Thank you, all of you!

It is not a stretch in logic to see where Operation Ida obtains its strength. Through cooperation, dedication, and the time that each and every one of you has given, the community has expanded beyond anything originally thought possible. Because of all of these traits, and every single commander that has aided Operation Ida and it’s mandate, you have continuously proven that improbability will never mean impossible. When next you pilot your vessel, remember that Operation Ida appreciates your activity within the community. As the days progress, new heights shall begin to emerge along with new challenges to overcome. With you at the helm, there is no doubt that Operation Ida will continue to progress even further than what was imagined.

Cmdr Archangel

Martin Inglis
Copernicus Observatory Complete! / The Pleiades Repaired!!

It gives me no small amount of pleasure to announce that Copernicus Observatory in Asterope has received all of the required commodities.

Simply put: Wow. We have repaired 4 stations this month. We finish the Pleiades on a massive high. Starting this Thargsday, the Pleiades will be fully repaired. It's taken us over a year to get to this stage. This was the hardest area in the galaxy to repair, inaccessible to a lot of the community - and many resources have been located back in the bubble. Some stations have even had to be repaired twice, delaying our progress that bit more. But.....Operation Ida has kept going.. and we've done some amazing work. Truly amazing work. Thank you everyone.

Let's look at some of the stats.: A year ago we were 2 days away from completing our 3rd station: Hudson Observatory. Since starting we've moved close to 20 million tonnes of commodities. We have our own faction. We're stable, well liked and have some awesome neighbours. We now have over 1,100 members in our discord.

The Pleiades is home to many of us, it's been unthinkable to even consider repairing other parts of the galaxy until we remove the dung from our doorstep. But we've cleaned up and for now it's time to move on. It will be strange, but help is needed elsewhere. We will have a few members sticking around and allies to watch our back.

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CMDR Ninj

Jacob Musikantow
Artemis Lodge Online Again!

Artemis Lodge is now complete!!!

Insanely amazing job everyone, we took down Artemis in 6 days, and this is our second station repaired in 16 days! It will be great to have Artemis, one of our 2 home stations back online again! Our next target has been discussed before and is (finally) owned by one of our Pleiades allies, Hanks Alliance of Anti-Xeno (HAAX): Copernicus Observatory in Asterope. Copernicus is also the LAST damaged station in the Pleiades!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Once again amazing job IDA, keep up the hard work, we are almost done in the Pleiades, after more than a year of work!

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CMDR Light027

Jacob Musikantow
Cyllene Orbital Back in Business

Cyllene Orbital is now FINISHED. depsite the lessening of needed commodities, the 12k ls supercruise and much needed in long range commodities still made this station a challenge and yet you all repaired it in 10 days!! Amazing achievement. BRAVO

Our own Artemis Lodge is up next and with only a 50 ls Supercruise... should be a joy to repair quickly

Thank you all CMDRS

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CMDR Zayn Till

Jacob Musikantow
Cleaver Prospect Repaired!

Cleaver Prospect is now complete.. awesome job everyone!! This was one of our harder targets, considering where the station was positioned. Our next target will be familiar to many of our members: Cavalieri in Electra.

This is the first station we have come across that we have previously repaired. Hopefully thanks to the dedicated efforts of our thargoid defence squads it will be the last. The good news is that the total amount of goods required is much lower than previously.

Please watch out for the mighty noob hammers, they are not to be messed with.

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CMDR Ninj

Jacob Musikantow
Asami Orbital Completed!

Thanks to the quarter million tons of polymers hauled on Dec, 30th and the 75k tons hauled Jan, 1st, Asami Orbital is complete! That puts the number of stations repaired by IDA at 13! Thank you everyone for your contributions! The next target is Clever Prospect!

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CMDR BlakeA

Jacob Musikantow
Holiday Haul for Charity Event and IDA's 1 Year Anniversary

December 14th marks the one year anniversary of the first attacks on starports in The Pleiades & the formation of Op-IDA. To commemorate this event we are going to be holding a 3 week charity fundraiser from Dec 14th - Jan 4th called The HAPPY HOLIDAY HAUL™. Full information on the forums here: https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/461691-Operation-IDA-Charity-Fundraiser-Starting-14th-Dec-To-Repair-Damaged-Starports-amp-Improve-lives!?p=7213367#post7213367

Any support you can give morally, financially and the like is appreciated. Spread the word! Operation IDA makes a difference!

