Thruster, Small
Icon Block Small Thruster.png

Category: Maneuvering
Status: Functional

Provides linear thrust to a ship.

Fits small ship
Mass: 93 kg
Power: -33.6 kW
Force: 18,165 N

Fits large ship and station
Mass: 4,384 kg
Power: -560 kW
Force: 150,660 N

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See also: Large Thruster.

The Icon Block Small Thruster.png Small Thruster provides a small amount of force in a single direction. Placement of any thruster will provide thrust in a single direction at the center of mass regardless of placement.

Small Thrusters can be set to continuously provide force with the "Thrust Override" function. For Large Ship Thrust, this is from 2.88 KN to 288 KN. For Small Ship Thrust this is 120 N to 12 KN.

See Thruster mechanics for more details about this block's effects.


The power consumed by a Small Thruster depends on whether or not it is active or used for inertial dampening. The dampening value only applies if the thruster is activated automatically to slow the ship, not when responding to player commands, even if dampeners are turned on at the time. In this state, power consumption is 50% greater than firing thrusters manually.

Small Ship Large Ship
Idle 2 W 2 W
Firing 201.0 kW 3360 kW
Dampening 301.5 kW 5040 kW


A Small Thruster takes up a 1x1x2 block space on both large and small ships. It attaches to other blocks on its cube-shaped section, but does not attach on the thruster cone. The blast of the small thruster causes damage to the four blocks placed directly behind it.


Icon Block Small Thruster.png Small Thruster
ComponentLarge Ship/Station
Large Ship/Station
Small Ship
Small Ship
Icon Item Thruster Components.png Thruster Components801
Icon Item Large Steel Tube.png Large Steel Tube81
Icon Item Construction Component.png Construction Component40201
Icon Item Steel Plate.png Steel Plate15101


As of Update 01.022, thrusters will deal damage to blocks and players in the Survival game mode.


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