As far as I can tell, whenever any ship anywhere in the current system jettisons a cargo pod, the sound plays in your own ship. Is that intentional? It seems a bit odd, and I found it really unsettling until I figured out what was happening.
I’ve just noticed this sound too. I don’t think it happened in versions prior to 0.9.3
Aaaahhh, that’s what that noise is. I thought maybe it was just supposed to be a random noise, like the ship creaking or some debris hitting the ship, but I did notice it just started after one of the updates. Above explanation make sense.
The sound has been playing for other ships cargo pods since at least the start of early access. I think it’s a bug, unless the devs wanted to alert the player with the sound. I would prefer it if we were limited to only checking comms to see if a merchant announced they had dropped cargo.