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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 ship[]

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.