Welcome to the Elite Dangerous Wiki
A galaxy of knowledge on Elite Dangerous.
The free encyclopedia that anyone can edit.

For site policies, see here

1,808 articles since January 1, 2013.
New players please read the pilot's guide for lots of useful information. Please read the Elite Dangerous FAQ for a general overview.
FAQ Default
PilotsGuide Default
Factions Default
Ships Default
Outfitting Default
Weapons Default
Equipment Default
Roles Default
Stations Default
StarSystems Default
SignalSources Default
Commodities Default
Galaxy Default
Species Default
Engineers Default
Powerplay Default
CQC Default
Ranks Default
Vehicles Default
Planets Default
Stars Default
Nebula Default
Characters Default
Point of Interest Default
Materials Default
Guides Default
Organizations Default
Fansites Default
In 1984 a video game named Elite, written by David Braben and Ian Bell, was released to the public. It quickly became one of the most successful and influential space simulator games of all time.

In 1993 Frontier: Elite II, a sequel to the original Elite game was published by Gametek, and allowed David to establish Frontier Developments in 1994. In 1995 Frontier Developments released Frontier: First Encounters, also known as "Elite III".

The Frontier titles are famous for their 1:1 scale, dynamic star systems, realistic physics and seamless freeform landings.

After a period of developing other games, Frontier announced their plans to create another sequel to Elite and in 2012 they began a crowdfunding project for Elite Dangerous. After a period of Alpha and Beta testing which was open to backers Elite Dangerous was released on December 16, 2014. The second season of expansions Elite Dangerous: Horizons was released on PC on December 15, 2015. It's also available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Mac.
About this wiki
The Elite Dangerous wiki was created to allow a collection of game documentation, how-to articles, theory and game data that pertains to the definitive massively multiplayer space epic Elite Dangerous.

Anyone can assist in keeping this wiki up to date.

  • Creating an account is a great way to join the community
  • Pages that need expansion can be found here
  • Pages that need updating can be found here
Featured Video
Elite Dangerous Frontier Expo 2017 Content Reveals32:52

Elite Dangerous Frontier Expo 2017 Content Reveals

Featured Images



Developer Frontier Developments
Director David Braben
Release December 16, 2014
Elite Dangerous Trailer02:34

Elite Dangerous Trailer

Elite Dangerous - The Galaxy03:50

Elite Dangerous - The Galaxy

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.