An oldy but a goody, the Robigo / Sirius Atmospherics passenger route remains an accessible and reliable way to earn decent amounts of credits and stock up on mission-awarded engineering materials. The premise is simple: take a specially-built passenger Python to Robigo Mines in the Robigo system, and use it to transport tourists to the Sirius Atmospherics tourist beacon in Sothis.
Overview: Specially tuned for the precise requirements of Robigo Mines tourist missions. The FSD can be replaced with an Engineered FSD V1, purchased from Human Tech Brokers with a small handful engineering materials, which doesn’t require any Engineer unlocks and costs less than engineering an FSD from scratch.
Alternatives: For the Robigo route to be viable you need at least a 30ly jump range. The only alternative to engineering is using a Guardian FSD Booster.
Thankfully it’s now easier than ever to build a Robigo Python, as the Engineered FSD V1 can be purchased from Human Tech Brokers without unlocking any actual engineers, and for fewer materials than it would require to engineer an FSD from scratch. You’ll still need either this or the Guardian FSD Booster though, and the GFSDB reduces your passenger capacity.
Robigo builds balance the raw passenger capacity of Economy Class cabins with the ability to transport higher paying passengers in Business Class cabins. There’s no advantage to taking any Class higher than Business.
The easiest way to get to Robigo is to hitch a ride on a Fleet Carrier, though often these won’t be able to park in-system as it’s so busy. A more accessible alternative is to outfit a Bubble Taxi or Exploration ship for long jump range (you can even re-use the FSD from your Python) and travel to Hauser’s Reach station in Robigo, then transfer your Python to the station. From there, hop in your Python and fly to the Robigo Mines outpost.
Because of the travel time involved, it’s best if you’re able to stay in Robigo for a few play sessions to maximise the benefit of your journey over.
Now you’ve got your Python and transported it to Robigo Mines, here’s the procedure:
When you first start running these missions you won’t get paid too much, but as you build reputation with the factions at Robigo Mines you will get offered more and better missions until you can earn in the region of 120M per hour if you optimise for time. You can also choose the reputation reward for the Imperial-aligned faction if you’d like to increase your Imperial rank, or choose the Grade 5 materials rewards (Exquisite Focus Crystals, Biotech Conductors and Modified Embedded Firmware) when available if you need to stock up on materials for engineering.
PTN doesn’t officially support Robigo runs, but you’re always welcome to head to our Discord server and ask any questions you may have in our Pilots Lounge.