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    DSN Luxury Tour

    The Deep Space Network is pleased to announce its new expedition:

    The DSN Luxury Tour !!!











    Official teaser, by CMDR Eikoop:



    Departure on October 22, gathering begining at 7 p.m. IGT (ingame time) in T TAURI system, Hind Mine station.




    This expedition proposes a circuit of 21 asteroid bases located on the periphery of the bubble, using only Saud Kruger luxury ships (Beluga Liner, Orca, Dolphin).


    The main route is 44 000 Ly long and allows to visit 17 Nebulaes and 2 Planetary Nebulaes.


    The full itinerary (offering free optional waypoints), for a trip of 68,000 Ly, allows to visit up to 36 Nebulaes, 15 Planetary Nebulaes and one mega-ship.


    This unique expedition will allow to see a lot of absolutely awesome nebula (Most were hand-crafted by Frontier and not procedurally generated), never moving more than 7,500 Ly (9,000 Ly for optional waypoints) from Sol. In addition, the asteroid bases at each waypoint allow a safe trip despite its length.


    Characteristics of the expedition:



    • Bilingual: French and English
    • Departure on October 22, 3303 (2017)
    • Return on December 17, 3303 (2017)
    • Only Saud Kruger ships are authorized: Beluga Liner, Orca and Dolphin
    • All the main waypoints are asteroid bases, offering fuel, repair and restock
    • Some asteroid bases offer also Outfitting and / or Shipyard (see map of the route)
    • Meetings will be planned between 6pm and 10pm (ingame time, more details for each WP TBA)




    The expedition, organized by the Deep Space Network, will be exclusively managed on the DSN server: https://discord.gg/feaaaZT


    For security reasons (considering the proximity of the bubble) and ease of management, the expedition will take place in the DSN private group (access on request, in the DSN discord).


    Official page of the expedition on EDSM: EDSM page for the expedition

    For french speeking people / pour les francophones : Cette annonce en français sur EDFR






    List of main waypoints:


    Date Waypoint System Outfitting Shipyard Event Distance to Sol Distance traveled
    (main route)
    Distance traveled
    (complete route)
    22/10/2017 WP00 - Hind Planetary Nebulae T Tauri No No Opening Mass Jump 595 Ly 0 Ly 0 Ly
    25/10/2017 WP01 - Lagoon Nebulae Lagoon Sector FW-W D1-122 No No Campfire 4 511 Ly 5 063 Ly 5 319 Ly
    27/10/2017 WP02 - Trifid Nebulae Trifid Sector IR-W D1-52 No No SRV Event 5 219 Ly 5 778 Ly 8 359 Ly
    28/10/2017 WP03 - Omega Nebulae Omega Sector VE-Q B5-15 Yes No Fighter Event 5 513 Ly 6 623 Ly 9 204 Ly
    29/10/2017 WP04 - Eagle Nebulae Eagle Sector IR-W D1-105 No No Mass Jump 7 006 Ly 8 140 Ly 10 721 Ly
    01/11/2017 WP05 - Crescent Nebulae Crescent Sector GW-W C1-8 Yes No Fighter Event 5 006 Ly 14 264 Ly 17 821 Ly
    05/11/2017 WP06 - Sadr Region Nebulae Sadr Region Sector GW-W C1-22 No No Mass Jump 1 831 Ly 17 443 Ly 22 415 Ly
    07/11/2017 WP07 - Iris Nebulae FW Cephei No No Campfire 1 505 Ly 18 318 Ly 24 001 Ly
    10/11/2017 WP08 - Elephant's Trunk Nebulae GM Cephei No No SRV Event 2 702 Ly 19 580 Ly 28 488 Ly
    12/11/2017 WP09 - NGC 7822 Nebulae NGC 7822 Sector BQ-Y D12 No No Mass Jump 2 806 Ly 20 504 Ly 31 182 Ly
    19/11/2017 WP10 - Heart Nebulae Heart Sector IR-V B2-0 No No SRV Event 7 503 Ly 25 401 Ly 43 750 Ly
    19/11/2017 WP11 - Soul Nebulae Soul Sector EL-Y D7 No No Mass Jump 7 472 Ly 25 738 Ly 44 086 Ly
    29/11/2017 WP12 - Crab Nebulae Crab Sector DL-Y D9 No No Campfire 7 006 Ly 31 575 Ly 49 924 Ly
    02/12/2017 WP13 - Jellyfish Nebulae Jellyfish Sector FB-X C1-5 No No SRV Event 5 015 Ly 33 808 Ly 52 473 Ly
    03/12/2017 WP14 - Rosette Nebulae Rosette Sector CQ-Y D59 Yes No Mass Jump 5 303 Ly 35 434 Ly 54 098 Ly
    06/12/2017 WP15 - Seagull Nebulae Seagull Sector DL-Y D3 Yes Yes Imperial Eagle Race 3 753 Ly 37 511 Ly 59 034 Ly
    07/12/2017 WP16 - Thor's Helmet Nebulae Thor's Helmet Sector FB-X C1-5 No No Campfire 3 664 Ly 37 800 Ly 59 323 Ly
    10/12/2017 WP17 - Flaming Star Nebulae Flaming Star Sector LX-T b3-0 Yes No Mass Jump 1 707 Ly 40 851 Ly 64 325 Ly
    15/12/2017 WP18 - Orion + Running Man Nebulaes PMD2009 48 Yes Yes Fighter Event 1 300 Ly 41 949 Ly 66 637 Ly
    16/12/2017 WP19 - Witch Head Nebulae HIP 23759 No No SRV Event 891 Ly 42 376 Ly 67 064 Ly
    17/12/2017 WP20 - Pencil Planetary Nebulae Pencil Sector EL-Y D5 Yes Yes Final Meeting 818 Ly 43 278 Ly 67 966 Ly






