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

» Execute Escape Plan; Run Like Hell

Mission: S2:3: Snow Drift
Posted on Tue Jun 22nd, 2021 @ 9:18pm by The Narrator & Major Tatiana Skobelova & Lieutenant Commander Amie Cerys & Staff Warrant Officer Blaise Birch

The moment the transporter beam unloaded the landing party in the Javelin's troop bay, the deck pitched slightly as the flight crew put the ship into a steep climb. Subtlety was out of the window, as travelling at this speed was going to be doing interesting things to the atmosphere.…


» The Case Of The Missing Combadges. And Uniforms. And Deck Plating.

Mission: S2:3: Snow Drift
Posted on Wed Jun 16th, 2021 @ 2:34am by Senior Chief Petty Officer Sharona Deluna & Lieutenant Commander Meilin Jiang & Commodore Theodore Grissom

"Finally!"

Grissom turned to the phalanx of aides that followed me around like a defence picket and gestured to the OSI security officers who had roused the three Maggie-Verse officers from their quarters.

"Next time I want them on the response team when the balloon goes up," the Commodore muttered…


» Get Out

Mission: S0E0: What Came Before
Posted on Wed Jun 16th, 2021 @ 1:57am by Lieutenant Commander Mara Ricci & Stephen Spires

After her chat with Calida, Mara had gone straight to Spires's quarters. He wasn't there, of course. She hadn't really expected him to be. But it didn't matter. She simply gathered all her things- a toothbrush, a spare uniform and a bra she'd thought she'd lost- removed her access to…


» What's Going On?

Mission: S0E0: What Came Before
Posted on Sat Jun 5th, 2021 @ 4:11am by Lieutenant Commander Mara Ricci & Commander Calida

Stephen Spires was acting very oddly.

Well, to be perfectly fair, he always acted oddly. But this was extra odd. And it was also why Mara was out wandering the medina with Ravioli. The presence of a lot of people cleared her mind and let her think.

And she didn't…


» The Belly Of The Beast

Mission: S2:3: Snow Drift
Posted on Tue Jun 1st, 2021 @ 5:39pm by Captain Benjamin Ingram Dr & Lieutenant Commander Mara Ricci & Lieutenant Commander Meilin Jiang & Lu'kat

Within moments of being grabbed by the spherical machines, or whatever they turned out to be, the atmosphere within the corkscrewing tunnel became thicker and more opaque. Even the augmented vision system of the Heavy EVA suits couldn't penetrate the fog, as tiny metallic particles suspended within it bounced back…


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…