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Debris Field

An Unregistered Comms Beacon can be found in the Sanuma system, orbiting body 1 d. 

The transmission times of this beacon are believed to be on the hour, every 4 hours, with transmissions reported at: 00:00 / 04:00 / 08:00 / 12:00 / 16:00 / 20:00.

The transmitted message is the following:

14 15 23 9 3 18 25
(repeated four times)

Decodes by letter positions to:


This message is the decryption key for an encoded Galnet article in the local Herald:
(Note: this Herald is no longer available – March 3310 / However, an archived image from March 3303 is available – THE SANUMA HERALD)

25 Oct 3302

***Compromised Carrier Signal***

Uniform Hotel Alpha Whiskey Romeo Hotel – Victor
November Foxtrot Kilo Hotel Victor Victor November
Foxtrot Kilo Kilo – Uniform November Delta Sierra
Mike Foxtrot Hotel X-ray Kilo Golf Hotel Foxtrot Juliet –
Hotel India Kilo Quebec Victor Echo Quebec Whiskey
Uniform Victor Kilo Foxtrot 3

The message consists of a series of words that can be interpreted as the NATO phonetic alphabet, yielding the message:


Applying a Keyed Caesar cipher with the key of NOWICRY taken from the beacon yielded the message:


This leads to a “Debris Field” signal source in the Sanuma system, in A Belt – Cluster 3. The signal source contains a large amount of ship wreckage and a small number of Engineer Materials.

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