Here's a partial transcription of the first message. I'll edit it with the real thing once I get a chance.
Commodore Stone, this is Captain Larsen, GTSC Valhalla.
We are en route from the node, and if you haven't already heard, our publicly stated mission has failed. With considerable effort, the Valhalla was able to enter the jump corridor, but couldn't brute force its way out the other side. We've heard back from Beta Aquilae and Deneb, and they coulnd't get through at all. There will be more on this in the coming weeks, but that's not why I'm calling.
Our discovery has confirmed 1st Fleet's final transmissions, and our salvage crews have been working through the past 96 hours. We have deep scans from the
but the jackpot is that the aft defenses were almost completely intact. We've recovered five pulse turrets, as well as a complete missile launcher battery. Unfortunately, deploying salvage haulers was impossible due to the increasing instability of the corridor
I look forward to sharing our results with everyone after tomorrow's press conference.