Asteroid field

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An Asteroid Field is a Space Surface zone far from any star and full of island-shaped asteroids. Being far from any star, an asteroid field lacks almost any solar power. It is the only place to get naquite ore, and is also the location from which arcosphere collectors must be launched. Asteroids are not finite like ground surfaces and can spread infinitely in any direction, although island asteroids will not spawn far north or south. Similar to all surfaces in Space Exploration, they are subject to random CME and meteors.

Asteroid Field Traits[edit]

  • An asteroid field is infinite in every direction, but will spawn almost nothing above about 10000 tiles north or south of the horizontal axis.
  • The solar value is always 1%.
  • They do not have any biters.
  • There is no day/night cycle and solar strength is always the same.
  • Robot interference is always 0.10.

Resource Characteristics[edit]

  • Asteroid fields will always contain the same seven resources:
  • Any resource can be primary, but there are no core seams.
  • Asteroid fields will never contain oil in liquid form or water in liquid form. A growth facility can be used to create crude oil from methane gas and biosludge. Several different buildings can convert water ice to water.
  • Unlike an asteroid belt, an asteroid field is resource-poor, but has larger islands.


  • In terms of the launch cost of spaceship, cargo rocket, and delivery cannon, an asteroid field is considered to have a radius of 50.
  • A delivery cannon in an asteroid field can only target surfaces orbiting the closest star. Due to the range limit, the deltaV radius must be 19250~.
  • A spaceship traversing an asteroid field is subject to a greater amount of asteroid density (defense purposes).
  • Interstellar void probe data can only be acquired by launching a proper probe on this surface.
  • Arcosphere collectors also must be launched from this surface.