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Well after a kind of slow start with Ekoos Stop, we expanded the Rockhunter Mission and are pleased to say that 18 new asteroid locations were identified in four sectors.  All of these new ‘roids were discovered by Hammer-BS, so he will be receiving the promised 2.7 million credits award, along with a Captain’s Commendation (for his participation) and a Karadron’s Spade (for submitting the most, and only, new roid coordinates).

Pilot Gusty will also be receiving a Captain’s Commendation.  He was an early rock-hunter in Ekoos and helped us quickly figure out that we needed to expands the search area if the mission was to have any results.

The Tahirs will be awarding the medals and half of the cash prize.  I’ll make arrangements with Hammer-BS to meet so I can give him the other half of the credits, which I owe.

The following is a list of the new ‘roids which were found.  Please feel free to cut-and-paste them into your roid database.

Ekoo’s Stop:
-43.1 20.1 -20.6 semi med

Inner Third:
3.8 17.6 -58.0 semi small
9.4 20.6 -39.9 rad small
12.3 32.4 5.4 ice med
16.7 20.5 -41.4 prec med
17.3 42.2 -13.0 rad med

Orus Leg:
-14.0 0.4 -34.4 ice small
-12.4 1.2 -37.7 semi small
-8.6 -0.6 -25.0 rad med
-5.7 -0.5 -24.5 rad small
3.4 0.6 -39.6 rad med
3.6 0.5 -40.1 semi small
10.3 -0.6 -26.1 prec med

Quantar Hook:
8.2 20.4 14.4 rad small
6.7 20.4 6.4 rad med
6.1 22.8 -0.4 prec small
-0.4 23.5 -5.2 ice small
-4.1 23.8 -12.6 semi med

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**** UPDATED ****

Early results suggest that there are no new non-common roids to find in Ekoos.  I’m expanding the mission to include ALL Quantar sectors … but I’m afraid it may be the same result.

The list of currently-mapped roids in Quantar can be found HERE

Since the Tahirs have decided not to run any space-based events (other than the FM) for the Miners’ Days holiday, The Brotherhood will be sponsoring our own holiday mission/contest for the holiday — the Rockhunter Contest.

Since our home base, The Stone Temple, is in Ekoos Stop — that’s where the contest will be.  Here are the rules:

Place: Ekoos Stop Any Quantar Sector
Time: From now until midnight on 117.9.3 (UTC)
Mission:  Find new asteroids in Ekoos Stop

You mission is to find non-common** asteroids in Ekoos Stop that are NOT currently in this list, and submit their (x,y,z) coordinates.

14.6 19.1 -18.6 prec big
-14.7 8.6 27.4 prec chip
-31.0 20.4 11.6 semi med
-32.1 -1.8 -2.1 prec big
-35.3 18.8 -12.5 prec chip
-38.1 36.7 -5.2 rad med
-41.7 42.3 -5.2 ice big
-42.4 12.5 12.0 semi med
-42.7 18.9 -10.9 rad small
-43.3 40.8 -0.3 ice med
-50.8 18.8 7.6 rad med
-55.1 14.4 8.7 ice small

Payout:

Large Asteroid – 200,000 400,000 credits
Medium Asteroids – 100,000 200,000 credits
Small Asteroids – 50,000  100,000 credits

** I’ll also pay 50,000 100,000 credits for any Large/Huge Common asteroid coordinates excluding the big hollow roid near the beacon.

No payout will be made for chip-sized asteroids, but you’re welcome to report them.

SUBMIT YOUR COORDINATES to me via email

I have also asked if it is possible to provide Captain’s Commendation awards to anyone who participates, but I have not heard back from the Tahirs on this yet, so I cannot promise that.

The Tahirs have agreed to match (double) my payout and have agreed to award a Captain’s Commendation to all participants, and the Spade of Karadron to the pilot submitting the most new qualified ‘roid coordinates.