Donate to the cause at: https://www.gofundme.com/w8tmpe-operation-ida-holiday-haul-for-charity

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CMDR Zayn Till

Jacob Musikantow
Liman Legacy finished

Liman Legacy is now completed on the spreadsheet. We've seen some great efforts and lots of new members which is a beautiful thing to behold. We really have been smashing out the long range deliveries which is worthy of mention too. And that's all while the beta is happening. Nice one!

Our new target is Cleaver Prospect in Pleiades Sector HR-W d1-57. This station is on the edge of the Pleiades, its location means that some of the long range commodities are a bit easier to reach - yet it is still within convenient range of our local source stations. After Cleaver Prospect has been finished we will most likely head back to Copernicus Observatory in Asterope to finish off the central zone of the Pleiades and then start making our way to the bubble - first stop on the way there will be Asami Orbital in Pleiades Sector JC-V d2-62.

We're still waiting for Chapter 4 to be released before we really know what's going on with the stations that aren't quite showing as complete in game. We have let FDev know of the issue and they have the data which you have all been kindly providing.

Thank you to everyone for your sterling efforts all across the board, we're nearly there with repairing the Pleiades. Another fine job from Operation Ida!

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CMDR Ninj

Martin Inglis
Kipling completed

Hey Everyone. After weeks of hauling only Beryllium, the end is finally in sight for Kipling Orbital. We only have 3,707 left to haul and the station is finally complete. Of course, our completion is still based on our spreadsheet and not on in game numbers. We hope with all this data we have collected from each one of your countless deliveries to present it to Fdev once again in hopes of fixing this in game bug.Thank you all so much for all your hard work, it truly is amazing.

The next station up for repair is Liman Legacy located in HIP 16753 so let's get to work. I’m sure we can finish this station easily along with every station afterwards, I mean we’re Operation IDA!!! We move mountains!!

Thank you all so much for all of your continuous support, we’ve been able to accomplish so much thanks to every single one of you, cheers

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CMDR tnks4listening

Martin Inglis
Kipling Almost There!

We're almost there!
Kipling Orbital only needs one more commodity to be completed (on paper) and that is Beryllium! Unfortunately, it seems that there's less than 2000 tons of beryllium available within 150 lightyears of Kipling, so it's going to be a bit of a long-haul (literally!) to finish this off, but we are Ida and we WILL complete this station

If you haven't been doing much of the long-range hauling, or if you're just looking to get some more range out of your ship, we have range-maximizing builds for the Anaconda , Type 9 , and Cutter pinned in #ed-ship-chat in discord and we're happy to offer outfitting advice for other ships as well. Every ship with cargo space is welcome to help out!

Stations that sell beryllium can be found using https://eddb.io/commodity/38, but pay attention to the supercruise distance before you head out, or the Hutton Run might not feel quite so long after all!

Again, a huge thank you to each and every commander that has contributed to our repair efforts over the last eight months (holy space cows , we've been doing this for that long already?!). Your efforts make all of this possible and it is our privilege to be able to point at a station and say "let's fix that one next!"

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CMDR trainphreak

Martin Inglis
The Cavalieri Prophecy Comes True

We have now completed Cavalieri in Electra and not just on paper! From next Thargsday it will be operating fully once again. Those newb hammers will be polished and the dents will be hammered out... they might even clean up the scorch marks.

We saw an amazing amount of Beryllium hauled over the last few days to finish the repairs. This is really good to see as all the remaining stations in the Pleiades need it in large quantities. Beryllium just isn't really very available locally. Well done everyone we've now repaired 10 stations as a group and there are now only 5 stations left to repair in the Pleiades!

Our next target is going to be Kipling Orbital in Pleiades Sector KC-V c2-11. We have our eye on Copernicus Observatory in Asterope but won't start on that until after our own in-game faction takes control of from Aegis Research.

As always, my thanks to you all for your commitment - whatever you're able to contribute. This community rocks.

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CMDR Ninj

Martin Inglis
Completion of Cavalieri

Earlier today we completed Cavalieri!! Sadly this was not in game but was completed in our spreadsheet. First and foremost I would personally like to thank every one of you who helped with this, you guys are truly Awesome. The spreadsheet has been submitted to Fdev to show that the issue with deliveries not registering is still present.

