exploration

  1. Q

    DSS engineering suggestion

    Module: Detailed Surface Scanner (D.S.S.) Experimental Modification: Safety Override Effect: Player may now choose to hold fire-trigger button for 5 second spool-up period (similar to liftoff sequence from planetary landings). After spool-up completes, vessel launches a single DSS probe as an...
  2. Voivre

    [INDEPENDENT] United Federation of Explorers is recruiting

    The United Federation of Explorers is an international group of commanders that have come together for the benefit of humanity to take to the stars and explore it. There are no allegiances to anyone other than the human spirit, everyone is free to support whomever they want in the mutual...
  3. Old Duck

    A True Explorer Regenerates As A Tourist?

    I made Explorer Elite by almost exclusively scanning undiscovered planets and systems, no R2R for me! And this was before the FSS, so I had to fly to all these planets to scan them. I've gotten my name on all sorts of cool and rare things, including catalog stars. I've seen things you people...
  4. H

    Exploration advice

    Hi all I normally play in a wing and my wingman is going on holiday for 3 weeks. As such, I thought I'd buy a second ship and give long range exploration a go, and am looking for general advice. What is the best ship to use? What is the best loadout for that ship? I've seen people say "Dump the...
  5. CMDR Yates

    Codex: Heatmaps for each object type across a region

    Right now the Codex lists the first discovered instance of a given object (by any commander ever), and then a bunch of stats about your own findings. A lot of those "first discoveries" were claimed and fixed forever in the first few days and weeks following the release of 3.3. One result of...
  6. A

    Looking for things to explore in the orion nebula

    Hello, all: I am currently in the Orion nebula, and I was wondering if there are any interesting systems to explore in the area. I have been to the asteroid base in the area, and the other nebula surrounding the area . However, are there any planetary POI(s) to explore or anything else of...
  7. O

    [INDEPENDENT] To go and survey Raxxla!

    We need you to discover and research Omphalos rift and any other space anomalies. Let the treasure begin. Squadron Name: Omisis Omphalos Research Corp. Squadron ID: OMPH
  8. P

    ASP Max USABLE Jump Range

    I think I have pushed my ASP as far as I can, in terms of jump range, whilst keeping her usable, but wanted opinions on if I have missed anything, that would help me squeeze an extra couple of LYs out of her? My current max range is 70.92, but I only get 67.62 on a full tank. Ideally I wanted...
  9. Armageddo

    Longest time out of the bubble?

    So recently I've reached Beagle Point and upon getting there I realized that my last visit at a station was almost 4 months ago (April 5th) when i docked near Sag A and I left the bubble almost 8 months ago (departed on the 6th of January). While this is mostly due to my work schedule and me...
  10. FatalSuperior

    [INDEPENDENT] --GreyBeard Delta Squadron-- -OV40- Are you looking for a more experienced.. more adult..PS4 CMDR squad? Look no further.

    We are a predominately over 40’s group of commanders from all over the Earth who have come together to enjoy the Elite Dangerous universe to enjoy all aspects of the game. We are a PvE focused PS4 squadron and invite and encourage newer players to join as we have a wealth of experience to...
  11. ScriptedSamurai

    [FEDERATION] The Armada - Valyn's Dragons

    The Armada is a small group of seasoned players that are willing to help new players with anything they need. We need more people for combat missions to further our in game faction. We can help with ship progression, money making, and engineering. We love the game and the community and just...
  12. T

    How to claim a star?

