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!Bestowed by [[Blakely Haughton]], in reference to a [[Hindsight 2020]] disaster during which
!Bestowed by [[Blakely Haughton]], in reference to a [[Hindsight 2020]] disaster during which was struck by lightning.
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A callsign is a pseudonym that radio operators such as CAPCOM will use to refer to a specific person or group of people.
- The callsign for Mission Control is "M.C." (pronounced "emm-cee").
- The callsign for the Habitat is "Habitat", though "Hab" is also acceptable.
- The callsign for Earth Station 1 is "Earth" or "ES1" (pronounced "ee-ess-one").
In recent times, callsigns have come to be used as friendly nicknames, and have entered the general Spacesim culture. Some examples from the Mission Daedalus Astronauts are "Angel" for Lt. Christian Angel, "Africa" for Lt. Cmdr. Peter Macdonald and "Euro" for Lt. Euan Wheaton. For several years, callsigns went unused within the club, before being revived in 2020 as part of The Dig. Doctor Magwood endorsed this decision, on the condition that no one may choose their own callsign, instead that they must be chosen by other club members.
List of Callsigns
These are all of the known Callsigns for OCESS members.
|Aardvark||Toby Armstrong||Bestowed by Jamie Tait-Glossop, in reference to an incident which occurred on the 2018 Lisgar music trip to Arnhem.|
|Adobe||Murray Renaud||Bestowed by Nathan Schmidt, after the 2020 Crew Photoshops incident.|
|Angel||Christian Angel||Various reasons including the uncanny resemblance his name has to the illusionist Criss Angel.|
|Darth Glomp||Charlotte Bonyun||Unknown|
|Eagle||Soren Wainio-Theberge||Because he's 'Soren' through the skies.|
|Euro||Euan Wheaton||Unknown, presumably due to its resemblance to his name, or in reference to the unit of currency used in the European Union.|
|FANCY||Arrian Amir-Rafiei||In reference to his fanciful piloting skills during mission Dragan 2011 and for his particularly interesting way of saying the word fancy.|
|Finland||Samuel Baltz||Bestowed by Euan Wheaton, due to 'Baltz> Baltic States> Nothing actually even remotely like a Baltic State> Finland'. No longer used.|
|Jonas||Chen-tao LaRochelle||Bestowed by Maclean Rouble, due to Chen-tao's new haircut resembling a Stargate SG1 character named Jonas.|
|LeFaye||Morgan Mersereau||Bestowed by Euan Wheaton, as an awful 'pun' on Arthurian sorceress Morgan Le Fay.|
|Lightningrod||Abigale Hamer-Wilson||Bestowed by Blakely Haughton, in reference to a Hindsight 2020 disaster during which she was struck by lightning.|
|Lyra||Patrick Melanson||Due to his copious use of puns, presumably in reference to Lyra Evans. No longer used.|
|Malade||Patrick Melanson||Coined from its resemblance to his surname.|
|Moogle||Samuel Baltz||Derived from Copernicus Moogle, due to his work organizing Keplernicus, whose name is also based off of Copernicus.|
|Moonboy||Blakely Haughton||Bestowed by his crewmates after accidentally hitting the moon while returning from Mars during Hindsight 2020.|
|Pika||Ian Martin||So named for his infamous 'Pikapuns', it is believed.|
|Tycho||Aaron Lee||Bestowed by Jamie Tait-Glossop, due to his creation of an iconic desktop background for the computer of the same name.|
|Wales||Blair Darling||Bestowed by Jamie Tait-Glossop and Murray Renaud after starting an inside joke that involved reacting to Discord messages with the Welsh flag emote.|