|The subject of this article is from the Living Ship update.
The information from this article is up-to-date as of 6 April, 2020.
The information from this article is is up-to-date as of 6 April, 2020.
|Spaceflight propulsion, boosts and on-demand Pulse Jumps through local system.|
|Category||Propulsion - Interplanetary|
|Type||Starship Flight Booster|
|Recharged with||Silver or Gold|
Pulsing Heart are a type of ship propulsion built into all Living starships.
The Pulsing Heart enables three states of starship travel: standard flight, with speed controllable using the forward and backward inputs; boosted flight, accelerated standard flight with reduced maneuverability; and Pulse Jump, in-system fast travel which disables turning entirely and draws from the Pulsing Heart's fuel supply. The fuel tank of the Pulsing Heart is sufficient for approximately 3 minutes of Pulse Jump time, during which an un-upgraded starship will travel approximately 8,000ks (8,000 thousand units distance)
The Pulsing Heart's fuel supply is charged with Silver (0.5%) or Gold (1%), so it's recommended to keep a supply of either one on board to recharge during a Pulse Jump. While in space, they can be mined from asteroids. A red "heat haze" can be seen around the edges of the starship when entering a planet's atmosphere.
If Pulsing Heart is damaged by rough handling or enemy fire, the starship will be unable to fly until the technology is repaired.
A fibrous metallic superstructure binds this warm and vital organ with the core of the ship. Without it, the ship would be nothing, a lifeless husk.
Hold [L1/A/LB] and [R1/D/RB] together to engage Pulse Jump.
Hold [Circle/Shift/B] to initiate in-flight speed boost.
Keep in mind that all values shown here are approximate and measured without any use of upgrades.
While in planetary atmosphere, the average speed is 70u/s. The ship can be accelerated to reach up to 150u/s and can be braked to slow it down to 20u/s. The Boost can be engaged in planetary atmosphere to reach up to 190u/s.
In order to exit into open space from a planet's atmosphere, the player starship must be in boosted flight and heading away from the planet's surface. While approaching open space from a planet's surface in this manner, the starship's speed will rise linearly from its atmosphere maximum, then suddenly double itself once the starship crosses into open space and finally increase to a boosted-flight maximum of 2,200u/s. If outside of the proximity of space stations and the atmosphere of planets, the Pulse Jump can be engaged by holding R1 and L2 on PS4 or Spacebar on PC, allowing to reach speeds in the realm of 40,000u/s (40ks/s).
While the player's starship is close to a space station, freighter or Space Fleet, its maximum speed is lowered to ~1900u/s. If the starship is instead in close proximity to the Space Anomaly, its maximum speed is lowered to ~120u/s.
Pulsing Heart cannot be dismantled.
- Pulsing Heart Node - Potential improvements include Boost and Pulse Drive Fuel Efficiency (see info in gallery below).
- Pulsing Heart Node can evolve for : C to B - 210 , B to A - 310 , A to S - 430 .
- The total number of reqired to evolve a Pulsing Heart Node from C to S is 950 .
- Upgrade Nodes can be obtained by shooting Void Eggs in Space Encounters. They are more common in uncharted and abandoned systems.