Upgrades

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The many upgrades in Dyson Sphere Program can be used throughout the game to improve aspects of your mecha, dyson sphere, production line, and logistics. Below are the upgrades and their appropriate costs.

Note: Upgrades are sorted by how they appear from top to bottom and by tier.

Exploration Upgrades

These upgrades will help you figure out how many resources you can get from every planet you visit, and mostly act as quality of life information.

Tier Icon Upgrade ID Resource Consumption Unlocks Notes
1 Universe Exploration 1 4101
 
10
Viewing capabilities for vein distribution on current planet.
2 Universe Exploration 2 4102
 
200
Viewing capabilities for vein distribution on current planetary system.
3 Universe Exploration 3 4103
 
1000
 
1000
 
1000
Viewing capabilities for vein distribution on planetary systems within 6 light-years. Requires Drive Engine 2.
4 Universe Exploration 4 4104
 
2000
 
2000
 
2000
 
2000
Viewing capabilities for vein distribution and rare veins on all planetary systems.

Mecha Upgrades

These upgrades will improve your mecha's abilities, from walking and building speed, to being able to fly to other planets and systems.

Tier Icon Upgrade ID Resource Consumption Unlocks Cumulative Effect (Total) Notes
1 Mecha Core 1 2101
 
20
 
20
+40MJ maximum core energy limit. +40MJ maximum core energy limit (140MJ).
2 Mecha Core 2 2102
 
100
 
100
+240MJ maximum core energy limit. +280MJ maximum core energy limit (380MJ).
3 Mecha Core 3 2103
 
300
 
300
 
300
+400MJ maximum core energy limit. +680MJ maximum core energy limit (780MJ).
4 Mecha Core 4 2104
 
500
 
500
 
500
 
500
+800MJ maximum core energy limit. +1.48GJ maximum core energy limit (1.58GJ).
5 Mecha Core 5 2105
 
800
 
800
 
800
 
800
 
800
+1.6GJ maximum core energy limit. +3.08GJ maximum core energy limit (3.18GJ).
6 Mecha Core ∞ 2106
 
1000
× N*(N+1)/2; N=LVL-5
+2.4GJ maximum core energy limit. +(3.08+2.4*(LVL-5))GJ maximum core energy limit
Total: (3.18+2.4*(LVL-5))GJ.
Can be researched infinitely.
1 Mechanical Frame 1 2201
 
60
+1 m/s mecha move speed. +1 m/s mecha move speed (7 m/s). Requires Mecha Core 1.
2 Mechanical Frame 2 2202
 
200
 
200
+1 m/s mecha move speed. +2 m/s mecha move speed (8 m/s).
3 Mechanical Frame 3 2203
 
400
 
400
+1 m/s mecha move speed. +3 m/s mecha move speed (9 m/s). Requires Mecha Core 3.
4 Mechanical Frame 4 2204
 
600
 
600
 
600
+1 m/s mecha move speed. +4 m/s mecha move speed (10 m/s).
5 Mechanical Frame 5 2205
 
800
 
800
 
800
+1 m/s mecha move speed. +5 m/s mecha move speed (11 m/s). Requires Mecha Core 3
6 Mechanical Frame 6 2206
 
1000
 
1000
 
1000
 
1000
+1 m/s mecha move speed. +6 m/s mecha move speed (12 m/s). Requires Mecha Core 4.
7 Mechanical Frame 7 2207
 
1200
 
1200
 
1200
 
1200
+2 m/s mecha move speed. +8 m/s mecha move speed (14 m/s).
8 Mechanical Frame 8 2208
 
2000
 
2000
 
2000
 
2000
 
2000
+2 m/s mecha move speed. +10 m/s mecha move speed (16 m/s). Requires Mecha Core 5.
1 Inventory Capacity 1 2301
 
120
 
120
+1 line inventory capacity. +1 line inventory capacity (5 = 50 slots). Requires Mecha Core 1.
2 Inventory Capacity 2 2302
 
200
 
200
+1 line inventory capacity. +2 lines inventory capacity (6 = 60 slots).
3 Inventory Capacity 3 2303
 
400
 
400
 
400
+1 line inventory capacity. +3 lines inventory capacity (7 = 70 slots). Requires Mecha Core 2.
4 Inventory Capacity 4 2304
 
600
 
600
 
600
+1 line inventory capacity. +4 lines inventory capacity (8 = 80 slots).
5 Inventory Capacity 5 2305
 
