Intergalactic Aerospace Expo 2951

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Intergalactic Aerospace Expo 2951
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Intergalactic Aerospace Expo 2951
Event typeIn-game
SubtypeShip exposition
OrganizerIntergalactic Aerospace Expo
LocationTobin Expo Center, New Babbage, microTech
Date startNovember 19, 2951 (2951-11-19)
Date endDecember 1, 2951 (2951-12-01)
Concept salesOdyssey, RAFT, Spartan
Commemorative itemsJackets, paints, shirts (see Commemorative items)
Free-fly eventYes
Free rentalsYes (48 hours)
Stock-limited salesYes

The Intergalactic Aerospace Expo 2951 was a 12-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. As in previous years, the event was coupled with a free-fly event, allowing players without a Game Package to play the game for free, and also offering free rentals of ships on display to all players.

Ship showdown

The event succeeds the annual Ship Showdown. During the showdown, backers were able to vote on their favorite ship in each round during the month of September. The winning ships of this year were the MPUV-1C, followed by the C2 Hercules, 600i Explorer, Mercury Star Runner. These ships were highlighted at the expo on the 10th day.[1]

Stock limited ship sale

Almost every ship was on sale on the Pledge Store at some point during the event. Specific stock limited ships (usually large or capital size ships) were for sale during specific timeframes covering all the time zones:[2]

  • Wave 1: 1600 UTC
  • Wave 2: 0000 UTC
  • Wave 3: 0800 UTC
  • IAE Day 2 - November 20: Constellation Phoenix
  • IAE Day 3 - November 21: Aegis Idris-P, Aegis Javelin
  • IAE Day 6 - November 24: Origin 890 Jump
  • IAE Day 7 - November 25: Consolidated Outland Pioneer
  • IAE Day 8 - November 26: Drake Kraken, Drake Kraken Privateer
  • IAE Day 9 - November 27: MISC Hull E

Commemorative items

Jackets and backpack handed out during the event.
Ship paints handed out during the event.
In-game available IAE 2951 shirts and hats
Armor and weapon sets available in the pledge store.

Owners of one (or more) of the ships that made it to the Ship Showdown semi-finals received a free limited-edition ship livery and leather jacket. Also, all backers received an Argo themed backpack.[3]


Item Availability Price
Cataby Backpack MPUV-1C Edition Attributed to all backer accounts[2]
MPUV-1C Flight Jacket Attributed to owners of a MPUV-1C or MPUV-1P[2]
600i Flight Jacket Attributed to owners of a 600i Explorer or 600i Touring[2]
Hercules Starlifter Flight Jacket Attributed to owners of the C2 Hercules Starlifter[2]
Mercury Star Runner Flight Jacket Attributed to owners of the Mercury Star Runner[2]
IAE 2951 T-shirt Blue For sale at the in-game event lobby 820 aUEC
IAE 2951 T-shirt White For sale at the in-game event lobby 820 aUEC
IAE 2951 Hat Blue For sale at the in-game event lobby 820 aUEC
IAE 2951 Hat White For sale at the in-game event lobby 820 aUEC


Item Availability Price
MPUV-1C 2951 BIS Paint Attributed to owners of a MPUV-1C or MPUV-1P[2]
600i 2951 BIS Paint Attributed to owners of a 600i Explorer or 600i Touring[2]
Hercules Starlifter 2951 BIS Paint Attributed to owners of the C2 Hercules Starlifter[2]
Mercury Star Runner 2951 BIS Paint Attributed to owners of the Mercury Star Runner[2]

Spectrum badges

Special Badges were handed out for use on a player's Spectrum profile, obtainable by logging in to the game at each specific day of the event. See Showcase schedule. Badges were attributed to accounts at the end of the event.[2]

Showcase schedule

Starting on November 19, each day a different ship manufacturer took over one of the expo halls for 48 hours. Switches occurred at 1600 UTC daily. Each manufacturer displayed their ships at the expo halls at the New Babbage Tobin Expo Center on the planet microTech for overlapping 48-hour blocks.[3]

