Launch Thruster

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The subject of this article is from the NEXT update.
The information from this article is up-to-date as of 28 October, 2018.
Launch Thruster
Launch Thruster
Used during initial takeoff and landings
Category Propulsion - Enhancement
Type Vertical Take-off System
Recharged with Uranium or Starship Launch Fuel
Release NEXT

Launch Thrusters are used when a starship attempts to lift from the surface of a planet or moon.

Summary[edit | edit source]

Launch Thrusters are required to lift off the ground. Each time you launch they consume thruster fuel which must eventually be recharged using Uranium (2.5%/unit) or Starship Launch Fuel (100%/unit). The base amount of thruster fuel used depends on the Game mode as well as on the starship's archetype (the costs given are for Normal mode --- costs in Survival and Permadeath modes are double those of Normal mode):

  • Fighter, Hauler and Exotic: 25%
  • Shuttle: 16.6%
  • Explorer: 12.5%

If Launch Thruster is damaged by rough handling or enemy fire, the starship will be unable to fly until the Technology is repaired using Pure Ferrite and Di-hydrogen Jelly.

Game description[edit | edit source]

Vital launch and landing gear system.

User is advised that specialised, Deuterium-derived fuel is required to recharge thruster. Launch procedures require sufficient fuel levels before activation.

Additional Information[edit | edit source]

  • Take-off fuel costs are waived entirely if the starship is taking off of, or being summoned using the terminal or beacon of, a designated landing spot (indicated in flight by concentric blue rings which turn green when the starship gets close enough to land on the spot).
  • Summoning a starship via the quick menu deducts one launch's worth of thruster fuel regardless of its previous location. If there is less than one launch's worth of thruster fuel in that starship, the player will not be able to summon it in this manner until it is refueled.
  • Launch Thruster can be refueled remotely if the starship's inventory contains the required fuel items.
  • Launch Thruster has one upgrade, Efficient Thrusters.
    • If Efficient Thrusters is installed adjacent to Launch Thruster, an Upgrade bonus triggers which indirectly affects Launch Thruster. However Efficient Thrusters doesn't get a bonus in this circumstance as the -20% boost fuel cost is a flat rate reduction. This is the case for survival and perma death modes at least and is unknown if this is intended or error.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Launch Thruster can be repaired using the following resources:

Launch Thruster cannot be dismantled.

Version history[edit | edit source]

  • Release - an initial component of the game. Plutonium was used for recharging, and repairs were done using Carite Sheets.
  • NEXT - Launch Thruster is now charged with Uranium or Starship Launch Fuel.

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