Black Box Debris spreading prevention System?

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#1
Idk what you do about preventing debris from floating off where no one goes to claim it but I thought if there was like a black box that had a tiny gravitational field that attracted all that is left of a ship. I just thought it would be really cool. Then collect the ball of clutter that used to be a ship in an easy and convenient method. you could then scrap it for the resources like a really expensive asteroid.
 
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#2
Idk what you do about preventing debris from floating off where no one goes to claim it but I thought if there was like a black box that had a tiny gravitational field that attracted all that is left of a ship. I just thought it would be really cool. Then collect the ball of clutter that used to be a ship in an easy and convenient method. you could then scrap it for the resources like a really expensive asteroid.
Like a janitor box, to clean up already carved out asteroids and ships. From what I've heard in the official discord their is daily clean up after a certain amount of time. I enjoy the idea, except I feel that it can be abused in a way. Shoot a whole in a door of someones ship have it labeled as junk then use the black box to infiltrate while in the safe zone.
 
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#3
the idea being the black box linked to the original creator's ID for various warnings ie: theft, system failures, lost ship beacon, flight path data. last known cargo manifest as well.
 

XenoCow

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#4
Stuff doesn't float off for long. The near-Eos-space-drag takes care of that. Also, debris being cleaned up automatically is based on the size of the object. Some things could be there for months:
LauriFB (02/17/2020): ships depending on size can despawn if left out in the open. though this timer is huge and some ships can stay behind for 6 months. timer is reset once a player renders the ship.
- Wiki FAQ
 

Amos.37

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#5
As XenoCow said, small debris disappear a few seconds-minutes after people leave the area.
Large pieces and derelicts hang around for a significant amount of time.

Currently there is a recovery system for ships, where you pay a fee and all that is left of the ship (including broken off parts) is brought back to the station. I don't know if the recovery system will stay around indefinitely though, and haven't tested what happens if you recover a ship while it is in another players render distance.
 
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