Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Delving deeper - part one

The first rays of light shone out over the solar system as i shot forward, afterburners blazing. I found a suitable location to launch the deep space probe that i was carrying on board my buzzard, covert operations ship and deactivated the engines and afterburner coming in slowly. The other crew were already at work at the rear of the ship opening the probe launcher doors and loading it with an observation probe, getting ready for my launch order.
The order came soon after. the crew were highly qualified, trained in the eve university and were payed a fortune but the difference between living and dieing is having a crew you could count on, under pressure. The probe slid in. the doors were slammed shut and i hit the button. a hissing emanated from within the very walls of the ship as power was diverted to the probe launcher and the probe slowly slid into space, spinning a few times before the remotely controlled engines were fired up and it stabilized.
The round blob of iridium coated electronics and receivers that was the probe sat there unmoving. The engines keeping it still while it pulsed a scan through the whole system. This was the most advanced probing technology on the market. Able to pick up structures, wormholes and ships any where in the solar system in just a few seconds.

The scan data flashed onto the screen in front of me and i could see a few signatures but one signature at 50% signal strength stood out. Now using the joystick i moved the probe around, making its scan distance smaller and the signal strength stronger until finally it showed 100%. I quickly recalled the probe and it slides into the launching chamber, the doors shutting after it.

The ships main thrusters start up, propelling us forward towards the signature. we are about to find out whats inside.

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i learned how to probe off this ---> video tutorial

Hope you enjoyed part one of delving deeper check back soon for part two.

Fly safe,
Serenity One

2 comments:

John said...

Your fiction writing is pretty good, I enjoyed reading that. The vid you posted was also really helpful :)

serenity one said...

Thanks mate. Glad I could help you out.