Mission Sponsor

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Sponsors are the nations or organizations that fund the initial Mars expedition, provide a base amount of research and pay for rare metals. Each sponsor has unique traits that provide various bonuses.

Different sponsors use different color schemes for their buildings. However the color scheme can be changed at any point in the Command Center menu.

Unique Buildings[edit]

If the Space Race expansion is installed each sponsor has access to a unique building and vehicle. In addition all sponsors except the selected one can found a Rival Colony.

Summary of Sponsors[edit]

Note: Paradox Interactive Sponsor requires linking the Steam and Paradox accounts within the game client.
Brazil, Japan and Terraforming Initiative Sponsors are part of DLC content.
Sponsor Funding.png Colonists.png Research.png RareMetals.png Rockets Traits Unique Vehicle Unique Building Difficulty
Logo - IMM.png
International Mars Mission
30,000M 200 300 $25M 4
  • Colonists never get Earthsick
  • Food supply from Passenger Rockets increased (x10)
  • Rockets synthesize Fuel
  • Start with a Self-Sufficient Dome prefab
Zeus rocket.png Zeus Rocket Advanced stirling generator.png Advanced Stirling Generator 0%
Logo - USA.png
USA
8,000M 100 300 $25M 3
  • Periodic Additional funding
Zeus rocket.png Zeus Rocket
Orbital probe.png Advanced Orbital Probe
Mega mall.png Megamall +40%
Logo - BSC.png
Blue Sun Corporation
10,000M 100 100 $30M 2
  • Can buy Applicants with funding
  • Additional rockets are significantly cheaper
  • Probes can discover deep Rare Metal deposits
  • Bonus Tech: Deep Metal Extraction
Rc transport harvester.png RC Harvester Corporate office.png Corporate Office +50%
Logo - China.png
China
8,000M 200 200 $25M 3
  • Passenger Rockets carry 10 additional Colonists
  • Applicants are generated twice as fast
Rc commander generator.png RC Generator Tai chi garden.png Tai-chi Garden +60%
Logo - India.png
India
7,000M 150 100 $24M 3 Rc transport constructor.png RC Constructor Metals refinery.png Metals Refinery +90%
Logo - Europe.png
Europe
6,000M 100 400 $22M 2
  • 5 extra starting technologies
  • Gain funding every time a tech is researched
  • Gain double if it's a Breakthrough tech
Rc commander seeker.png RC Seeker Lowg lab.png Low-G Lab +110%
Logo - SpaceY.png
SpaceY
6,000M 75 200 $20M 5
  • Drone Hubs start with additional Drones
  • 50% cheaper advanced resources
Dragon rocket.png Dragon Rocket Solar array.png Solar Array +130%
Logo - Church.png
Church of the New Ark
4,000M 120 0 $20M 1
  • All Colonists have the Religious trait
  • Birthrate is doubled
  • Hydroponic Farms performance reduced by 50 (drawback)
Ark pod.png Ark Pod Temple.png Temple Spire +170%
Logo - Russia.png
Russia
5,000M 100 200 $22M 2
  • Fueled Extractors upgrade is free
  • Fuel Refinery prefab costs 50% less
  • Bonus Tech: Fueled Extractors
  • Rockets have extended travel time (drawback)
Rc driller.png RC Driller Concrete plant.png Concrete Plant +180%
Logo - Paradox.png
Paradox Interactive
4,000M 75 100 $24M 1
  • Discover more Breakthrough Anomalies
  • Researching a Breakthrough grants Applicants
  • Rockets require more fuel to launch (drawback)
Jumper shuttle.png Jumper Shuttle Game developer.png Game Developer +200%
Logo - Brazil.png
Brazil
Space Race DLC
9,000M 100 100 $35M 1
  • Colonists grant funding when they arrive on Mars
  • Passages cost no resources and are constructed instantly
  • Colonists suffer no penalties when using passages to work or visit connected domes
  • 5 free Large Supply Pods
Drop pod.png Large Supply Pod Rare metals refinery.png Rare Metals Refinery +100%
Logo - Japan.png
Japan
Space Race DLC
6,000M 50 100 $20M 1
  • Rovers - cost and weight lowered by 50%
  • Exploring a sector grants 500 research points
  • All specialists perform better (+10 performance)
  • Applicant generation reduced (drawback)
Wasp drone.png Wasp Drone Automatic metals extractor.png Automatic Metals Extractor +170%
Logo - TI.png
Terraforming Initiative
Green Planet DLC
8,000M 100 100 $24M 2
  • All Terraforming techs are 50% cheaper for research
  • Forestation Plants do not require Power
  • Can import RC Dozers from the start
  • Bonus Tech: Interplanetary Projects
  • Bonus Tech: Martian Vegetation
None None +100%

