Buying from factions
The player may purchase Blueprints blueprints from the six factions in the game. To do so visit the faction representative. Note that some Blueprints blueprints require certain licenses, which can be obtained by completing the promotion missions offered by friendly factions. The complete list of where to purchase the Blueprints blueprints can be found here.
Scanning Data Leaks
Alternatively piracy can be used to obtain Blueprints blueprints whereby you can hack station modules to get their blueprints. However, for most modules this requires that you have certain Player HQ researches completed. After you have done so, every data leak on a station module has a chance to give you it's blueprint. To speed up the generation of data leaks it's possible to use an EMP bomb from the spacesuit. Please note that obtaining the Blueprints blueprints for Shipyard/Wharf and equipment dock modules are not obtainable via leak scanning, consequently they must be bought from a faction.
Players that have successfully logged into the Egosoft online system should obtain Venture Blueprints blueprints automatically.