800
 
800
 
800
+2 lines inventory capacity. +6 lines inventory capacity (10 = 100 slots). Requires Mecha Core 3.
6 Inventory Capacity 6 2306
 
1000
 
1000
 
1000
 
1000
 
1000
+2 lines inventory capacity. +8 lines inventory capacity (12 = 120 slots). Requires Mecha Core 5.
1 Communication Control 1 2401
 
100
+1 construction drone. +1 construction drone (4). Requires Mecha Core 1.
2 Communication Control 2 2402
 
200
 
200
+2 construction drone. +3 construction drones (6).
3 Communication Control 3 2403
 
400
 
400
+1 construction drone task. +3 construction drones (6).
+1 construction drone task (2).
Requires Mecha Core 2.
4 Communication Control 4 2404
 
600
 
600
 
600
+3 construction drones. +6 construction drones (9).
+1 construction drone task (2).
Requires Mecha Core 3.
5 Communication Control 5 2405
 
1000
 
1000
 
1000
 
1000
+3 construction drones. +9 construction drones (12).
+1 construction drone task (2).
Requires Mecha Core 4.
6 Communication Control 6 2406
 
1600
 
1600
 
1600
 
1600
 
1600
+2 construction drone taskS. +9 construction drones (12).
+3 construction drone tasks (4).
Requires Mecha Core 5.
7 Communication Control ∞ 2407
 
2000
× (LVL-6)^2
+3 construction drones. +(9+3*(LVL-6)) construction drones.
+4 construction drone tasks (4).
Total construction drones: (12+3*(LVL-6)).
Can be researched infinitely.
1 Mass Construction 1 2701
 
120
Blueprint Library
Blueprint Limit: 60 Facilities.
Requires Mecha Core 1.
2 Mass Construction 2 2702
 
300
Blueprint Limit: 150 Facilities.
3 Mass Construction 3 2703
 
500
 
500
Blueprint Limit: 600 Facilities. Requires Mecha Core 2.
4 Mass Construction 4 2704
 
800
 
800
 
800
Blueprint Limit: 3000 Facilities. Requires ?
5 Mass Construction 5 2705
 
1000
 
1000
 
1000
 
1000
Blueprint without limit Requires ?
1 Energy Circuit 1 2501
 
60
 
60
 
60
+200kW mecha fuel power. +200kW mecha fuel power (1MW). Requires Mecha Core 1.
2 Energy Circuit 2 2502
 
400
 
400
+200kW mecha fuel power. +400kW mecha fuel power (1.2MW). Requires Mecha Core 2.
3 Energy Circuit 3 2503
 
1200
 
1200
 
1200
+200kW mecha fuel power. +600kW mecha fuel power (1.4MW). Requires Mecha Core 3.
4 Energy Circuit 4 2504
 
2000
 
2000
 
2000
+200kW mecha fuel power. +800kW mecha fuel power (1.6MW). Requires Mecha Core 4.
5 Energy Circuit 5 2505
 
3000
 
3000
 
3000
 
3000
 
3000
+800kW mecha fuel power. +1.6MW mecha fuel power (2.4MW). Requires Mecha Core 5.
6 Energy Circuit ∞ 2506
 
4000
× N*(N+1)/2; N=LVL-5
+1MW mecha fuel power. +(1.6+1*(LVL-5))MW mecha fuel power.
Total: (2.4+1*(LVL-5))MW
Can be researched infinitely.
1 Drone Engine 1 2601
 
200
+2 m/s construction drone flight speed +2 m/s construction drone flight speed (8 m/s) Requires Mecha Core 1.
2 Drone Engine 2 2602
 
400
 
400
+2 m/s construction drone flight speed +4 m/s construction drone flight speed (10 m/s) Requires Mecha Core 2.
3 Drone Engine 3 2603
 
800
 
800
 
800
+2 m/s construction drone flight speed +6 m/s construction drone flight speed (12 m/s) Requires Mecha Core 3.
4 Drone Engine 4 2604
 
1200
 
1200
 
1200
 
1200
+3 m/s construction drone flight speed +9 m/s construction drone flight speed (15 m/s) Requires Mecha Core 4.
5 Drone Engine 5 2605
 
1600
 
1600
 
1600
 
1600
 
1600
+3 m/s construction drone flight speed +12 m/s construction drone flight speed (18 m/s) Requires Mecha Core 5.
6 Drone Engine ∞ 2606
 
