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COVAS Celeste

Greetings, Commander. This is Celeste, your cockpit voice assistant, also known as COVAS, installed to provide systems information and analytical support throughout your journey. I'm issued as standard by the Pilots Federation in accordance with statute B7249 of the Interstellar Transit Charter. It should be noted that for insurance purposes, it is illegal to travel in most systems without the use of COVAS technology.

— Celeste COVAS Livery preview

The Cockpit Voice-Activated System, aka COVAS, is a cockpit voice assistant installed as a standard system in all ships. Its purpose is to provide system information and analytical support. It is issued by the Pilots Federation in accordance with statute B7249 of the Interstellar Transit Charter, and for insurance purposes it is illegal to travel in most systems without a COVAS.[1]


The Cockpit Voice Assistant (COVAS) relays real-time information about your ship and your surroundings via your helmet, and is in essence your ship's 'voice'. The Pilots Federation has approved some new COVAS variations, giving Commanders new ways to personalise their flight experience. Each ship comes equipped with Verity and Victor COVAS options by default.

— Frontier Store COVAS Celeste Description[2]

COVAS primarily provides audio notifications for certain ship functions and statuses, such as the countdown to a hyperspace jump, deploying or retracting landing gear, fuel scooping, when another ship has initiated a scan, and when the ship is under attack.[3]

The COVAS of a ship can be changed at Starport Services in the livery customization section. The SRV and SLF COVAS can be changed in the SRV and SLF customization bay respectively.[3]



These COVAS options are available to all players and can be used immediately.

COVAS Name Voice Type Actor Release Date
Verity Female, British accent Verity Croft December 16, 2014
Victor Male, British accent Simon Paisley Day February 27, 2018
Amélie Female, French language December 11, 2018
Gerhard Male, German language December 11, 2018
Luciana Female, Spanish language December 11, 2018
Maksim Male, Russian language December 11, 2018
Vitória Female, Portuguese language December 11, 2018


These COVAS options must be purchased from the in-game Store with ARX before they can used.

COVAS Name Voice Type Actor Release Date
Celeste Female, French accent Sabrina Ruiz February 27, 2018
Archer Male, British accent Richard Ede April 27, 2018
Alix Female, American accent Alix Martin June 28, 2018
Jefferson Male, American accent Jannik Archer November 9, 2018
Leo Male, British accent Norman Lovett December 11, 2018
Eden Female, Norwegian accent Idun Vik March 15, 2019
Carina Female, British accent Marina Sirtis May 24, 2019