Trieneou AA-A h2 (The Great Escape) [#18904351]


This system is located at: -7958.65625 / -3393.3125 / 21491.0625

Galactic coordinates: R: 23,167.230 / l: 20.321 / b: -8.422
Equatorial coordinates: Right ascension: 18h 59m 0.148s / Declination: -15° 0'39.901''

Estimated value: 75,298 cr

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This system was visited for the first time on EDSM by Taen on Jul 9, 2018, 2:46:31 AM.

It was named by the Galactic Mapping Project with the name of: The Great Escape

9 ships passed through Trieneou AA-A h2 space, including 0 ship in the last 7 days.

0 ship passed through Trieneou AA-A h2 space in the last 24 hours.

enter image description here 'Racing to the neutron star' - photo by CMDR JonathanBurnage

The Great Escape is believed to be the system furthest below the galactic plane from which any CMDR has successfully returned by starship. The system is incredibly difficult to reach and return from by starship - requiring extensive planning, specialist outfitting as well as skilful cooperation with a wingman acting as support tanker.

The flight marked the end of the era of starship galactic height and depth records, which have since been pushed further by Fleet Carriers.

On 12 May 3305, the Anaconda Endurance reached Trieneou AA-A h2, 3,393LY below the galactic plane. Less than 20 minutes later - barely 7 minutes before the return journey became impossible - she escaped the system, making the rendezvous with her support tanker with less than 400kg of fuel remaining onboard.

The route is as follows (all systems Trieneou sector):

  • TO-Q e5-0 (class A)
  • TO-Q e5-4 (neutron star)
  • DL-Y g3 (black hole and neutron star) - including a supercruise of ~112,000LS
  • AA-A h2 (two black holes and a neutron star) - including a supercruise of ~357,000LS

The return trip is complicated by the location of the neutron star at AA-A h2, which is over 357,000LS from the system entry point, requiring around 16 minutes of supercruising to reach. Both main and reserve fuel tanks must be fuelled precisely - almost to the kilogram - to ensure that the ship is light enough to make the jump there, has enough fuel in the main tank for the jump back, and enough fuel in the reserve tank for the long supercruise flight to the neutron star.

The return journey became possible due to several factors:

  • Newly developed discovery scanners (FSS and DSS) which does not add mass
  • A newly developed G5 lightweight life support blueprint
  • Exceptional legacy lightweight sensors (11.58T)
  • The development of the ‘pre-fuelling’ technique, where a support tanker provides an extra 1T of fuel to a ship as it jumps away.

Link: Read the full story here

Video: Voyages to the galactic limits - The Great Escape of Trieneou AA-A h2

'Arrival at the neutron star' - photo by CMDR JonathanBurnage enter image description here