    To register for the expedition: Official Roster of the expedition






    Route map:





    Caption: In yellow the circuit with main WPs. In red the complete circuit, including the optional WP. WPs with red rings have an Outfitting section. Those with a light green background a Shipyard section.










    The Deep Space Network team.



    CMDR Kazahnn Drahnn
    CMDR Alistair Hope
    CMDR Mist0
    CMDR OhPif
    CMDR Xydhroz
    CMDR Jeff441
    CMDR NeighSieger (U Mad Bro Banana)




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    Detailed route, including optional waypoints






    WP 00 : Hind Planetary Nebulae
    System: T Tauri
    Rendez-vous date: october 22, 3303 (2017)
    Asteroid base name: Hind Mine
    Event: Opening Mass Jump
    Distance traveled (main route): 0 Ly
    Distance traveled (complete route): 0 Ly
    Distance to next WP: 5 063 Ly

    Optionnal waypoints between WP 00 and WP 01 :

    • WP 00a - R CRA Planetary Nebulae : System BRSO 14
    • WP 00b - IC 4604 Nebulae : System IC 4604 Sector FB-X C1-16
    • WP 00c - Red Spider Planetary Nebulae (N.B.: No star inside nebulae) : System Red Spider Sector UJ-Q B5-0


    >> Through all the optional WPs, the distance to the next WP is increased by 256 Ly (5 319 Ly instead of 5 063 Ly)



    WP 01 : Lagoon Nebulae
    System: Lagoon Sector FW-W D1-122
    Rendez-vous date: october 25, 3303 (2017)
    Asteroid base name: Attenborough's Watch
    Event: Campfire
    Distance traveled (main route): 5 063 Ly
    Distance traveled (complete route): 5 319 Ly
    Distance to next WP: 715 Ly

    Optionnal waypoints between WP 01 and WP 02 :

    • WP 01a - Little Ghost Planetary Nebulae : System CD-23 13397
    • WP 01b - NGC 6565 Planetary Nebulae : System CD-28 14266


    >> Through all the optional WPs, the distance to the next WP is increased by 2 325 Ly (3 040 Ly instead of 715 Ly)



    WP 02 : Trifid Nebulae
    System: Trifid Sector IR-W D1-52
    Rendez-vous date: october 27, 3303 (2017)
    Asteroid base name: Observation Post Epsilon
    Event: SRV event
    Distance traveled (main route): 5 778 Ly
    Distance traveled (complete route): 8 359 Ly
    Distance to next WP: 845 Ly



