Today I decided to depart for Sgr A*!
Before I left, I collected the money I was owed for taking part in the last community goal – mining Palladium for Jaques. Apart from the money I got from selling said Palladium, I got a nice little packet of money for my troubles too!
And so, I left Colonia, leaving Spirit behind in storage at Jaques, maybe one day I’ll return.
Then I discovered this interesting system, which had this every tempting planet on it, including Geysers. I thought I’d quickly run down and land to see what all the fuss was about.
… and that’s where the good fortune stopped. I’d disabled my shield to save a bit of fuel, and I hadn’t noticed the high 2.5G gravity, so when I boosted down at about 180m/s about 3km above the surface, my thrusters just couldn’t cope with the gravity and reducing my velocity.
I hit the ground.
The initial impact took my hull down to around 72%, but my nose was on the ground, rear skywards. By the time I’d landed properly on my landing gear, (at which point my shield finally decided it could help – too late…), my hull was down to 67% – a third gone from a single landing.
A brief consideration on the matter, and the point that I was only 22 jumps from the nearest starport lead me to the obvious conclusion that I ought to go and repair my ship before continuing.
I didn’t expect to be back so soon.
It feels like I’ve been bitten by something scary, turned tail and run away back home.
Ach, well, at least my ship is parked plugged in to external power, and now back up to full health, and I’ve managed to sell a little bit of exporation data at the same time!
So, 43 jumps made, zero progress towards my target. One (major) incident. Let’s hope my luck is better next time!
|Next waypoint||Eoch Pruae MO-H d10-2679 (999.74 ly, 57bcj)|
|Distance from Myriesly RY-S e3-5414||10150.49 ly (569 bcj)|
|Distance from Sagittarius A*||1244.57 ly (70 bcj)|
|Distance from Great Annihilator||2921.48 ly (164 bcj)|
|Distance from Whambeia PO-Q e5-2321||4199.99 ly (236 bcj)|
|Distance from LHS 28||19284.07 ly (1081 bcj)|
|Jumps remaining (best case)||2120|
|Space madness||20 %|
|Controlled flight into planetary terrain||1|