Lost Souls Expedition 3

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NameBary's Wonderland (Byooe Thio AA-A g1)
Distance52,967.1 LY
POIs11 in a Row (Fojea HG-X d1-1)
Bary's Wonderland (Byooe Thio AA-A g1)

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Greetings LS3 CMDRs!

Before I begin I want to give a huge shoutout to CMDR Bonquiqui for doing a fantastic job with these announcements while I was out on my own personal IRL “expedition” the last several weeks. Thank you!

Well, what a lovely view we have out here, right!? Nearly every Star, Living Being and the best drinks in the Galaxy are within view at this point. I’ll never get over how beautiful the Milky Way is and how humbling it is to see all of it. I can guarantee you that the view is going to get much, much better in the coming weeks, but I wanted us to take a short pause and enjoy what we’ve accomplished thus far.

Now, on to this week’s wandering. We’re headed, yet again, further West towards The Place Where There Are No More Stars. As is the theme for the coming weeks, only one POI this week. But it’s probably my favorite of the whole trip. Our Waypoint this week promises to be special. It’s a truly massive star system on the edge of the galaxy, a rare find indeed. I would recommend also bringing your SRVs with you, as this system contains all Jumponium Materials, which may be necessary for the coming weeks’ journeys.

Speaking of which, you may have noticed by now that stars are getting much more sparse out here. Such thin reaches of space are particularly dangerous to Explorers, who may find themselves trapped in a system with nowhere to jump to. Expedition Leadership would caution everyone for the next 4-6 weeks to stick as close to the FCs as you’re comfortable so we can avoid such an unfortunate occurrence. If you run into trouble, please ping @ LS3 Herder in the ls3-lounge and we’ll do our best to help!

As always, Expedition Leadership wishes you safe flights and many findings!

Photo by CMDR SterlingSilvr

POI 1: 11 In A Row

System: Fojea HG-X d1-1

This system has 11 primary stars orbiting each other in an intricate 6 + 5 configuration. Prior to the discovery of this system, the largest number of such stars were 9. This system is thus a record breaker by some margin and the only one of its kind discovered at this time (source).

Waypoint 8: Bary’s Wonderland

System: Byooe Thio AA-A g1

While there are many exceptional aspects about this system, including its overwhelming size [the secondary star is 356,000ls from entry], the most remarkable are the three Class IV gas giants on the primary star, which are operating in a barycenter orbit. Two of the gas giants are 3 ls from one another, leading to a remarkable view between the planets only visible in such orbital alignment.

The system as a whole contains three B-class stars and an A-class in binary orbit with one of the B-class. The outermost B-class star revolves in a barycenter orbit with the primary and binary stars, making its orbital period a remarkable 1.6million days [4,400 years] at a distance 337,000ls from the primary star. This star contains its own collection of planets, including a Class V gas giant, the closest orbit. There is also a terraformable water world orbiting this distant star. Not for the faint of heart, this system’s complexity offers a magnificent experience for all explorers willing to invest the time to uncover its majesty.

The system is also a green system containing all jumponium materials.

May 15th Meetup

Location: Geo Site 20 on Orbital Body 6A in the Ovomly PD-R d5-3 System.

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Break time LS3! Well sort of…

It’s an easy leg this week – even the single POI this week is more or less on the way for once!

This week will be taking us into the Ovomly sector, which houses the only form of spaceborne life known to thrive around white dwarf stars: Torus Molluscs. An exploration FC turned DSSA FC in its retirement will be a temporary resting place on our way to see a giant planet with an enormous ring system.

As always, Expedition Leadership wishes you safe flights and many findings!

Photo by Legion_r917th “Stierlitz”

POI 1: DSSA Inverness

System: Thraikoo PS-U e2-4

The carrier was originally commissioned as the IGAU Inverness, as a mobile research carrier that led an expedition spanning 50,000 ly, surveying nebulae and gathering biological samples from spaceborne aliens. Once the expedition was finished, the Inverness was assigned to the DSSA.

Waypoint 7: Ovomly Rings

System: Ovomly PD-R d5-3

Located in the mysterious Ovomly region is a gas-giant with water based life with an enormous ring system of over 6,000,000km. The planet orbits a G-class star and actually features a double ring system, with the inner rings extending to 300,000km away from planet, and the second rings extending from 2,400,000km to 6,135,000km. As such, the gas giant offers a spectacular view of a thin, dusty disk reaching deep beyond its four moons.

