Shuttle Hubs are a godsend when it comes to long range transportation in Surviving Mars, but getting to build them isn't always straightforward. You'll only find Shuttle Hubs available under specific conditions and maintaining them can be costly, depending on your colony's stage of development.
Here's everything you need to know about Shuttle Hubs in Surviving Mars and what is required in order to create them.
Surviving Mars Shuttle Hub Creation
Shuttle Hubs can be found in the Infrastructure tab of Surviving Mars' buildings menu, however, you can only build them straight away under specific conditions.
More specifically, you'll need to pick the Rocket Scientist profile for your commander at the start of the game. Doing so starts your game with the CO2 Jet Propulsion Technology unlocked, which is required for creating Shuttle Hubs in Surviving Mars.
Should you choose a different profile for your commander, you'll eventually get to research Shuttle Hubs from Surviving Mars' randomized Robotics tech tree; it'll only take longer before you have access to them.
The Shuttle Hub lets you transport both resources and colonists at long range. This means that you’ll have quicker access to resources from further away and be able to more reliably develop fledgling operations.
To top things off, your colonists won’t run the risk of potentially suffocating as they leap towards a new life in a distant dome. But what's required for the creation of Shuttle Hubs in Surviving Mars?
In order to build a Shuttle Hub, you’ll need 10 concrete, 15 polymers,and 10 electronics. The structure then requires 10 electricity and 1 fuel to function and keep its shuttles ready to go. Lastly, you'll want 1 electronics on hand for maintenance.
Shuttle Hubs can become an essential part of your colony's functioning, however, it's always worth keeping in mind that they do not operate in Dust Storms.