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

» All For The Want Of A Ferengi

Mission: S2:2: Best Laid Plans
Posted on Sat May 30th, 2020 @ 12:36am by Captain Benjamin Ingram Dr & The Narrator & Senior Chief Petty Officer Sharona Deluna & Lu'kat & Commander Calida

"From your own private collection?"

Haztor regarded the hololithic artwork projected onto the wall of the conference room. It was a landscape, a sandy beach, but rendered in the Bajoran avant-garde style with minimal brush strokes for detail, but with broad swathes of colour to grant it context.

"One of…


» The Canopus Station Parade Of Fools

Mission: S2:2: Best Laid Plans
Posted on Tue May 26th, 2020 @ 4:36pm by The Narrator & Lieutenant Commander Meilin Jiang & Lieutenant Murray Jacobs & Lieutenant JG Aimee Paulsen Ph.D.

"Don't you have anything more exciting to do?" Kar'kann said as she stomped after the group. Somewhere a five-year-old was being robbed of a world-class tantrum as the royal highness balled her fists down by her side, scrunched up her face, and said in a voice fit to cut glass.…


» A Thorny Problem

Mission: S2:2: Best Laid Plans
Posted on Sun May 24th, 2020 @ 1:30am by Lieutenant Commander Mara Ricci & Master Chief Petty Officer Ryan Terry & The Narrator

The shuttle felt cold, both literally and figuratively. From its thorn studded exterior and dark hull, an icy chill radiated as a rime of frost could be seen condensing out of the air to glitter on it. There was also a sense of malevolence to it, as it's tapering tail…


» Relative Velocities In Space

Mission: S2:2: Best Laid Plans
Posted on Sun May 10th, 2020 @ 3:26pm by The Narrator & Lieutenant Commander Amie Cerys & Lieutenant Jinn Tevran

Plink.
Plink-pink.
Clonk.

With each new impact, the Black Bird shook a little. It spoke to the design tolerances of the craft that the impacts with grains of sand moving at interplanetary speeds weren't vaporising them on impact. The constant background wail of a sand storm blasting away on the…


» Second Time Charmer

Mission: S2:2: Best Laid Plans
Posted on Tue May 5th, 2020 @ 10:52pm by Captain Benjamin Ingram Dr & Lieutenant Commander Mara Ricci & Lieutenant Commander Meilin Jiang & Lieutenant Murray Jacobs & Lieutenant JG Aimee Paulsen Ph.D. & Senior Chief Petty Officer Sharona Deluna & Lu'kat & Commander Calida & Master Chief Petty Officer Ryan Terry

The walk from the tram station to craft bay was short, but it didn't stop Ingram's stride from seeming to length with each successive perambulation. It was a neat little crowd of people he was leading, neatly dressed in crisp dress uniforms freshly replicated for the occasion.

Well, apart from…


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…