The plan for this weekend is to reach 100% completion for Cavalieri. Which currently needs only 32k Beryllium. So to all of our long range haulers we could really use all of your help. Cavalieri is home to one of our ally groups The Hive and I know it would be greatly appreciated if we could have the station done for them as soon as possible. On Monday we will announce our next target for repair.

Again thank you all so much for being apart of IDA. Whether this is the first station you've contributed with, or if you're a seasoned vet who has been with us for months. Thank you so much, you all make this place incredibly special and something I personally am grateful for getting to be a part of.

Keep up the great work!

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CMDR thnks4listening

Martin Inglis
Bao Landing Brought Back From The Brink

Today we have reached 100% deliveries for Bao Landing. Awesome work! This information is not correct in-game due to deliveries going missing. Thank you to everyone for providing delivery data and to those who have also been updating the spreadsheet too, this has now been included in a new bug report for FDev to investigate.

We're now moving onto our next station target which is Cavalieri in Electra. Watch out for the noob hammers on the station. :D

Thank you for your continued hard efforts all across the board and happy hauling.

Go Operation Ida!

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CMDR Ninj

Martin Inglis
Kamov Survey Complete

Another station has been completed! Awesome work everyone, Kamov Survey will be back online in the early hours of the 16th August.

Our next target is Bao Landing in HIP 17497. This is one of the last stations in the Pleiades that has fairly easy commodities to be delivered across the board. There are some delicious CMM's which may equally excite or disgust many of you out there.

While we were advised by FD that the cargo delivery bug had been fixed for stations, several players consistently observed missing deliveries for Kamov Survey. This time around we will be collecting data on all deliveries and reporting them to FD so this can be looked into further. To help us collect this data, please can you post what you have delivered in our new #deliveries-for-bao channel on discord. You can post what you've delivered for the day, or if it's easier for you then please feel free to post each delivery.

I'd like to also thank all those members of Ida who have helped out making this place operate efficiently while many of the current staff have been busy elsewhere. You all rock. We're currently expanding our staff list to ensure we can cater for everyone at all times. If you'd like to help out, please let us know!

Another fantastic job by Ida!

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CMDR Ninj

Martin Inglis
A New Faction Is Born!

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, waffle lovers and haters of all ages.... today we have some great news: Operation Ida is now a player faction in-game!  

Our home system is Pleiades Sector HR-W d1-41 and we have started there with 9% influence. Currently there is no faction description in the system map, this will be added sometime in the future by support.  Over the next coming days/weeks we will be looking to take Malthus Terminal from Aegis Research. This will help us massively next time Aegis go into lockdown as we will still have Malthus open for business. 

While our main focus as always will be on what we do best: moving butt-tons of cargo regularly in our repair efforts - we will be posting some orders and suggestions on how we can improve as a faction through the relevant channels and tasklist.

Thank you everyone for your continued hard work and support. Without a committed and fun group, plus a lot of persistence from you that we wanted an Operation Ida faction in-game - we wouldn't have got this far.

Go Operation Ida!
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CMDR Ninj

Martin Inglis
Artemis Lodge Active Again

As of midday today the final tons have been delivered to Artemis Lodge in Celaeno! With the completion of this station IDA has hopefully made progress in our goal of bringing purpose back to the pretty parts of the Pleiades. Titan's Daughter and Artemis Lodge, two absolutely gorgeous stations in stunning locations are now repaired and the Pleiades is starting to come back to life. 

Following the long repair effort that was Titan's Daughter, Artemis Lodge was a decently easy target taking us under a month to complete; while working on the end of Titan's Daughter for the start of that. We will be continuing that theme with our next target of Kamov Survey in HIP 17892. Kamov needs just over 800k in supplies which is less than Artemis's starting totals however it does need more long range. In addition Kamov is an Industrial station and has a chance to provide much needed local supplies out here in the Pleiades once online!

Before we start the process of repairing Kamov Survey I want to take a minute to thank everyone who worked so hard on Artemis Lodge. This was a very quick repair, even faster than we expected and that is incredible as this isn't easy work we are all doing out here in the Pleiades and it's good to see the motivation is still there to get these things repaired! IDA as a whole came together to make this repair possible, however I would like to take a moment to thank @Poltargeist#7921,  @Resurgence#6789, and @tnks4listening#8130 for they individual help in either mass hauling numbers, daily update support, or just generally providing motivation and information to fellow haulers. You all make IDA what it is!

