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Installation and Earth-like planet

Installations are orbital structures with various purposes. Unlike Starports and Outposts, they lack docking facilities, but are still popular gathering places for independent pilots of all walks of life. Some Installations are guarded by ships that open fire on trespassers. Installations appear on the Navigation Panel when they are 1,000 ls or less away.

Installation Types

There are different types of installations. The type determines its structural configuration and is often an indicator of whether or not it may be guarded.

  • Agricultural
  • Civilian
  • Comms
  • Government
  • Industrial
  • Medical
  • Military
  • Scientific
  • Security
  • Tourist
  • Unauthorised


These are known Installations.[1] Check the Orbital Installations list of Canonn for additional info.[2] Installations without a unique name will instead display their type name, e.g. "Civilian Installation", in the Navigation Panel or when targeted.

Name Type System Planet Notes
11 Parsecs Bar Civilian Installation HIP 110028
Aje Sagacity Satellite Comms Installation Aje A At main star
Casa Sadie Capra Unauthorised Installation Kinesi 3 A
Centurial Estate Civilian Installation HIP 112970 6
Colonia Bastion Security Installation Colonia 4 Colonia system defense outpost
Communications Hub Zeta 12 Comms Installation Electra 4 Affiliated with Black Flight
Conjunct Broadcasting Core Comms Installation Equagei A 6
Count Civilian Installation 109 Piscium
Da Vinci Rock Comms Installation Jungkurara B
DaMorgs Bar and BBQ Civilian Installation Wangal A 5
Darwin Heights Comms Installation Koli Discii A
Eagle Eye Five Scientific Installation Pleiades Sector KC-V c2-4 4 Part of Eagle Eye
Eagle Eye Four Scientific Installation HIP 17225 A 5 Part of Eagle Eye
Eagle Eye One Scientific Installation HIP 17692 A 3 Part of Eagle Eye
Eagle Eye Six Scientific Installation Pleiades Sector IR-W d1-55 2 Part of Eagle Eye
Eagle Eye Three Scientific Installation HIP 17892 1 A Part of Eagle Eye
Eagle Eye Two Scientific Installation HR 1185 A 5 Part of Eagle Eye
Ecumenical Clarity Relay Comms Installation Jarildekald 13
Event Horizon Science Relay Scientific Installation Stuemeae FG-Y d7561 CD 1 Built by the Distant Worlds II expedition[3][4]
Federal Capital Ship Dock Military Installation Beta Hydri Homeland
Gefjun's Claim Agricultural Installation Synuefai LX-R d5-28 4
Halley Terminal Scientific Installation Ross 690 1
Hooke Plaza Comms Installation Suhte B 7
Jailhouse Rock & Blues Bar Civilian Installation LFT 926 B
Janus Corp. Medical Research Centre Medical Installation HIP 106288 3
Jonas Inc. Relay Station C-64 Comms Installation Synuefe QM-I B43-10
Keast & Crighton Comestibles Agricultural Installation Pleiades Sector GW-W c1-15 8
Leopold's Sanctum Medical Installation Niflhel 2
Lincoln Point Civilian Installation Mu Nora 7
Mutual Echo Core Comms Installation HIP 112970 1 a
Mutual Linguistic Exploration Scientific Installation Suhte B 4
Mystic Hope Retreat Medical Installation Equagei A 6 a
Panacea Medical Centre Medical Installation HIP 17519 A 1 Location of CMDR Salomé's final message
Pinnacle Biochemical Analysis Scientific Installation Chacobog 1
Pirate Cove Unauthorised Installation Kemurukamar A 1
Princess Square Civilian Installation LP 834-42
Relay Station JE-6060 Scientific Installation Guara 4 Related to the Welcome Deviation
Relay Station PSJ-17 Comms Installation Celaeno 1 Affiliated with Black Flight
Skulmoor Keep Military Installation HIP 33368 2
Sleepy Bull Civilian Installation Chacobog 2 Has 1 satellite for encoded materials
Swift Creek Community Hospital Medical Installation Aje CD 6
Squirrel's Nest Bar Civilian Installation Pleione 4
The Drive Yards Military Installation Irusan 2 D
The Golkonda Security Installation Polevnic A 4
The New Queen VI Civilian Installation Kinesi 5
The Sentinel Military Installation Pleiades Sector IR-W d1-55 8 Aegis system defense outpost
Tir Research Labs Scientific Installation Tir A 6
White Tributary Steading Agricultural Installation Aje B At secondary star