May 8th Meetup

System: Bloo Dryue ND-I d10-19, Orbital body: 3A . We will meet at Geo site 5.

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We’ve got a shorter leg this week, which should be a welcome relief after two weeks of jumping! That is of course unless you choose to visit the POIs as well – in which case – buckle up buttercup!

It seems like we’ve settled into a comfortable rhythm though. CMDRs are floating through space in a loosely defined pack, discovering lots of new Earth-like worlds, hundreds of water worlds and, of course, way too many snowballs, all while having regularly scheduled high jinx. I think this bodes well for morale as we continue to get closer and closer to the edges of the galaxy. It might be desolate out here, but it’s certainly not lonely!

I’d also like to take a moment to specially thank Olive_Oyl_ and CMDR johnl666 for their continued superhuman efforts to supply the convoy with tritium, modules and ferry services. You’ve both gone above and beyond and we are very thankful for your generosity.

This week we will visit a ridiculously hot system, an interestingly shaped nebula and end up in a system with an unusually high mass and a mountain begging to be climbed.

As always, Expedition Leadership wishes you safe flights and many findings!

Photo by XpressioN “Amateur”

POI 1: Fireball Fumaroles

System: Eullobs EL-Y e7

There is a field of gaseous volcanism, located on:

Orbital body: A 4 D A
Geo Location 1
Coordinates: 14.9405 / 130.8037

This rare white supergiant system is located in the south end of the Perseus Crags. Planets around the main star have experienced incredible heating, with most having no volatiles left on their surfaces. Tidal stress in the A 4 D moonlet has disrupted the body’s internals, releasing trapped pockets of silicates inside.

POI 2: Gryphon Nebula

System: Thraikai XL-A c15-0

A medium-sized, reddish-orange nebula which from certain angles is reminiscent of the mythical beast the Gryphon, which was a winged lion. The nebula is sparsely populated with few stars on the interior.

Waypoint 6: Circulum

System: Bloo Dryue ND-I d10-19

This system contains an unusually high content of mass for a D-mass system, most evident in the amount of rings in the system.

Orbital body 5 A features a 10km tall towering mountain that frames all three of these ringed planets through a valley.

Adding to the systems mosaic, the system also features a ringed water world moon whose parent planet is a very large ringed hmc with a dense atmosphere. The mass of this system, and it’s complexity of planetary bodies is further enforced by it’s diversity of material composition.

May 1st Meetup Location

System: Drojai MC-B d1-35, Orbital body: A 3 f a

We will meet at Geo Site 5.

Also of interest nearby: The Blue Oyster Bar (22,6 / -69,8 – close to Geo Site 11): The vicinity is littered with hundreds of high-pressure sulfur water geysers, some of which are powerful enough to jettison an SRV 5km above the surface

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Greetings, LS3 CMDRs!

Well, that sure was a crazy week, right?! We found numerous wonderful and awe-inspiring objects and have advanced humanity’s knowledge of the Milky Way. We also played it safe and didn’t elect to have a mass rebuy on the Planet of Slightly Lesser Death!!!

Many of you will have had firsts this week. This may have been your first time visiting a DSSA FC. Or your first time discovering an ELW. Far many of you will have been to your first set of Guardian Ruins this week. These remnants of the past teach us that everything great must end and that it is our duty to preserve as much of our knowledge as we can!

This upcoming week will undoubtedly see many more firsts as well. This week we will visit a puzzlingly young Hypergiant and an absolutely ancient Hypergiant. We will end the week at an Oyster Bar!!

Astute CMDRs will have noticed that our Waypoint numbers have skipped ahead, this is not by accident. EDSM counted Hajangai as Waypoint 1 and it’s becoming a bit unwieldy behind the curtain, so we’ve opted to simply jettison the number 4 out of Mo’Deans airlock. Rest assured, we have not skipped an actual Waypoint, we have only shifted the numbers forward to match EDSM.

As always, Expedition Leadership wishes you safe flights and many findings!