    WP 03 : Omega Nebulae
    System: Omega Sector VE-Q B5-15
    Rendez-vous date: october 28, 3303 (2017)
    Asteroid base name: Omega Mining Operation
    Event: Fighter Event
    Distance traveled (main route): 6 623 Ly
    Distance traveled (complete route): 9 204 Ly
    Distance to next WP: 1 517 Ly



    WP 04 : Eagle Nebulae
    System: Eagle Sector IR-W D1-105
    Rendez-vous date: october 29, 3303 (2017)
    Asteroid base name: Eagle Sector Secure Facility
    Event: Mass Jump
    Distance traveled (main route): 8 140 Ly
    Distance traveled (complete route): 10 721 Ly
    Distance to next WP: 6 124 Ly

    Optionnal waypoints between WP 04 and WP 05 :

    • WP 04a - NGC 6820 Nebulae : System NGC 6820 Sector GW-W D1-120


    >> Through all the optional WPs, the distance to the next WP is increased by 976 Ly (7 100 Ly instead of 6 124 Ly)



    WP 05 : Crescent Nebulae
    System: Crescent Sector GW-W C1-8
    Rendez-vous date: november 1, 3303 (2017)
    Asteroid base name: Medusa's Rock
    Event: Fighter Event
    Distance traveled (main route): 14 264 Ly
    Distance traveled (complete route): 17 821 Ly
    Distance to next WP: 3 179 Ly

    Optionnal waypoints between WP 05 and WP 06 :

    • WP 05a - Blue Flash Planetary Nebulae : System CSI+19-20201
    • WP 05b - Ring Planetary Nebulae (N.B.: No star inside nebulae) : System Ring Sector NI-S B4-0
    • WP 05c - Veil Nebula West Nebulae : System Veil West Sector DL-Y D68


    >> Through all the optional WPs, the distance to the next WP is increased by 1 415 Ly (4 594 Ly instead of 3 179 Ly)



    WP 06 : Sadr Region Nebulae
    System: Sadr Region Sector GW-W C1-22
    Rendez-vous date: november 5, 3303 (2017)
    Asteroid base name: Sadr Logistics Depot
    Event: Mass Jump
    Distance traveled (main route): 17 443 Ly
    Distance traveled (complete route): 22 415 Ly
    Distance to next WP: 875 Ly

    Optionnal waypoints between WP 06 and WP 07 :

    • WP 06a - Veil Nebula East Nebulae : System Veil East Sector RO-Q B5-2


    >> Through all the optional WPs, the distance to the next WP is increased by 711 Ly (1 586 Ly instead of 875 Ly)



    WP 07 : Iris Nebulae
    System: FW Cephei
    Rendez-vous date: november 7, 3303 (2017)
    Asteroid base name: Iris Vacations
    Event: Campfire
    Distance traveled (main route): 18 318 Ly
    Distance traveled (complete route): 24 001 Ly
    Distance to next WP: 1 261 Ly

    Optionnal waypoints between WP 07 and WP 08 :

    • WP 07a - North America Nebulae : System North America Sector IR-W D1-81
    • WP 07b - Pelican Nebulae : System North America Sector TZ-O B6-4
    • WP 07c - Blinking Planetary Nebulae : System BD+50 2869
    • WP 07d - NGC 7027 Planetary Nebulae : System BD-41 4004
    • WP 07e - Cocoon Planetary Nebulae : System Cocoon Sector EL-Y D19
    • WP 07f - Fetus Planetary Nebulae : System LAN 111


    >> Through all the optional WPs, the distance to the next WP is increased by 3 225 Ly (4 487 Ly instead of 1 261 Ly)



    WP 08 : Elephant's Trunk Nebulae
    System: GM Cephei
    Rendez-vous date: november 10, 3303 (2017)
    Asteroid base name: Elephant's Trunk Mine
    Event: SRV event
    Distance traveled (main route): 19 580 Ly
    Distance traveled (complete route): 28 488 Ly
    Distance to next WP: 924 Ly

