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Updated for version 5.10

When the player steps out into the vast reaches of space in only a Spacesuit they are comparatively slow, clumsy and vulnerable, but are able to perform actions that no ship could. Use the Spacesuit to patch up damage from combat, sabotage competitors or gain intelligence. To help you get around, you will be sitting in an EVA chair equipped with thrusters.

Tools and Weapons

The Spacesuit may be equipped with a variety of tools. They are sold by Item Traders on each station and they are individually selected just like ship weapon groups (Hotkeys 1-4).

  • Repair Laser (available on all spacesuits):
    • A tool used for slowly repairing hull damage for free at up to 25m range. It's a fixed amount of repair per tick, so tougher hulls will take a looong time to repair this way!
  • Hand Laser:
    • A weak beam weapon that can be used for shooting locks and surface components.
  • Bomb Launcher:
    • Launches magnetic explosive and surface-element-disrupting EMP bombs. Projectiles are consumable and need to be crafted in the player's inventory. Spacesuit Bombs are remotely detonated by selecting the attached bomb and selecting the Detonate order by right clicking to deal heavy damage in an area around the bomb - which can harm the player if used at close range! The detonation point of the Spacesuit EMP creates several small data leaks, which can be scanned to unlock blueprints if the appropriate research is undertaken at the player headquarters.

The Spacesuit HUD with possible tools located on the right


  • Spacesuit Scanner:
    • The Spacesuit scanner is capable of performing the deepest scans of ships and station modules to gain full information of the scanned object. Scanning a Data Leak with the Spacesuit Scanner also has a higher chance to obtain Blueprints, and level 2 Data Leaks can only be scanned this way.

Getting Back To The Ship

  • You can pilot your Spacesuit back into your ship by requesting docking permission, which opens the hatch you manoeuvre into. Entering the hatch will move the player to the Transporter Room of the ship. With teleportation researched, players can also simply select their ship on their map and choose "teleport to" from the right-click context menu.

Oxygen levels

The Spacesuit has a finite amount of oxygen supply. A bar under the cross-hair shows the remaining oxygen. After 25 minutes, it will become harder to breathe as indicated by changing (increasing frequency) breathing sounds. The oxygen bar will also turn red. If the player has not returned to a ship or station within 30 minutes of going EVA, they will die.




  1. Anonymous

    What is a "level 2 data leak"?

    1. Anonymous

      There are leaks that can't be scanned by ship, I've only seen that kind in data vaults so far.

      1. Anonymous

        How do you differentiate them? Do they have a label? Are they different shape?

        1. If you try to scan a level 2 leak like those at data vaults you get a message saying to use the Space Suit Scanner. In general using the space suit to scan all data leaks gives better rewards.

  2. Anonymous

    How do you switch between Spacesuit tools?

    1. Anonymous

      The same way you switch between weapon groups in ships, using the 1, 2, or 3 keys

      1. Thanks for helping.

        Page updated with this info too.

        1. Anonymous

          what page was updated?  there is no info on this anywhere at all

      2. Anonymous

        I tried the 1234 keys and it did not work.

        I bought a repair laser but I do not see it.  Maybe I need to equip it ?

        I also looked for the 1234 keys in controls and could not find them.    

        what is the default control maybe I messed it up changing my controls.

        if there is a helpful place for setting controls I think that would be very helpful.




        1. Anonymous

          there are no instructions that exist which outline the controls for the spacesuit - apparently after 5 years they just dont care to actually make the system useful and would rather you get disgruntled and quit the game since they already have your money.

          1. Anonymous

            Lol thats what I just did. Fuck this game

  3. Anonymous

    Got gameover while in a spacesuit floating around within a dock.

    If you're going to have the player die from "running out of air" or whatever just happened, please add indicators of how much space walk time is remaining, the ability to remove the helmet if within an air filled zone, and please also tell us how this all works in this wiki page.

    1. Added info on the existing oxygen mechanics.

      Please share feedback on how you may prefer things to change via the Egosoft forum where Developer are likely to see it.

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