Yellow Hollow Holdings Industrial Installation Equagei A 5
Zeta Comet Fabrication Industrial Installation Chacobog 2
Agricultural Installation Deriso 2 c
Agricultural Installation Desy 4
Agricultural Installation Einheriar 5
Agricultural Installation Grabrigpa 2
Agricultural Installation Hamlet's Harmony 4
Agricultural Installation Kappa Fornacis Panes
Agricultural Installation Kojeara 3
Agricultural Installation Pekoe 9
Agricultural Installation WISE 0855-0714 5 A
Civilian Installation Alberta 2
Civilian Installation Alpha Centauri B 1
Civilian Installation HIP 58832 Part of Rackham's Peak
Civilian Installation Luchtaine A 3
Civilian Installation Nevermore A 1
Civilian Installation Ngalkin A 1 C
Civilian Installation Shrogea MH-V e2-1763 Shrogea MH-V e2-1763 Adjacent to the Tourist Beacon "Black in Green"
Civilian Installation Sollaro A 4
Civilian Installation Thrutis A 2
Comms Installation Belu A 1
Comms Installation Kuntae A 3
Comms Installation Macrath 4
Comms Installation Warkan 1
Government Installation Inti A 6
Industrial Installation Diggidiggi 3
Industrial Installation Hephaestus B 2
Industrial Installation Lakshu A 1
Industrial Installation Pennsylvania 3
Industrial Installation Ra' Takakhan 6
Industrial Installation Ratraii A 3
Industrial Installation Trakath A 7
Medical Installation Asura 1 d
Medical Installation Zelano A 4
Military Installation Coeus A 3
Military Installation Facece Topaz
Military Installation Gridge 1
Military Installation LFT 926 A
Military Installation Los A 2 c
Military Installation Randgnid 4
Scientific Installation Amadioha A
Scientific Installation Atins 1
Scientific Installation Groombridge 34 4 A
Scientific Installation HIP 58832 Part of Rackham's Peak
Scientific Installation LFT 1748 A 2
Scientific Installation Lidpar A 2 B
Scientific Installation Moyot 7
Scientific Installation San Tu 4 C
Scientific Installation Tenjin A 6
Scientific Installation Tir B 3
Military Installation Izanagi A 1
Security Installation Mandhrithar A 1
Tourist Installation BD+22 3878 5
Tourist Installation Benzaiten 8
Tourist Installation HR 6164 C
Tourist Installation Saraswati 3 d
Unauthorised Installation Dain A 1
Unauthorised Installation Isinor Maodun System is permit-locked
Unauthorised Installation Istanu 1 F
Unauthorised Installation Karis AB 2 The hideout of Pirate Lord Luca
Unauthorised Installation Kojeara 4 A
Unauthorised Installation Ogmar B 4
Unauthorised Installation Rahu 1
Unauthorised Installation VESPER-M4 Slough
Delta Command Training Centre Military Installation Musubia Owned by "Musubia Silver Transport Co", located right next to star.
Epsilon Eclipse Industries Industrial Installation Musubia 4


The interaction with Installations is similar to Megaships.[5]

Initiating Interactions:[6]

  • Installations need to be scanned with the Data Link Scanner before any of the interaction objects become interactive.
  • Doing so will release a scan pulse which highlights all interaction objects attached to the Installation.
  • Interaction objects are added to your contacts panel and can be targeted and interrogated to discover how to interact with them.
  • Some of interactions utilise limpets of various types to allow you to activate, deactivate, damage, hack or simply operate an item. While others can be shot or scanned to interact.
  • Pilots can also undertake Scenario Missions at most Installations.

Most interactions are considered illegal. These interactions provide criminal pilots gameplay options as well as give lawful players new locations to find wanted pilots. 

  • Players can scan certain revealed targets to uncover sub-targets. These can be interacted with in different ways depending on the type.[7]
  • Players can damage generators to disable turrets.[7]
  • Players can use recon limpets to activate data terminals and comms arrays.[7]
  • Players can use hatch breaker limpets to open a cargo bay.[7]


  • The Elite Dangerous: Beyond Chapter Two (3.1) update added Megaship interactions to Installations.[5] This had been planned since at least March 2017, when Lead Game Designer Steve Kirby announced that Installations would gain gameplay functionality.[8]