|Available only with the Below and Beyond DLC enabled.|
Asteroids are a secondary source of resources and the only way of gaining Exotic Minerals. Finding asteroids requires constructing a Recon Center. Once an asteroid is found it may be visited. Each asteroid will only be accessible for a few Sols unless the Capture Asteroids breakthrough is researched. Asteroids can only support a small number of buildings. Landing on asteroids requires an Asteroid Lander rocket.
Asteroids come in multiple types.
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Asteroids may contain deep deposits as well but revealing them requires the Deep Asteroid Mining technology. RC Drillers cannot be used on asteroids. Asteroids may also contain anomalies.
Recon[edit | edit source]
The first asteroid to pass by the colony will be detected when the Recon Center technology is researched but to detect further asteroids a colony will require Recon. Recon can be generated by Recon Center buildings. Multiple Recon Centers reduce the efficiency of all Recon Centers by 10% however. Only up to 3 asteroids may be tracked at once.
Discovering the first asteroid will grant a Micro-G Auto Extractor prefab.