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

» Styx & Stones

Mission: S2:2: Best Laid Plans
Posted on Sun Nov 22nd, 2020 @ 2:40am by The Narrator & Commander Calida

“Go on ahead, I will be with you both shortly.”

Kar’kaan and Scholar Trivain both looked to the alabaster skinned Myriad called Haztor when he said this. Being the companions to a travelling Myriad, knowing obedience was key to one’s survival, they did not vocalise an objection. This was a…


» A Myriad Distractions

Mission: S2:2: Best Laid Plans
Posted on Mon Nov 2nd, 2020 @ 2:20pm by Captain Benjamin Ingram Dr & Lieutenant Commander Meilin Jiang

Ingram looked up at the ceiling of the turbolift as it ascended rapidly towards the Medina Level, the last reliable report of the Myriad's location. With Wire Wolves coming out of replicators on multiple decks, and Security only now beginning the task of combating them effectively, comm channels were becoming…


» A Castle Style Defence

Mission: S2:2: Best Laid Plans
Posted on Sat Oct 24th, 2020 @ 1:26pm by Lieutenant Commander Amie Cerys & Lieutenant Jinn Tevran & The Narrator

The runabout's pilot had taken one look at Bob, the two Intel officer's, and promptly closed himself off in the cockpit. Apparently he had gotten the memo that sometimes certain flight plans and passenger manifests just got lost in the databases.

That or watching Bob hanging from the ceiling bulkheads…


» The Giving Tree 2.0

Mission: S2:2: Best Laid Plans
Posted on Fri Oct 23rd, 2020 @ 11:17am by Bar'soon'fo'da'gree'nars & Lieutenant Commander Gerrin Rhonin & Master Chief Petty Officer Ryan Terry

Bar'soon poked at the screen, referring to the scrap of flexi he'd scrawled the code down on, and hit enter again.

"Acess denied. Clearance level insufficient for access."

Bar'soon kicked the main control console, and then ineffectually slapped at the holographic control pane.

"OH! You infernal machine! My clearance is…


» A Bit of Lone Digging

Mission: S0E0: What Came Before
Posted on Tue Oct 20th, 2020 @ 6:51pm by Senior Chief Petty Officer Sharona Deluna & Captain Benjamin Ingram Dr

The strains of an Earth song called Lone Digging played from a PADD held by a beautiful redheaded Orion woman as she wandered the area of The Medina. She wore a silvery semi-translucent grown that flattered her curvaceous figure and a pair of high heels that added a few inches…


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…