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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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

» Ghosts of the Past War

Mission: S2:4: If Not Like A Mirror
Posted on Fri Jan 21st, 2022 @ 5:11pm by Major Tatiana Skobelova

Sergeant Major Konstantin Ntombi was already seated as Major Tatiana Skobelova entered the interrogation room. Tatiana focused on the tall, ebony skinned man. Ntombi's face and head was free of hair. His features were deep and distinguished.

Ntombi kept his hawkish eyes on Tatiana as she took her seat across…


» There Are Rules?

Mission: S2:4: If Not Like A Mirror
Posted on Sat Jan 15th, 2022 @ 9:40pm by Lieutenant Kurt Bishop & Gunnery Sergeant Philibert "Fender" McCord

Lieutenant Kurt Bishop entered the battalion headquarters office. He moved to the orderly desk as the clerk on duty stood up to address Bishop.

"How can I help you, Lieutenant?" The orderly asked.

"I need to have a word with Major Tatiana." Bishop replied.

"The Major and the officer corp…


» If A Cause Is Worth Dying For

Mission: S0E0: What Came Before
Posted on Sun Dec 26th, 2021 @ 2:43am by Commodore Theodore Grissom & The Narrator & Major Samuel Braddock

The two OSI security goons looked at Major Braddock for a moment. They didn't say anything, and the phaser carbines they carried didn't move an inch. Maybe they were incapable of speech, vat-grown clones only able to take orders and follow through with them. Wouldn't be the strangest thing to…


» A Light To Welcome All

Mission: S2:3: Snow Drift
Posted on Wed Dec 22nd, 2021 @ 1:44pm by The Narrator & Lieutenant T'Niam

Kisbeck had been practising the gesture commands for the holographic interface and had been very confident that he knew how to summon the reflection of himself and then cast it away. The turbo lift ride from the Xilosian Quarter had seemed the ideal time to make sure he was wearing…


» Chief Insecurties

Mission: S2:4: If Not Like A Mirror
Posted on Tue Dec 21st, 2021 @ 3:58pm by The Narrator & Lieutenant Commander Mara Ricci & Major Tatiana Skobelova

Lieutenant Kitcher rubbed at his nose irritably. The security officer whose workload took him from the Station to the colony constantly had gotten himself a little sun-baked helping to set up Camp Sunshine for its 'guests', and his reddened face was marked by the untanned skin around his eyes from…


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…