tl;dr: Cool stuff happened, I’m going to see it for myself.

What can only be described as a seriously concerning chain of events has unfolded before me today, not only due to my somewhat-late discovery of the Dynasty Expeditions, which appear to have been leaving beacons on routes across the galaxy, and now we’ve found one of the mega-ships from that expedition based on some decoding work done by The Children of Raxxla, with some troubling log entries as first discovered by CMDR Jackie Silver. CMDR Shabooka has summarised it all here:

Needless to say, I’m wanting to see this for myself, so I’ve plotted a rough route across to Syreadiae JX-F c0 to find it for myself. As this involves crossing the infamous Formidine Rift, I’ll be using another CMDR’s route across the rift until I’ve actually got some idea of what it’s like. This will be the first outing for my Anaconda, which has this load-out.

I need to be acutely aware that this is not like my last exploration trip where as I got further and further away from home, the star density increased massively – I’m heading out to the galactic rim, where a serious shortage of scoopable stars is a distinct possibility.

My planned route is roughly-speaking to make a quick tourist stop in Tionisla, and then take a bee-line to the travel to a couple of remote outposts towards the Formadine Rift, then onwards to visit the Dynasty Expedition rally points, and finally to the Heisenberg Bridge starting in Myoideau RF-N c20-1 of the Perseus Arm, which provides a guided set of waypoints to Hyopae Aescs YE-R d4-2, from where I will cut up the Cygnus Arm to Syreadiae JX-F c0. What I’ll do after that, I have no idea. While I’m coming this way, I may try and find some of the Dynasty beacons too (yes, they’re plotted), and I’ll be on the lookout for some tourist stops along the way too.

I’ll need to keep in mind CMDR Heisenberg6626’s warnings – a jump range of 32.7ly is more-or-less needed unless I use jumponium, and of course, with lessons learnt from my last exploration trips, I’ll be kitting out heat sinks and multiple AFMUs.

This is going to be a long, dangerous journey, another trip away from the Bubble of civilisation. Multi-crew is now possible thanks to this shiny new Holo-Me technology I’ve had fitted, so CMDR Braxton Doyle and I can still go bounty hunting in the asteroid fields around Aequeelg, and he can come and see the sights for himself if he chooses.

I’ll keep this post updated with my overall plans via the dynamically-generated information at the bottom, but for now, this is still definitely in the planning stages. Given the event that’s supposedly happening a couple of weeks from now, on the 29th April with CMDR Salomé, I might stick around the bubble just long enough to see that. Now that Salomé is dead, I want to go and see the evidence for myself. I’ve already been to check out the logs from “R” in the Teorge system, and this has my curiosity piqued.


Update 2017-05-01: Salomé dead, Teorge listening posts, not going to Tionisla (already been when in Teorge; anticlimactic), plus remote outposts

Update 2017-06-07: I’ve set off, but chickened out with my 32T fuel tank that let me do only three jumps without refuelling. I’ve added an additional 64T fuel tank and a fighter bay to just play with. This has unfortunately knocked 5ly off my jump range, but hey.

Update 2017-08-17: Turns out I got involved in attempting to rewrite my ships’ operating system (or something like that, I don’t know where the project eventually got) in deep space – rather than fly out. Turns out there’s a new version of the OS on the horizon anyway, so before that hits general availability I want to complete my mission! I won’t be turning this into a deep-space exploration trip like I’d possibly hoped, instead I will take Red Dragon back across the Heisenberg Bridge, and back to Flade Enterprise to await the new update.

Update 2017-09-25: I’m home, finally. 2.4 arrives tomorrow, with the Thargoids. I hope I’ve got the kit I need here at Flade Enterprise… not sure I want to do a cross-bubble shopping trip. Looks like I’ve managed to net myself another 18,102,623 credits in exploration data, with a further 51,524 in first-discovery bonuses. Not as big a haul as I’d hoped, but I was racing back to the bubble without doing much in the way of exploring.

