so, purely because i think this is interesting, i want to point out 1 rarely known fact. It changes nothing mechanically, and isn’t worth changing anything over.
The K162 actually spawns instantly, it exists the moment the signature is generated on your side. The cosmic signature, is exactly like you describe, and so the K162 is theoretically impossible to find, but it is there, just unscannable. A lot of people believe that the server hasnt decided where you are connected to until you jump through and spawnt hat K162, but the server actually connects the two systems right away, no one knows it yet
I love your flowchart though, im pretty sure this question gets asked weekly >_>