• Inspired by episodes:
  • DS9: S1E5

O'Brien's Resource Reclamation

Discover ways to create new resources from old materials
  • Inspired by episodes:
  • DS9: S1E5


Raw materials are costly to produce and can be hard to come by. Where possible, reusing items can be more efficient than creating something from scratch. Learn about different ways to create items by making something new out of something used.


Chief O'Brien has been up to his elbows in repairs on space station Deep Space 9. All the matter-energy replicators have been going offline intermittently, so no one is able to create the raw materials they need. Starfleet Recruits are required to have basic material refining skills, so O'Brien has ordered all Starfleet personnel to start recycling their materials themselves, instead of returning the items to the matter reclamation facilities. Hopefully, this will reduce the demand for replicators, allowing O'Brien the time to complete repairs and get a good night's sleep too.

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Mission Outcomes

By completing this activity, you can show your Unit Council that you can:

Environment | Recycling:

  • Learn how to melt materials in order to repurpose them
  • Find out why different types of materials are suited to different purposes because of their properties and structures

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Completing Projects using Missions

Using the Scout Method of Plan, Do, Review, you can demonstrate your capabilities to your Unit Council once you have completed this Mission.

Use Terrain to record your goals based on the missions you intend to complete during Star Trek: Survival for presentation to and approval by your Unit Council.

Complete any pre-work that might help you to complete the Mission, such as practicing using maps and radios, or doing research into particular concepts that missions mention that you may not be familiar with, or any other technologies or concepts you are curious about that might help you find success.

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Get your Starfleet Report Card from this website at the conclusion of the event to summarise your achievements. These accomplishments can be presented to your Unit Council for Project approval and recorded in Terrain to keep track of your progress.