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Advanced Docking Computer icon

Allows assisted docking and launch sequences at all starports and outposts.

— In-Game Description

The Advanced Docking Computer is an upgraded version of the Standard Docking Computer. While the Standard Docking Computer only automates the process of docking with a Station or Surface Port, the Advanced Docking Computer can be used for both docking and departures from a Landing Pad. The ADC is equipped by default in all newly-purchased small ships.[1]


The Advanced Docking Computer provides cutting edge guidance control to the ship's computer, offering a further launch option alongside the assisted docking function. To engage the docking function, the pilot must move into range of the destination before throttling down to zero. The launch function can be initiated from the landing pad options. Raising the throttle manually will disengage the module.

— Additional In-Game Description

The Advanced Docking Computer functions similarly to the Standard Docking Computer. When within docking request range (7.5 km) of a port, requesting docking permission and throttling down to zero will turn control of the ship over to the module, which will then guide the ship to its assigned Landing Pad automatically. When launching from a Landing Pad, the normal "Launch" command will be replaced with "Auto Launch", and the module will guide the ship away from the Landing Pad and to a short distance beyond its Station or Surface Port, where it will relinquish control to the pilot. The pilot can interrupt auto-docking or auto-launching at any time during the process by increasing the throttle slightly or manually cutting power to the Advanced Docking Computer.

As with the SDC, the ADC is not error-proof. At facilities with high traffic, the module may cause inadvertent collisions with other nearby ships, the Access Corridor, or structures on the exterior or interior of the station itself during both docking and launching. This can result in fines or even the accidental destruction of the ship. It is suggested that the pilot remain present during auto-docking and auto-launching to take control of ship should the ADC steer it into a hazardous situation.


Class Rating Mass Integrity Power Draw (MW) Value (CR)
1 E 0 10 0.45 13,509

Purchase Locations[]

System Station Date Seen
Shinrarta Dezhra Jameson Memorial Always available
Altair Solo Orbiter Apr. 23, 2019
Nanomam Gresley Dock Apr. 23, 2019
Okinura Fisher Terminal Apr. 23, 2019
Bolg Moxon's Mojo Apr. 23, 2019
Alrai Bounds Hub Apr. 23, 2019
Diaguandri Ray Gateway Apr. 23, 2019
LTT 15574 Haxel Port Apr. 23, 2019
ROSS 584 Wrangell Dock Apr. 24, 2019
Wadjali Trevithick Terminal Apr. 25, 2019
Frog Kempston Hardwick Apr. 26, 2019
BD-17 6172 Heck Dock Apr. 26, 2019
Nocori Bramah Station Apr. 26, 2019
Carcosa Robardin Rock Apr. 28, 2019
Stuemeae FG-Y d7561 Explorer's Anchorage May 5, 2019
Mildeptu Buchli City Jul. 14, 2019


  • The Advanced Docking Computer was added with the April Update on April 23, 2019.