The MISC Prospector is the first and currently the only mining ship in Star Citizen. We’ll tell you everything you need to know about this ship.
The german version of this guide can be found behind the link.
In this article you can find
- all data on the MISC Prospector
- how you operate the ship
- how to equip the Prospector best
- whether it is suitable for you or not
Please note: This article may contain wording errors. We apologize for any inconvenience. SPACE4GAMES will be completely available in English later this year following a relaunch.
History of the Prospector
Unfortunately, there is currently no comprehensive background story about the emergence of the Prospector in the Star Citizen universe. The ship is manufactured by Musashi Industrial and Starflight Concern (MISC), who are also responsible for the Starfarer or the Freelancer.
Based on Saisei in the Centauri system, MISC is the only human manufacturer to have entered into a cooperation with the Xi’an alien race. Xi’an technology is therefore found in most MISC ships.
Spaceship Data of the Prospector
Note: The following data are not always accurate or final, as reliable official data is not yet available. Some of the information on the official site is incorrect or will be changed several times during the alpha phase. We will update this overview as soon as new information becomes available.
|Manufacturer||Musashi Industrial and |
Starflight Concern (MISC)
|Length, Beam, Height (m)||24||15||7|
|Cargo Capacity (SCU)||4x8 (32)|
|Speed, Afterburner (m/s)||200||1.210|
|Crew (Min, Max)||1||1|
|Weapons (Standard, total capacity)||2x Klaus & Werner CF-117 |
Bulldog Laser Repeater (Size 1)
|2x Size 2|
|Equipment||1x Mining Laser & Tractorbeam |
(Varipuck Size 2)
|Availability||currently for sale for real money|
The entrance to the Prospector is on the left side, behind the cockpit.
Inside the cockpit the Prospector is operated via multifunction displays (MFDs) and switches located above the pilot seat. Hold the interaction key (default “F”), then move the target cursor up until you see the control options and the MFDs. Here you can switch the ship directly to “Flight Ready”, but also switch the engines on and off or open the door.
Switch to the scan mode with the “TAB” key. Then hold down the left mouse button to fully charge the scanner and then release to trigger the ping. This way you can spot mining depots on moon surfaces. Switch to mining mode with the “M” key. The mining laser is activated with the left mouse button. With the mining laser turned off, you can switch to tractor beam mode using the right mouse button. This is also switched on and off with the left mouse button.
The possibility of uncouple the containers does not yet exist. This feature will be added later.
The Prospector has a bed in which you can safely log off even on distant moons.
In our detailed article you will find information, tips & tricks for mining in Star Citizen.
Currently there are not enough components to provide a useful fitting guide for the Prospector. You can already install new shield generators or other weapons, but that’s all you can do at the moment. Comprehensive guides to the best components for different scenarios can be found here as soon as there are enough useful options in the game.
Every one of your ships should be insured. If you do not have a LTI (Life Time Insurance) on your ship and the temporary insurance (that usually came with it at the time of purchase) has expired, you should at least have the ship’s hull insured by an insurance company. At present, however, this option is not yet available, and therefore the insurance is not going to expire.
As soon as the feature is added, we will inform you here about the different options and advise you competently.
Suitability for players
The MISC Prospector is suitable for you if…
- you are looking for honest work in the Star Citizen universe
- you would like to earn money on your own
- Patience and skill at the Mining Throttle are no problems for you
The MISC Prospector is not suitable for you if…
- you don’t have the patience to search for resources and cracking rocks
- you’d rather fight other spaceships than stones