• Inspired by episodes:
  • TNG: S1E20

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Use unmanned aerial vehicles to explore inaccessible terrain to gather intelligence and meteorological data
  • Inspired by episodes:
  • TNG: S1E20


Using drones Scouts will master the basic principles of flight and use these skills to collect and analyse information to help them decide whether a planet is suitable for habitation.


Your crew have encountered and rescued group of civilians from an abandoned cargo ship. Upon investigation you discover that they are the last remaining members of their species who have fled their home planet after it was recently destroyed in an intergalactic war. The rescued civilians have asked you to take them to the closest suitable uninhabited planet for them to colonise.


Work as a team to fly multiple drones across inaccessible terrain to monitor for signs of life and collect important meteorological data. Analyse the data collected and make recommendations about the suitability of the planet for colonisation.


Follow the instructions of the mission commanders to learn collect drone operation techniques. Fly the drones across the course plotted and record data. Analyse data and compare to biological requirements of rescued species.

Activity Background

Drone flights and understanding the science of weather.

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Mission Outcomes

By completing this activity, you can show your Unit Council that you can:
  • Operate a remote controlled aerial vehicle safely as part of a team
  • Manoeuvre a remote controlled aerial vehicle to negotiate obstacles
  • Identify patterns in meteorological data sets and make predictions about weather conditions
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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.

Complete the mission at Star Trek: Survival 2022.

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.