An Unregistered Comms Beacon can be found in orbit of Morra A 2. The transmission times of this beacon are not known. Reports indicate that a transmission occurred at 20:00:
16 1 20 8 6 9 14 4 5 18
(repeated four times)
Decodes by letter positions to:
This message is the decryption key for an encoded Galnet article in the local Herald:
The Morra Herald
25 Oct 3302
***Compromised Carrier Signal***
Tango Bravo Golf Delta Tango Foxtrot Golf Mike –
Alpha Papa Bravo Golf India Charlie Kilo – Tango
Quebec Uniform Mike Mike Papa India Juliet Tango
Lima Bravo Lima Delta India – Tango Bravo Echo India
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 PATHFINDER taken from the beacon yielded the message:
This leads to an “Anomalous Signal Detected” signal source in orbit of the star Sanhsing B containing a number of canisters of commodities.
Not of any known scientific interest.