Planetary Annihilation Gameplay & Resources

Planetary Annihilation Orbital Launcher

Orbital Launcher

Description: Orbital factory - build and launch satellites and other units.

Build Cost: 2,700 metal

HP: 6,000


Vision Radius: 110 meters


Build Rate: 40 metal per second

Fabrication Metal Consumption: 40 metal per second

Fabrication Energy Consumption: 33.75 energy per second

Energy Consumption per Metal: 18 energy per metal

Orbital Launchers are used to build units that are launched into space. This factory, is the only way to build units that get into space and is a must for interplanetary combat.


In the 54357/54382 update, the Orbital Launcher’s cost went down greatly from 30,000 down to 6,500.

In the Build 59549, several changes were made.

  • The Orbital Launcher used to be buildable by advanced fabricators only, but is now buildable by basic fabricators, including the Commander.
  • The metal cost was reduced from 6,500 metal to 2,400 metal.
  • The build rate was cut down from 60 metal per second and 4,500 energy per second down to 20 metal per second and 2,000 energy per second, resulting in 100 energy per metal.
  • The Orbital Launcher used to be able to build all orbital units, but now can only build Orbital Fabrication Bots, Anchors, Basic Radar, and Astraeuses.

In the Planetary Annihilation Build 61250, the Orbital Launcher can no longer build the Anchor and can instead build the Avenger.

In the 67342 Build, several changes were made.

  • HP: 2,250 to 6,000
  • Build Cost: 3,900 metal to 2,700 metal
  • Build Rate: 75 metal per second to 40 metal per second