Photo by “Limp Bzkit” MorallyGreyArea

POI 1: Aura

System: Grea Dryue AA-A h64

Aura is a trinary system, consisting of an A-type hypergiant of 370 solar radii and two O-type stars. The system is also extremely young, just less than a million years old. This bears the question how a hypergiant of this magnitude could form in that short span of time. One theory is that Aura was already a massive star at its birth, that due to its mass has accreted the surrounding gas, whereas the two O-type companions were themselves massive enough to withstand Aura’s massive gravitational pull. The theory is incomplete, however, and not without inconsistencies. Whatever the case, Aura easily outshines the neighborhood and is visible for at least a thousand light years, posing as a beacon for pilots exploring the Cygnus constellation.

POI 2: Tummartu

System: Eussownst AA-A h0

Sitting some 950 light years above the galactic plane, Tummartu, the “Sons of the Winds”, comprises a binary system of an extremely heavy Wolf Rayet star and an A-type hypergiant some 440 times as large as Sol and on the brink of becoming a red supergiant. The WR star is only 4 times as large as Sol but holds an unbelievable 98 solar masses. Much of the star’s outer layers must have been blown away by extreme solar winds, laying bare the heavyweight oxygen core. This core will probably end in a supernova in the next few million years, which will in turn slam into its by then red supergiant companion, quite possibly tearing this one apart, too.

Waypoint 4: Blue Oyster Bar Geysers

System: Drojai MC-B d1-35

Originally a base camp for the German Expedition (Pioneers and Explorers), the Blue Oyster Bar is a small patch of blue landscape amidst the larger pink surface of the moon. The vicinity is littered with hundreds of high-pressure sulfur water geysers, some of which are powerful enough to jettison an SRV 5km above the surface. The Blue Oyster Bar Geysers is a compelling location of vivid colors within the desolation of the Via Maris region. Nearby is the far bridge, a stellar bridge for shorter-range ships to reach the Formidine Rift.

April 24th Meetup

Meetup Location: Orbital Body B4 in the Prai Hypoo GF-E c10 system. We will meet at Guardian Ruins 1.

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o7, Commanders!

Good Day, LS3 CMDRs!

Week 2 seemed like a quick one! But we accomplished alot this week. We had our first Planetary Meetups, people have all started finding their very own ELW’s and as you have all seen, we’ve also restarted our tradition of giving people Expedition Callsigns with two very worthy candidates receiving theirs this morning!

This week promises lots of adventure and fun as you’ll find yourself face to face with a unique cold Wolf-Rayet Star, tussle with a Pulsar, seek shelter on a DSSA FC, then finally meet up for some Guardian Soccer at some Guardian Ruins!

As always, Expedition Leadership wishes you good luck and safe flights!

Photo by CMDR “Wiki” M-O-T-O-R

POI 1: Buboes Star

System: Thailio AA-A h43

While most Wolf-Rayet stars burn bright and hot, the Buboes Star, tucked well beneath the Orion-Cygnus Arm, is chilly, in comparison. In fact, the Buboes Star burns just 54 degrees Celcius hotter than the boiling point of water. With its purple hue, reminiscent of a Y-class dwarf, and the black Bubo-like splotches pockmarking its surface, this frigid star sits in solitude, accompanied only by a sparse asteroid belt. Yet, it serves as a stark reminder of what strange extremes can be found in the galaxy.

POI 2: Pulse Star

System: PSR J1901+0716

This pulsar was the subject of research in the early 21st century for the unusual changes in the length of the pulses generated by the fast-rotating neutron star. The pulse length of 644 milliseconds decreases for ‘tens of pulses’ and then increases again. The cause for this behavior is unknown. A recent survey found many companion bodies ranging from class G stars down to tiny moons.

POI 3: DSSA [IGAU] Paradox Destiny

System: Prai Hypoo TX-B d4

The IGAU Paradox Destiny was first conceived as a black hole research vessel, but changed focus when the DSSA project was announced. Its name and logo are meant to evoke imagery related to both of these goals and its chosen assignment, the Temple region. Thus, the name refers to the “information paradox” of black holes, and the logo incorporates a Penrose Diagram of parallel universes connected by a black hole.

Stationed in the Prai Hypoo (Àrsaidh) Nebula, there are many examples of space biology within a stone’s throw of the carrier. The moon (2a) orbited by the carrier has geology, as well as sites containing Brain Trees and Bark Mounds.