    So I came across a system while exploring and noticed the first explorer missed two stars. I've scoured the web searching for a way to claim them all i find is using a DSS in a planet and turning in the data first, claims a planet. Yet unless my games broke, the DSS doesn't work in stars. I flew...
  13. Woodles

    My 1 month completion of over 210k Ly around the galactic circumference, earning 7.5 billion credits

    Before this trip I had never completed any long distance exploration trip in Elite. Starting the trip, my exploration rank was only Trailblazer (< 4 mil Cr earned) with 72% progress to Pathfinder (unlocked at 10 mil cr earned). My trips always unintentionally and abruptly ended less than 10k ly...
  14. Dr. Nagi

    Perseus Reach Expedition [February - June 3306]

    Hello cmdrs, Dr.Nagi here! I proudly present: The Perseus Reach Expedition! Earth --> Salomé's Reach Logo made by Bra2s (sorry for no transparent background) This expedition aims to map the western side of the Perseus Arm, a mostly uncharted region space. Starting from the birthplace of...
  15. Kezika

    Celebration of Early Astronomy Expedition

    Celebration of Early Astronomy -- Departing January 3, 2020 through March 20, 2020 "The early 2000s, they were often the speculative setting of early science fiction works. Early imaginings of interstellar travel, first contact with aliens, apocalypses, you name it, there was probably a movie...
  16. I

    Newcomer / Intro Where should I explore

    Hey Everybody! My name is izaznz and I am a newer player with about 50 hours of gameplay to my name. Ive been interested in exploring for a while and I just recently bought myself an Asp Explorer. My only problem is I have no clue where to go! My goal is to go explore some currently unexplored...
  17. Orbitalai

    Wing exploration?

    I we do exploration in a wing, will a detailed surface scan be shared with wing members? This post seem to hint at that: Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/EliteDangerous/comments/a77r4m/road_to_riches_wing_edition_perfect_for_new/
  18. A

    About biological discoveries

    Hi Commanders! I've been exploring since a long time know, but I still haven't discovered any biological elements by myself. So I am wondering: can we know if a stellar body has biological elements using the FSS and/or the DSS? At first, I thought that it would be the case, since we can learn...
  19. marx

    To Frontier: what are multicrew exploration rewards supposed to be?

    Ever since it was implemented in the first beta of Chapter Four, multi-crew exploration never rewarded the crew's effort with anything. No credits, no rank progression. (Also no tags, but that is probably for the best.) To make sure, neither after the session, nor when the host sells the data...
  20. W

    Newcomer / Intro Navigation question - non-selectable stars

    I am currently on an exploration expedition on my own. While following my originally plotted route, I saw an interesting star cluster and now I want to fly towards it (or see if it is even reachable). Now, when in-flight, you can't just press A on the controller to select any star, and I can't...
  21. CMDR Rusty Dog

    Hearts and Brains (video)

    Hi everyone. Just came across these stickly critters in the rings of a planet somewhere near Sag A*. Very impressive looking !
  22. R

    Long Range Vulture

    Hi All, I just participated in and completed Distant Worlds 2 which was my first long range exploration trip. Prior to that my longest journey was about 17K ly in an Anaconda with no engineering, at the time I thought that was a long distance but that barely scratched the surface. As long, and...
  23. John Guevara

    show distance to codex-entry

    hi i love ED, i'm explorer and currently stay near "Beagle Point" after the best of my life "Distants World 2" travel. I'm trying to reach my personal goal of visiting all the codex entries in the "The Abyss" region. My workflow looks like this: i open each entry one by one, click on the galaxy...
  24. Shae Dalton

    Stellar Unknown Expedition

    Welcome to the Stellar Unknown Expedition page. Stellar Unknown will be an expedition from the bubble all the way to Sagittarius A*, We will travel through the eastern section of the Perseus Arm and through the Centaurus Reach, ultimately ending up at the core. This expedition is aimed to be...
  25. G

    Moonfyre Intergalatic Tours, now open for recruiting.

    Moonfyre Intergalatic Tours (MFIT) is now open! Specializing inpassenger relocation and sight seeing tours thruout the bubble and beyond. Based in the beautiful downtown of Hausdorff Terminal in HR 7925 system, Moonfyre Intergalatic Tours can be the squadron you can call home! Contact today...
  26. vinnieboJ

    Virgin Planet already mapped?

