Captain's body. The Captain died from a self - inflicted gunshot wound. He didn't stay alive long enough to go down with his ship or be captured by the enemy. The years of service required to obtain the rank of Captain are designed to filter out the cowards and mentally unstable. It looks like he killed himself, not because he was afraid of being captured, but because of some twisted protocol that required him to kill himself. Or maybe it's just meant to look this way. - - Gabe Logan
NIOC shipping protocols. I discovered NIOC shipping protocol documents on the dead Courier. They outline the steps to be take in the event of hostile encounters. A) Send coded signal to satellite uplink. B) Ensure that crew complies with interrogation counter - measures. C) Retreat to and remain in secure hold. D) Activate primary and redundant tracking devices. The courier hadn't completed steps C and D, which means the tracking device weren't activated. Cordell had no idea where his stolen cargo went.
Code: K65 D4F NV9J - - Gabe Logan
ICBM warhead. The St. Helens had a vertical launch missile silo below deck. Supply ships are equipped with close range defensive systems above deck, but any armaments below deck are those stored and ready for loading onto other warships. There was nothing defensive about the missiles onboard the St. Helens. Locked into the launch bays were two tactical missiles with small yield warheads. Something tells me the St. Helens had been in a hurry, and was therefore traveling light. Otherwise these missiles could have been much heavier, because the launch system was certainly nuclear capable. - - Gabe Logan