Ship Upgrade

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A fully upgraded Apex ship
As the player progresses through the story of Starbound, they'll unlock additional upgrades to their starter ship. These additional upgrades provide more space on the ship for players to place objects, as well as crafting stations, containers, and furniture.

After repairing the ship's thrusters and FTL drive the player will open a variety of Quests that they must complete in order to upgrade the size of their ship. These quests are given at the outpost. The outpost has many 'side' quests, most of which are actually required before ship upgrade quests appear; so if you feel stuck, try finishing all the quests available at the outpost.

Upgrade Requirements

# Quest Quest Requires Ship Requires
1 Racial Starter Quests
Interact with SAIL
2 Tutorial VIII: Ups And Downs

Core Fragment Ore Icon.png 20 Core Fragment Ores
3 Erchius Mining Facility
Steel Armor
Erchius Crystal Icon.png 20 Erchius Crystals
4 Psst (Sparrow Class) Diamond Icon.png 2 Diamonds Upgrade Module Icon.png 2 Upgrade Modules
5 Psst (Kestrel Class) Diamond Icon.png 4 Diamonds Upgrade Module Icon.png 4 Upgrade Modules
6 Psst (Falcon Class) Diamond Icon.png 8 Diamonds Upgrade Module Icon.png 6 Upgrade Modules
7 Psst (Eagle Class) Diamond Icon.png 16 Diamonds Upgrade Module Icon.png 8 Upgrade Modules
8 Psst (Condor Class) Diamond Icon.png 32 Diamonds Upgrade Module Icon.png 10 Upgrade Modules

Upgrade Unlocks

# Capabilities Unlocked Techs Unlocked
1 Matter Manipulator Icon.png Matter Manipulator Pulse Jump Icon.png Pulse JumpEnergy Dash Icon.png Energy DashBouncy Tech Icon.png Bouncy
2 Teleport to Planet, Travel within Solar System
3 Travel Anywhere and Paint Mode Icon.png Paint Mode
4 Wire Mode Icon.png Wire Mode and Wiring Station Icon.png Wiring Station Rocket Jump Icon.png Rocket JumpMorphball Icon.png Morphball
5 Gravity Bubble Icon.png Gravity BubbleSkyrail Rider Icon.png Skyrail Rider
FTL Boost Icon.png FTL BoostRocket Boots Icon.png Rocket Boots
Particle Boost Icon.png Particle Boost
Targeted Blink Icon.png Targeted BlinkParticle Thrust Icon.png Particle Thrust


Human Ship

Human Ship Upgrades.gif

Floran Ship

Floran Ship Upgrades.gif

Apex Ship

Apex Ship Upgrades.gif

Hylotl Ship

Hylotl Ship Upgrades.gif

Glitch Ship

Glitch Ship Upgrades.gif

Avian Ship

Avian Ship Upgrades.gif

Novakid Ship

Novakid Ship Upgrades.gif


On the 7th of March 2016, a Starbound player found that the maximum gravity player can be under and still be able to jump from the bottom to the top of a human condor class ship without any tech or platforms was exactly 7.29228901 using the admin /setgravity command in the Beta version Glad Giraffe Update 3