Sidewinder-SRV Exploration challenge

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    • #6760
      AvatarBlain Crighton
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      I was planning my next exploration trip, and was originally intending to take my trusty Type 7 which had served me so well in the past, with its internals for everything you’d ever want and a jump range somewhere around 22-24 light years depending on final load out number of SRVs and cargo space.

      However with the debates in the Beta forums over what an Explorer needs, I have decided that instead I will take a Sidewinder

      The mission will be to locate deep space planetary salvage, ideally Meta-metals, and return, and complete the last 50% of Pioneer rank to reach Elite.

      No Detailed surface scanner means less info on the planets but they still can be level 2 scanned.
      No AFMU means no repairs to anything as we go.
      No shields means landings will be limited to 0.5g worlds only, unless I plan on taking Hull damage

      Sidewinder Mk.I Naval scout for the win

      The Kereru is refitted , A2 PP A2 Thrusters and a pair of HSL now they can be deployed in SC
      Drops the jump range a bit though

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      Exploration Stats on Departure
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      First Planet fall on the way to HD 168675
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      HD 168675 had no planets so moved on to HD 167815
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      Lots of downed probes but nothing Alien on this Metal rich world about a Blue Giant

      With MB saying Barnacles can be found in Nebulae, am now on the way to NGC 4463 SECTOR RY-R E4-5 a planetary nebula around a neutron star.
      I am working on the new theory that the meta-alloys and Space Barnacles can be found in nebulae that are Nova remnants as they are harvesting/grow/eat what ever rare heavy materials a Nova/Super Nova produce

      One the way found a system with FOUR water worlds, lacking a Detailed surface scanner cant tell if any are terriformable, but a bounty of life none the less.

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      A Detour by a Blue Giant
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      And an Earth like
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    • #6771
      AvatarXsannz
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      I USED A TYPE 6 FOR THE EXACT reasons you have chosen a sidewinder, with the exception that the jump range can be pushed out to 28-28ly

      Assistant Angeli Imperial Custodian (Wangal)

      Qui Desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum. | Quis custodiet Ipsos custodes.
      Nascentes morimur. | Quando Omni Flunkis Moritati

    • #6772
      AvatarXsannz
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      Why no detailed scanner as that really would have netted you the extra cash needed to push pioneer to elite ranking, otherwise you will only get level 2 detail scans rather than level 3.

      the difference is you wont get first discovery 50% bonus

      Assistant Angeli Imperial Custodian (Wangal)

      Qui Desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum. | Quis custodiet Ipsos custodes.
      Nascentes morimur. | Quando Omni Flunkis Moritati

    • #6776
      AvatarBlain Crighton
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      Lack of space

      Level 2 scans still grant first discovered, it is just the bonus for level 3 scans I miss out on

    • #6777
      AvatarXsannz
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      sorry that was my poor wording , I simply meant the bonus you miss out on, it greatly helps when trying to hit elite.

      Assistant Angeli Imperial Custodian (Wangal)

      Qui Desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum. | Quis custodiet Ipsos custodes.
      Nascentes morimur. | Quando Omni Flunkis Moritati

    • #6790
      AvatarBlain Crighton
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      The 3700 light year trip to NGC 4463 SECTOR RY-R E4-5 is about 260 jumps

      So there will be a lot of time spent in Witch space

      • #6870
        AvatarSketchy
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        Great screen shot.

    • #6869
      AvatarBlain Crighton
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      535 Jumps in
      4 more water worlds and two ammonia worlds on the way
      One of them quite huge

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      Déjà vu
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      Last Jump
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      Neutron star, 3 metal worlds, a pair of Water worlds and one landable Rocky moon
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      Pink Hills, grey plains, blue and red sky
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      Zinc Zinc Zinc and Chromium seems to be the metals of choice for NGC 4463 SECTOR RY-R E4-5 3 A

      Lots of crash sites

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      Prettier at night
      The terrain in the chasms seems rather smooth and sand like – old volcanic flows, might explain the mountain peaks being a different colour as well
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    • #7346
      AvatarBlain Crighton
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      Contrary to Rumour, I have not collided with a rogue comet
      Just been making the most of summer

      Current location is 3320::83::13,120
      The Gap before the inner most arm and the Core, though it has stars a plenty so no worries
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      Well maybe a worry or two, almost a Brown Dwarf too far…
      Main Fuel Tank Drained
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      Some nice planets on the way
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      One Mile stone (AU Asteroid?) I did reach was 9,000 Systems visited with the jump to Synookoi GC-K C22-20
      Probably just a drop in the bucket next the Intrepid Explorers that have graced this forum
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      An Ice Planet in Synookoi GC-K C22-20, stop to get some icecream to celebrate
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