was on her mind.

So, after asking the computer…

» It Came From Food Court Delta!

Mission: S2:4: If Not Like A Mirror
Posted on Fri Apr 28th, 2023 @ 12:44am by Bar'soon'fo'da'gree'nars & Lieutenant Commander Jillian Toomey

The construction mech's four spider-like limbs delicately tip-toed over and around the tables bolted to the mess hall floor. In its mechanical arms was grasped a large block of RRFS: Replicator Ready Feed Stock, the material that a replicator used as a blank slate to print new matter based on…

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


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…