Name System Planet Station Blueprints Completed Development Level
Etienne Dorn ✆︎ Los A2b Kraken's Retreat 10 7 4.8
Marsha Hicks ✆︎ Tir A2 The Watchtower 9 6 4.7
Mel Brandon ⚗︎ Luchtaine A1c The Brig 9 9 5.0
Petra Olmanova ✆︎ Asura 1d Sanctuary 10 5 4.6

Engineering Research

Estimated progress: 1,605,050/1,824,000

Colonia's engineers are researching higher grades of blueprints. Higher grades become available after approximately the following numbers of (cumulative) upgrades have been carried out on a particular module type.

The Census offers a project management service for people wishing to undertake coordinated work to upgrade blueprints - contact Ian Doncaster if the blueprint you are interested in is not yet registered.

Blueprints available
Grade 2Grade 3Grade 4Grade 5
As the higher grade blueprints will be researched through a combination of rolls, the total required at any individual grade will be lower than stated here - the figures are if the entire research was made up of that grade once it becomes available.
Upgrades made Grade 1300075001900048000
Grade 2-2250800022500
Grade 3--380013500
Grade 4---7250

It is believed that use of pinned blueprints and application of experimental effects do not contribute to research. You will need to log out and in to see an upgrade once the threshold is crossed.

Note that it is possible for an Engineer to have a higher research level than there exist blueprints - Mel Brandon has G5 Shield Cell Bank knowledge, but the SCB blueprints only exist up to G4. Similarly, Petra Olmanova cannot produce G2 High Capacity Chaff, Heatsinks or Point Defence (and neither, of course, can Ram Tah), despite having sufficient research level.