Mission 30, named Shuttle Rescue, is one of the missions and the former last mission in Space Agency. After a micrometeorite hit the Space Shuttle and has been left adrift far from HOM. The player's task is to rescue the Shuttle, replace its batteries, refuel the shuttle, return it to STA and dock it to the Oxygen Garden.
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- Dock the Shuttle to the Oxygen Garden
- There are no checkpoints on this mission, so if you do anything wrong, you have to restart the entire mission.
- It and the Tutorials are the only missions that lack checkpoints.
- Leave the refuel/resupply craft (preferably a Station Builder Tug) docked on the shuttle until its fuel has been completely depleted.
- The Shuttle is also moving slowly further from SOL, so if you take too long in attempting to rescue the Shuttle, the Shuttle may go too far from its original coordinates.
- A small collision with the damaged Shuttle on the left side may reduce its rotation.
- If you can't find the Shuttle, try to unzoom and drag to corner of the screen. You can see a distance of approximately 90 Navicomp units.
- If you run out of fuel from your first refuel craft, you can stop the shuttle and put a waypoint at its position. Then, you can use your remaining money to send another refuel craft to that waypoint.
The Agency’s only Space Shuttle has been struck by a micrometeorite while on a routine scientific mission. It has been left drifting in space with no power and no fuel. It’s last known NaviComp coordinates were:
It needs rescuing urgently! Launch a mission to take replacement batteries and fuel to the stricken Shuttle. Once you have located it, transfer the batteries and fuel to it. Then, power-on its electrical systems and its NaviComp. We believe that the shuttles heat shield was also damaged by the collision. Therefore, re-entry is impossible.
Fly the damaged Shuttle to the Space Station (STA), and dock it with the recently installed Oxygen Garden module. Hopefully the heat shield can be repaired at the station and the Shuttle can be returned to HOM in a future mission.
- User PowderPhysics' Rescue of the Disabled Shuttle. Six photos detailing his successful rescue of the Shuttle in Mission 30.
The Ariane 6 pack is unlocked after completing this mission.