Large Shuttle

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As the Tier 2 spacecraft in Astroneer, the Spaceship is larger than the Shuttle, and is also powered by Hydrazine. It can be used to travel rapidly across a world, or to other planets more easily.

A Spaceship base has four large mounts on top and two small mounts underneath, which are also used to load Hydrazine canisters into the ship's fuel tank. It also has two base extension umbilical ports (one on each side) which can be used to connect to a found or new base.

Spaceships do not seem to be affected by storms.


Like Shuttles, Spaceships land at Vehicle Bays (and it can't be moved after construction, except to launch it into orbit and doing so does not guarantee a landing place nearby). It is advisable to then craft your ground vehicles first and park/dock them elsewhere to avoid spacecraft from landing on them accidentally.

Acquisition & Crafting

A Spaceship must first be discovered through Research, and then can be crafted at the cost of four Copper at the Vehicle Bay.


The Spaceship requires a seat or Habitat to be attached and fuel in the form of Hydrazine in order to take off. The Spaceship consumes 10 Hydrazine to fill its tank completely, giving you 20 'charges'. A single charge is consumed whenever you take off, land, or travel between planets. Pressing the 'take off' button while in orbit opens a view of the solar system, allowing you to orbit and land on planets within the Spaceship's range. Some planets will be out of the Spaceship's operational radius, but will come into range as they orbit. If the Spaceship only has 1 charge and is in orbit, it will only allow you to land on the planet you are orbiting. If the Spaceship has no charges, it will be able to land for free.


The Vehicle Bay additions (which are permanent) that can be built onto the Spaceship are:

Printer parts that can be attached to a Shuttle include:

Generator type Equipment has minimal use on a Spaceship unless a Habitat is being used as a pilot seat, and it isn't desirable to use its two small mount points for transporting materials.

Other Uses

  • A Spaceship has two base extension umbilical ports (one on each side) that can be used to found a new base where it lands without the need for a Habitat.
  • Like land vehicles, Shuttles provide unlimited Oxygen to players tethered to them. If power storage and/or generation are also mounted on the shuttle, it will also provide power to tethered players.


  • Attaching two Vehicle Storage additions (once Researched) to a Spaceship will be best (unless you wish to install a crane), as the cost of a Habitat is the same as a seat, but Vehicle Storage, in effect, doubles the large mount points it's installed on, increasing carrying capacity of the vehicle.
  • The two small mount points on the back of a Habitat can be used to mount additional Equipment or Materials.
  • If you are planning to create a new base and are carrying materials for a printer, add two Compound to the back of the pilot's seat to make a replacement and use the existing Habitat to create the new base. This frees up the space that would hold a second Habitat to carry much more materials.

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