Step 1) Get a Corrosion Resistant Cargo Rack

A small one can be purchased from Professor Palin. To unlock Palin, you need to do the following:


  • Discovery: You will learn about Professor Palin after achieving grade 3 access or higher with Marco Qwent.
  • Meeting Requirements: Travel a distance of 5000 light years or more from your career start system. You will then be invited to meet Professor Palin.
  • Unlock Requirements: Provide 25 units of Sensor Fragments to gain access to his services.

A larger model can be purchased from certain Tech Brokers, and these are the materials needed:

Corrosion Resistant Cargo Rack (4E)


  • 28 Meta-Alloys
  • 30 Iron
  • 18 Chemical Manipulators
  • 12 Neofabric Insulation
  • 30 Radiation Baffle


Step 2) Get Thargoid Sensor from Alien Crash Sites like:

HIP 17403 A 4 A (30.32, -98.58)
HIP 17862 6 C A (-34.9821, -141.4141)
Free floating in various systems within an approximate 150 light year radius from the Merope system.

More info here:

Step 3) Get Thargoid Probe

Found orbiting Ammonia Worlds in Threat Level 2 Non-Human Signal Sources

Step 4) Go to active Thargoid surface site

Link to complete list at:

  • US005 HIP 14909 2 A
  • US006 MEL 22 SECTOR ZU-P C5-1 4 A
  • US007 MEL 22 SECTOR NX-U D2-27 5 A
  • US008 MEL 22 SECTOR NX-U D2-31 3 A
  • US009 MEL 22 SECTOR YU-F B11-1 AB 5 A
  • US010 MEL 22 SECTOR UT-R C4-4 1 A