Another fantastic job IDA!

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CMDR Light027

Jacob Musikantow
Titan's Daughter Back Online

I suppose this is better late than never, come to think of it maybe that also says something about the overall repair effort for Titan’s Daughter… Either way freaking fantastic work and thank you to everyone who helped haul commodities to Titan’s. She was not an easy station and following the server downtime tonight she will be back online and functional again!

As @Ninj previously stated Titan’s Daughter was our first of two repair targets with the goal of: “Bringing purpose back to the pretty parts of the Pleiades.”

Our next target, where full scale hauling work is already underway, is Artemis Lodge in Celaeno. Like Titan’s Daughter, Artemis Lodge is located in a beautiful system, sitting directly above the rocky ring of a planet.

For now we want to take a moment to thank every single one of you who have continued to haul tirelessly and help us bring the Pleiades back to life. Us at IDA wish the Hive well with their newly repaired station and thank them for the help they provided in getting her repaired. Lastly, I would personally like to thank one of our Coordinators, @Zayn_till, who continually helped support the daily operations of IDA during the Titan’s Daughter repair efforts and beyond.


Awesome job IDA! o7

CMDR Light027

Jacob Musikantow
Reed's Rest Back Online Following Pleiades Community Goal

GalNet News Post, 21 June 3304:

"Starports Recover from Thargoid Strikes

Three starports attacked and damaged by Thargoid forces have now been restored to full functionality.

Carter Armstrong, chief administrator with Aegis Core, told the press:

“When we requested help to repair Thargoid-hit starports, we hoped the galactic community would be generous, but they exceeded our expectations. A colossal influx of materials has enabled us to repair two stations in the core systems in record time.”

“I’m pleased to announce that Armstrong Enterprise in the Bhal system and Beaufoy Vision in the Nauni system are now open for business. Keeping these starports operable allows us to honour those who lost their lives in the Thargoid attacks. Enormous thanks to everyone who participated.”

Senior Engineer Lilith Galloway of Aegis Research, who coordinated a parallel project, released a similar statement:

“Here in the Pleiades, survival is never guaranteed. But Reed's Rest in Merope has endured, thanks to the galactic community’s incredible support. This is what we do when things get tough – we rebuild and come back stronger.”

All three starports are now fully operational and providing a range of services."

Jacob Musikantow
Pleiades Starport Restoration Community Goal Comes to an End

Today marks the end of the Pleiades Starport Restoration Community Goal. A huge thanks to everyone both in IDA and outside of it who helped to haul to the CG. A special shoutout to our own CMDRs ZaynTill and Poltargeist who placed #1 and #2 with over 160k and 146k hauled, respectively. In addition 8 of the top 10 commanders were IDA members which is an insane accomplishment. Well done IDA!

With just over 4.1m tons hauled the CG fell slightly short of reaching tier 4, however 4 million tons is a huge amount hauled. With little information shared as to how this goal will affect our repair efforts in the Pleiades all we can do is wait with excited anticipation for it to occur.

In the meantime hauling efforts will now be resuming at Titan’s Daughter in Taygeta. 

Again to all who helped out at this community goal, IDA and the residents of the Pleiades thank you.

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CMDR Light027

Jacob Musikantow
Borrego's Vision Completed in Record Time

Great work everyone, Borrego's Vision has received all the required commodities to bring it back online. Awesome work there, that was a job well done - we smashed it! Our next phase will be a big challenge, with 2 intended stations to repair. We are going to be:

Bringing purpose back to the pretty parts of the Pleiades.

Our next targets will be Titan's Daughter in Taygeta and Artemis Lodge in Celaeno. These stations, located in beautiful locations will take time and effort to bring back online. With these stations brought back into operation we can only build on the fame and pride of our Operation. Our focus will begin with Titan's Daughter and will change to Artemis Lodge, depending on supply levels.

Thank you for your continued dedication and hard work in making those deliveries. Without your efforts we wouldn't be doing such a great job. I would also like to say a big thank you not only to all the haulers out there, but to our dedicated coordinators who help keep things running. So a big shout out to Darth Dev and Light027!

Go Ida! o7

CMDR Ninj

Jacob Musikantow