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
- 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
Despite the proliferation of third-party tools, you still need to use the Galaxy Map to navigate. Avoid frustration with our guide.
Exploration, Bodies, Stars
Learn about star types, from the basics of scoopable KGB-FOAM types to white dwarfs, neutron stars and rare system types.
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.
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.
Passengers, POIs, Navigation
Learn more about route plotting, choosing and planning routes, maximising efficiency and detailed star type info.
Exploration, Flying Skills
Learn how to use the Neutron Superhighway to cross the galaxy quickly and reach inaccessible systems.
Mapping & Scanning
Learn about advanced mapping, high-value systems, tricks, Discord bots, the FSS Scanner and Surface Scanner and their usage.
The Guardian, and Ram Tah storylines offer another wide range of experiences and yield some great equipment and lore.
Individual Guides, Tutorials, and Training are available broken down by area or from the A-Z.
Guides by A-Z for a variety of disciplines and activities
Learn to perform any activity with easy-to-follow training plans
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.