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COVID-19

Even deep-space missions aren't immune to pernicious viruses. We've had to postpone our planned ramp-up of the simulation room's availability so as to respect recent social-distancing guidelines.

We're looking to accelerate delivery of remote-access options to the simulator to assist with at-home training. If this becomes possible soon, we'll also post video versions of training seminars so that you can be trained and ready to take part in simulations as soon as restrictions are relaxed.

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Helm & Tactical Training

If you've been looking forward to taking part in a Hunt/Kill sim, then its time to get training! 

An overview of helm and training programs has been posted in the Mission Blog, where you can also register your interest in whichever program interests you.

The programs will kick off with a seminar explaining theory and providing demos. The first of these seminars will be in person so that the instructors can get valuable feedback on content and presentation. Video versions of the seminars will be available soon after.

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Foundation Member Seminar

I'm looking to schedule one or more seminars for potential Foundation Members in the next week or so.

If you're interested in helping to design and build simulated vessel systems like engines, weapons or even planets, Foundation Membership could be for you.

The seminar will give you an overview of the concept, the simulation systems that have been developed or are planned, and the process for designing and building vessel systems.

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First Video Posted

A demonstration video of a training evolution has been added to the site, the first of a range of training videos that are planned.

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Long Service Award: Slydev

BZ to Slydev for qualifying for the Long Service Medal (LSM), which was awarded today.

Slydev has been working on the design of Endeavour's main armament - torpedoes. Prototype systems based on Slydev's work are now in production - more news on that soon!

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Check Out the Helm

The ISDC workshops have been busy the last few months building a simulation space for training on ship systems. This modular new space (more details coming) will contain multiple consoles for ship systems and the first to be profiled is the helm.

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Bridge Simulator

Installation of a simulation room is underway which will allow more intensive training and simulation exercises in a bridge layout with up to five stations, as well as the opportunity to try out different physical console configurations and layouts.

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The Hunt is On

It's time to fly! ​It's taken longer than we’d expected, but work on what we’ve been calling the “MVP” is done. This means impulse maneuvering and tactical systems are ready to be flown by crew in hunt/kill simulations.

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Endeavour in 3D

The first 3D models of Endeavour have been released. While these are only basic 3D ‘sketches’ they provide a good perspective on the proportions and fundamental layout of the hull and superstructure. Endeavour will have overall length of just under 300 metres and a mast-to-mast height of 150 metres.

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How to fly a starship

The navigation team have released their first evolution (training exercise) which highlights some of the skills a quartermaster will need to pilot Endeavour.

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