A wide range of services are offered to the weary explorer who might want to sell their codex vouchers, or modify their ship with transferred modules. Stop in and have a drink at the bar!

Waypoint 3: Guardian Ruins – Àrsaidh Nebula sites

System: Prai Hypoo GF-E c10

This system contains some of the Guardian ruins discovered within the Àrsaidh Nebula in the Prai Hypoo sector. Three ancient sites are located on the same orbital body.

In January 3303, the engineer Ram Tah started his efforts to decrypt the meaning of the ancient obelisks, assisted by massive support of independent pilots. Using new technology developed by Ram Tah that allowed the decoding of alien datapatterns embedded within the obelisks, more and more information regarding the site and its constructors (an alien race referred to as ´The Guardians´) has been assembled and presented to the galactic community.

April 17th Meetup

Meetup Location: Geo Signal 4 on Blaa Eohn YZ-G d10-0 AB 1.

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o7, Commanders!

LS3 Week 1 Gallery

13 Apr 2022

Good Day, LS3 CMDRs!

Week 1 started with a bang! We had a series of awesome Meetups outside Schwann Port, with hijinks and shenanigans aplenty. Following those Meetups, our Fleet Carriers began their journeys with a gathering as well! Week one is officially in the books and we’re moving on to Week 2! Week two will be a good one, take care once you reach the Planet of Slightly Lesser Death and make sure you dock with a fleet carrier before you attempt to make a landing!

Photo by BlueFoxFPV [GPL]

POI 1: KY Cygni

System: KY Cygni

KY Cygni is a red supergiant and one of the top 10 largest known stars by radius. Discovered in 1930, this star is not visible from Earth due to emitting a large amount of light in the infrared spectrum and the blocking effect of interstellar dust on the visible component. With a current radius 1062 times that of Sol, a ship moving at the speed of light will take more than 4.3 hours to make a complete pass around the star. Total luminosity is roughly 127,000 times greater than Sol. Attached photo is from 10,000 light-seconds (or 20 AU).

KY Cygni is expected to run out of helium to burn in less than two million years, rapidly progress through burning heavier elements, and end in a supernova.

POI 2: Musica Universalis

System: Smojoo ZE-R d4-109

Less than five-thousand lightyears from Sol is a gas giant with a colorful collection of six moons. The first moon is a large, landable, icy body that nearly touches its parent’s rings. Next is an extremely rare, shepherd Earth-like. Outside the 3 rings of the gas giant are a gas giant and water world in a binary pair, a large Ammonia World with a bright, icy ring, and another gas giant with rings and a moon of its own. This wonderful combination of moons is a detour from the route to Colonia that is well worth the trip.

Waypoint 2: Planet of Slightly Lesser Death

System: Blaa Eohn YZ-G d10-0

Like the infamous Monde de la Morte (Spoihaae XE-X D2-9), this system consists of a planet which orbits perpendicular to the core white dwarf’s jet cones close enough to pass through them at either end. While not passing as near as the exclusion zone unlike its eponym, the cones themselves still create a severe hazard for landing which should not be attempted while the planet is inside the jets themselves.

Discovered during preparation week for the Distant Worlds 2 Expedition the system’s general proximity to the bubble proved to be a decent journey and risk experimentation with spectacular views down the cone of a white dwarf for early explorers and veterans alike.

Geo Signal 5 on Blue Flash Sector GW-W c1-0 1

April 10th Meetup

Meetup Location: Geo Signal 5 on Planet 1 in the Blue Flash Sector GW-W c1-0 system. Note: This system is near to WP1, but is not the Waypoint System. Meetup Times listed below.

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o7, Commanders!

Greetings, LS3 CMDRs!

Here we are at last, the beginning of the great journey you’ve been preparing for months to embark upon! We set off today from Hajangai to see sights unseen, explore systems unexplored and perhaps make a few happy memories and friends along the way. We will return home in some weeks time more experienced and with stories to tell. Expedition Leadership wishes each and every one of you the best of luck and safe travels! We cannot wait to hear updates on your journey from the campfires and headlight circles at Meetups!

Without further ado, it’s my pleasure to present the first two Points of Interest and Waypoint 1 for Lost Souls 3!

POI 1: Star of India

System: Star of India

A large, blue 09 Class V star, approximately 2,000 LYs ‘west’ of Sol in the heart of the Sadr Region.