    Optionnal waypoints between WP 08 and WP 09 :

    • WP 08a - Cave Nebulae : System Cave Sector FB-X C1-5
    • WP 08b - Little Dumbbell Planetary Nebulae : System GCRV 950


    >> Through all the optional WPs, the distance to the next WP is increased by 1 770 Ly (2 694 Ly instead of 924 Ly)



    WP 09 : NGC 7822 Nebulae
    System: NGC 7822 Sector BQ-Y D12
    Rendez-vous date: november 12, 3303 (2017)
    Asteroid base name: Gorgon Research Facility
    Event: Mass Jump
    Distance traveled (main route): 20 505 Ly
    Distance traveled (complete route): 31 182 Ly
    Distance to next WP: 4 897 Ly

    Optionnal waypoints between WP 09 and WP 10 :

    • WP 09a - Sagan Class Tourist Ship (Méga-Ship) : System IC 1805 SECTOR AV-O C6-6
    • WP 09b - Bubble Nebulae : System Bubble Sector PD-S B4-2
    • WP 09c - NGC 7538 Nebulae : System NGC 7538 Sector IR-W D1-75
    • WP 09d - NGC 281 Nebulae : System NGC 281 Sector QD-S B4-0


    >> Through all the optional WPs, the distance to the next WP is increased by 7 670 Ly (12 568 Ly instead of 4 897 Ly)



    WP 10 : Heart Nebulae
    System: Heart Sector IR-V B2-0
    Rendez-vous date: november 19, 3303 (2017)
    Asteroid base name: Farsight Expedition Base
    Event: SRV event
    Distance traveled (main route): 25 401 Ly
    Distance traveled (complete route): 43 750 Ly
    Distance to next WP: 336 Ly



    WP 11 : Soul Nebulae
    System: Soul Sector EL-Y D7
    Rendez-vous date: november 19, 3303 (2017)
    Asteroid base name: Base Camp
    Event: Mass Jump
    Distance traveled (main route): 25 738 Ly
    Distance traveled (complete route): 44 086 Ly
    Distance to next WP: 5 838 Ly



    WP 12 : Crab Nebulae
    System: Crab Sector DL-Y D9
    Rendez-vous date: november 29, 3303 (2017)
    Asteroid base name: Station X
    Event: Campfire
    Distance traveled (main route): 31 575 Ly
    Distance traveled (complete route): 49 924 Ly
    Distance to next WP: 2 233 Ly

    Optionnal waypoints between WP 12 and WP 13 :

    • WP 12a - Monkey Head Nebulae : System Monkey Head Sector DL-Y D4


    >> Through all the optional WPs, the distance to the next WP is increased by 316 Ly (2 549 Ly instead of 2 233 Ly)



    WP 13 : Jellyfish Nebulae
    System: Jellyfish Sector FB-X C1-5
    Rendez-vous date: december 2, 3303 (2017)
    Asteroid base name: Beta Site
    Event: SRV event
    Distance traveled (main route): 33 808 Ly
    Distance traveled (complete route): 52 473 Ly
    Distance to next WP: 1 626 Ly



    WP 14 : Rosette Nebulae
    System: Rosette Sector CQ-Y D59
    Rendez-vous date: december 3, 3303 (2017)
    Asteroid base name: New Beginning
    Event: Mass Jump
    Distance traveled (main route): 35 434 Ly
    Distance traveled (complete route): 54 098 Ly
    Distance to next WP: 2 077 Ly

    Optionnal waypoints between WP 14 and WP 15 :

    • WP 14a - NGC 2440 Nebulae : System Faust 1521


    >> Through all the optional WPs, the distance to the next WP is increased by 2 858 Ly (4 935 Ly instead of 2 077 Ly)



    WP 15 : Seagull Nebulae
    System: Seagull Sector DL-Y D3
    Rendez-vous date: december 6, 3303 (2017)
    Asteroid base name: Hell Port
    Event: Imperial Eagle Race
    Distance traveled (main route): 37 511 Ly
    Distance traveled (complete route): 59 034 Ly
    Distance to next WP: 289 Ly



