This is a Random Event. Occurs in:

  1. Civilian Sector
  2. Rebel Controlled Sector
  3. Rebel Stronghold

You detect a Rebel automated ship nearby. It does not engage and seems to be patrolling around a long-range sensor station.

  1. Attack the automated ship to get to the sensor station.
  2. Avoid provoking the ship.
    • Nothing happens.
  3. (Sensors) Use your sensors to attempt to access the data. (Requires level 3 Sensors)
    • Your improved sensors are able to remotely access and download the public radar station's local map data.
      • The map for the current sector is revealed.
    • The automated ship must be remotely connected to the station; as soon as you attempt to log on, the ship activates and charges you.
  4. (Teleporter) Beam directly onto the station to try to avoid detection.
    • Once on board, your crew is able to access and download the long-range scanner's archived information. Your map has been updated.
      • Your map for the current sector is revealed.

Fight the shipEdit

You access the recent scans from the unguarded station. Your map has been updated with details of the surrounding area.

  • The map for the current sector is revealed and you receive a low amount of scrap.


This event is called "AUTO_DEFENSE_MAP" in the datafiles.

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