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

» Marine Engineering

Mission: S0E0: What Came Before
Posted on Thu Dec 31st, 2020 @ 8:28pm by Major Tatiana Skobelova & Lieutenant Commander Mara Ricci

Canopus station was preparing to receive more marines, including a new Marine Commanding Officer. And of course it wouldn't do to have a busted replicator in his or her new office. Having nothing terribly pressing on the repair list and feeling a need to work by herself, Mara took this…


» Where Have You BEEN?

Mission: S0E0: What Came Before
Posted on Thu Dec 31st, 2020 @ 2:34am by Stephen Spires & Lieutenant Commander Mara Ricci

After leaving Ingram at the bar, Mara had wandered around the Xilosian area for awhile. One young lady had found her hair so interesting that she had convinced Mara to allowed her to make “art” with it. And of course, since Mara was a bit tipsy from the alcohol served…


» When The Boss Is Away

Mission: S0E0: What Came Before
Posted on Tue Dec 29th, 2020 @ 11:11pm by Master Chief Petty Officer Ryan Terry

Ryan looked around Engineering as he went searching for Commander Ricci, but she wasn't in her office, the labs, main Engineering or anywhere else. Once he had made his rounds, he rubbed his big hands together. "I can't believe she isn't here," he gave a laugh.

He headed to the…


» Camp Sunshine

Mission: S2:3: Snow Drift
Posted on Sun Dec 27th, 2020 @ 4:32pm by Captain Benjamin Ingram Dr & Major Tatiana Skobelova

The gas giant Tangerine Dream, of which the moon Carpathia orbited, hung heavy in the strange twilight sky. With the daylight side of Tangerine Dream facing the night side of Carpathia, an odd fey light of reds and soft-edged whites predominated the colour landscape. Dream Time was the local name…


» The Bad Thing Commeth

Mission: S2:3: Snow Drift
Posted on Wed Dec 23rd, 2020 @ 3:52pm by The Narrator & Lieutenant Commander Meilin Jiang & Lieutenant Commander Amie Cerys & Senior Chief Petty Officer Sharona Deluna

The security officer, a Lieutenant JG Kurita according to the name tag on her uniform, waited at the turbolift lobby for the two members of the high authority she'd needed to call. Intelligence for the reason of 'weird bollocks' and a potential hazard to the station and task force. And…


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…