Propulsion is provided by three main pieces of equipment.
- Primary propulsion is provided by one or more engines
- Secondary propulsion (maneuvering) is provided by thrusters
- FTL propulsion is provided by the FTL drive and is not recorded in the debug menu
Below are some metrics for each form of propulsion using a ship with the bare minimum equipment and weight to propel it.
|Propulsion Equipment||Max Thrust||Test Ship Mass||Speed||Speed / Mass Ratio|
As of Alpha 1A, the debug menu is no longer accessible. The only metrics available are velocity and evasion. Using the same ship as above, the following can be calculated:
- Engine: 269 velocity 269% evasion
- Thruster: 51 velocity
It’s worth noting that the evasion value does increase when making turns
Tin Can Ship