About First Great Expedition


The First Great Expedition is all about exploration - that's our passion and our main activity. We are a community of like-minded pilots in the Elite: Dangerous galaxy who share the joy of exploration for its own sake, and as a means to achieve Elite standing with the Pilots Federation.

Our goal is to travel to every part of the galaxy that we can, to see everything that is to be seen, and to document our travels both as independent explorers and as a group. We also engage in many other activities individually or together (trading, bounty hunting, mining, etc.) to finance our explorations and support our minor faction.

History & Organization:
The FGE formed during the alpha test phase of Elite: Dangerous, and we've held many formal and informal events in game since the beta phase including regular group voyages to nebulae in the vicinity of human inhabited space.

Although we no longer have a formal structure, our exploration community on Facebook is still going strong.

Members & Play Mode:
Members range from beginners who are just starting out on their adventures through to seasoned veterans. We welcome players on any platform, and members of other groups may also join us. Many of us play within Open play, the the Mobius PvE groups, and even the FleetCom private group.

Our Faction & Diplomatic Relations:
We are affiliated with the minor faction the Institute of Galactic Exploration and Research (I.G.E.R) and some members have chosen to devote much of their time to supporting the development of this faction.

The First Great Expedition is independent, unaligned and neutral. We seek to maintain friendly relations with other groups and factions and we will enter into agreements where these have clear benefits for explorers and maintaining the peace.


Our former official forums - now locked in read-only mode, but still a good source of exploration information.

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CMDRRankShipPowerLocationDist  TZD    
Draco84ozPioneerDiamondback Explorer---------
AndyBoomRangerAsp Explorer---------
ChrystophEliteAsp Explorer---------
Martin AfonsoEliteAsp Explorer---------
Matt KowalskyPathfinderAsp Explorer---------
N3philimDealerCobra Mk III---------
Peter B 1974SurveyorCobra Mk IV---------
SatsumaPioneerAsp Explorer---------
ScalPioneerType-6 Transporter---------
Johnny DietzRangerAnaconda---------
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Wing info

Name: First Great Expedition
Allegiance: Independent
Power: Independent
Game mode: Private group (Mobius/FGE Explorers)
Game style: Mixed
Platforms: PC/Mac
Language: ---

Wing commander: Draco84oz
Members: 13
Ships: 61
Supporters: 0
Headquarters: HIP 72043 [Kippax Ring]

Average combat rank: Competent
Average trade rank: Broker
Average exploration rank: Ranger

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