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Cadmium Drive
Cadmium Drive
Category Starship - Hyperdrive
Type Hyperdrive Upgrade: Red Systems
Updated SentinelUp

Cadmium Drive is a starship technology.


Cadmium Drive is a starship technology and it is the first upgrade to the Hyperdrive. It allows warping to red coloured star systems.

Game description[]

Upgrades the hyperdrive's core bounding magnets, preventing rapid disassembly when attempting to reach rare-class red stellar bodies.

User is advised to access Hyperdrive systems via the Galactic Map.


The blueprint can be acquired from Iteration Hyperion on Space Anomaly for 80 NANITES.png.


Cadmium Drive can be built using a blueprint and the following ingredients:

Cadmium Drive can be repaired using the following ingredients:

Cadmium Drive can be dismantled after construction, returning the following ingredients:

Upgrade progression[]

Additional information[]

  • Operates automatically when installed and needs no fuel or recharging.
  • Gives a bonus to hyperdrive range if the upgrade module is installed adjacent to the ship's hyperdrive or other drive modules.

Release history[]

  • NEXT - Added as a technology.
  • Visions - Icon changed.
  • Beyond - Blueprint changed, Technology Module was renamed to Wiring Loom.