Waypoint 3: Planet of Slightly Lesser Death8 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!
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.
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.
|Region||Meetup Time||Mass Jump Time|
|Europe||1900 UTC||2000 UTC|
|Americas||2300 UTC||0000 UTC|