    WP 16 : Thor's Helmet Nebulae
    System: Thor's Helmet Sector FB-X C1-5
    Rendez-vous date: december 7, 3303 (2017)
    Asteroid base name: Sagan Research Centre
    Event: Campfire
    Distance traveled (main route): 37 800 Ly
    Distance traveled (complete route): 59 323 Ly
    Distance to next WP: 3 051 Ly

    Optionnal waypoints between WP 16 and WP 17 :

    • WP 16a - NGC 2438 Planetary Nebulae : System BD-14 2129
    • WP 16b - Butterfly Planetary Nebulae : System V651 Monoceros
    • WP 16c - Hubble's variable Planetary Nebulae : System R Monocerotis
    • WP 16d - Trifid of the North Nebulae : System Trifid of the North Sector HR-W D1-6


    >> Through all the optional WPs, the distance to the next WP is increased by 1 951 Ly (5 002 Ly instead of 3 051 Ly)



    WP 17 : Flaming Star Nebulae
    System: Flaming Star Sector LX-T b3-0
    Rendez-vous date: december 10, 3303 (2017)
    Asteroid base name: Flaming Star Logistics Centre
    Event: Mass Jump
    Distance traveled (main route): 40 851 Ly
    Distance traveled (complete route): 64 325 Ly
    Distance to next WP: 1 099 Ly

    Optionnal waypoints between WP 17 and WP 18 :

    • WP 17a - Cone Nebulae : System Cone Sector GW-W C1-5 WARNING: Difficult (and perhaps impossible) to reach due to permit locked systems around it.
    • WP 17b - HorseHead Nebulae : System Messier 78 Sector RD-T C3-8
    • WP 17c - Flame Nebulae : System Trapezium Sector AF-Z C5
    • WP 17d - Messier 78 Nebulae : System Trapezium Sector CB-W C2-3
    • >> Through all the optional WPs, the distance to the next WP is increased by 1 214 Ly (2 312 Ly instead of 1 099 Ly)




    WP 18 : Orion and Running Man Nebulaes
    System: PMD2009 48
    Rendez-vous date: december 15, 3303 (2017)
    Asteroid base name: Orion Nebula Tourist Centre
    Event: Fighter Event
    Distance traveled (main route): 41 949 Ly
    Distance traveled (complete route): 66 637 Ly
    Distance to next WP: 427 Ly



    WP 19 : Witch Head Nebulae
    System: HIP 23759
    Rendez-vous date: december 16, 3303 (2017)
    Asteroid base name: Witch Head Science Centre
    Event: SRV event
    Distance traveled (main route): 42 376 Ly
    Distance traveled (complete route): 67 064 Ly
    Distance to next WP: 902 Ly



    WP 20 : Pencil Planetary Nebulae
    System: Pencil Sector EL-Y D5
    Rendez-vous date: december 17, 3303 (2017)
    Asteroid base name: New Growth
    Event: Final Meeting
    Distance traveled (main route): 43 278 Ly
    Distance traveled (complete route): 67 966 Ly
    End of the expedition




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    Description of events on the main WPs



    The following types of events are planned for the different main WPs of the DSN Luxury Tour expedition:

    Mass Jump

    These events are coordinated FSD jumps. After grouping the maximum number of commanders in an instance (or several if necessary), a synchronized jump is triggered and recorded by the streamers. This is a ED expedition classic.

    The system and exact location of each mass jump (always very close to the WP) will be communicated on the Discord of the expedition a few hours before.
    These places may be the asteroid station itself, a beautiful point of view in space, or a beautiful point of view on the surface of a planet.
    If players without Horizons participate in the expedition, planetary mass jump will be avoided.

    Commanders arriving ahead of each WP are encouraged to seek such interesting points of view.

    Mass Jumps are planned for the WP 0, 4, 6, 9, 11, 14, 17.

    Campfire


    The commanders of the expedition gather at fixed planetary coordinates, communicated on the Discord of the expedition a few hours before.
    These coordinates will be chosen for their particularly beautiful, or atypical, points of view.

    Commanders arriving ahead of each WP are encouraged to seek out such interesting points of view.