This massive star was named after the famous ‘Star of India’ sapphire, one of the largest gems of that type. The gem almost flawless and is unusual in that it has stars on both sides of the stone.

POI 2: Gigas

System: Plaa Eurk DF-D c26-1

A gas giant with water based life in binary orbit with another gas giant. It has 4 gas giant moons, all with rings.

Waypoint 1: Blue Flash Nebula

System: Csi+19-20201

The Blue Flash Nebula (also known as NGC 6905) is a standard planetary nebula surrounding a Wolf-Rayet star. The nebula is a light blue color, and best seen from outside the nebula proper. The nebula was discovered by William Herschel in 1784. Two hot, high-metal worlds can be found in orbit of the host star.

As a reminder, we will be conducting our first Mass Jump on Sunday, April 3rd from just outside Schwann Port in Hajangai at the below times and encourage everyone to attend if they are able.

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o7, Commanders!

The LS3 Fleet

31 Mar 2022
TFC Candle In The Void — K2Y-BXN

The Lost Souls 3 Expedition has two official Fleet Carriers serving as temporary homes for anyone needing to store their fleet or modules, hand in cartography, repair, collect limpets or even just to stay with the expedition when life keeps you away for a while. These two FCs will have all services installed and will be traveling to all waypoints as well as all the points of interest along the way.

The only difference between the two FCs will be the times during which the FC will move. You may wish to choose one that will move while you are AFK.

TFC Candle In The Void — K2Y-BXN
Planned travel generally between 15.00 – 21.00 UTC. You can direct any questions about this FC to ⭕Legion_r917th “Stierlitz” 🇷🇺

TFCS MoDean’s — X9M-0VZ

TFCS MoDean’s — X9M-0VZ
Planned travel generally between 2.00 – 8.00 UTC. You can direct any questions about this FC to CMDR Bonquiqui 🇨🇦

Please note “Life comes first” applies to these owners as well, so the times given are estimates. Rest assured, regular updates will be provided by the owners when necessary.

Finding Nearby Fleet Carriers

To help aid CMDRs in finding a nearby Fleet Carrier throughout the expedition, use the Lost Souls 3 Fleet page. It includes a running tally of participating Fleet Carriers, with their location and available services.

Fleet Carrier Owner Operators

Fleet Carrier owner operators participating in LS3 are strongly encouraged to join The Fatherhood Discord to maintain close communication with Fleet Carrier Logistics.

Data for Fleet Carriers listed on the Fleet page is updated using EDDN. You must use an EDDN data provider to maintain up-to-date data in the EDDN feed in order for the Fleet page to show accurate information. Tools such as EDMC, the EDSM Dashboard (expect long delays for updates), or Journal Limpet are known to work.

It’s nearly here! The first Waypoint will be released tomorrow, April 1st 3308 (2022)! The first Mass Jump is scheduled for Sunday April 3rd, 3308 (2022) and will take place just outside Schwann Port in the Hajangai system.

Waypoints will be released to the Expedition Fleet each Friday at around 1600 UTC on the website and in the #ls3-announce channel on Discord.

The details for each waypoint announcement will include the following:

  1. Next Waypoint location
  2. Points of Interest for the next week
  3. Any relevant Fleet Carrier details for the week
  4. The weekly Waypoint Meetup location

Each Waypoint will have an associated meetup on the Sunday following the announcement of the next Waypoint. We will have two different meetups planned, one in European evening hours and one in the evening hours of the Americas. Please join the meetup most convenient for you! The standard times are below, changes will be posted as needed:

RegionMeetup TimeMass Jump Time
Europe1900 UTC2000 UTC
Americas2300 UTC0000 UTC

Meetups are entirely optional, but are great fun and a chance to hang out with everyone and brag about how many Icy Bodies you scanned that week!

Waypoint Meetups will be conducted in Private Groups administrated by members of The Fatherhood. Feel free to fly the expedition in whatever game mode you wish, however in order to participate in Meetups you will need to be in one of our Private Groups. In order to join the Private Group associated with your platform, you will need to send an in-game request to join one of the below players’ Private Groups:

PlatformPrivate Group Contact
PCDrazkul
PlayStationGibby2008
XBoxDaveBurn

If you have questions please ask in the #ls3-lounge in Discord.