Planning and Preparation
Distant Worlds II
After Distant Worlds II launched from Pallaeni on January 13, 3305, it set course for its first official waypoint in the Omega Sector VE-Q b5-15 system, which also featured the Omega Mining Operation Asteroid Base. A Community Goal held at Omega Mining Operation began on January 17, and requested deliveries of certain minerals and metals to be used in the construction of a Starport that would be stationed near Sagittarius A* and dedicated to studying the supermassive black hole. On January 24, the Community Goal concluded successfully, having collected 3,000,000 tonnes of material that had been mined by 5,198 independent pilots, and Stuemeae FG-Y d7561 was announced as the future site of the Starport.
On February 21, 3305, the new Starport’s completed docking hub arrived at its final destination in the orbit of Stuemeae FG-Y d7561 CD 4, an Earth-like World, and its name was unveiled: Explorer’s Anchorage. This marked the completion of the first of five stages of the Starport’s , which would be conducted over the course of five weeks in February and March of 3305.
When it was first deployed, Explorer’s Anchorage was equipped with only the most basic services. Distant Worlds II organizers planned to hold a Community Goal to mine additional resources from local systems in order to expand the station’s available services so that it could become a convenient hub for explorers. However, additional services were brought online ahead of schedule, and the organizers decided to redirect the CG’s resources into the construction of a Megaship and an Installation in Stuemeae FG-Y d7561 to better facilitate the study of Sagittarius A*. The CG opened ran from March 7 to March 14, with 2,812 pilots contributing a total of 2,367,428 tonnes of material.
|1||February 21, 3305||Mobile docking hub launched from Omega Sector VE-Q b5-15, arrives at destination site in Stuemeae FG-Y d7561||Commodities, Mission Board, Outfitting, Passenger Lounge, Refuel, Blackmarket|
|2||February 28, 3305||Thruster assembly removed, beginning of superstructure construction (partial solar panels, habitat ring support struts)||Contacts, Repair, Restock, Universal Cartographics|
|3||March 7, 3305||Construction of superstructure continues (beginning of habitat ring)|
|4||March 14, 3305||Construction of superstructure continues (more solar panels, majority of habitat ring)||Crew Lounge|
|5||March 21, 3305||Construction of superstructure concludes, reactor module added, station is complete|
The completion of Explorer’s Anchorage was hailed in a GalNet report on March 21, 3305: