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List of Orbital units in Civilization: Beyond Earth

Unit Requirements Production Resources Duration (turns) Radius Effect


All-Seer Dark Networks 200 4Petroleum
30 1 Removes and prevents all Covert Agents and Intrigue from cities in range

Comm Relay

Comm Relay RT only.png Communications 100 - 60 5
Provides orbital coverage within a 5 tile radius

Deep Space Telescope

Deep Space Telescope Orbital Automation 200 2Petroleum
60 2 Discovers The Signal, part of the Contact Victory

+25% Science for cities in range


Holomatrix Civil Support 130 3Petroleum
60 1 +2 Culture on tiles you own in range

-50% Intrigue increases on cities in range

Lasercom Satellite

Lasercom Satellite Orbital Networks 130 2Petroleum
60 1 Contacts Old Earth, part of the Emancipation and Promised Land Victories

+15% Science for cities in range

Miasmic Condenser

Miasmic Condenser Alien Ecology 130 3Petroleum
10 2 Generates Miasma, starting from the center

Miasmic Repulsor

Miasmic Repulsor Ecology 80 - 10 2 Clears Miasma, starting from the center

Orbital Fabricator

Orbital Fabricator Geoscaping 130 2Petroleum
60 1 +1 Production on tiles you own

Generates 1 to 2 new strategic resources ranging 1-4 in quantity[2]

Orbital Laser

Orbital Laser Cybernetics 130 2Petroleum 60 3 Attacks units within range (Ranged Strength 70)


Paean RT only.png Biology 130 - 30 1 Tiles provide +1 Health Health when worked by a City but not past the City's local Health Health limit

Phasal Transporter

Phasal Transporter Cybernetics 130 2Petroleum
30 1 Enables units to perform a one-way Phasal Transport from any friendly City to any affected tile

Planet Carver

Planet Carver Astrodynamics 200 4Petroleum
30 2 Attacks units within range (Ranged Strength 120)


Rocktopus Designer Lifeforms
Harmony 9
280 2Xenomass
10 2 Can move between deployments

Attacks units within range (Ranged Strength 60)

Solar Collector

Solar Collector Photosystems 80 - 60 1 +1 Energy on tiles you own within range

+20% Energy for cities within range

Spy Satellite

Spy Satellite RT only.png Tactical Robotics 100 - 45 6
Provides visibility of all locations within a 6 tile radius, not counting invisible units

Station Sentinel

Station Sentinel RT only.png Ballistics 80 - 60 0 Doubles trade route yields from the station underneath it. Also doubles this station's defense, and prevents it from being abandoned.

Tacnet Hub

Tacnet Hub Communications 80 - 60 2 +20% Strength, +20% Ranged Strength, and +5 HP heal for all friendly units in range

Weather Controller

Weather Controller Climate Control 130 2Petroleum
60 1 +1 Food on tiles you own

Generates 1 to 2 new Basic Resources[2]

Xeno Siren

Xeno Siren RT only.png Biochemistry 80 - 30 2 Attracts nearby alien units to the affected area


  1. The Comm relay only takes up 1 one tile in the orbital layer, but it effects 5 tiles out
  2. 2.0 2.1 On unimproved tiles across unit's lifespan. Territory ownership and miasma don't matter, tiles with strategic resources present won't be increased
  3. The Spy Satellite only uses up one tile in the orbital layer, but it can see 6 tiles out
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