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    Newsletter #191

    All the latest Elite Dangerous news



    Welcome to the Elite Dangerous Newsletter, the place to find all the latest from the Elite Dangerous galaxy.

    This week we’re highlighting our Frontier Community meetups from Cologne, Seattle and Hull and we’re joined by Producer Lloyd Morgan-Moore on our latest livestream. Plus, this weekend, some of the Elite community are holding a charity livestream over the weekend for OneStar Foundation's Rebuild Texas Fund.

    As always, you can hear the latest news and updates directly from the development team on our Forums, Twitter, Facebook, Community Homepage, and right here in the newsletter every week, and we're always eager to hear your feedback.

    On the Horizon
    All the latest for Elite Dangerous: Horizons

    Monday marked the end of our Open Beta for Elite 2.4 The Return. Many commanders are speculating what's next; tune into our livestream on Thursday 14 September at 7PM BST for details about the launch, plus a discussion with developers about the story so far.

    We would like to thank everyone who participated in the Beta and can't wait to share more with you about our new update.

    You’ll find out more about the future of Elite Dangerous at next month’s Frontier Expo on Saturday 7 October. Tickets for this event are now sold out, but we’ll keep everyone in the loop across our social media channels.

    Catch up with videos from the community team


    This week on the livestream, Ed was joined by Producer Lloyd Morgan-Moore to take on the community in some fast-paced CQC action.

    Lloyd didn’t fare so well taking on the PS4 community, and to be honest, Ed didn’t do that much better against the PC players!

    We run regular CQC livestreams on our YouTube channel – they’re brilliant opportunities to experience Arena combat, and a guaranteed time where lots of people come together to play. We have a genuinely lovely time chatting to the community and hold the occasional giveaway. 

    The latest goods and the best deals from the Frontier Store


    Whether transporting VIPs to the far reaches of the galaxy, or smuggling sought-after miscreants you can now ferry your passengers in style with these brand new paint job packs for the Orca and Dolphin.


    Available now via the Frontier Store and respective digital stores on Xbox and PS4.

    Community Central
    The best from the community, all in one place


    Over the last couple of weeks we’ve had the pleasure of attending three brilliant Frontier and Elite-related events. We met hundreds of Commanders and Planet Coaster enthusiasts at our Frontier Meets in Cologne and Seattle, and we were invited to attend Fantasticon, not so far from home in Hull.


    Our Frontier communities joined together for some incredible views of the city, refreshing little glasses of Kolsch and, of course some currywurst, on the top floor venue at the Sky Lounge.  


    Taking a moment away from the busy convention centre at PAX West, we hosted a Frontier Meet at the vibrant Capitol Hill area of Downtown Seattle. The US community welcomed us with open arms, as we chatted and danced the night away. We can’t wait to see our West Coast US community and streamer friends again, as soon as possible!


    There was a fantastic (pun intended!) turnout at Fantasticon 2017 in Hull, with hundreds of Elite Dangerous Commanders turning up to enjoy the panels, talks and performances from some of our favourite streamers and community stalwarts!


    We were absolutely blown away by the enthusiasm and commitment shown by the hundreds of Commanders we met at various locations on planet Earth over the last couple of weeks. It really is our amazing community that makes Elite Dangerous the incredible, immersive and wonderful experience that it is.


    We can’t wait to see everyone at Frontier Expo 2017, or at other international events next year. When we see you in person we’ll share more stories about our adventures in outer space, raise a toast to absent Commanders, and celebrate being part of the best community in the galaxy.

    Thanks everyone.

    Community Charity Event

    Join EIC, Radio Sidewinder, Diamond Frogs, GalCop, and Simbad as they present Elite Aid! The group will be collaborating on a 36-hour stream with the goal of raising money to help those who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey. They will be donating the money they raise to OneStar Foundation's Rebuild Texas Fund.

    The goal is to raise $1,000 or more to aid the Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts in Texas. Donations will be collected via the JustGiving page. Spread the word, tune in, and enjoy a great stream with loads of streamers taking part!

    Tune in from 00:00 EST (4:00 am UTC, 5:00am BST) on 9/9/2017 and join this awesome effort to raise money for a great cause.

    Galnet Focus
    All the news from across the Galaxy


    Reports from Maia indicate that the Federal cordon of Maia A 3 a has come to an end. The Federation made no comment regarding the withdrawal of its ships, but Professor Palin, who is based on Maia A 3 a, is reportedly pleased with the development.



    Reports that the Federal–Imperial cold war could soon end have resulted in widespread jubilation, but anonymous sources have reported that some Imperials have questioned the wisdom of withdrawing from the Pleiades. Nevertheless, it is understood that there is a desire, on both sides of the fence, to end the conflict.

    Community Goals
    The latest missions for you to take on

    Shajn Market, Kamadhenu

    The Kamadhenu Chapterhouse of Inquisition's ongoing infrastructure project has now entered its final phase. The aim of the project is to establish a series of starports along the route to Colonia to make the 20,000 light-year voyage less daunting.

    The third and final stage of the campaign begins on the 7th of September 3303 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.


    Shajn Market, Kamadhenu

    The Chapterhouse has placed an open order for Palladium, Superconductors and Micro Controllers, and has promised to reward pilots who deliver these commodities to Shajn Market in the Kamadhenu system.

    Shajn Market, Kamadhenu

    System authorities will issue above-average rewards for Chapterhouse-issued bounties, to ensure safe delivery of goods to the starport. Earn these rewards by handing in Bounty Vouchers at Shajn Market in the Kamadhenu system.

    Comms Chatter
    A round up of this week's community content


    CMDR Twixxo dared to dream, and that dream was to fly his Diamondback Explorer all the way to Sagittarius A which he did earlier this year.

    To commemorate the event, he had it immortalized in ink. Awesome tattoo, Commander!


    CMDR ModishNouns, using data from, has mapped out the most travelled exploration routes taken by Elite Dangerous Commanders since the game's launch.  

    View the full size map here.

    See you in the black, Commanders

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    Woo, im famous. Half of my head can be seen in the Cologne pic.

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    Alas, I am missing from the Seattle pic as I spent much of my time upstairs. The music was quite loud downstairs.

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    Time to rename these to 'letters', because there's no news in them anymore.

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    So - a stupid question. Is BST the same as British DST or GMT? Only, you guys are on daylight saving time right now, right? So in order to make sure I am tuning in at the right time, I wondered if I should check in at 7pm GMT or 7 pm British DST. Because it is so darned confusing and telling us BST is actually not helping.
    EDIT: wait - I just looked it up on Google - BST = British Summer Time. So that will be the daylight saving time. Damn I get so confused.

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    So, no insulting membranes this week, Good. Had a hard time shipping those,

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    Thanks for posting the newsletter, Jenner!

    Looks like those meetings were ton of fun. I see many happy CMDR's.

    Gotta admit, that DBX tattoo is looking pretty sick. Respect worthy commitment.

    Looking at this galaxy graphic, pretty interesting stuff. Much have been discovered already, and currently it must require a keen eye to find something new and exotic. My hat's off to you all out there! o7

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    Always a pleasure to receive the newsletter

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    Thanks for the newsletter

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    Awesome. Onwards.

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    Any newsletter today as i look forward to it after a hard day's graft as a carpenter.