Attachment Slot

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Example Backpack showing 2 side ports occupied with batteries; the top 2 of the 8 available single-slots occupied with tethers and a tank; and the bottom printer slot occupied with 1 Compound.

See the page about Nodes to see more about the dynamic attachment slots

An attachment slot is a circular area to which items can be affixed, allowing them to be stored for later use, secured for transportation, or connected to a power network, among other uses.

Types[edit | edit source]

  • Single Storage Slot (Tier-1), where only tier-1 Modules and resources can be attached.
  • Paired Double Storage Slots (Tier-2), can be used for 1-slot items and larger objects like Research Items and Storage units, some plants can have tier 2 object attached to where it's artifacts used to be
  • Paired Quadruple storage Slots (Tier-3), This slot is distinguishable by its green color. Objects using this
  • Holograms (All Tier), These attachment points have holographic displays that will interact when given its appropriate items. Examples of these are the side slots on a Printer and an empty vehicle connected to Vehicle Bay, or the printer slot on an astroneer's Backpack, The small Platforms with only 1 connector, will accept Resin, and the Fuel ports on a Shuttle or Large Shuttle, meant for Hydrazine, but they still allow tier-1 objects like Small Wind Turbines to be attached.
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Uses[edit | edit source]

A Hydrazine port on a Large Shuttle.

The purpose of attachment slots is broad, but generally speaking, they can be used to:

  • Secure items you don't want to lose or that you need in a toolkit for travel and exploration. For example, you may want to carry resources like Compound in your backpack so you can make a chain of tethers to provide power and oxygen as you explore.
  • To improve platforms with much-needed features, like power sources or expanded storage. For example, you can attach a power source like the Small Wind Turbine to a Rover to provide it with power or add more storage to increase its carrying capability from 2 slots to 8.

Example Locations[edit | edit source]

Attachment slots can be found in:

  • Backpacks - 8 single-slots, 2 side ports where small power generators can directly fuel the Backpack Battery, plus 1 crafting slot.
  • Habitats - 2 single-slots.
  • Platforms - 1 double-slot, that can be used for storage, or to insert Resin for a Platform upgrade, 1 single-slot in the front (unexpandable platform connector) for small power generators, 1 double slot on each side, plus a variable number of fabrication slots. The Smelter includes 5 unrestricted smelting slots that allow for storage of items other than ores.
  • Medium Rovers - 2 double-slots on the chassis and 2 single-slot connectors on each end (that double as platform connectors).
  • Large Rovers - 4 double-slots on the chassis and 2 double-slot connectors on each end (that double as platform connectors).
  • Shuttles - 2 double-slots, plus 2 Hydrazine ports on the tank that function as single slots for small power generators.
  • Large Shuttles - 4 double-slots, plus 2 Hydrazine ports on the tank that function as single slots for small power generators.
  • Cranes - 1 double-slot on the arm for equipping a Drill Head (but usable for other items), plus 2 single-slots on the side where mined Resources are stacked (but also usable for other items).
  • Medium Storage units - 8 single-slots. And Large Storage units - 4 double-slots.
  • Generators have single-slots designed with the specific function of receiving various types of fuel. Thrusters have 4 of these.
  • While likely not intended for player use, world objects such as trees and Probes, contain hidden functional attachment slots (where research Artifacts are usually found). Only 2-slot items can be attached to these.
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