StarMote is a tool to remote control and administrate servers that was introduced on 03/20/2013.
It's main purpose is to administer a server without the need to load the Schine engine. Although largely broken by recent updates, the tool allows nearly all commands supported by ingame chat. Exceptions include Destroy_Entity and Shop_Restock which require a target be selected in the HUD. Banning, kicking and unbanning users by name or ip is possible without the user being online.
Users must be uplinked and be admins on the target server before they can use StarMote. The address book is maintained separately from player logins by the launcher . This allows for multiple usernames and servers' addresses while using the same uplink.