RC vehicles

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RC Vehicles are used extensively throughout the game, providing the remote controlled workforce needed to maintain the colony along with their smaller counterparts, drones. RC vehicles can have orders queued by holding the ⇧Shift key.

RC vehicles are initially only brought from Earth but can be constructed by drones once the Technology - Rover Printing.png Rover Printing technology has been researched. Each RC vehicle costs 20 Metals.png Metal and 10 Electronics.png Electronics.

RC Uses Requirements Research upgrades
Rc rover.png Commander
  • Control Drones
  • Recharge Drones
  • Deploy packed Drones
  • Repair malfunctioned Drones
None Technology - Rover Command AI.png Rover Command AI: Drone capacity increased from 8 to 12
Rc commander generator.png Generator
  • Control Drones
  • Recharge Drones
  • Deploy packed Drones
  • Repair malfunctioned Drones
  • Provide 30 Power.png Power to the grid during daytime
Space Race DLC (China)
Rc commander seeker.png Seeker
  • Control Drones
  • Recharge Drones
  • Deploy packed Drones
  • Repair malfunctioned Drones
  • Provide Sensor Tower bonuses while idle
Space Race DLC (Europe)
Rc transport.png Transport
  • Ship stored resources
  • Harvest surface Metals.png Metals and Polymers.png Polymers deposits
None Technology - Rover Command AI.png Rover Command AI: Automated Mode unlocked
Technology - Transport Optimization.png Transport Optimization: Transport capacity increased from 30 to 45 and deposits are harvested faster
Rc transport harvester.png Harvester
  • Ship stored resources
  • Harvest surface Metals.png Metals, Polymers.png Polymers and Concrete.png Concrete deposits
Space Race DLC (Blue Sun Corporation)
Rc transport constructor.png Constructor
  • Ship stored resources
  • Harvest surface Metals.png Metals and Polymers.png Polymers deposits
  • Construct buildings
Space Race DLC (India)
Rc explorer.png Explorer
  • Investigate Anomalies
None Technology - Rover Command AI.png Rover Command AI: Automated Mode unlocked
Technology - Explorer AI.png Explorer AI: Generate 100 Research.png Research per Sol but lose efficiency with multiple Explorers
Explorers Base bonus Research.png Collaboration loss Net bonus Research.png Extra Research.png
1 100 0 100 +100
2 200 20 180 +80
3 300 60 240 +60
4 400 120 280 +40
5 500 200 300 +20
6 600 300 300 +0
7+ +100 +50 +50 +50
Rc driller.png Driller
  • Harvest underground deposits (wastes 50% of the deposit)
Space Race DLC (Russia) None
Rc terraformer.png Dozer
  • Landscaping
Green Planet DLC (Dozer Rover technology)
Rc combat.png Experimental Prototype
  • Shoot down Meteors
  • Protect against EsoCorp Experimental Prototypes
Marsgate Mystery
Game concepts