Date Manufacturers Vehicles Badge
Day 1 / November 19 Anvil Aerospace Arrow, Ballista, C8X Pisces, Carrack, F7C Hornet, F7C Hornet Wildfire, F7C-M Super Hornet, F7C-R Hornet Tracker, F7C-S Hornet Ghost, Gladiator, Hawk, Hurricane, Terrapin, Valkyrie Iae-title-badge-anvil.png
Day 2 / November 20 Roberts Space Industries Aurora CL, Aurora ES, Aurora LN, Aurora LX, Aurora MR, Constellation Andromeda, Constellation Aquila, Constellation Phoenix, Constellation Taurus, Mantis, Ursa Iae-title-badge-rsi.png
Day 3 / November 21 Aegis Dynamics Avenger Stalker, Avenger Titan, Avenger Titan Renegade, Avenger Warlock, Eclipse, Gladius, Gladius Valiant, Hammerhead, Reclaimer, Redeemer, Retaliator Bomber, Sabre, Sabre Comet, Vanguard Harbinger, Vanguard Hoplite, Vanguard Sentinel, Vanguard Warden Iae-title-badge-aegis.png
Day 4 / November 22 Aopoa, Banu Souli, Esperia, Gatac Manufacture Khartu-al, Nox, Defender, Blade, Glaive, Prowler, Talon, Talon Shrike Iae-title-badge-esperia.png
Day 5 / November 23 Crusader Industries, Tumbril Land Systems Ares Inferno, Ares Ion, A2 Hercules, C2 Hercules, M2 Hercules, Mercury Star Runner, Cyclone, Cyclone AA, Cyclone MT, Cyclone RC, Cyclone RN, Cyclone TR, Nova Iae-title-badge-crus.png
Day 6 / November 24 Origin Jumpworks 85x, 100i, 125a, 135c, 300i, 315p, 325a, 350r, 400i, 600i Touring, 890 Jump, M50 Iae-title-badge-orig.png
Day 7 / November 25 Argo Astronautics, Greycat Industrial, Consolidated Outland, Kruger Intergalactic MOLE, MPUV-1C, MPUV-1P, Mustang Alpha, Mustang Beta, Mustang Gamma, Mustang Delta, Nomad, ROC, ROC-DS, PTV, P-52 Merlin, P-72 Archimedes Iae-title-badge-argo.png
Day 8 / November 26 Drake Interplanetary Buccaneer, Caterpillar, Cutlass Black, Cutlass Blue, Cutlass Red, Dragonfly, Herald Iae-title-badge-drak.png
Day 9 / November 27 Musashi Industrial and Starflight Concern Freelancer, Freelancer DUR, Freelancer MAX, Freelancer MIS, Prospector, Razor, Razor EX, Razor LX, Reliant Kore, Reliant Mako, Reliant Sen, Reliant Tana, Starfarer, Starfarer Gemini Iae-title-badge-misc.png
Day 10 / November 28 Best in Show, Weapons and Armor showcase MPUV, 600i, C2 Hercules, Mercury Star Runner Iae-title-badge-iae.png
November 29 - December 1 Finale All ships that were previously available during the expo


Whitley's Guide

In the 2951 edition of Whitley's Guide, CIG offered not only a look at the show segments themselves, but also took a glimpse behind the scenes at Jax McCleary's relationship with Jimmy as they struggled with the show's ratings decline.




  1. Ship showdown top four & free fly. Transmission - Comm-Link. Retrieved 2021-11-17
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 Spectrum: Intergalactic Aerospace Expo 2951 FAQ. Spectrum. Retrieved 2021-11-20
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 IAE 2951 Free Fly. Transmission - Comm-Link. Retrieved 2021-11-17
  4. Countdown to IAE. Transmission - Comm-Link. Retrieved 2021-10-29
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