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Matthias Desbois
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Hello All,

I don't understand the mirror streamer thruster card.

It is solar, but has a fuel consumption if 4.so I need fuel ie watertanks to use it.
Where is the point of being solar then? Only to get the heliocentric zone bonus?

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Darrell Pavitt
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Well, it is a mirror steamer, not streamer.

Like any flying kettle, you need water to boil!
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Matthias Desbois
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It is not a particularly useful thruster but it is serviceable in the right circumstances. Flip it over to see why it is nice to have.....
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Doug DeMoss
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TedW wrote:
It is not a particularly useful thruster but it is serviceable in the right circumstances. Flip it over to see why it is nice to have.....


Its big advantage is 0 mass. If your cargo is also light it actually becomes pretty decent. On the back side, though, yes, it's one of the better ones.
 
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The mirror steamer is awesome. Because you can right away start ferrying up fuel tanks to HEO or even out to the asteroid belt for later pickup and refueling if you main rocket.
 
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Tom W wrote:
The mirror steamer is awesome. Because you can right away start ferrying up fuel tanks to HEO or even out to the asteroid belt for later pickup and refueling if you main rocket.


That generally doesn't actually save you anything, though, unless you're running up against the hard limits. At least since the Mirror Steamer is mass 0 it doesn't COST extra, but for heavier thrusters it does.

What you CAN do is take a robonaut somewhere with it and start mining fuel while you're trying to accumulate the other cards you need. But because that also uses up your Operations, it may not be helpful either.
 
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