    Campfire are planned for the WP 1, 7, 12 et 16.

    SRV Event

    An activity involving VRS is organized between the volunteer commanders. The modalities of each activity will be communicated on the Discord of the expedition a few hours before.
    As all WP asteroids bases have Restock services, loss of SRV should not be a problem.

    A non-exhaustive list of activities that can be proposed is:
    - Race in SRV
    - SRV hiking (climbing a mountain for example)
    - Crossing ravines
    - SRV box match (sur un promontoire étroit en général)
    - Hunting at SRV: one or more SRVs are hunted by others at high speed

    Commanders arriving ahead of each WP are encouraged to search for suitable spots (ravines, mountains, narrow promontories).

    SRV Events are planned for the WP 2, 8, 10, 13 et 19.

    Fighter Event

    An activity involving Fighters is organized between the volunteer commanders. The modalities of each activity will be communicated on the Discord of the expedition a few hours before.
    All Fighter Events are organized on WP with an Asteroid base offering an Outfitting service. This eventually allows you to buy the fighter bay in the bubble without taking it in your ship during the long journeys, and to have it transferred for the event. Consider a good delay for the transfer.

    The WP 18 also features a Shipyard service, allowing pilots using a Dolphin or Orca, to transfer a vessel that can carry fighters (eg, Keelback) to the event specifically, and after the event, return to the ship of the expedition.

    A non-exhaustive list of activities that can be proposed is:
    - Race in fighters in a ravine
    - Race in fighters in an asteroid field

    Commanders arriving ahead of each WP are encouraged to search for appropriate spotlights (ravines, asteroid fields).

    Fighter Events are planned for the WP 3, 5 et 18.

    Mutli-crew would allow commanders without fighter to participate.

    Imperial Eagle Race

    For the commander who wishes, a special event is proposed at the end of the expedition, at WP 15.
    This is an Imperial Eagle race (bought and fitted before expedition), which can be transfered on-site through the Shipyard service at WP 15.
    The fit will be fixed for all participants, and will not include any engineer modifications (all pilots have the same vessel).

    Required Fit (racer fit from Coriolis): https://eddp.co/u/YiKmDYTg

    N.B.: This fit costs 5.3 MCr (without any discount). The ship transfert to Seagull Asteroid base will cost around 1.3 MCr.


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    Great work AlistairHope, where can I sign up ?

    The Fhloston Paradise (Beluga Liner) is ready !

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    My ship is ready, but where are the passengers ?


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    I'm ready too !


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    And you, how is your ship for the Luxury Tour ?

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    I'm ready with my StarSystem

    Actually my jump range is 51 ly with weapons and Champagne on board

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    Originally Posted by melbus View Post (Source)
    I'm ready with my StarSystem
    https://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/11...STARSYSTEM.png
    Actually my jump range is 51 ly with weapons and Champagne on board
    Very nice ship !

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    I'm in ! That's my first organized expedition.

    I don't know yet which ship I'll fly...

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    Originally Posted by Jethro49 View Post (Source)
    I'm in ! That's my first organized expedition.

    I don't know yet which ship I'll fly...
    It's very simple, you have only 3 choices :

    - Orca
    - Beluga Liner
    - Dolphin



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    recently did a very similar route in my explorca. took some lavian brandy too for those poor, sober asteroid dwellers. great fun!

  14. #14
    Originally Posted by Hairbear View Post (Source)
    recently did a very similar route in my explorca. took some lavian brandy too for those poor, sober asteroid dwellers. great fun!
    Yes ! The journey is very promising.

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    Originally Posted by Kazahnn View Post (Source)
    It's very simple, you have only 3 choices :

    - Orca
    - Beluga Liner
    - Dolphin


    With sub-choices for each... should I take a Beluga with 4A fuel scoop + shield + fighter bay or a 6A fuel scoop + fighter bay without shield + ... and so on for the 2 others

    I've started collecting some mats and engineering some stuff for this expedition but as I am a well organized pilot I'm already bored by the number of useless round trips between Shinrarta, Deciat and Maia because I forgot this and that... (including the trips between the engineer base and the local shipyard to actually transfer the right ship to engineer)

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