The Prospector is a light Freighter similar to the Argonaut with a focus on hull health.



The Prospector is a Freighter Class ship that has the 5th highest cargo capacity for its class. It is slightly faster than the Hercules and taller than it is wide. It is a good choice for traders who want a slightly faster ship as a backup for the Hercules. It has the same total health as the Argonaut.


The Prospector is entered through a teleporter on the back that leads to the cockpit. The interior only contains the pilot's seat and a small decal left by the creator. Prior to the remodeling it had larger and more detailed interior.


  • Faster than a Hercules.
  • 5th largest cargo hold of all Freighters.
  • A good choice for those that like to trade safely, as larger Freighters are targeted more often.


  • Still somewhat slow.
  • A target for Pirates.
  • Low health for its price.


  • Make sure to trade in a neutral faction that hopefully has strong allies. If there are none, go to a new server. If all severs have factions all at war, try mining close to the base instead.
  • Go to the Mega Base when it is safe. Always check your route if you're in a war. There might be a pirate waiting for you.
  • Check how far away the closest Alien is and where it is heading to.

Version History

  • Received buffs in .61e4 that doubled hull and shield, and gave the ship some damage resistance.


  • You can make back what you spent buying this ship quickly by trading.
  • This can give you a profit of 900 if you buy a full cargo of silicate at 5 credits per ore and sell it to the Mega Base.
  • Has the same total health as the Argonaut, but with a focus on hull instead of shield. The hull health of the Prospector is equal to the shield health of the Argonaut, and vice versa.
  • Originally called The Crowbar.
  • You may scare off new players who think it is a attack ship, due to the remodel.

    Old Prospector Model

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