- These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.
- Vorkosigan Saga: Cordelia was this before she married Aral
- Andre Norton's science fiction stories had Survey, a service which searched out and explored new planets. The Survey members best known for these activities were the First-In Scouts, who carried out a unending quest for new worlds and systems.
- In Star Trek, Starfleet was originally conceived of as this though it's role as a Space Navy tended to come forward as the show and it's sequels went on.
- Traveller : The Imperial Interstellar Scout Service.
- In Warhammer 40K Rogue Traders are part this, part Space Pirate and part Intrepid Merchant.
- Chakona Space: The Star Corps is quite separate from Star fleet. The 'Corps' mission is generally exploratory, whereas 'Fleet' tends to be military and interstellar law enforcement.
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