Access Codes

The simplest means of keeping a communication secret is by using some sort of pre-agreed code essentially an artificial language that conceals the true information of the message. Colonial Fleet HQ encodes high-priority messages and has coded communications channels for (relatively) secure communications through subspace.

Security Codes

For Security Access Codes, please review Security Clearances

The Colonial Fleet maintains a variety of security codes for use during both peacetime and wartime. These codes are arranged by priority from 1 to 50. The function of the individual codes is summarized below.

  • SSC’s 1-10 are for normal peacetime transmissions of varying priorities, with routine transmissions between commercial planetary centers receiving a priority dispatch of 1 through 5, and levels 6 through 10 being used for Fleet communications.
  • SSC’s 11-20 are used in conditions of hostilities between the Fleet and a foreign power. These priorities are used to transmit orders regarding the disposition of vessels and ground troops, the relocation of civilian personnel, the assigning of Fleet resources to different commands, operations orders for these commands and specific operations orders.
  • SSC’s 21-29 are for use by the Colonial Diplomatic Corps.

Colonial Fleet Codes 30-39 specify conditions of emergency, with variable priority levels given to specific problems or crisis conditions during peacetime operations.

  • SSC 30 Transmission of a communication using SSC 30 indicates an emergency condition involving a planetary disaster other unspecified emergency. Use of this code means that the sending station is not able to adequately respond to the emergency and requires immediate help at the scene.
  • SSC 31 is used for a medical emergency.
  • SSC 32 indicates a planetary crisis of natural origin.
  • SSC 33 is used for a bio-medical crisis requiring immediate evacuation of personnel.
  • SSC 34 indicates a bio-medical crisis requiring immediate quarantine.
  • SSC 35 signals an ecological disaster or similar planetary crisis.
  • SSC’s 36 through 38 are used for crises of unknown origin that require the immediate evacuation of a large segment of a planet’s population.
  • SSC 39 indicates an attack by unknown agents on Fleet personnel or on civilian installations or residences.

Colonial Fleet codes 40-47 indicate classified material and restrict dissemination of that material.

  • SSC 40 communications are directed at a specific ship or base Chief Science Officer, for disclosure to ship or base command staff only.
  • SSC 41 communications are directed at a specific ship or base Chief Science Officer, for disclosure to the senior officer present only.
  • SSC 42 communications are directed at a specific ship or base Chief Medical Officer, for disclosure to ship or base command staff only.
  • SSC 43 communications are directed at a specific ship or base Chief Medical Officer, for disclosure to the senior officer present only.
  • SSC 44 communications are directed at a specific ship or base Chief of Security, for disclosure to ship or base command staff only.
  • SSC 45 communications are directed at a specific ship or base Chief of Security, for disclosure to the senior officer present only.
  • SSC 46 communications are directed to the Commanding Officer of a ship or base, for disclosure to ship or base command staff only.
  • SSC 47 communications are directed to the Commanding Officer of a ship or base. They are not to be disclosed to ship or base command staff, and no acknowledgment or log entry of the communication is to be made.

Starfleet codes 48-50 indicate high-level origins of the communication, and are restricted to specific individuals.

  • SSC 48 communications are reserved for the Fleet Commander.
  • SSC 49 communications are reserved for members of the Quorum of Twelve – the Government.
  • SSC 50 communications are reserved for the President of the Colonies.