DSN Luxury Tour

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

The DSN Luxury Tour !!!











Official teaser, by CMDR Eikoop:

[video=youtube_share;YEugPL52x0w]https://youtu.be/YEugPL52x0w[/video]

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:


DateWaypointSystemOutfittingShipyardEventDistance to SolDistance traveled
(main route)
Distance traveled
(complete route)
22/10/2017WP00 - Hind Planetary NebulaeT TauriNoNoOpening Mass Jump595 Ly0 Ly0 Ly
25/10/2017WP01 - Lagoon NebulaeLagoon Sector FW-W D1-122NoNoCampfire4 511 Ly5 063 Ly5 319 Ly
27/10/2017WP02 - Trifid NebulaeTrifid Sector IR-W D1-52NoNoSRV Event5 219 Ly5 778 Ly8 359 Ly
28/10/2017WP03 - Omega NebulaeOmega Sector VE-Q B5-15YesNoFighter Event5 513 Ly6 623 Ly9 204 Ly
29/10/2017WP04 - Eagle NebulaeEagle Sector IR-W D1-105NoNoMass Jump7 006 Ly8 140 Ly10 721 Ly
01/11/2017WP05 - Crescent NebulaeCrescent Sector GW-W C1-8YesNoFighter Event5 006 Ly14 264 Ly17 821 Ly
05/11/2017WP06 - Sadr Region NebulaeSadr Region Sector GW-W C1-22NoNoMass Jump1 831 Ly17 443 Ly22 415 Ly
07/11/2017WP07 - Iris NebulaeFW CepheiNoNoCampfire1 505 Ly18 318 Ly24 001 Ly
10/11/2017WP08 - Elephant's Trunk NebulaeGM CepheiNoNoSRV Event2 702 Ly19 580 Ly28 488 Ly
12/11/2017WP09 - NGC 7822 NebulaeNGC 7822 Sector BQ-Y D12NoNoMass Jump2 806 Ly20 504 Ly31 182 Ly
19/11/2017WP10 - Heart NebulaeHeart Sector IR-V B2-0NoNoSRV Event7 503 Ly25 401 Ly43 750 Ly
19/11/2017WP11 - Soul NebulaeSoul Sector EL-Y D7NoNoMass Jump7 472 Ly25 738 Ly44 086 Ly
29/11/2017WP12 - Crab NebulaeCrab Sector DL-Y D9NoNoCampfire7 006 Ly31 575 Ly49 924 Ly
02/12/2017WP13 - Jellyfish NebulaeJellyfish Sector FB-X C1-5NoNoSRV Event5 015 Ly33 808 Ly52 473 Ly
03/12/2017WP14 - Rosette NebulaeRosette Sector CQ-Y D59YesNoMass Jump5 303 Ly35 434 Ly54 098 Ly
06/12/2017WP15 - Seagull NebulaeSeagull Sector DL-Y D3YesYesImperial Eagle Race3 753 Ly37 511 Ly59 034 Ly
07/12/2017WP16 - Thor's Helmet NebulaeThor's Helmet Sector FB-X C1-5NoNoCampfire3 664 Ly37 800 Ly59 323 Ly
10/12/2017WP17 - Flaming Star NebulaeFlaming Star Sector LX-T b3-0YesNoMass Jump1 707 Ly40 851 Ly64 325 Ly
15/12/2017WP18 - Orion + Running Man NebulaesPMD2009 48YesYesFighter Event1 300 Ly41 949 Ly66 637 Ly
16/12/2017WP19 - Witch Head NebulaeHIP 23759NoNoSRV Event891 Ly42 376 Ly67 064 Ly
17/12/2017WP20 - Pencil Planetary NebulaePencil Sector EL-Y D5YesYesFinal Meeting818 Ly43 278 Ly67 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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It's very simple, you have only 3 choices :

- Orca
- Beluga Liner
- Dolphin


:D
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) [blah]
 
Hi guys,

Firstly, I'll not be joining you so no worries about organisation. I just can't commit to the time period.

However, being most interested in the tour, I plan to do it anyway starting today. Interestingly, I found a couple of systems on your tour are missing from EDSM/EDDiscovery - which I noticed as I was building a route. In any case, as I visit, I'll try to get that updated and if I'm done by the time you guys start, I'll make the EDD route public for anyone who uses that tool for plotting.

Fly safe out there commanders.
 
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