exploration

  1. Earthserpent

    Jörmungandr's Odyssey to Beagle Point

    F.C.O.C. Jörmungandr is looking for willing and able explorers both experienced and new to join for an Odyssey to Beagle Point! With the next expansion, we will be able to experience all the galaxy has to offer like never before. Jörmungandr, of the Fleet Carrier Owner's Club (Discord Invite)...
  2. B

    Exploration missons

    "I see you're heading out into the black - can you help us CMDR?" One thing that's missing (passenger and Colonia courier missions aside) from the smorgasbord of BGS mission types, is exploration. I'd like to see missions giving relatively high rewards (increasing with distance to objective)...
  3. S

    Anyone with a Carrier who's headed to Rackham's Peak want to graciously pick up a CMDR in HIP 50943?

    So I fired up the game for the first time in weeks (if not months), tuned in to Galnet and promptly heard about Rackham's, which could be reached "with ships with long jump ranges." Surely, I thought, my Asp X that took me to Sadge A* and Colonia qualified. NUUUOOPE. Therefore I'm stranded in...
  4. norlin

    Add a way to name firstly-discovered (first walked?) planets or even systems

    That would be great if a Commander will be able to name a whole system or at least a planet which is first discovered by them. Or, to couple it with Odyssey, those where they are first walked by a surface. To keep space civilized and at the same time not add any moderators to the team, it...
  5. marx

    Marx's guide to finding Ammonia worlds

    Welcome to my guide to finding Ammonia worlds! This was adapted from my guide to finding Earth-like worlds, but it seems there's more and more of an interest in finding Ammonia worlds as well. If you read this little text, you'll know how to improve your chances of finding Ammonia worlds. Note...
  6. Coldmaster

    A simple feature to add

    Hello to all commanders, I don't know if this has already been discussed, but I have a simple feature that would be interesting to put in the game, especially for explorers. Put some compendium with the systems that the commander was the first to discover, the planets that he was the first to...
  7. P

    [XBOX][Recruitment] Cartographers of the Abyss

    About Us: We are Explorers. Who like to explore and conduct business in the farthest parts of our galaxy. We are pilots of All skill levels from all around the world! I'm Commander PAPAHOFF420 and I'm an explorer by heart. Space Legs: With our Space Legs coming in 2021 I'm hoping we'll be...
  8. CMDR Zentrierer

    [EMPIRE] [ISTG] Imperial Special Task Group [GER/ENG]

    Wir sind die ISTG, ein bunt gemischter Haufen vom Anfänger bis zum Veteran. Du suchst noch nach einer Gruppe für Unternehmungen? Na dann komm doch einfach mal zu uns ins Discord und überzeuge dich gerne selbst davon, ob Du zu uns und wir zu Dir passen. Anfängern wird auf Wunsch...
  9. R

    Operation Ida leaves its mark on the galaxy

    Source: https://i.imgur.com/VseXdC6.png Yesterday, Operation Ida welcomed the esteemed CMDR AstroSnufkin back to the Bubble! AstroSnufkin departed from Malthus Terminal - Pleiades Sector HR-W d1-41, home of Operation Ida, on April 6th, 2020 to make his mark on the galaxy. Equipped with a...
  10. J

    Lander Launcher?

    I had this strange brain worm while at work thinking on exploration outfitting for a potential early-Odyssey exploration endeavor, and I thought about how difficult it is to land on high-G planets even in small ships. From that, I started thinking 'Would it be possible to implement a low-mass...
  11. Poperrap

    [INDEPENDENT] [Recruitment] Acquire knowledge, master the unknown, defend humanity

    Hello Commanders! I am Poperrap, a person of many trades and the leader of The Galactic Archive in Elite Dangerous (PC & XBOX). We are a group of mature attitude players of many ages and countries. We are a friendly PVE focused squadron which is great for new people to Elite Dangerous...
  12. D

    [ALLIANCE] ACEN needs you!

    Greetings commanders! Alliance of Casual Entrepreneurs is looking for....casual entrepreneurs!...That are allied, of course... Who are we? - We are a new squadron backing the same-named faction which is based on relaxed and casual gameplay without any pressure or high expectations. Members are...
  13. camenecius

    Fleet Carriers should honk systems when they arrive.

