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

» Letter to Mamma e Papá

Mission: S0E0: What Came Before
Posted on Tue Jul 28th, 2020 @ 8:24pm by Lieutenant Commander Mara Ricci

It was a beautiful Sicilian morning as Carmen Ricci stirred from her slumber. Her husband had been up for hours already, pottering in his garden of a vineyard that he insisted on maintaining. But she liked to sleep in as often as possible. When one reached the age of 81,…


» Where There's Smoke

Mission: S2:2: Best Laid Plans
Posted on Thu Jul 23rd, 2020 @ 12:49am by Captain Benjamin Ingram Dr & Lieutenant Commander Mara Ricci & Lieutenant Commander Gerrin Rhonin & Lieutenant Commander Meilin Jiang & Lieutenant Murray Jacobs & Senior Chief Petty Officer Sharona Deluna & Staff Warrant Officer Blaise Birch

Lt Gareth Wenix had been first on the scene, followed by station security, then station medical. The medical team had come along mostly for Gareth, who was having a hard time accepting three dimensional without babbling.

Lt Jon Tucker's remains had been found ten metres from the entrance to the…


» Everyone Likes Bob

Mission: S2:2: Best Laid Plans
Posted on Thu Jul 23rd, 2020 @ 12:32am by Commodore Theodore Grissom & Lieutenant Commander Amie Cerys & Lieutenant Jinn Tevran

"Well...now ain't that a thing," Grissom looked through the one way glass into the medical examining room. Within a pair of Starfleet doctors were running tests and scans on the strange insectile alien christened Bob. He seemed agreeable to the process, even if half the instruments in the lab beyond…


» A Sideways Tilt

Mission: S0E0: What Came Before
Posted on Tue Jun 30th, 2020 @ 1:00am by Master Chief Petty Officer Ryan Terry & Lieutenant Commander Mara Ricci

Master Chief Ryan was frustrated as he traced back the circuits that led to Captain Ingram's desk cracking in half. "Shouldn't have happened," he muttered as he inched the scanner along the pathways. "There's no way there was that much data."

The computer had traced it to a massive data…


» It's Not Classified... Yet

Mission: S0E0: What Came Before
Posted on Mon Jun 29th, 2020 @ 4:41am by Lieutenant Commander Mara Ricci & Stephen Spires

This isn't right! What am I missing? There was a rod thing here and right next to it was.... something....

Mara was trying to draw a 3D representation of the communications array- or the "Luminal Cartographer" as Haztor had called it- from the myriad ship. She had already written down,…


Latest Personal Logs

» 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…


» 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…