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400B in 34C

An Elite Dangerous Commander's Log

The 400B in 34C

SpyGlass 3 Exploration Expedition Route

SpyGlass 3 Exploration Expedition Route

The third solo expedition in the SpyGlass series sees the newly named Asp Explorer “Cantankerous Astrolabe” set course for the galactic core to discover more non-sequenced stars, water worlds, earth-like worlds and high metal content terraform-able planets, with customary visits to Colonia and Sagittarius A along the way.

SpyGlass 3 Mission Summary

SpyGlass 3 Mission Summary

The third mission in the SpyGlass series sees the newly named Asp Explorer “Cantankerous Astrolabe” set course for the galactic core to discover more non-sequenced stars, water worlds, earth-like worlds and high metal content terraform-able planets, with customary visits to Colonia and Sagittarius A along the way.

A Matter of Protocol

A Matter of Protocol

SpyGlass III mission day 128.  The Cantankerous Astrolabe is 24Klys out from the Bubble, on a meandering return arc, cataloging non-sequence stars, water worlds and earth-likes.  That’s 128 days of talking to machines and debating the metaphysics of the galaxy with the ship’s cat.  

Control Freak

Control Freak

Every flight deck is the same.  This, of course, is within reason and accounting for manufacturers own flourishes.  The simple practicalities of Lakon Spaceways vehicles compared to the exotic richness and sleek lines of Gutamaya ships.  Nevertheless there are certain core elements to flight deck controls.  Their use and implementation comes down to nothing more scientific than personal preference.  

Living to tell the tale

Living to tell the tale

August 12th 3303.  Five Hutton truckers are relaxing in a bar, gorging themselves on real food and sipping cool beer.  In other words doing what truckers do when not running commodities across the galaxy and dodging pirates.  The conversation turns to experiences of combat and soon it is my turn to share the story of the day I lived to tell the tale…..

What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

At the start of the Spyglass exploration mission, just 2,500 Ly’s out from the Colonia system and Jacques station, I receive the boosted signal from the pilot’s federation announcing the incoming galaxy update of ship’s systems. With starport options few and far between in this part of the Milky Way, a return to Colonia is on the cards allowing the Spyglass mission to continue with all the latest ship mod cons.

Memories of Green

Memories of Green

Let’s face it; the galaxy is an unforgiving place.  There is of course the sheer raw power of nature with black holes, neutron stars and closely formed binary systems which can toast your ship in a heartbeat.  Then there is the human element; such as an impending war between great political factions

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Day One Space Blues

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date: 23 Feb 3302, 13:20 Hrs UTC
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After spending much of the previous day being distracted by nothing more than average star systems I vow to press on aggressively to reach my goal of the galactic core less I go mad in the desolation and emptiness that is the space in between. Another 1K ly goal for the day.



Waypoint: [redacted by Minus filter] Jump #: 50
Expedition jump #: 100
Distance from base: 1,993.03 ly
Note: certain portions of this message were redacted by DSSV Marvin III's AI.
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