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Salvage refers to retrieving Cargo Canisters found in space or on a celestial body's surface, using a Cargo Scoop.

Whether retrieving an item is legal or not can be seen by the GUI text that appears when targeting it - either "Legal Salvage" or "Illegal Salvage".

Scavenger-Salvage-Drone

Scavenger and a drone

Cargo that a player both jettisons and abandons becomes legal salvage, while if they only jettison it it is illegal salvage for everyone but them. Cargo that is already marked as stolen can only be jettisoned.

Legal SalvageEdit

Legally salvaged cargo functions just like purchased cargo and can be sold to Commodity Markets unless prohibited there.

Legal salvage can be found in Points of Interest on the surface of planets and moons.

Illegal SalvageEdit

Illegally salvaged cargo is marked as stolen and functions similarly to Illegal Goods - it can only be sold to Black Markets and you can get a fine or bounty for being fully scanned by law enforcement while carrying it.

Some missions on Bulletin Boards ask you to illegally salvage something floating in space in a certain system and smuggle it back into the starport.

Illegal salvage can be found in various System Signal Sources - especially Weak Signal Sources and Salvageable Wreckage.

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