Icon Block Beacon

Category:Functional Block

Acts as a waypoint beacon for navigation.

Fits small ship
Mass:32.2 kg
Power:0 - -200 (default 2) kW
Range:0-50,000 (default 10,000) m

Fits large ship and station
Mass:3,481.6 kg
Power:0 - -200 (default 2) kW
Range:0-50,000 (default 10,000) m

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A Icon Block Beacon Beacon is a block in Space Engineers that acts as a waypoint or navigation marker.

Beacons can be renamed by entering the cockpit (default: 'T') of the ship or station the beacon is attached to, accessing the console (default: 'K') and selecting the desired beacon, then typing a different name into the text field. This can allow a player to not only mark and name asteroids and stations, but keep track of their various spacecraft. Beacons can be placed on stations, large ships, and small craft. Beacons also give light, about 1.5 times as much as interior lights, but at a much larger cost.

Beacons have a logarithmic slider to adjust their maximum broadcast range between 0 and 50,000 meters. Players within this range will see the beacon's name, while those beyond this range will not.


The beacon draws a variable amount of power based on the distance it broadcasts, with no power drawn when it is off.

For every 5km of range added, the beacon will draw an additional kilowatt of power. The maximum power draw is 10kW, at which case the range will be 50,000 meters.

For example, a beacon with a broadcast range of 5km will draw 1kW of power, whereas one with the default 10km range will draw 2kW of power.


The Beacon requires a 1x1x2 block space. It will attach to other blocks on its top and bottom faces, as well as the smooth surface on the sides of its lower half. The upper half with the rings will not connect to other blocks.


Icon Block Beacon Beacon
ComponentLarge Ship/Station
Large Ship/Station
Small Ship
Small Ship
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