Intergalactic Aerospace Expo 2950
|Intergalactic Aerospace Expo 2950|
|Organizer||Intergalactic Aerospace Expo|
|Location||Tobin Expo Center, New Babbage, microTech|
|Date start||November 20, 2950|
Doors open at 16:00 SET
|Date end||December 2, 2950|
|Commemorative items||IAE 2950 T-shirt|
IAE 2950 Hat
Various ship skins
Accounts without a package can play, starting at Nov 20, 22:00 SET
|Free rentals||Yes (48 hours)|
Pioneer, Idris-P, Javelin, Hull-E, Kraken, 890 Jump, Polaris, Constellation Phoenix
The Intergalactic Aerospace Expo 2950 is a 13 day ship exposition event held at Tobin Expo Center in New Babbage. The expo is an annual event that brings ships of all different manufacturers together to be displayed at several expo halls.
Each 24 hours, a new manufacturer opens up their halls to display their ships. Manufacturers display their ships for 48 hours. Any ship displayed is available to rent and fly for free for a period of 48  hours.
Stock limited sale schedule
The event also featured sales of stock limited ships on the Pledge Store. These ships are considered 'exclusive' and are therefore only sold in limited quantities over a small period of time. Each stock-limited ship is limited to 1 per account and will be available in three waves:
- Wave 1: 16:00 UTC
- Wave 2: 00:00 UTC
- Wave 3: 08:00 UTC
- IAE Day 1 - November 20: CNOU Pioneer
- IAE Day 2 - November 21: Aegis Idris-P, Aegis Idris Aftermarket Kit, and Aegis Javelin
- IAE Day 5 - November 24: Hull-E
- IAE Day 6 - November 25: Drake Kraken, Drake Kraken Privateer, Drake Kraken Aftermarket Kit
- IAE Day 8 - November 27: Origin 890 Jump
- IAE Day 9 - November 28: RSI Polaris, Constellation Phoenix
Launch day issues
At the same moment of the launch of the IAE (nov 20, 1600 UTC), the RSI website experienced a high amount of errors and people were unable to access the website, Pledge Store, or Spectrum in the first hour. Login services were also disrupted so people couldn't log into the launcher and start the game. People already in the game were unaffected. The issue was mostly resolved within a few hours.
Showcases were available at Tobin Expo center, where they rotated different ship brands each several days. All of the ships on display on these days were also available to fly for free during a period of 48 hours.
Jax McCleary did exclusive coverage of each day, with some looks behind the scenes of some of the ships as well.