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Manifest Scanner

Scanner that can detect and analyse the contents of a targeted vessel's cargo hold.

— In-Game Description

The Manifest Scanner, formerly known as the Cargo Scanner, is a utility module that can scan other ships and identify any and all Commodities they are carrying. If any cargo in the scanned ship is stolen, the ship's owner will incur a bounty. Using the scanner is considered hostile behavior, and the target is immediately alerted when the scan is initiated.


The Manifest Scanner must be assigned to a fire group and activated manually. It only works on targeted ships within its range. Holding down the fire button will initiate a scan, and the button must remain depressed until the scan completes, a process that takes approximately 10 seconds. The target must be kept within the Manifest Scanner's range for the entire scan, otherwise the process will be interrupted and must be restarted.

Station security forces frequently initiate random scans of ships within the station's no fire zone to search for stolen and illegal commodities. Security forces patrolling shipping lanes will also interdict ships from supercruise for the same reason. Smugglers can evade security scans by quickly docking or jumping back to supercruise with the aid of Silent Running. Another option is to deploy ship hardpoints and refrain from firing any weapons, which will cause security forces to briefly break off their scan to deploy their own hardpoints as a precaution.


Class Rating Mass
Integrity Power
Range (km)
Time (S)
0 E 1.30 32 0.200 2 10 13,544
0 D 1.30 24 0.400 2.5 10 40,633
0 C 1.30 40 0.800 3 10 121,899
0 B 1.30 56 1.600 3.5 10 365,698
0 A 1.30 48 3.200 4 10 1,097,095

Engineer Modifications

The following modifications can be applied to this module by Engineers to enhance its abilities:

Purchase Locations

Class Rating System Station
All All Shinrarta Dezhra Jameson Memorial
All All Brestla i Sola Prospect
All All Sol Titan City
All All Duamta Herrington City
All All Cemiess Meech Dock
All All Asphodel John Irving Station