Icon Shelter.png Shelter
Exo Habitat.jpg
Tier Extra Large
Group Item
Type Base Building
Crafted at Icon Tier Extra Large.png Large Printer
Recipe 2x Icon Silicone.png Silicone
2x Icon Plastic.png Plastic
Unlock Cost Unlocked

The Shelter is a base building item in Astroneer and central point of permanent bases. When beginning a new game, upon exiting the Dropship, a Shelter will construct itself, along with a nearby stationary Icon Landing Pad.png Landing Pad, and turns the surrounding Terrain into a blackish-gray soil that is only removable with a Icon Drill.png Drill or Icon Augment.png Drill Mod.


Output Input Module
Icon Shelter.png Shelter Icon Silicone.png Silicone x2
Icon Plastic.png Plastic x2
Icon Tier Extra Large.png Large Printer


  • Power Production Rate: 1 U/s

Once constructed, the Shelter acts as:

  • The hub of the player's base
  • The game saves each time the Shelter is entered
  • A respawn point in case of death (to act as a spawn, you must enter the Shelter at least once)
  • An infinite source of Oxygen and Power
    • The starting Landing Pad gives an Icon Oxygenator.png Oxygenator that can be moved and placed into the starting Shelter. However, Oxygenators in printed Shelters cannot be moved

The Shelter has two Tier-1 slots on its side to attach up to two items, as well as four power connectors to expand your base outwards


  • The Shelter cannot be moved or packaged with a Icon Packager.png Packager after it has been placed.
  • Shelters comes with a permanent Icon Generator.png RTG attached, which is unable to be removed. However, it generates a fourth of the power compared to the craftable RTG
  • Crafted Shelters include an Icon Oxygenator.png Oxygenator, the starting Shelter does not
  • There is also a mobile variant, the Icon Shelter.png Field Shelter, which is cheaper in production and smaller in size.


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