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An Active Power Source is a type of Point of Interest that can be detected from orbit and accessed while On Foot or in a SRV.


Active Power Sources contain approximately four S4 Sentry Skimmers, as well as a data point that can be scanned. The skimmers are not hostile when approaching the site by ship, SRV, or on foot, and do not appear to become hostile after scanning the data point. However, do note that entering the area is considered entering a trespassing zone.

Spawn Locations

So far, these have been observed on various types of worlds. They can be found like any other Point of Interest by using the Detailed Surface Scanner on a body.