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A series of thruster modifications, sensor calibrations and avionics that allow a ship to fly effectively while close to a planetary body. Required to land on planets without atmospheres.

— In-Game Description

The Planetary Approach Suite is a specialised module that complements Thrusters and allows a ship to enter Orbital Cruise and land on the surface of terrestrial bodies without atmospheres. It is installed in a reserved Optional Internal compartment, and consumes no power or fuel. It is the predecessor of the Advanced Planetary Approach Suite.


The functions of the Planetary Approach Suite are fully automatic. All that a pilot has to do in order to use it is to ensure it is installed on their ship. Upon approaching a planetary body and entering Orbital Cruise, the Planetary Approach Suite will activate additional HUD elements to help orient the pilot. If the pilot attempts to land on a suitable body, the module also activate and maintain Glide mode once the ship descends to an altitude of 25 kilometers.


Class Rating Mass (T) Value (Cr)
1 I 0.00 500


  • The Planetary Approach Suite is equipped by default on all ships that the player purchases while Elite Dangerous: Horizons is installed. If the player acquired any ships before installing Horizons, the module must be manually purchased and equipped on those ships.