Sun? On my Sat?

Satellite Bus

"We've uncovered a strange device listening on a port I've connected you to on our satellite. At one point one of our engineers captured the firmware from it but says he saw it get patched recently. We've tried to communicate with it a couple times, and seems to expect a hex-encoded string of bytes, but all it has ever sent back is complaints about cookies, or something. See if you can pull any valuable information from the device and the cookies we bought to bribe the device are yours! "

Solution Statistics

bcrypted answer
observations 257
solves 4
points 324
average solve seconds 14314 seconds, or about 4 hours
stddev solve time 5600 seconds, or about 2 hours

Solutions Over Time

solving teams:

solved by 4 teams

team solved at it took
PPP 2020-05-24 19:36:21 UTC 7870 seconds, or 2.19 hours
Poland Can Into Space 2020-05-24 20:28:36 UTC 11589 seconds, or 3.22 hours
PFS 2020-05-24 22:10:53 UTC 17656 seconds, or 4.9 hours
Solar Wine 2020-05-24 22:50:29 UTC 20141 seconds, or 5.59 hours