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Tritium is a beta-emitting radioactive isotope of hydrogen. It is an important ingredient for boosting nuclear fusion reactions.

— In-Game Description

Tritium is a Chemical Commodity that is primarily used as a specialised fuel for Megaships[1] and Capital Ships such as the Farragut-Class Battle Cruiser, Majestic-Class Interdictor, and Drake-Class Carrier.[2] It can be purchased from Starports with a Refinery economy, or mined from surface and sub-surface deposits on icy asteroids.[2][3]


  • Tritium was added with the Fleet Carriers Update on June 9, 2020.[4]
  • Tritium's potency as Fleet Carrier fuel was doubled on August 14, 2020 in a server-side change made to address Tritium's increased rarity in Hotspots, which was a side-effect of efforts to balance Hotspot yields of other mined commodities.[5]