Objects can be suspended via the Propulsion Cannon by aiming at the object and pressing player can also load an item from their inventory into the Propulsion Cannon by pressing . Once an object is loaded, the player can launch the object by pressing again. Pressing with an item loaded releases the object without launching it.. The
Attracted objects can be picked up by the player with. This makes the Propulsion Cannon useful to catch fish and pick up hard-to-reach items.
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|Grab Object||Error: Invalid Button Specified|
|Launch Object||Error: Invalid Button Specified|
|Drop Object||Error: Invalid Button Specified|
|Add Object to Inventory|
|Load Object from Inventory||Error: Invalid Button Specified|
The Propulsion Cannon uses energy from a Battery or Ion Battery, which can be replaced with . While picking up objects does not use any energy, holding objects with the Propulsion Cannon uses 1 unit of energy every 1.43 seconds (41.96 energy per minute, 143 seconds for a full Battery or 715 seconds for a full Ion Battery). Launching objects uses 4 units of energy.
The Propulsion Cannon can be recharged with the Swim Charge Fins.
The propulsion cannon allows technicians to manipulate gravitational forces at ranges of up to 20m. It is commonly used in construction and mining to move materials.
'The Prop Cannon: Some species are telekinetic. For everyone else, there's Alterra.'
|Source: Scan Propulsion Cannon fragments|
- The propulsion cannon may have been a reference to the Gravity Gun from the game Half Life 2, sharing similarities with a round body, a handle in the back and left.
- Fish launched with the Propulsion Cannon will produce a smoke-like effect, signifying either that the organism was launched with extreme force or had energy remains from being held by the cannon.