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honest tuck [AL-27A]
(Asp Explorer)
 
Member since:
Oct 30, 2018
 
Distances submitted:
24
 
Systems visited:
37,657
Systems discovered first:
16,011
 
Balance:
9,988,941,911 Cr
First Landing Site in The Formidine Rift

26.01.3305 – 02:39 While Skywayter visited The Zurara, I landed the Beluga on the surface of PHOI AESCS WN-x 28-0 1, a relatively small body with some bizarre mountains. I left the ship here over night.

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Meeting CMD Skywayter and a journey through Elysian Shore

25.01.3305 12:35

When I logged in, I was alone due to the meeting time, which was set 25 minutes later. At 12:50 CMD Skywayter logged in and our both ships – an Anaconda and a Beluga – were placed nicly right to each other: a successful meeting. We decided to go the longer route, finally meeting at BASE CAMP (SOUL Sector EL-Y D 7). Our route included a meeting point at IC 1805 Sector AV-O C6-5 as well; this sector is 4824ly away from CSI+47-21046, the meeting point the afternoon before. BASE CAMP was even further away but in vincity of Base Camp, there is a Black Hole, located at IC 1805 Sector DQ-Y.

Black Holes are outstanding objects. Hovering above the event Horizon space becomes distorted so I was able to see my ships thruster trails at the rear while watching ahead. Space is that much bent, that one is able to see the space at the front and the back the same time: light is travelling 360 degrees from back to front. As well the Black Hole has a blue accretion disc, which, for the same reasons, appears like a sphere from my vantage point.

After a few hours of break we took off, left BASE CAMP and travelled towards The Formidine Rift. During an hour, I set the pace and we travelled together. But space travel in the Elite-Universe has a lot to do with the personal rhythm of procedures, dictated by the capabilities of the ship. We decided to go both with our own pace, Skywayter ahead, I were following.

Turned out, the navigation through the Formidine Rift is tricky due to the lower density of stars and less Neutrons. My last 44 jumps were carried out without any Neutron Stars as waypoints. I still carried out some exploration: Most objects I scanned were discovered by different commanders in the past: not too many possible waypoint and routes out here.

Meeting-Point Arrival - CSI+47-21046

Commander Skywayter with his Conda does have more than 77ly jump range. So he arrived early at our meeting point, the only planet at CSI+47-21046; he posted his landing coordinates, which were -42.7962 / 46.3794.

I traversed the Inner Orion Spur, still exploring so it took me a good part of the night to arrive at the meeting point.

25.01.3305 – approx 04:25 CMD Skywayter was logged out of the game, so I could not see him. I landed at -42.7963 / 46.3774, which should be a place next to his Anaconda. When I touched down, this site was the day site of the planet.

Exploration at the border of Inner Orion

24.01.3305

On this exploration path leading from the Inner Orion Spur into the Elysian Shore I did gather system data and probe data. As well I landed on some interesting sites, such as some Geological Surface Signal on NYUEAJAA AI-Q D6-250 A 1. Orbital Flight Entry approximately at 14:17.

On exploring I talked with CMD Skywayter, fellow Fuel Rat. He intended to seek out the ZURARA. So I was thinking hard, if I shall go all the way to The FORMIDINE RIFT. This would mean to travel through a hole quadrant (one way) and back.

Anyway, exploration can be done anywhere. We planned a meeting point at the Wolf-Rhyet Star I visited some time ago. There is a planet inside the Sphere surrounding the former core of the star at CSI+47-21046, which became the WR-Star.

To me this meant to go all the way through the Inner Orion Spur due to the fact the meeting point is located not too far from Elysian Shore. We had two routes through Elysian Shore, a longer passing a Black Hole and the last outpost into this direction at SOUL Sector EL-Y D 7 and a more direct route through Elysian Shore Area right into The Formidine Rift – the next day we would follow the longer route.

Exploration and another visit to Rohini

Due to the early closure of the mining CG I decided to jump back to my Beluga Liner for some exploring. Not too far from Omega Mining, there is the Rohini System, an independent system with a star port over an earthlike world. As well there is a bulk Cargo ship located within this system

24.01.3305 – 02:15 Arrival at EUDAMAEON ANCHORAGE Third time I made a visit to this system and its main star port, an Ocellus Station. I passed here to drop the gathered exploration data, ship maintenance and because I wished to see this place again. As well I stayed in this safe place during night. For the coming day I do plan further exploration towards the border of the Inner Orion Spur, possibly swinging in on the next waypoint for the DWE 3305, when this target will be released.

Community Goal DWE 3305 (Mining for Sag-A station construction)

23.01.3305 – Collection of Communitiy Goal Rewards at Omega Mining Inc

19:09 hrs

During the last three days I mined the Metallic Ring, where Omega Mining Inc is placed in its hollow asteroid. I used the Mining Lasers, Abrasion Blasters and Seismic Mines to gather the needed commodities from the asteroid field. I did collect Indite and Gallite; as well I cracked some of the asteroids with fissures to collect higher valued commodities: To transfer the Mining Python, named Der Pott, to this outpost not only took 15 hours but cost me more than 54 million cr. When finishing the CG before the scheduled dead line, I was rewarded with 35 million cr, which rebalanced my account as well.

