Skilled personnel experienced in the maintenance and day-to-day operation of spaceships and smaller ground-based installations.

–In-Game Description

Each ship has a minimum required or skeleton crew which is required to maintain baseline 70% Combat readiness.

Crew are also potentially consumed during salvaging and planetary survey operations. Fleets specialising in these will often contain dedicated crew transports like the Mudskipper or Valkyrie to support them.

Crew can be lost in combat due to hull damage, with Blast Doors mitigating this. Most fighters require crew, and these are lost every time a fighter is destroyed. This may necessitate serious extra crew considerations for large scale use of crewed fighters.

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