    I'm heading to Colonia with my fleet carrier. Sometimes my carrier jumps ahead of my survey ship into unknown systems. The carrier arriving in such a system should "honk" it and reveal all the bodies in the system.
  14. C

    New returning Player (currently at Deciat after some exploring) - Seeking Exploring/Trade - Relaxed/Chill Squadron

    Hi I am returning to ED after a 2 year break and I am looking for a welcoming squadron to join. I am not really into combat (at this stage anyway) and up to now I have been exploring, cargo carrying and the good old passenger missions (recently out of Robigo Mines where I am Allied with the...
  15. Old Duck

    Are fleet carriers disappearing from deep space?

    Shortly after I got my fleet carrier this summer, I took it out into a sector of unexplored space that I had discovered some time ago on PS4, a place I wanted to make my "home away from home". It's not that far away, under 10KLY from Sol, so while my little sector remained undiscovered, there...
  16. imaner76

    PvP Frontier created PVP gankers. By design.

    Frontier created PVP gankers. Discuss. For. All in game combat delivers no balanced/relevant in game reward. Once done with the forced/effective methods of "play" that got you the money to being combat ship build ready, you have no in game challenges left. You think back on your time mining and...
  17. R

    Come visit the Generation Ships with TITAN Contractors!

    If you want to come and check out further details regarding the trip, you can come over to the TITAN Contractors Discord! We also have a channel dedicated to Trip Epsilon with waypoint tracking. You can also check out the google sheet listing out the route below. Our Discord The Route o7...
  18. marx

    Subsector metallicity and ELW ratios - analysis

    I've been looking into subsector / boxel metallicity and ELW / systems ratios for some time, but then carriers and such put that on hold. Now, with some more data since then, I redid the analysis and finished writing things up so that I can post them now. First off, an intro to those who might...
  19. GKhan

    [FEDERATION] [PRIVATE] [The Khan Federation] Looking for new Members (BGS, Exploration, Mining, Trading, Combat, Mentoring)

    [PC] The Khan Federation - Medium Sized Squad (40+) looking for new members. We play many different aspects of the game, and are dedicated to building and sustaining an active Elite community. We have helpful guides, forums, discord, website and more. If you are new to the game - and have any...
  20. LairdMcC

    Looking for new members

    Hi commanders. I have set up a squad with the aim of getting an ingame faction. We are located in Wathi system. After reaching our goal, we will have a number of roles. BGS, Exploration, Trading, mining and most important Having fun. We are also in the Zachary Hudson Galactic Power Play, so if...
  21. zabbadak777

    In the footsteps of all the Great

    So ... this is it, we are trying to get as far as possible away from Sol. In a TYPE-9 HEAVY Follow me on my trip on Twitch. Even if we fail, it will be already a great adventure. The trip to Beagle Point and beyond
  22. Hoff 07

    Anyone want the a trophy bobblehead? Join CRYS1S squadron and turn in exploration data before the season ends

    we are currently in 4th place we just need a little boost in data. 3rd place and up get a trophy bobblehead. There's 3 hours left in the season.
  23. Hoff 07

    What is the highest payout for a single system in exploration data? My record is over 18 million CR

    Found this system worth over 18 million.. located between Colonia and Sagittarius A. It has 9 terraformables with decent mass and 2 water worlds. The system is SCREAKI BA-Y D1-337
  24. Random Player

    Ship Integrity Question

    Hello I have a question on Ship Integrity that I can't really find a definitive answer to. I went on a trip to finish off "Elite" in Exploration, and when I got back from what must have been a journey of 20k LYs, I found my DBX at 58% Integrity. I took two auto field maintenance units with me...
  25. CMDR Junagu

    [EVENT] Blodeuwedd's Branch - running the Outer Arm and Perseus Fades

    Blodeuwedd’s Branch JHZ-6TZ - a carrier associated with the Silverbacks Squadron and owned by CMDR Junagu. It's maiden voyage started in Arexe and has been into the Formadine Rift and through Kepler's Crest. Heading trailwards down the Outer Arm to Xibalba and then crossing the Perseus Fades...
  26. ProgramRAM

    Signs of human life out in the black?

    So I recently stumbled upon this old gem the Hyponia Horizon Mission and I was really intrigued at the fact that they found what appeared to be crashed nav beacons and even an NPC system defense ship roughly 14kly from the nearest starport and its got me wondering if this is something that can...
  27. Raf von Thorn

    Banana Nebula Expedition is researching massive Notable Stellar Phenomena bubble in the NGC3199 Nebula. We need mappers, miners and researchers!

