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Efficient Thrusters
Efficient Thrusters
Category Starship - Launch Thruster
Type Starship Launch System Upgrade
Stats -20% Launch Cost
Updated Beyond

Efficient Thrusters are starship technology.


Efficient Thrusters are a starship technology and an upgrade for the Launch Thruster.

Game description[]

Upgrades the starship launch systems, decreasing the fuel cost of takeoff.


This technology can be acquired from the starship technology researcher on board the Space Anomaly for 120 Nanites.


Efficient Thrusters can be built using a blueprint and the following ingredients:

Efficient Thrusters can be repaired using the following ingredients:

Efficient Thrusters can be dismantled after construction, returning the following ingredients:

Additional information[]

  • This technology provides a flat increase and does not benefit from an Upgrade bonus trigger by placing it directly next to the Launch Thrusters.
  • When present in a ship, the launch fuel cost is multiplied by 0.8 (a +20% fuel efficiency bonus), taking the fuel usage from 25% per launch to 20% per launch.
  • Although not possible in standard gameplay, adding more instances of Efficient Launch Thrusters to a ship will reduce the cost further. However, the added efficiency bonus decreases with each added unit (-5% for one unit (20% launch cost), -4% for two units (16% launch cost), -3.2% for three units (12.8% launch cost), -2.6% for four units (10.24% launch cost), so on) making the space requirements quite costly should the user wish to vastly increase fuel efficiency.

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