Excerpt from Flight Voice and Data Recorder, ISV Arachne, (Eschaton, 12 Ophiuchi, UNSCR-03408-02), lost in the 2MASS J02530084+1652532 System (a.k.a., Teegarden's Star, 12.59 LY from Sol.)
All times given in minutes and seconds prior to loss of data.
182m56.2s - <VOICE 1> - Whooooaaa... Hey there, skip. Got us a contact just come across the Shelf. Looked hot there for a sec, but she's shaping up nice and fat and slow.
181m33.1s - <VOICE 2> - What do you mean, 'looked hot'?
181m19.2s - <VOICE 1> - I mean she looked fast just before the FTL Shelf. Could be nothing. I never got enough of a track to get a pseudovelocity.
<sounds of someone settling into an acceleration couch>
179m48s - <VOICE 2> - What's she look like now?
<sounds of sensor console being adjusted>
178m3s - <VOICE 1> - Hmmmmm... 5000 tonnes rough displacement estimate... Nominal thermal output for a merchant of that displacement... Closing on a vector to discharge at the star, same as us... Bit out of the way for a merchie, though...
175m40.3s <grunting noise, indeterminate>
174m22.9s - <VOICE 2> - Not unless you wanted to come into Epsilon Eridani off the usual vector... I think maybe we got us a smuggler... What's their squawk?
173m19.6s - <VOICE 1> - Squawking ID number 05700-15, Brazilian Diplomatic bona fides... Not a smuggler.. What the hell's a diplomatic courier doing here?
170m55.7s - <VOICE 2> - No idea, but I bet it's worth something...
169m18.5s <cackling laughter, presumed VOICE 1>
169m1.1s - <VOICE 1> - A payday! About damned time!
168m39.7s - <VOICE 2> - Continue on course. Don't hail them. If they hail us, be nice and friendly. We'll hit 'em when they're discharging at the star.
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