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Trading Post
Trading Post
Category Inhabited Outpost
Type Trade Outpost
Description Trade Outpost
Updated Origins

The Trading Posts are a type of planetary Point of Interest.


Similar to space stations, trading posts feature a Galactic Trade Terminal and seven Landing Pads where starships can land. In the main section, the player can find 3-6 NPCs of that system's dominant faction, and, in rare occasions, a Traveller.

Cargo Drops can be found near the landing pads and in the lower sections of the Trading Post.


Trading posts can be found by using the starship's Economy Scanner, asking an alien NPC for directions, or by pure exploration.

Trade routes[]

Following Trade routes or starships in space or in a planet's atmosphere can lead the player to a trading post.

Prices and tradeables[]

Prices and tradeables at trading posts can differ from the system's space station. Trading posts seem to offer far fewer resources (Ex: Ferrite Dust) than Space stations, but more rare items for a cheaper price.


Delivery missions will ask the player to deliver a certain resource or tradeable to a trading post in that system. Once there, the player has to enter the post's Galactic Trade Terminal in order to complete the mission.

Another mission that includes a trip to a trade outpost is the high-rank variant of the Find Missing Person.

Additional Information[]

Release history[]

  • Atlas Rises - added to the game as a type of waypoint.
  • Beyond - Staircases were introduced so that jetpack access is no longer required