|The subject of this article is from the Abyss update.
The information from this article is up-to-date as of 21 November 2018.
The information from this article is up-to-date as of 21 November, 2018.
|This article is about the Abyss version of Starship Catalogue. For the Atlas Rises version, see Starship Catalogue (Atlas).|
The Starship Catalogue is an index to discovered starships.
Summary[edit | edit source]
The following is a list of various starships discovered by different players.
They are separated by general archetype, then by inventory size, then sorted in alphabetical order.
Remember that each starship is available in all class grades, the maximum inventory size depend of the design of a ship, so it is important to know which design is best suited to you when looking for a new starship.
Distribution[edit | edit source]
- Each system has 7 Shuttles
- Each Gek system has 7 Haulers, 3 Explorers and 3 Fighters
- Each Korvax system has 7 Explorers, 3 Fighters and 3 Haulers
- Each Vy'keen system has 7 Fighters, 3 Explorers and 3 Haulers
- Each ship can be found in A, B, C and S classes
- The design of a ship defines its inventory tier (Small, Medium or Large)
- Each star system might have 1 Exotic ship S class (Small)
- Each system has 3 Regular Freighters found in A, B, C and S class
- Each system has 1 Capital Freighter found in A, B, C and S class that will appear in a special event only.
Tags[edit | edit source]
The majority of logged starships will need no additional tag. It is highly recommended to include a location for every ship, but if your ship has none, tag it with [NL].
Shuttle[edit | edit source]
Ships in this class have balanced stats, with no significant class bonus compared to the other archetypes. These ships look typically blocky and small with a square-ish canopy, though some ships in this class do sometimes use a tube-like fuselage.
The Inventory range for Shuttles is 18-23 for small and 19-28 for medium. As stated previously, Shuttles do not have a large inventory tier, but are great for starter travelers due to their cheap cost and increased low-tier inventory space.
Fighter[edit | edit source]
Ships in this class feature a damage potential class bonus. These ships are the mascot ships of No Man's Sky, and are also the primary starships of pirates across the galaxy. Imgur author Sylvester Spaceman has created a Fighter Parts Catalogue and says that for fighters "These are four main body types. Basically two variations of two types of canopies." 
The inventory ranges for Fighters are 15-19 for small, 20-29 for medium, and 30-38 for large.
Unique ships[edit | edit source]
Prior to the Atlas Rises update, the game included three "Unique" ships, which are all members of the Fighter class. These do not spawn in systems, as they are either pre-order bonus ships or the Rasamama starter ship:
A list of ships similar to the Rasamama S36 can be found on the Rasamama Collectors Club page.
Explorer[edit | edit source]
Ships in this archetype feature a hyperdrive range class bonus. These ships are the most unusual looking out of all the other starships, with some appearing bug-like and slender, while others feature massive engine block additions. Imgur author Sylvester Spaceman has created an Explorer Parts Catalogue.
Explorers share the same inventory ranges as Fighters, with 15-19 for small, 20-29 for medium, and 30-38 for large.
Hauler[edit | edit source]
Ships in this class feature a shield absorb class bonus, and they also boast the highest possible inventory spaces. These ships are the largest out of all the other starships (other than freighters), and may or may not have wing features on them. Imgur author Sylvester Spaceman has created a Hauler Parts Catalogue.
The inventory ranges for Haulers are 25-31 for small, 32-39 for medium, and 40-48 for large.
Exotic[edit | edit source]
Although every ship model in the game could spawn as S-Class grade, there are some unique models referred to as "Exotic" that only spawn as S-Class grade. If they spawn at all, they are limited to ONE (1) ship, per solar system.
The inventory ranges for Exotics are 16-20 for small. Exotic ships do not appear in the medium or large inventory tier, but they have very high class bonuses (damage, shield and hyperdrive range).
Regardless of specific archetype and visual model, ships spawning as S-class grade nearly always have largest class bonuses and inventory size in the game for their particular design. They're somewhat more likely to spawn in wealthier systems, and proportionally less likely in poorer systems.
Freighter[edit | edit source]
Ships in this class are considerably more expensive than any other type of starship, with prices ranging as high as 400 million units. They contain a decent amount of inventory spaces that hold twice the amount that starships can hold, and can be used as a mobile base including farming and other base-related functions.
The inventory ranges for Freighter are 15-19 for regular and 24-34 for capital. See the catalogue for more information about the sub-categories.
Starship Catalogue Page Entry[edit | edit source]
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