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Revision as of 08:24, 26 March 2020


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

 

 
 
 
Mass (kg):
6940
 
Integrity:
30300
 
Build time (seconds):
90
 
Max fuel consumption (m3/s):
7.5
 
Idle fuel consumption (m3/s):
0.000000001
 
Force magnitude (N):
7200000
 
Airtight:
Yes - depends on orientation
 
Power Consumer Group:
Thruster
 
Dimensions (W x H x D):
3 x 3 x 3
 
PCU Cost:
15
Large Hydrogen Thruster Icon.png
Small Ship Icon.png
Small Ship
Large Hydrogen Thruster
 
Components
Required

 

 
 
 
Mass (kg):
1222
 
Integrity:
5160
 
Build time (seconds):
20
 
Max fuel consumption (m3/s):
0.6
 
Idle fuel consumption (m3/s):
0.000000001
 
Force magnitude (N):
480000
 
Airtight:
No
 
Power Consumer Group:
Thrust
 
Dimensions (W x H x D):
3 x 3 x 3
 
PCU Cost:
15

Overview

The Large Hydrogen Thruster is a thruster driven by Hydrogen derived from Ice as its main fuel source, instead of Electricity like the regular Thruster and unlike the regular thruster it uses no electricity. The thruster is available on both small and large ships.

Its advantage over the regular thruster is that it is much more powerful, making it useful for escaping the planet's atmosphere.

Usage

For the thruster to work, you need to connect it to a conveyor network with an attached and at least partially filled Hydrogen Tank or Oxygen Generator with Ice in it.

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

Media

Large Hydrogen Thruster LHT01.jpg

Tips

  • Hydrogen (at least still in Update 01.109) burns quite quickly. So while this thruster is around 3x more powerful than the Ion electrical thrusters, they can only run for a limited time before you'll eventually run out. So be cautious if you rely entirely on them.
  • Hydrogen is an efficient fuel source for shuttles to travel back and forth to planets from space since you only need one type of thrusters installed and hence save space and weight, but you cannot hover for too long for obvious reasons.

Known Issues

  • In creative mode, the hydrogen thrusters won't function when placed without it being connected to a hydrogen tank. The tank itself doesn't have to be filled at all, it simply just won't turn on until this requirement is met.

See Also

Programming

Update History

Update 01.105
  • Large Hydrogen Thruster introduced.