Sub-Surface Displacement Missile

Sub-Surface Displacement Missile (Class 2)

Allows recovery of sub-surface deposits from asteroids (requires refinery).

— In-Game Description

The Sub-surface Displacement Missile is a hardpoint module used in mining. It is a type of missile launcher that launches specialized missiles that dig deep into an asteroid at the point of impact. A HUD element displays the depth of the missile inside the asteroid, allowing the pilot to manually detonate it when it reaches a Sub-surface Deposit and eject the deposit into space, where it can then be collected using the Cargo Scoop or Collector Limpets.[1] A Refinery is required for material excavated using an Sub-surface Displacement Missile.


Displacement missiles are essentially flying drills, capable of autonomously digging through the surface of an asteroid and detonating a shaped charge when directed. This will dislodge and eject material, but also damage the deposit making it less viable with every use. The missile will fly stright until it hits an asteroid and then begin drilling down at the point of impact. Holding the trigger will delay detonation of the missile's ordnance until required. A refinery module is required to process asteroid chunks into saleable commodities. Only functions as a turret when there is an active Gunner role aboard. Only functions in analysis mode.

— Additional In-Game Description

Class Rating Mass (T) Integrity Power Draw (MW) Weapon Mode Damage Type DPS Armour Piercing Ammo Clip Size Ammo Maximum Value (CR)
1 B 2.00 40 0.42 Fixed Explosive 2.5 25 1 32 12,601
1 B 2.00 40 0.53 Turreted Explosive 2.5 25 1 32 38,751
2 B 4.00 51 1.01 Fixed Explosive 2.5 25 1 96 381,750
2 B 4.00 51 0.93 Turreted Explosive 2.5 25 1 96 381,750

Purchase Locations

Class Rating System Station
All B Shinrarta Dezhra Jameson Memorial
1 B Eravate Cleve Hub
1 B Nahuatl Rigaux Vision
1 B G 180-18 Hale Port
2 B CE Bootis Moskowitz Gateway
2 B Ogmar Whirling Station
2 B Hollos Bingzhen Hub


  • As of 3.3.05, when hitting a deposit, the missile will very commonly disappear without indication. If this occurs, the drilling sound effect will play endlessly. The sound effect can be fixed by successfully mining the deposit, or intentionally failing by letting go of the trigger at the wrong time.



  1. Frontier Forums: Content Recap: Beyond - Chapter Four Livestream - Mining and Squadrons
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