Operations officer of Nimbus Station has confirmed with crew of INV New Hope existence of unknown signal leaving planet, location was confirmed to be at or around of any colony, station, or ship identified within the Schatten System itself, but it was impossible to get proper coordinates. It is also possible that signal was somehow encoded and / or relayed as to be especially difficult to detect.
Signal is strongly encrypted and teams at working on decoding it. It is possible, though unconfirmed that some faction was at work within the system to produce the transmission. The signal has been sent to Starbase Tranquility for concurrent efforts to decode along with the crew of the New Hope and specialists here on Nimbus.
At this time it is crucial to find way to intercept and fully decode signal like this if it will happen again. The facts that we know at this time:
- It is scrambled and encrypted.
- Appears to be transmited using long range coms, possibly using hyperspace related technology according to New Hope technicians.
- Appears to be transmitted from area of the system which uninhabited, but sensor scans don’t show anything unusual.