    In july commander InfWhale has reported a vast, thousands of light years wide and deep area absolutely infested with Notable Stellar Phenomenas- those so called NSPs are vast fields of metallic, silicate and ice crystals and are inhabitated by creatures called Molluscs. On july 21st the First...
  28. Harrowdown

    Found an interesting issue with the Explore the Galaxy followup mission for beginners.

    My distraction du jour has been the Pilot's Federation District. The Explore the Galaxy mission is becomes available to new players in the Pilot's Federation District as soon as they have managed to receive a single rank in Combat, Trade or Exploration. Combat and Trade can be taken care of...
  29. Infwhale

    Banana Nebula NSP Exploration Expedition (NGC 3199)

    Greetings CMDRs. CMDR ADM Infwhale here. I have been out mapping the NSP sites around the NGC 3199 Nebula since March. Now, with a little community help and the launch of the Banana Nebula Expedition, there are numerous CMDR's hard at play, mapping all of the NSP's (See the reddit - Banana...
  30. Old Duck

    It's one thing when...

    ...I run into a ton of fleet carriers in and around the Bubble, Colonia, and even nebula. But when I wake up and have a cup of coffee in the bridge of my own fleet carrier, which is stationed in my own private bubble out in the literal middle of nowhere, and I see two other fleet carriers on the...
  31. Qildail

    Tilting At Windmills: A Circumnavigation Travelogue

    On 2 March of this year I arrived in Kojeara for the completion of Lost Worlds 2. Soon after, I decided my next adventure was to (finally) complete a circumnavigation. And so, after fixing some blueprints and shedding some weight, the Beluga Liner Quixote of La Mancha set out from Colonia on 5...
  32. R

    Missions to discover systems, planets, etc.

    Hi! An idea for discovery missions: The missions would be to discover certain planet or star types within a given LY range or sector, sub-sector near or around the bubble. So, let's say a faction is wanting to colonize a new earth-like far off. The mission is to actually be the first to...
  33. Old Duck

    So multicrew doesn't provide any exploration rewards?

    I'm confused - I thought multicrew allowed copilots to share the discovery tags and rewards from universal cartography, but that's not what happen when I just tried it. Am I doing something wrong, or is only combat and trading rewarded? If the latter, while ignore one out of the three major rank...
  34. Dlljs

    Release Exploration Progress

    Greetings Commanders! I'm proud to share what I've been working on recently. It's a plugin for Elite Dangerous Market Connector that allows explorer players to see their progress from one star system to another. Enter where you started at and where you want to go in the Settings, and the plugin...
  35. Samroski

    [Expedition] The Black Hole Hunt, Departing July 5

    tl;dr Am taking my FC to this area rich in undiscovered black holes, about 18k LY from Sol. A 2-3 week trip. Commanders are welcome to join and use FC services for free. Itinerary Departure: Sunday, July 5th. 2000 hrs. Arrival at destination July 8th (or 9th). Return: Sunday July 18th. 2000 hrs...
  36. Flimley

    Fleet Carrier and Cartography Data. Reasoning for higher payouts...

    As fleet carriers are effectively mobile travelling stations, and to aid their future navigation. It’s in the best interests of that fleet carrier and its crew to amass as much cartography data as possible. (For realistic pretend gameplay reasons) Isn’t it a good idea for the FC’s cartography...
  37. The Golden Knight

    Around the Galaxy

    "God, this is taking FOREVER!" Commander Golden-Knight had gone for about a hundred or two lightyears out of "The Bubble" before the first day was done, as far as the trip around the galaxy was going. The pilot lost count of how many worthless ice balls had to be scanned with a fine-tooth comb...
  38. Jackie Silver

    Glorious HIPs - 3306

    Since the development of the fast frameshift drive opened the galaxy to independent CMDRs a substantial proportion of stars from the Hipparcos (HIP) catalog have been visited and surveyed in detail. However, a significant minority (roughly one in six) of the approximately 120,000 stars in the...
  39. Kiffin Rockwell

    Bread Crumbs

    It would be useful to have a "bread crumbs" feature on the SRV's scanner, so you can easily see where you have been. It feels like it would be a relatively common navigation software feature for and exploration vehicle like an SRV.
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