Cargo Canisters are used to transport different goods across the galaxy. A filled canister weighs approximately 1 tonne. All Commodities transported in the Cargo Racks of Ships and SRVs do so in canisters.
You can salvage canisters with a cargo scoop or limpet collectors in space or on a celestial body's surface. Check the GUI text when targeting canisters whether it's "legal salvage" or "illegal salvage".
AppearanceEditEach cargo canister is shaped like a rounded octagonal prism and is about the size of a full-grown human. There are various different cannister designs, used by different types of commodities.
Cargo containers contain multiple canisters. One metric tonne cargo cannisters are utilized to contain freight. This standardized system has made loading and unloading more efficient and easier.