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The Andromeda spaceship is arrived into the Ooniverse.


This hull is as large as a station (795 x 358 x 1368m) due to the huge crew and cargo capacity. Can not fit into standard docking ports, you must use Shift+C to connect into a Station or target the station and await until your automatically launched CargoShip is arrive into the dock.


There are two places where Andromeda fit in:

Check screenshots in this topic.

Fuel reserves

Has additional 50ly fuel in reserves. The main tank can not store more than 7ly but will be refilled after every consumed 1 ly when a message display the remaining reserve fuel.

Reserves will be refilled when you put a target lock on a station and stop within 5 km. Refill costs 3 credits for each ly fuel.

Due to the large reserves this ship is ideal to reach very far planets with FTL drives (need FarPlanets OXP) to avoid many refuel stops during a long trip (for example to Sedna in Lave).



Andromeda 1.5 OXZ (downloaded 4455 times).

Andromeda 1.4 OXZ (downloaded 401 times).

Andromeda 1.2 OXZ (downloaded 2270 times).

In Oolite v1.79 or later do not unzip the .oxz file, just move into the AddOns folder of your Oolite installation.

In Oolite v1.77 make an Andromeda.oxp subfolder in your AddOns folder and unzip the .oxz file into the newly created subfolder.

There is a savegame in the package, copy into your oolite-saves directory if you want a test flight.

Recommended OXPs

You should install BigShips OXP to see trader Andromedas.

Gravity Scanner with Large Dish in Telescope OXP can detect targets from huge distances if you turn off your weapons (and works far from bases also, due to this ship being as large as a station).

If you install HardShips and Shield Equalizer and Capacitors then this ship will get exceptionally large shield capacitors.

Also capable to hold the largest Base-class Laser Cannons, Gatling Laser or even the "uber" OMGLaser.

FarPlanets OXP give good reasons to use the fuel reserves.


The 3D model comes from the andromedamod of Sins of a Solar Empire [1].

CargoShip is equal with Hammerhead's cargoSled made by Thargoid in Aquatics OXP.

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License version 4.0. If you are re-using any piece of this OXP, please let me know by sending an e-mail to norbylite at gmail com.


2015.01.03. v1.5  Fixed a harmless error message in the log, thanks to heir.
2014.12.23. v1.4  Docking via CargoShip.
2014.12.23. v1.3  Ship chance is reduced in shipyard and in space.
2014.06.09. v1.2  Fuel reserves added.
                  Test code removed which awarded an Andromeda to the player.
2014.06.06. v1.1  Normal map and BigTrader role added, stats tweaked.
2014.06.05. v1.0  First release.

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