Route Plan

StageSystemWaypoint Source
DepartureLHS 28 (Flade Enterprise)
Waypoint 1Stock 2 Sector XJ-A d24CMDR stwalkerster
Waypoint 2Outorst KQ-N c20-1CMDR stwalkerster
Waypoint 3Outorst YI-T c3-3CMDR stwalkerster
Waypoint 4Hegua RR-U c16-15CMDR stwalkerster
Waypoint 5Hegua QL-X b1-8CMDR stwalkerster
Waypoint 6IC 1805 Sector LD-W b17-7CMDR stwalkerster
Via 1IC 1848 Sector IS-T d3-29CMDR stwalkerster
Children of Raxxla Listening Post Alpha
Via 2Heart Sector IR-V b2-0CMDR stwalkerster
Farsight Expedition Base
Via 3Eafots RA-G b11-0CMDR stwalkerster
Formidine Rift Rally point
Via 4Eafots LZ-H b10-0CMDR stwalkerster
Formidine Rift Rally point
Via 5Eafots EU-R c4-1CMDR stwalkerster
Formidine Rift Rally point
Via 6Eafots GL-Y E2CMDR stwalkerster
Formidine Rift Rally point
Waypoint 7Myoideau ON-B d13-3CMDR stwalkerster
Via 7Myoideau RF-N c20-1CMDR Heisenberg6626
Formadine Rift: Heisenberg Bridge entry point
Waypoint 8Myoideau EN-S c17-1CMDR Heisenberg6626
Waypoint 9Myoideau ZG-U c16-0CMDR Heisenberg6626
Waypoint 10Myoideau XL-U c16-0CMDR Heisenberg6626
Waypoint 11Myoideau OZ-X c14-0CMDR Heisenberg6626
Waypoint 12Myoideau CH-D c12-0CMDR Heisenberg6626
Waypoint 13Phroea Hypa SA-U d4-0CMDR Heisenberg6626
Waypoint 14Myoideau GW-N c6-0CMDR Heisenberg6626
Waypoint 15Myoideau DL-P c5-0CMDR Heisenberg6626
Waypoint 16Myoideau KM-W d1-2CMDR Heisenberg6626
Waypoint 17Phroea Hypa PE-B b6-0CMDR Heisenberg6626
Waypoint 18Schee Hypa WS-L b55-0CMDR Heisenberg6626
Waypoint 19Schee Hypa FN-I c26-0CMDR Heisenberg6626
Waypoint 20Schee Hypa IU-S b51-0CMDR Heisenberg6626
Waypoint 21Schee Hypa RO-P c22-0CMDR Heisenberg6626
Waypoint 22Schee Hypa JC-T c20-0CMDR Heisenberg6626
Waypoint 23Schee Hypa SL-J d10-1CMDR Heisenberg6626
Waypoint 24Hypoae Aescs UG-J b36-0CMDR Heisenberg6626
Waypoint 25Hypoae Aescs KX-L d7-5CMDR Heisenberg6626
Waypoint 26Hypoae Aescs XF-W c15-0CMDR Heisenberg6626
Waypoint 27Hypoae Aescs TZ-X c14-0CMDR Heisenberg6626
Waypoint 28Hypoae Aescs RO-Z c13-0CMDR Heisenberg6626
Waypoint 29Hypoae Aescs CL-P d5-0CMDR Heisenberg6626
Via 8Hypoae Aescs YE-R d4-2CMDR Heisenberg6626
Formadine Rift: Heisenberg Bridge exit point
Waypoint 30Hypiae Aescs PN-S c17-0CMDR stwalkerster
Waypoint 31Hypua Hypoo CU-G c27-0CMDR stwalkerster
Via 9Syreadiae JX-F c0CMDR stwalkerster
Waypoint 32Hypua Hypoo CU-G c27-0CMDR stwalkerster
Waypoint 33Hypiae Aescs PN-S c17-0CMDR stwalkerster
Via 10Schee Hypa WS-L b55-0CMDR Heisenberg6626
Formadine Rift: Heisenberg Bridge entry (shortcut)
Via 11Myoideau RF-N c20-1CMDR Heisenberg6626
Formadine Rift: Heisenberg Bridge exit point
Waypoint 34Hypoae Aim IS-W c1-1CMDR stwalkerster
Waypoint 35Eafots QS-Y b28-0CMDR stwalkerster
Via 12Heart Sector IR-V b2-0CMDR stwalkerster
Farsight Expedition Base
Waypoint 36IC 1848 Sector FQ-H b25-3CMDR stwalkerster
Waypoint 37Gludgoea QM-I c23-0CMDR stwalkerster
Waypoint 38Hegua JF-O b20-8CMDR stwalkerster
Waypoint 39Hegeia SG-E b53-1CMDR stwalkerster
Waypoint 40Hegeia DO-A b55-1CMDR stwalkerster
Waypoint 41NGC 1027 Sector PY-R c4-0CMDR stwalkerster
Waypoint 42Outopps YN-X c28-1CMDR stwalkerster
Waypoint 43Wredguia OB-W c15-11CMDR stwalkerster
ArrivalLHS 28 (Flade Enterprise)CMDR stwalkerster

Current position

Current LocationLHS 28
Distance from IC 1848 Sector IS-T d3-290.00 ly / 0 j remaining (6,716.65 ly / 155 j)
Distance from Heart Sector IR-V b2-00.00 ly / 0 j remaining (746.74 ly / 18 j)
Distance from Eafots RA-G b11-00.00 ly / 0 j remaining (809.84 ly / 19 j)
Distance from Eafots LZ-H b10-00.00 ly / 0 j remaining (23.73 ly / 1 j)
Distance from Eafots EU-R c4-10.00 ly / 0 j remaining (17.43 ly / 1 j)
Distance from Eafots GL-Y E20.00 ly / 0 j remaining (38.98 ly / 1 j)
Distance from Myoideau RF-N c20-10.00 ly / 0 j remaining (1,759.72 ly / 41 j)
Distance from Hypoae Aescs YE-R d4-20.00 ly / 0 j remaining (1,748.96 ly / 41 j)
Distance from Syreadiae JX-F c00.00 ly / 0 j remaining (2,304.24 ly / 53 j)
Distance from Schee Hypa WS-L b55-00.00 ly / 0 j remaining (2,073.07 ly / 48 j)
Distance from Myoideau RF-N c20-10.00 ly / 0 j remaining (977.61 ly / 23 j)
Distance from Heart Sector IR-V b2-00.00 ly / 0 j remaining (2,509.11 ly / 58 j)
Distance from LHS 280.00 ly / 0 j remaining (7,461.69 ly / 172 j)
Total distance0.00 ly remaining (27,187.77 ly)
Jumps made640
Jump range43.53 ly
Route plotting range1,000 ly
Best case jumps remaining0


Unsafe drop from Supercruise (into star)32
Attempted Fuel Scoop from TTV10
Unable to jump to intended destination due to insufficient fuel00
Attempted to scoop obviously unscoopable star00
Unsafe drop from Supercruise within jet-cone (causing destruction)00

Technical issues

Computer hardware lock-up while in-game10
Application crash while in-game10
Motion sickness from HMD10