Small Thruster

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Small Thruster Icon.png
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Large Ship / Station
Small Thruster
 
Components
Required

 

 
 
 
Mass (kg):
4380
 
Integrity:
7180
 
Build time (seconds):
15
 
Active power consumption (MW):
3.36
 
Idle Power Consumption (MW):
0.000002
 
Force magnitude (N):
288000
 
Airtight:
Yes - depends on orientation
 
Power Consumer Group:
Thruster
 
Dimensions (W x H x D):
1 x 2 x 1
Small Thruster Icon.png
Small Ship Icon.png
Small Ship
Small Thruster
 
Components
Required

 

 
 
 
Mass (kg):
93
 
Integrity:
220
 
Build time (seconds):
12
 
Active power consumption (MW):
0.201
 
Idle Power Consumption (MW):
0.000002
 
Force magnitude (N):
12000
 
Airtight:
Yes - depends on orientation
 
Power Consumer Group:
Thruster
 
Dimensions (W x H x D):
1 x 2 x 1

Overview

This block is a smaller variant of the Large Thruster, otherwise known as the ``Ion Thruster``. It moves a ship (grid) in the opposite direction of the exhaust point. The Small Thruster provides small amounts of thrust, but are cheap to construct up front compared to their larger counterpart, Large Thruster.

As of patch 01.022, Large Thrusters will damage anything behind them for up to 7 blocks in a cross pattern. If the space directly behind the thruster is clear, then the blocks on the side will not take damage.

  • For more information on all thrusters and their mechanics, see Thruster.

Usage

Ion Thrusters are used to move a ship (grid) in a specific direction, and also used to stabilize it's position with inertial dampeners. In order for a grid to be entirely stable, thrusters must be placed in the front, back, left, right, top, and bottom positions.

Large Thrusters don't require any type of fuel other than energy sources such as a Large Reactor in order to function. They can run on any amount of power, however their full potential can only be used with larger amounts of power.

Media

Small Thruster SmallThrust01.jpg

Tips

  • If your ship is completely still in space, your thrusters will remain in standby mode and only will draw bare minimal amounts of power.

Known Issues

See Also

Programming

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