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A photo of the power view with a view of the switches toggled on(green) and off(red).

Power is needed and mandatory for a spacecraft to function. Without Power the NaviComp (Navigation Computer) does not work, fuel cannot be transfered between docked spacecrafts, engines and thrusters do not work, nor can Oxygen be generated from water by using Oxygen Gardens, etc.

Power can be obtained from batteries, generated by spacecraft with built-in Solar Panels, or supplied from other spacecraft or modules.

Accessing the power view (shown by the lightning bolt insignia) by selecting the view tab in the top left corner of the screen. There, it is possible to turn the power on or off, turn on/off power switches between connected spacecraft/modules, and view the power being generated/used/supplied to other spacecraft.

To transfer power between spacecraft/modules, two spacecraft must be docked together, select the power view button, and toggle the switch. All spacecraft with enough solar panels will generate the power they need and will not need batteries to maneuver.

Docked or undocked, cargo transfer, air and fuel valve controls do not require power supply to be performed.

Tutorial 9 teaches you about power management in the game.

Unlike the fuel valves, a vehicle's power switch automatically switches off when undocking.