Solid-Fuel Thruster

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Solid-Fuel Thruster Solid-Fuel Thruster
SolidFuelThruster.png
Details
Tier Medium
Group Module
Type Consumable
Crafted at Icon Tier Medium.png Small Printer
Recipe 1x Icon Ammonium.png Ammonium
1x Icon Aluminum.png Aluminum
Byte Cost 500 Bytes

The Solid-Fuel Thruster is a (Tier 2) vehicle attachment. They are expendable, with enough charges allowing a maximum of four take-offs and planet hops, requiring more packed thrusters in the backpack should the player wish to go on longer trips.

Source[edit | edit source]

Output Input Module
Icon Thruster.png Solid-Fuel Thruster Icon Ammonium.png Ammonium
Icon Aluminum.png Aluminum
Icon Tier Medium.png Small Printer

Usage[edit | edit source]

Solid-Fuel Thrusters can be attached to any vehicle or structure with 2 slots available. They are best used with the Small Shuttle early on as a way to explore other planets before acquiring the Hydrazine Thruster and Medium Shuttle and Large Shuttle. They may be used up to a maximum of four times, allowing the player to return to their main base after visiting another planet, but requiring more to visit other planets before returning. Take-off and moving to another planet each consume one use, while landing will not consume any. Once all four charges are used, the thruster turns into debris that may be shredded.

Solid-Fuel Thrusters may also be placed on Rovers and activated to boost the rover and possibly launch it into the sky. Doing so may result in the rover getting stuck due to the way physics work in the game.

The Solid-Fuel Thruster may be shredded for 1.5 scrap, whether it is unused or fully burnt out.

Notes[edit | edit source]

The cost of the Solid-Fuel Thruster is 2 scrap (1 for the ammonium and 1 for the aluminum) and the spent thruster is worth 1.5 scrap, for a total loss of 0.5 scrap per thruster. 0.5/4 = 0.125 scrap per use. This means that it is more cost effective than Hydrazine Thrusters which costs 2 scrap (2 ammonium) for 8 uses, 2/8 = 0.25 scrap per use.

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