Mission Goals[edit]

Each Sponsor has a set of 5 goals which grant various rewards once accomplished.

Sponsor Goals Reward
International Mars Mission Have 30 Colonists on Mars Dome.png 1 Basic Dome prefab Logo - IMM.png
Have a Martianborn Colonist Supply pod.png 5 free supply pods
Build a Machine Parts Factory, a Polymer Factory and an Electronics Factory Colonists.png 30 Engineer Applicants
Generate 3,000 Research points per Sol Colonists.png 30 Scientist Applicants
Have 10 Martianborn Specialists Mega dome.png 1 Mega Dome prefab
USA Analyze 5 map Anomalies Research.png 100 Sponsor Research Logo - USA.png
Research 10 technologies Supply pod.png 5 free supply pods
Generate 2,000 Research points per Sol Mega trigon dome.png 1 Mega Trigon Dome prefab
Research 5 Breakthrough technologies Colonists.png 3 Genius Applicants
Deep scan 30 Sectors Research lab.png 2 Hawking Institute prefabs
Blue Sun Corporation Spend $5,000 M Funding Building - Stirling Generator.png 2 Stirling Generator prefabs Logo - BSC.png
Export $2,000 M worth of Rare Metals Funding.png 1,000 M
Have 5 Smart Complexes Colonists.png 5 Celebrity Applicants
Have 20 Colonists with the Tourist Trait Colonists.png 60 Tourist Applicants
Generate $10,000 M within 5 Sols Research.png 10,000 Research points
China Produce 100 Food Colonists.png 100 Applicants Logo - China.png
Have 50 specialists Drone.png 30 Drone prefabs
Have 300 Colonists on Mars Funding.png 2,000 M
Have 40 Colonists with all needs about 70 Oval dome.png 1 Medium Dome prefab
Have 8 operational Domes Research.png 10,000 Research points
India Construct a Dome by the end of Sol 5 Moisture vaporator.png 4 Moisture Vaporator prefabs Logo - India.png
Produce 50 Polymers Drone.png 25 Drone prefabs
Have a total of 200 Buildings Funding.png 1,000 M
Have 4 Domes with Spires Research.png 8,000 Research points
Convert 1,000 Waste Rock to useful materials Funding.png 2,000 M
Europe Research 5 Physics technologies Building - Triboelectric Schrubbe.png 1 Triboelectric Scrubber prefab Logo - Europe.png
Have 20 Scientists Colonists.png 3 Genius Applicants
Have 2 Hawking Institutes Building - Network Node.png 1 Network Node prefab
Have 50 Martianborn Scientists Building - Rocket.png New Rocket
Generate 10,000 Research points per Sol Funding.png 3,000 M
SpaceY Generate 100 Energy Building - Atomic Batteries.png 1 Atomic Accumulator prefab Logo - SpaceY.png
Refuel a rocket the same Sol it lands Drone.png 15 Drone prefabs
Research 8 Engineering technologies Colonists.png 20 Workaholic Engineer Applicants
Analyze 7 Planetary Anomalies Funding.png 2,000 M
Have 3 Biorobotics Workshops Research.png 10,000 Research points
Church of the New Ark Produce 50 Food Funding.png 1,000 M Logo - Church.png
Have 10 Founders at 90 Comfort Research.png 100 Sponsor Research
Have 20 Martianborn Colonists by the end of Sol 50 Colonists.png 3 Saint Applicants
Produce 40 Electronics Building - Rocket.png New Rocket
Have 120 Colonists with all needs above 80 Funding.png 3,000 M
Russia Discover 8 underground deposits Supply pod.png 8 free supply pods Logo - Russia.png
Produce 50 Concrete in a single Sol Apartments.png 4 Apartment prefabs
Extract 200 Metals from an underground deposits Funding.png 2,000 M
Have 3 extractors working at 160 Performance RareMetals.png +40% price for Rare Metals
Deep scan 50 Sectors Research.png 10,000 Research points
Paradox Interactive Research 2 Breakthrough technologies Supply pod.png 5 free supply pods Logo - Paradox.png
Land a Colonist on Mars by Sol 15 Jumper shuttle hub.png 1 Jumper Shuttle Hub prefab
Analyze 30 map Anomalies Building - Rocket.png New Rocket
Construct a Mega Dome Research.png 10,000 Research points
Research 9 Breakthrough technologies Funding.png 3,000 M
Brazil
Space Race DLC
Land a Colonist on Mars by Sol 15 Research.png 4,000 Research points Logo - Brazil.png
Export 60 Rare Metals by the end of Sol 30 Drop pod.png 10 free supply pods
Have 4 Domes with Spires Building - Fusion Reactor.png 1 Fusion Reactor prefab
Have a Dome connected to 3 other Domes Colonists.png 3 Celebrity Applicants
Have a Dome with more than 200 Colonists Funding.png 3,000 M
Japan
Space Race DLC
Have 6 Sensor Towers Drone.png 15 Drone prefabs Logo - Japan.png
Build a Machine Parts Factory, a Polymer Factory and an Electronics Factory Martian university.png 1 Martian University prefab
Have 40 Martianborn specialists Research.png 200 Sponsor Research
Deep scan 100 Sectors Mega trigon dome.png 1 Mega Trigon Dome prefab
Produce 2,000 advanced resources Funding.png 2,000 M
Terraforming Initiative
Green Planet DLC
Research 8 Terraforming technologies Research.png 100 Sponsor Research Logo - TI.png
25% Temperature terraforimng progress 2 Small Lake prefabs
35% overall terraforimng progress Research.png 10,000 Research points
60% Water terraforimng progress Building - Rocket.png New Rocket
Construct a Capital City Colonists.png 200 Enthusiast Applicants

