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Abrasion Blaster

Breaks off surface deposits from asteroids (requires refinery).

— In-Game Description

The Abrasion Blaster is a hardpoint module used in mining. It is designed to break Surface Deposits off of asteroids, allowing them to be collected using the Cargo Scoop or Collector Limpets.[1] A Refinery is required for material excavated using an Abrasion Blaster.


Unlike the mining laser, the abrasion blaster only functions on surface deposits that appear on asteroids. The blaster breaks apart these chunks using a carefully tuned pulse of energy, rather than the focused thermic power of the standard mining laser. A refinery module is required to process asteroid chunks into saleable commodities. Only functions in analysis mode.

— Additional In-Game Description

Class Rating Mass (T) Integrity Power Draw (MW) Weapon Mode Damage Type DPS Armour Piercing Rate of Fire (S) Ammo Clip Size Value (CR)
1 D 2.00 40 0.34 Fixed Thermal 20 18 5.0 1 9,700
1 D 2.00 40 0.47 Turreted Thermal 20 18 5.0 1 27,480

Purchase Locations

Class Rating System Station
1 D Shinrarta Dezhra Jameson Memorial
1 D Tau Ceti Graham Terminal
1 D Altair Solo Orbiter
1 D LTT 874 Ashbrook Port
1 D Ross 112 Egan Orbital
1 D Delkar De Kamp Orbital
1 D Ross 667 Alexander Terminal
1 D Kremainn Wohler Terminal
1 D EZ Aquarii Magnus Gateway
1 D Djagh Lee Camp
1 D HR 8526 Lockhart's Inheritance