EXPLORATION

Exploration can be exhilarating and relaxing in equal measure. With only 0.010963% of the galaxy discovered on EDSM, it will take 38,585 years, 7 months, 6 days to discover it entirely. You can earn money and explore the universe, and share your unique experiences with other CMDRs.

HOW TO USE THIS PAGE

This guide assumes you’ve read the basic flying and navigation tips and are ready to start travelling further out, discovering your own systems or visiting a known Point of Interest (POI). Each box gives a quick reference with spin-off pages to get further into theory, tips, tricks and skills.

 

Exploration Sections Include:

  • The Galaxy Map
  • Star Types
  • Planet Types
  • Route Plotting
  • Neutron Boosting
  • Passengers
  • Mapping & Scanning
  • Road to Riches
  • Points of Interest
  • Navigation Tools
  • Commanders Logs
  • Explorers Gallery
  • -SA- Expeditions
  • Guardian Sites
  • Thargoid Sites
  • Vessels & Equipment

BASIC EXPLORING KNOWLEDGE

The Galaxy Map

Exploration, Tips

Despite the proliferation of third-party tools, you still need to use the Galaxy Map to navigate. Avoid frustration with our guide.

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Star Types

Exploration, Bodies, Stars

Learn about star types, from the basics of scoopable KGB-FOAM types to white dwarfs, neutron stars and rare system types.

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Planet Types

Bodies, Exploration, Surface

Prospecting & scanning higher-paying planets likeĀ water planets, earth-like planets, ammonia planets and high metal content planets.

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INTERMEDIATE EXPLORATION

Points of Interest

POIs, Thargoid Structures, Black Holes

There are many known points of interest within the universe, and lots still to be discovered. Plan and share information here.

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Navigation Tools

3rd Party, Exploration, Navigation

There are many different third party tools and websites out there all with strengths and weaknesses. Find out about their aspects here.

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Commanders Logs

Exploration, Blogging

The SA website allows our CMDRs to easily share pictures, video and discoveries – learn how to do so here and see other CMDRs logs.

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FURTHER READING

Route Plotting

Passengers, POIs, Navigation

Learn more about route plotting, choosing and planning routes, maximising efficiency and detailed star type info.

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Neutron Boosting

Exploration, Flying Skills

Learn how to use the Neutron Superhighway to cross the galaxy quickly and reach inaccessible systems.

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-SA- Expeditions

Expeditions, Squad Events

We’re planning expeditions for CMDRs to take part in. Join the discussion, find out more or even plan your own expedition!

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Mapping & Scanning

Tips, Discovery

Learn about advanced mapping, high-value systems, tricks, Discord bots, the FSS Scanner and Surface Scanner and their usage.

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Guardian

Guardians, Exploration

The Guardian, and Ram Tah storylines offer another wide range of experiences and yield some great equipment and lore.

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Exploration Vessels

Ship-Building, Exploration Equipment

Find out about the different craft you can use to explore the galaxy, see sample builds, read theory and share your builds here.

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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Individual Guides, Tutorials, and Training are available broken down by area or from the A-Z.

Individual Guides

Individual Guides

Guides by A-Z for a variety of disciplines and activities

Tutorials

Tutorials

Learn to perform any activity with easy-to-follow training plans

Reference Library

Reference Library

Third party sites, tools and infographics ordered by activity

OTHER USEFUL INFO

You can take passengers with you on your expeditions, but they have their preferences….learn more here.

The Road to Riches is a great activity to undertake to build up your credit balance and exploration experience.