    I will be filing a report on this to the issue tracker of ED as well. but i wanted to ask around here and see if anybody has come across this issue as well? he issue is this: i am currently on a exploration trip out to the jellyfish sector. I come across a virgin system: not yet discovered, nor...
  27. MalForTheWin

    Voyager Trail Expedition - Gauging Interest

    Closely related to the awesome research Stealthie is doing, I thought I'd see what the interest is among DW2 participants for an official (or unofficial, or casual) expedition following the Voyager Trail back to the bubble. OFFICIAL VOYAGER TRAIL EXPEDITION OPTION? I couldn't find anything...
  28. HattoriHanzo7

    [INDEPENDENT] The Galactic Archive

    Formed to serve as the military arm of The Galactic Archive Faction in Kuntae, our mission is to safeguard the collective wisdom of humanity, for a time in the future when all hope has been lost. Whether the threat be from within, and humanity capitulates to self destruction, or from external...
  29. Cmdr. Puffler

    Dark/unexplored regions GalMap marker

    Hello, Can we have the visited regions/systems be highlighted using the galaxy Power Play "controlled", bubble-like markers? I think this would give deep-space explorers better visibility, and could help us increase that small percentage of (0.036%) visited systems, faster. This would be...
  30. N

    Discussion Loking for scaning and maping tool.

    Hi, I am looking for a tool to know what systems and stellar body I scan, with a interactive maps if possible. I know I have done some scanning a long time a go but I don't know witch one. Thanks
  31. Baba_Ghannoush

    Geology Matters!

    I'm really loving the new exploration mechanisms and tools. We're finding new and incredible things every day, and the Distant Worlds 2 Expedition opened my horizons beyond anything I'd ever imagined. But in spite of the sheer number of geological sites we can now discover, I feel like something...
  32. S

    Newcomer / Intro Satellites - Have they been removed? Please help.

    I've spent many, many hours trying to find the satellites (usually in orbit around earth-like worlds) that I've read about and watched on numerous videos, but I cannot find any, anywhere. I just want to know if they have been removed so I can stop wasting my time. I cannot find a definitive...
  33. CMDR DeCollis

    Newcomer / Intro Listening Posts trouble

    Greetings Commanders, I am currently cruising the Pleiades Nebula and am hunting down the Listening Posts I find there. I have fun capturing their messages and attempting to discover the location of the original signal. However, I need to admit that I have trouble doing exactly that. Until now...
  34. muroko

    Is this all we can discover?

    My question is simple: are all the geological and organic structures, anomalies, etc. discovered? obviously i'm not talking about finds, like "hey, i first discovered a planet and it has bark mounds", i'm talking about brand new stuff that is not in the CODEX, because nobody found them yet. are...
  35. Wayward Goat

    Stars colliding orbit?

    Anybody wanna come back here later and see if the brown dwarf morphs into its star? Seems like its orbit is way too close. Surely not realistic?.. Source: https://imgur.com/gallery/4kU5T4v (ignore previous post, its duped)
  36. Wayward Goat

    Pretty.

    Wallpaper? I think so.
  37. Shinkaze

    Is the Exclusion Zone of a Black Hole some multiple of the Schwartschild Radius?

    So I'm watching this rather interesting video on Photon orbits around black holes (i.e. what does a Blackhole actually look like anyways) So this brings me a question. Now that I've visited Sag A* and also visited smaller mass Black holes as well I am beginning to wonder what the "Body...
  38. BongoBaggins

    Wow, that's a big one.

    A blue/white class A supergiant - 472 solar radius. Safety boundary is 1,500ls - in the image (as you can see) the star is shown from 20,000ls away.
  39. T

    Allow use of pre 3.3 Advanced Discovery Scanner

    Dear community. I do realise that such topic has already been done to death. But please, hear me out. I've ben reading forums for a while and found quite a group of those like me, missing the old method of carrying out exploration. To put things simple : jump, honk, glance at the system map...
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