Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Distant Worlds - the expedition of a lifetime

On January 14th 3302, in less than 20 days time, an expedition is leaving known space to cross the galaxy in a journey of immense scale. The aim - to reach Beagle Point, some 65,279 LYs from SOL.

Over 300 pilots will leave Pallaeni and head 'north'. Through the Galactic Core and visiting the supermassive blackhole Sagittarius A* at it's centre. Then further on, pushing through The Aphelion Bleak Lands to eventually reach Beagle Point.

In total we will have travelled 81,500 LYs across many days, weeks and months. It will be a true odyssey and test of endurance for all involved.

The full expedition details are here on the official Frontier forums.

The expedition goals are threefold (as stated on the forum thread) -
  1. To travel out to the far galactic rim and explore the worlds at as many key sites along the way - culminating with extensive SRV excursions of the airless planets at Beagle Point and the local surrounding systems. 
  2. To name the worlds that are explored throughout this journey, including the naming of interesting and distinct surface features we visit - like canyons, mountain ranges, gigantic impact craters etc 
  3. Once complete, the expedition will leave the far galactic rim, cross back over the Abyss, and rendezvous at designated point on the edge of the Scutum-Centaurus arm. From there it will be decided by all members whether to follow the Centaurus rim 'southeast' and into the Silentium regions, or follow it 'west' and into the uncharted regions of the Abyssal Plain, one of the most remote regions of the galaxy. The purpose of this tertiary mission is to gather data on points of interest for the Galactic Mapping Project.

This blog will aim to capture my personal journey during this great expedition, using my new exploration ship - The Daggerbite

1 comment:

  1. Where is the actual blog? Not the blog about the blog, but the blog-blog :D