San Tu Scientific Installation

San Tu Scientific Installation

A Scientific Installation can be found in orbit of San Tu 4 c. Use caution when dropping out of supercruise, you will often immediately collide with the structure. Full shields are recommended.

Contains a Navigation Beacon. The number and type of ships around the area is typical for the systems primary Navigation Beacon.

Contains two Satellites giving Engineer Data.

Contains an Unregistered Comms Beacon (the blank contact) that is known to transmit the following at 00 minutes past every hour:

9 14 20 18 21 4 5
UGJEDG SPUAHFGU
SA HMCSD HMCCD HMCCD HMCCDM1 HMCCD HMCN SF MR HMC HMCW
IGCH UACG
LOC A4A
LA NEG 34
LO NEG 141

This transmission continues the Sol/Achenar/Gateway Numbers Beacons mystery.

  • The initial sequence of numbers decodes to the word INTRUDE by letter positions.
  • The next two words can be decoded with this key using a Keyed Caesar cipher, giving “SECURE PLSIADES” (PLEIADES). Note that you actually need to select to encode the data with the keyword
  • The sequence beginning “SA” thru “HMCW” is decoded to describe a system with the following bodies:
  • SA: Class A Star;
    • HMCSD: High Metal Content world, Sulphur Dioxide atmosphere;
    • HMCCD: High Metal Content world, Carbon Dioxide atmosphere;
    • HMCCDM1: High Metal Content world, Carbon Dioxide atmosphere, 1 Moon;
    • HMCCD: High Metal Content world, Carbon Dioxide atmosphere;
    • HMCN: High Metal Content world, Nitrogen atmosphere;
    • SF: Class F Star;
    • MR: Metallic Ring;
    • HMC: High Metal Content world, no atmosphere;
    • HMCW: High Metal Content world, Water atmosphere.
  • The two words prior to “LOC” can also be decoded with the same initial key and cipher, giving “BETA SITE”.
  • The remaining lines specify the body and location: A 4 a -34,-141.

The system that matches this description is HIP 17403:

The location described is the Crashed Thargoid Ship on HIP 17403.

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