2000
× (LVL-5)^2
+3 m/s construction drone flight speed +(15+3*(LVL-5)) m/s construction drone flight speed.
Total: (18+3*(LVL-5)) m/s.
Can be researched up to LVL 20.
1 Drive Engine 1 2901
 
150
 
60
Unlocks mecha flying ability.
It's faster than walking, but consumes energy faster.
Requires Mecha Core 1.
2 Drive Engine 2 2902
 
200
 
200
Unlocks mecha sail ability.
Once a high enough altitude is reached, the mech can leave the atmosphere and travel to other planets.
Consumes energy even faster than flying.
Maximum Sail Speed: 1000 m/s Requires Mecha Core 2.
3 Drive Engine 3 2903
 
1000
 
1000
 
1000
+1000 m/s sail speed. Maximum Sail Speed: 2000 m/s Requires Mecha Core 3.
4 Drive Engine 4 2904
 
2000
 
2000
 
2000
Unlocks ability to warp across large distances using space warpers Mecha Warp Speed: 12 AU/s Requires Gravitational Wave Refraction, Mecha Core 4.
5 Drive Engine 5 ?
 
3000
 
3000
 
3000
 
3000
+3 AU/s Mecha Warp Speed +3 AU/s Mecha Warp Speed (15 AU/s)
6 Drive Engine ∞ ?
 
1000
× (LVL*(LVL-5))
+3 AU/s Mecha Warp Speed +3*(LVL-5) AU/s Mecha Warp Speed (15.5+3*(LVL-5) AU/s) Can be researched infinitely.

Building Upgrades

These upgrades will improve the utility of splitters, matrix labs, solar sails, and more.

Tier Icon Upgrade ID Resource Consumption Unlocks Cumulative Effect (Total) Notes
1 Solar Sail Life 1 3101
 
400
 
400
 
400
+300s solar sail life. +300s solar sail life (5,700s). Requires Solar Sail Orbit System.
2 Solar Sail Life 2 3102
 
600
 
600
 
600
+300s solar sail life. +600s solar sail life (6,000s).
3 Solar Sail Life 3 3103
 
800
 
800
 
800
+600s solar sail life. +1,200s solar sail life (6,600s).
4 Solar Sail Life 4 3104
 
1000
 
1000
 
1000
 
1000
+600s solar sail life. +1,800s solar sail life (7,200s).
5 Solar Sail Life 5 3105
 
1600
 
1600
 
1600
 
1600
+900s solar sail life. +2,700s solar sail life (8,100s).
6 Solar Sail Life 6 3106
 
2000
 
2000
 
2000
 
2000
+900s solar sail life. +3,600s solar sail life (9,000s).
1 Ray Transmission Efficiency 1 3201
 
600
 
600
 
600
-10% solar ray energy dissipation. -7% solar ray energy dissipation (63%). Requires Ray Receiver.
Base solar ray energy dissipation is 70%. Cumulative effect values listed are additive to that value.
2 Ray Transmission Efficiency 2 3202
 
800
 
800
 
800
-10% solar ray energy dissipation. -13.3% solar ray energy dissipation (56.7%).
3 Ray Transmission Efficiency 3 3203
 
1000
 
1000
 
1000
-10% solar ray energy dissipation. -18.97% solar ray energy dissipation (≈45.93%).
4 Ray Transmission Efficiency 4 3204
 
1200
 
1200
 
1200
 
1200
-10% solar ray energy dissipation. -28.66% solar ray energy dissipation (≈41.33%).
5 Ray Transmission Efficiency 5 3205
 
1400
 
1400
 
1400
 
1400
-10% solar ray energy dissipation. -32.8% solar ray energy dissipation (≈37.2%).
6 Ray Transmission Efficiency 6 3206
 
1600
 
1600
 
1600
 
1600
 
1600
-10% solar ray energy dissipation. -38.6% solar ray energy dissipation (≈31.62%).
7 Ray Transmission Efficiency 7 3207
 
1800
 
1800
 
1800
 
1800
 
1800
-15% solar ray energy dissipation. -43.12% solar ray energy dissipation (≈26.88%).
8 Ray Transmission Efficiency ∞ 3208
 
2000
× (LVL-7)
-15% solar ray energy dissipation. Total: ≈26.88*(0.85^(LVL-7))% Can be researched infinitely.
1 Vertical Construction 1 3701
 
400
+1 layer storage capacity
+2 layers lab vertical construction.
+1 layer storage capacity (3)
+2 layers lab vertical construction (5).
Splitters layer capacity equals to that of storage.
Requires Basic Logistics System.
2 Vertical Construction 2 3702
 