Anyway, I wished to take part in the erection of a space port close to Saggitarius A, the super massive Black Hole at the centre of the Milky Way Galaxy.

DWE 3305 Rescue-Mission - System BLAE DRYE FR-D B58-4

DWE 3305 Rescue-Mission - System BLAE DRYE FR-D B58-4

Quotes RATSIGNAL - CMDR NeonTool - Reported System: Blae Drye FR-D B58-4 - Platform: PC - 02: OK - Language: English (en-GB) ADDED REMARK This case is a Distant Worlds Expedition 3305 - DW2 / DWE2 - case.

This case turned out to become a TFP or with similar effects. CMD Neotool said he did not recognize he had no Fuelscoop equipped due to swapping his ship at Omega Mining. Ue to this, he was relatively close to or at the EZ trying to gather fuel without recognizing there was no Fuelscoop. Anyway, dropping off put me within the star’s inside the EZ some 8.5 mM away from the client -I overshot the target by that amount finding myself in the EZ.

The Beluga does have a good heat management as well as some heat sinks, which helped me to retarget and manually drop out without too much damage to my ship. I had to manually drop out due to the reason NavLock kicked me out of SC straight away inside the EZ. DB was done. Modules were suffering a little bit but no further damage was done.

On the surface of Traikaae CB-C c1-1 4 b

On the surface of Traikaae CB-C c1-1 4 b 22:42:28 UTC : I was able to reach a top speed of 44 on a long slope of fife degrees on a 0.1G moon - uphill.

CRATER INSPECTION PT 2 (On the surface of planet Smojue VG-B d14-11 A 3)

18:43:21 UTC : The landing side is inside and close to the centre of a crater. I tried to land the Beluga on this mountain top but the ship is too huge. A small ship might fit on it.

The surface of this crater is even and flat; the center peak is a prominent feature here and I could not resist to climb on top of it using the SRV. I create some photos.

From this ventage point the caldera of the crater widely can be overseen.

18:58:57 UTC : I did find metallic parts of the asteroid, which created this crater with its impact on this surface. 19:25:18 UTC : The crater is lit by the binary stars not too far away. Due to this, there are nearly no shades because these stars' position is close to the Zenith. The caldera forms a nearly perfectly rounded and closed cliff of at least some hundrets of meters of elevation with very steep slopes except in one location, where it seems to be collapsed. On the bottom of this collapsed part the accumulated material forms hills and piles and becomes somewhat rougher. On the opposite side of the central crater peak there was material from this peak accumulated making the terrain uneven.

19:31:22 UTC : On this side of the central peak the surface levels lay significantly deeper than on most of the other parts inside this caldera. Probably material from the broken parts of the caldera filled the volume, where there is an even plain.

19:33:27 UTC : As well the central peak shows several long cracks along its side - from top to bottom: erosion and sedimentation seem to work for a while.

19:43:11 UTC : The slopes of the central peak do have an angle of 40 to 49 degrees, in many parts 42 to 46 degrees. Where there was material being pulled down by erosion and gravity, there are some indents, which do have an angle of around 15 to 25 degrees.

Inspecting a Crater - On the surface of planet Smojue VG-B d14-11 A 3

--On the surface of planet 18:43:21 UTC : The landing side is inside and close to the centre of a crater. I tried to land the Beluga on this mountain top but the ship is too huge. A small ship might fit on it.

18:44:35 UTC : Supplemental entry:- The surface of this crater is even and flat; the center peak is a prominent feature here and I could not resist to climb on top of it using the SRV. I create some photos. 18:47:34 UTC : Supplemental entry:- From this ventage point the caldera of the crater widely can be overseen.

18:58:57 UTC : Supplemental entry:- I did find metallic parts of the asteroid, which created this crater with its impact on this surface. 19:25:18 UTC : Supplemental entry:- The crater is lit by the binary stars not too far away. Due to this, there are nearly no shades because these stars' position is close to the Zenith.

19:27:15 UTC The caldera forms a nearly perfectly rounded and closed cliff of at least some hundrets of meters of elevation with very steep slopes except in one location, where it seems to be collapsed. On the bottom of this collapsed part the accumulated material forms hills and piles and becomes somewhat rougher. On the opposite side of the central crater peak there was material from this peak accumulated making the terrain uneven.

On this side of the central peak the surface levels lay significantly deeper han on most of the other parts inside this caldera. Probably material from the broken parts of the caldera filled the volume, where there is an even plain.

As well the central peak shows several long cracks along its side - from top to bottom: erosion and sedimentation seem to work for a while.

19:43:11 UTC The slopes of the central peak do have an angle of 40 to 49 degrees, in many parts 42 to 46 degrees. Where there was material being pulled down by erosion and gravity, there are some indents, which do have an angle of around 15 to 25 degrees.