Controls a limpet that scrapes samples and bio-matter from the surface of an alien vessel.

— In-game Description

The Research Limpet Controller is a Limpet Controller used to extract tissue samples from Thargoid Interceptors. Using Research Limpets may provoke a hostile response from Interceptors.


Limpets controlled by this module can latch onto alien vessels and collect samples directly from the hull. This process takes an amount of time, during which both vessels must remain within a set distance of each other, for the process to fully complete. On completion, the limpet will return back to its controlling vessel.

— Additional In-Game Details

Class Rating Mass (T) Integrity Value (CR) Power Draw (MW) Max Active Limpets Target Range (m) Limpet Life Time (s)
1 E 1.30 20 1,749,600 0.40 1 2,000 300

Engineer ModificationsEdit

There are currently no Engineer modification options for the Research Limpet Controller.

Purchase LocationsEdit

Class Rating System Station Value
1 E Shinrarta Dezhra Jameson Memorial 1,574,640
1 E Brestla i Sola Prospect 2,099,520
1 E HIP 17692 Blackmount Habitation 1,749,600
1 E Pleiades Sector AB-W b2-4 Noctrach-Ihazevich Research Facility 1,749,600
1 E Wadir Harris Installation 1,749,600
1 E CN Hydrus Bailly Hub 1,749,600
1 E Eta Cassiopeiae Kessel Silo 1,749,600
1 E California Sector BA-A e6 Mic Turner Base (Planetary Base) 1,749,600