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

» Tangled In Chains, Part 2

Mission: S2:3: Snow Drift
Posted on Tue May 11th, 2021 @ 4:25pm by Lieutenant Kurt Bishop & Noq't

Arrow runabouts could be configured for different mission types. The USS Pelta was kitted out to be a quick response anti-pirate vessel. The Pelta had four instead of two transporter pads. The ship also contained two small brigs. A small office could also be used as an interrogation room.

Lieutenant…


» Tangled In Chains, Part 1

Mission: S2:3: Snow Drift
Posted on Fri May 7th, 2021 @ 11:11pm by Lieutenant Kurt Bishop & Noq't

"We should reach the Lutash System in about five minutes." Warrant Officer Khang reported to Lieutenant Bishop as the two men piloted an Arrow class runabout.

"Thank you, Mister Khang." Bishop replied. "Petty Officer Mapleton, is the rescue team ready?"

Mapleton, clad in armor, did a quick weapons check of…


» Disassemble

Mission: S0E0: What Came Before
Posted on Wed May 5th, 2021 @ 1:43am by Senior Chief Petty Officer Sharona Deluna & Captain Benjamin Ingram Dr

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» Lurker In The Void, Part 5

Mission: S2:3: Snow Drift
Posted on Mon May 3rd, 2021 @ 9:50pm by Gunnery Sergeant Philibert "Fender" McCord

Gunnery Sergeant Fender McCord had left the four marines to guard 2nd Lieutenant Sternwald in the brig. Fender then had Sternwald doff his vacuum armor suit. The suit was now in marine custody at main engineering. The marines there are to fry the suit should Sternwald somehow escape.

The bridge…


» Lurker In The Void, Part 4

Mission: S2:3: Snow Drift
Posted on Mon May 3rd, 2021 @ 12:18am by Gunnery Sergeant Philibert "Fender" McCord

The skull glistened off the lights of the laboratory. It was held aloft by 2nd Lieutenant Sternwald. With a bit of caress, he studied the skull.

"This creature was the apex of intelligent life. A god living among the mundane. If he was only here to guide us lesser creatures."…


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…