How to examine the satellite in Starfield

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A screenshot from the Starfield gameplay trailer.
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September 13, 2023 - With Starfield released on September 6, we've updated our guide on how to examine the satellite.

Upon progressing through the quest titled The Old Neighbourhood in Starfield, you'll be tasked with examining a satellite. This involves travelling and sneaking past a group of Zealots. So you'll get to learn both of these things in our walkthrough on how to examine the satellite in Starfield.

Firstly, you'll be taught by Constellation member Sarah Morgan how to let your ship go into stealth mode for those missions that require you to be sneaky in space. But it's pretty easy once you follow our steps to do this.

So once you've completed this task, be sure to check out our other Starfield guides such as how to fix audio issues and how to heal lung damage. These will certainly help you easily fix your in-game problems. If that's not enough, take a look at our dedicated Starfield hub for everything we've compiled about Bethesda's latest.

How to examine the satellite in Starfield

The Old Neighbourhood is a main mission of Starfield wherein you'll learn how to spacewalk on your own in traversing the game. As you've acquainted yourself with the Lodge and its crew, you can subsequently talk to Sarah more about Constellation. She'll then request that you travel to the Sol system and find a recruit who goes by the name Moara.

Later on, it's found out that Moara is in trouble and you'll need to travel from planet to planet to rescue him on Venus. Sarah will then teach you how to use stealth mode on your ship and examine the satellite.

A screenshot of directions of how to examine the satellite in Starfield.
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Firstly, Sarah will request that you lower all of your ship's power except the engine's. But this includes weapons and shields since they are easily detectable. You can also opt for maximum stealth by powering down all systems except for one or two engine bars.

A screenshot of detected zealots in Starfield.
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Moreover, you must stay away as far as possible from enemy ships. Then, you can travel near to the Satellite Beacon. So it's best to be within 500 meters of the beacon so you can activate it from afar. Once you're near the satellite, hit "Target" and this will cue the "Activate" prompt for you to examine the satellite.

A screenshot of successfully examining the satellite in Starfield.
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As you've successfully examined the satellite, you'll then find out that Moara is going to the Nova Galactic Staryard for emergency repairs. But you'll then have to travel to Luna to reach him.

So there you have it! You now know how to examine the satellite and go into stealth mode in Starfield. To learn even more, be sure to check out our other guides on Starfield such as how to refuel a ship and how to pay off a bounty.

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