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

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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 Gunboat By Any Other Name

Mission: S1E4: Upon A Darkening Tide
Posted on Sat Aug 17th, 2019 @ 5:18pm by The Narrator

The two flatbed crawler’s baked in the morning sun of Carpathia, their once pristine yellow paint jobs now dust-dulled and sand scoured in place. Their crew’s waited in the cab, where no doubt the environment system was cranked as low as it would go. Even this early in the morning…


» Home Again, Home Again.

Mission: S1E4: Upon A Darkening Tide
Posted on Sat Aug 17th, 2019 @ 4:52pm by Captain Benjamin Ingram Dr & Lieutenant Commander Mara Ricci & Lieutenant Commander Meilin Jiang & Lu'kat

When the USS Resolute dropped out of warp, shields up and weapons charged, it did so to little fanfare save a Space Traffic Control routing instruction putting them on a long course up and over the systems ecliptic. This was rationalised due to the fact enemy combatants from the recent…


» Sisterhood of the Burning Pants

Mission: S0E0: What Came Before
Posted on Wed Aug 14th, 2019 @ 5:19am by Lieutenant Commander Meilin Jiang & Lieutenant Commander Mara Ricci

Having spent a lot of time wandering the station adjusting the settings on her new prosthetic with Ravioli in tow, Mara found herself near the science labs. Though she didn’t suppose there was much there, she thought maybe they’d have some samples she could mess with to check the settings…


» The Study

Mission: S1E4: Upon A Darkening Tide
Posted on Wed Aug 7th, 2019 @ 1:35am by Captain Benjamin Ingram Dr

Ingram often said he missed the unadulterated pleasure of pure scientific research, and that was true. But his role as Station Administrator kept him away from the lab complex at the heart of Canopus Station, and then there was the support staff. Keth did a good job of keeping them…


» Cats and dogs

Mission: S0E0: What Came Before
Posted on Fri Aug 2nd, 2019 @ 10:21pm by Lieutenant Commander Mara Ricci & Petty Officer 1st Class Keth Soban

Since Mara was still getting used to her permanent prosthetic, she wasn’t really allowed on duty quite yet. There was the matter of nothing felt right with this arm yet and also the fact that she hadn’t quite gotten her grip right. She’d broken two coffee mugs by gripping them…


Latest Personal Logs

» 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…