Orbital trade beacon

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Orbital trade beacon

Orbital trade beacon

Required for orbital trading. You can only sell goods that are near an orbital trade beacon. It can be placed indoors.


Type
MiscellaneousTrade
Placeable
Yes
Size
1 ˣ 1
HP
75
Power
- 40W
Cover Effectiveness
15%
Buy
Steel 50
Sell
Steel 38


Required for orbital trading and requesting caravans. To initiate the trade a ship must be in range, which a colonist can communicate with using the Comms Console. All silver and tradeable items within range of a beacon will then be available for trade. Although its "orbital" name suggests otherwise, you need enough silver near a beacon to request a trade caravan.


Trade beacons will work under a roof. Solid walls and separate rooms will break the area of influence of a trade beacon. Putting a trade beacon inside a large room (with adequate roof support columns) works fine. Items purchased from a trader will be dropped within range of a beacon if unroofed, otherwise they will be dropped as close to the beacon as possible, avoiding the roofs.


Unroofed beacons can be used to control the position where goods will be dropped, as the trader will prioritize dropping goods within the area of effect of the beacon.


Orbital trade beacon circular range