Summary of Unique Vehicles[edit]

Unique Vehicle Sponsor Benefits
Zeus Rocket International Mars Mission & USA Increased rocket payload (70,000 kg)
Advanced Orbital Probe USA Scans 5 sectors at once
RC Harvester Blue Sun Corporation Transporter rover that can harvest concrete from regolith deposits
RC Generator China RC Commander that can generate power as a solar panel
RC Constructor India Transporter rover that can construct buildings
RC Seeker Europe RC Commander that works as a sensor tower when stationary
Dragon Rocket SpaceY Has smaller cargo capacity (40,000) but is faster and requires less fuel
Large Supply Pod Brazil (DLC) Special supply pod that can carry more cargo
Ark Pod Church of the New Ark Special supply pod that carries 12 passengers
RC Driller Russia A special rover that can extract resources from underground deposits but wastes some of the deposit
Jumper Shuttle Paradox Interactive Faster shuttles that use parabolic trajectories
Wasp Drone Japan (DLC) Faster Flying Drone

Summary of Unique Buildings[edit]

Unique Buildings Sponsor Benefits
Advanced Stirling Generator International Mars Mission Generates power and can protect from Cold Waves
Megamall USA Service building that satisfies most interests
Corporate Office Blue Sun Corporation Employs workers and generates funding
Tai-chi Garden China Small exercising garden, visitors recover small amounts of Health and may become Fit
Metals Refinery India Slowly converts Waste Rock into Metals
Low-G Lab Europe A research building that is built outside domes and reduces the cost of Biotech and Physics techs
Solar Array SpaceY A large cluster of solar panels that have lower maintenance cost but are vulnerable to dust storms
Rare Metals Refinery Brazil (DLC) Turns waste rock into rare metals
Temple Spire Church of the New Ark A service spire that satisfies Social interests and restores Sanity to visitors
Concrete Plant Russia An automated extractor that produces concrete without the need of a deposit but consumes fuel
Game Developer Paradox Interactive Produces games which grant funding depending on their success
Automatic Metals Extractor Japan (DLC) A metal Extractor that doesn't require a workforce
Game concepts