‘DSSA Chrysaetos Refuge’ is a Fleet Carrier participating in FleetComm’s Deep Space Support Array initiative.
‘Boundary’s Wonder’ is the code name for the deployment operation of the DSSA Chrysaetos Refuge.
The reporting period is 00:01 hrs (UTC) Sunday June 28 3306 to 00:01 hrs (UTC) Sunday July 05 3306.
The third week tests the endurance of the crew as we attempt two waypoints in one week, totaling some 15 Kly's; as well as receiving some system firmware updates from the Brewer Corporation and one last mad dash to the outfitters to pickup some extra modules.
We take a moment to celebrate the next set of deployment milestones for this carrier:
- Total jump distance passed the 25 Kly's landmark
- Total jump counts exceeds 60 jumps
- Second traversal of a galactic region boundary
The coordinated plotting of the carrier jump route continued this week, designed to offer passengers and crew alike the most spectacular view each system in the jump route has to offer. However this capital class ship jump technology can be a bit rough round the edges, and lacks the finesse and fine control to place the carrier in an optimal orbit around any stellar body. The greatest of visual treats are stolen by a navigation computer which has decided, more frequently than not, to drop the carrier on the dark side of a planet, thereby blocking the amazing vista the system has to offer.
In last week's deployment log I talked about how I thought I'd solved my SRV repair issue with a 22 Kly round trip to Eudaemon Anchorage station in the Rohini system by purchasing additional planetary vehicle hangers, fully fitted with fresh SRV's. As of Tuesday this week it would appear that this idea was nothing more than practice of my neutron boost piloting skills. Brewer Corporation have admitted there may be some glitches in the version 1.0 release of Carrier 'AdminOS'. One of the software bugs was preventing the SRV restock menu function from showing as available. Since the bridge crew received and installed this update, the restock option has been available in the maintenance menu leaving me with an overabundance of SRV's in the carrier's private module storage. It's far from the worse problem to have as we journey towards the edge of the galaxy and presents the opportunity from creative SRV reduction practices should the tedium of DSSA carrier deployment get the better of the crew.
The schedule for the week calls for stops at the Zejoo Nebula in the Temple Region and the Vulcan Triad planetary nebula in the Vulcan Gate region. The Zejoo Nebula offers lush red and orange hues which dominate the sky of the planets in the Zejoo IY-F d12-4 system, many of which are densely covered with geological sites for those commanders interested in restocking their raw material supplies. The Bya Phla WP-P e5-8 system is illuminated by the glow of the Vulcan's Eye planetary nebula as well as it's neutron and class A stars. Similarly to the previous waypoint, it offers a multitude of geological and biological surface resources as well as nearby systems offering small Tritium deposits to start replenishing the dwindling fuel reserves aboard the carrier. The deployment is not at risk though, as even the most conservative of fuel consumption models places the carrier at it's designated system with a good margin of error and some 2,000 tonnes of Tritium remaining.
In addition to the fair amount of surface prospecting at this week's two waypoints, with a little bit of Tritium mining on the side, I decide to make a 35KLy detour over to Colonia for one last round of supplies, including a selection of fighter hangers stocked with the full range of available fighters. This is, at best, whimsy, but will serve me well in the long run when the urge to take a Ship Launched Fighter out for a spin grabs me. To some commanders this may seem frivolous, but considering the nearest fixed point location to purchase such equipment will be 28.5Kly's away from the carrier, this really is intended to make up for all those years out in the void where I had an "if I only had XYZ with me" moments. After all what is the point of having a carrier if you don't take advantage of what it has to offer. (Have I done enough self justification yet?)
One last item of note for the week sees me rounding out some of the fleet aboard the carrier, with ship transfers from the main fleet operations center in Colonia of my trusty Diamondback Explorer "True Bearing", and my original Sidewinder "Ship One". That will leave just one last exploration classic to transfer out to the carrier. My very first exploration ship. The Asp Explorer "Cantankerous Astrolabe".
It's been a mighty busy week and I'm sure I've overlooked something in this log, but for now I commit this journal for the record.
D.S.S.A. Chrysaetos Refuge deployment log entry three closed.
A few shots from the past couple weeks traveling with the @fc_dssa21. Shout out to our skipper @CmdrBLP for putting in the hours to get us where we need to go. @rowsdwr and I are having a blast! o7 #707ESQ #GoldenOwls #DSSA #EliteDangerous #deepspace pic.twitter.com/nYffaToS6a— CMDR Bigben707 (@BenCmdr) July 5, 2020
|Waypoint||Star System||Distance (LY)||Tritium (t)|
|02.00||Prai Hypoo GF-E c10||0.00||n/a|
|02.01||Prai Hypoo XU-W d2-11||498.18||232|
|02.02||Prai Hypoo OG-P b24-2||496.97||231|
|02.03||Flyiedgooe YG-X c17-26||499.21||230|
|02.04||Flyiedgooe DI-H d11-38||490.58||226|
|02.05||Flyue Eaewsy YV-C d54||494.62||226|
|02.06||Flyai Eaescs IM-Y c3-65||495.14||225|
|02.07||Flyai Eaescs RQ-P c8-57||492.17||223|
|02.08||Flyai Eaescs KM-E c14-25||493.18||222|
|02.09||Flyue Eaescs IR-V b35-14||499.09||224|
|02.10||Flyue Eaescs ZG-S a99-0||494.27||221|
|02.11||Ellaiscs UC-T b58-15||497.86||221|
|02.12||Pra Eaewsy OO-V b8-14||498.29||220|
|02.13||Pra Eaewsy WH-M c10-53||497.93||219|
|02.14||Pra Eaewsy TE-Y c17-24||496.70||217|
|02.15||Zejoo IY-F d12-177||498.02||217|
|03.00||Zejoo IY-F d12-4||24.64||25|
|03.01||Clookoae IY-X a2||499.58||216|
|03.02||Clookoae QF-A b6-0||496.23||214|
|03.03||Clookiae IC-X a28-0||494.90||212|
|03.04||Clookiae ZM-T b23-0||499.68||213|
|03.05||Clooke MU-I b29-1||499.29||212|
|03.06||Clooke RU-M d8-2||491.68||208|
|03.07||Clooke YV-J b42-0||492.58||207|
|03.08||Blue Hypae QZ-D d13-4||491.98||206|
|03.09||Blue Hypae SZ-O e6-4||496.71||207|
|03.10||Grea Hypae YV-C d4||498.44||206|
|03.11||Pueki ZS-U d2-21||488.60||201|
|03.12||Pueki QI-A c14-11||499.70||205|
|03.13||Pueki WB-T c17-16||489.53||200|
|03.14||Bya Phla LR-H b38-7||484.58||197|
|03.15||Bya Phla HL-X b43-1||499.87||202|
|04.00||Bya Phla WP-P e5-8||399.79||163|