U3-09 Security Keycard in Starfield
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U3-09 Security Keycard Location on Altair II in Starfield

It's time to take down some Spacers in Altair II.

Upon landing on Altair II, you’ll go head-to-head with a group of wicked Spacers, who have infiltrated Research Outpost U3-09. You’ll eventually encounter a few locked doors that can only be opened with the U3-09 Security Keycard, which can be tricky to find as the enemies continuously shoot at you. So, to help you with this endeavor, we’ll show you where to find this item in Starfield, allowing you to rescue the helpless crew and access some valuables for your space adventures.

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How to Get U3-09 Keycard in Starfield Groundpounder Quest

After you begin the Groundpounder quest in Starfield, you must first get the U3-09 Facility Keycard from Corporal Lezama to access a specific part of the facility. It’s an excellent idea to eliminate any Spacers you come across both outside and inside, since some players have noted that various objectives won’t appear. Then, you must search for Lieutenant Torres to get the U3-09 Security Keycard from Sergeant Dasari.

Sergeant Dasari in Starfield
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If you aren’t sure how to get to these characters, you can use the Research Keycard to access the stairs near Corporal Lezama.

Stairs in Starfield Groundpounder Quest
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Once players grab the U3-09 Security Keycard, they can use it on any locked doors they have previously encountered. You’ll primarily use it to rescue Captain Myeong on the second floor by going downstairs. As you may expect, another group of Spacers will be there, and you’ll need to take them out to help the captain.

After all the enemies have been dealt with, you can speak to Myeong to unlock the next phase of the Groundpounder mission, showcasing yet another confrontation with more foes.

Now that you have the U3-09 Security Keycard, you can start looking around the area to find some valuables or eliminate any remaining Spacers. While here, be sure to explore the relevant links below for more Starfield content, including our Lost and Found quest guide.

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Kristina is a Staff Writer and has been with Twinfinite for more than a year. She typically covers Minecraft, The Sims 4, Disney Dreamlight Valley, anime, Call of Duty, and newly released games. She loves the Metal Gear Solid series (Snake Eater especially), Rockstar's Bully, the Horizon franchise, What Remains of Edith Finch, and many more. Her dog is also an avid video game watcher, primarily when there's a horse or a cat. She has a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo and grew up gaming on the islands.