Alpha UEC (aUEC) is a test currency to be replaced by UEC, introduced in Alpha 2.4. It is designed to test out economy balance, item pricing, mission rewards, and more. CIG monitors the activity of the initial wave of Alpha UEC and improve and iterate on the features mentioned. At any point this currency, and anything purchased with it, can be wiped so that a clean slate can be instituted to begin a new cycle of testing.
Players cannot be reimbursed aUEC if lost due to a crash or bugs. 
- Persistence FAQ
- RSI support staff does not have the ability to manually adjust this total for players.. Knowledge Base. Retrieved 2022-06-07
- Star Citizen Alpha 2.4.0. Comm-Link