600
+1 layer storage capacity
+2 layers lab vertical construction.
+2 layers storage capacity (4)
+4 layers lab vertical construction (7).
3 Vertical Construction 3 3703
 
800
 
800
+1 layer storage capacity
+2 layers lab vertical construction.
+3 layers storage capacity (5)
+6 layers lab vertical construction (9).
4 Vertical Construction 4 3704
 
1000
 
1000
 
1000
+1 layer storage capacity
+2 layers lab vertical construction.
+4 layers storage capacity (6)
+8 layers lab vertical construction (11).
5 Vertical Construction 5 3705
 
1600
 
1600
 
1600
+1 layer storage capacity
+2 layers lab vertical construction.
+5 layers storage capacity (7)
+10 layers lab vertical construction (13).
6 Vertical Construction 6 3706
 
2000
 
2000
 
2000
 
2000
+1 layer storage capacity
+2 layers lab vertical construction.
+6 layers storage capacity (8)
+12 layers lab vertical construction (15).
1 Sorter Cargo Stacking 1 3301
 
400
 
400
 
400
Sorter Mk.III cargo stacking: 2. Requires High-Efficiency Logistics System.
2 Sorter Cargo Stacking 2 3302
 
600
 
600
 
600
Sorter Mk.III cargo stacking: 3.
3 Sorter Cargo Stacking 3 3303
 
800
 
800
 
800
Sorter Mk.III cargo stacking: 4.
4 Sorter Cargo Stacking 4 3304
 
1000
 
1000
 
1000
Sorter Mk.III cargo stacking: 5.
5 Sorter Cargo Stacking 5 3305
 
1500
 
1500
 
1500
Sorter Mk.III cargo stacking: 6.
1 Logistics Carrier Engine 1 3401
 
400
 
400
 
400
+20% logistics drone flight speed. +20% logistics drone flight speed (9.6 m/s). Requires Planetary Logistics System.
2 Logistics Carrier Engine 2 3402
 
600
 
600
 
600
+20% logistics drone flight speed. +40% logistics drone flight speed (11.2 m/s).
3 Logistics Carrier Engine 3 3403
 
800
 
800
 
800
+30% logistics drone flight speed.
+50% logistics vessel navigate speed.
+70% logistics drone flight speed (13.6 m/s).
+50% logistics vessel navigate speed (900 m/s).
Requires Interstellar Logistics System.
4 Logistics Carrier Engine 4 3404
 
1000
 
1000
 
1000
 
1000
+30% logistics drone flight speed.
+50% logistics vessel navigate speed.
Unlocks logistics vessel warp.
+120% logistics drone flight speed (17.6 m/s).
+100% logistics vessel navigate speed (1,200 m/s).
Logistics vessel warp speed: 0.10 ly/s.
Requires Drive Engine 4.
5 Logistics Carrier Engine 5 3405
 
1200
 
1200
 
1200
 
1200
 
1200
+40% logistics drone flight speed.
+50% logistics vessel navigate speed.
+160% logistics drone flight speed (20.8 m/s).
+150% logistics vessel navigate speed (1,500 m/s).
Logistics vessel warp speed: 0.125 ly/s.
6 Logistics Carrier Engine 6 3406
 
1600
 
1600
 
1600
 
1600
 
1600
+40% logistics drone flight speed.
+50% logistics vessel navigate speed.
+200% logistics drone flight speed (24 m/s).
+200% logistics vessel navigate speed (1,800 m/s).
Logistics vessel warp speed: 0.15 ly/s.
7 Logistics Carrier Engine ∞ 3407
 
2000
× (LVL-6)^2
+50% logistics drone flight speed.
+50% logistics vessel navigate speed.
+(200+50*(LVL-6)% logistics drone flight speed.
+(200+50*(LVL-6)% logistics vessel navigate speed.
Total drone speed: 24+4*(LVL-6) m/s.
Total vessel speed: 1800+300*(LVL-6) m/s.
Total vessel warp speed: 0.15+0.025*(LVL-6) ly/s.
Can be researched infinitely.
1 Logistics Carrier Capacity 1 3501
 
400
 
400
 
400
+5 logistics drone carrying capacity. +5 logistics drone carrying capacity (25). Requires Planetary Logistics System.
2 Logistics Carrier Capacity 2 3502
 
600
 
600
 
600
+5 logistics drone carrying capacity. +10 logistics drone carrying capacity (35).
3 Logistics Carrier Capacity 3 3503
 
800
 
800
 
800
+5 logistics drone carrying capacity.
+100 logistics vessel carrying capacity.
+15 logistics drone carrying capacity (40).
+100 logistics vessel carrying capacity (300).
Requires Interstellar Logistics System.
4 Logistics Carrier Capacity 4 3504
 
1000
 
1000
 
1000
+10 logistics drone carrying capacity.
+100 logistics vessel carrying capacity.
+25 logistics drone carrying capacity (50).
+200 logistics vessel carrying capacity (400).
5 Logistics Carrier Capacity 5 3505
 
1200
 
1200
 
1200
 
1200
+10 logistics drone carrying capacity.
+100 logistics vessel carrying capacity.
+35 logistics drone carrying capacity (60).
+300 logistics vessel carrying capacity (500).
6 Logistics Carrier Capacity 6 3506
 
1600
 
1600
 
1600
 
1600
+10 logistics drone carrying capacity.
+100 logistics vessel carrying capacity.
+45 logistics drone carrying capacity (70).
+400 logistics vessel carrying capacity (600).
7 Logistics Carrier Capacity 7 3507
 
2000
 
2000
 
2000
 
2000
 
2000
+10 logistics drone carrying capacity.
+200 logistics vessel carrying capacity.
+55 logistics drone carrying capacity (80).
+600 logistics vessel carrying capacity (800).
8 Logistics Carrier Capacity 8 3508
 
4000
 
4000
 
4000
 
4000
 
4000
+20 logistics drone carrying capacity.
+200 logistics vessel carrying capacity.
+75 logistics drone carrying capacity (100).
+800 logistics vessel carrying capacity (1000).
1 Veins Utilization 1 3601
 
400
 
400
-6% ore consume / miner product.
+10% mining speed.
-6% ore consume / miner product (94%).
+10% mining speed (110%).
Requires Electromagnetism.
2 Veins Utilization 2 3602
 
1000
 
1000
 
1000
-6% ore consume / miner product.
+10% mining speed.
-11.6% ore consume / miner product (≈88.4%).
+20% mining speed (120%).
3 Veins Utilization 3 3603
 
1000
 
1000
 
1000
 
1000
-6% ore consume / miner product.
+10% mining speed.
-16.9% ore consume / miner product (≈83.1%).
+30% mining speed (130%).
4 Veins Utilization 4 3604
 
1600
 
1600
 
1600
 
1600
-6% ore consume / miner product.
+10% mining speed.
-21.9% ore consume / miner product (≈78.1%).
+40% mining speed (140%).
5 Veins Utilization 5 3605
 
2000
 
2000
 
2000
 
2000
 
2000
-6% ore consume / miner product.
+10% mining speed.
-26.6% ore consume / miner product (≈73.4%).
+50% mining speed (150%).
6 Veins Utilization ∞ 3606
 
4000
× (LVL-5)
-6% ore consume / miner product.
+10% mining speed.
Total consumption ≈(73.4*0.94^(LVL-5))%:
Total speed: 150+10*(LVL-5)%
Can be researched infinitely.
1 Research Speed 1 3901
 
1000
+60 Hash/s per lab researching speed. +60 Hash/s per lab researching speed (120 Hash/s). Requires Information Matrix.
2 Research Speed 2 3902
 
2000
+60 Hash/s per lab researching speed. +120 Hash/s per lab researching speed (180 Hash/s).
3 Research Speed 3 3903
 
4000
+60 Hash/s per lab researching speed. +180 Hash/s per lab researching speed (240 Hash/s).
4 Research Speed ∞ 3904
 
8000
× (LVL-3)
+60 Hash/s per lab researching speed. +180+60*(LVL-3) Hash/s per lab researching speed.
Total: 240+60*(LVL-3) Hash/s.
Can be researched infinitely.

Player Tips

  • For the upgrades that can be researched infinitely, their research consumption increases each time it is researched. This leads to them being considerably more expensive to keep researching, the further you research them.
  • It is worth trying for some of the upgrades as soon as possible. The following recommended upgrades do not use matrices or technology unlocks, and can therefore be researched immediately upon starting the game:
    • Drive Engine 1 (allows sustained flight, which is faster than walking, but consumes more energy)
    • Mecha Core 1 (increases maximum mecha energy storage)
    • Universe Exploration 1 (displays symbols for resources and their yields across the planet)
  • Energy Circuit 1 is also extremely useful in the early game (faster mecha recharge rate), but requires the Smelting Purification technology to produce required resources.