Research stations allow you to combine 3 to 5 similar items into an item with higher rarity (but not necessarily better stats).
There is a minimum of 3 items required before you may attempt to research the new item, there is a 20% chance of success for each item, I.E. 3 items = a 60% chance of successfully getting a higher rarity new item. In case of failure, a different item of same rarity is created instead.
Putting 5 items in guarantees a 100% chance of success
Any research station can exchange 3 legendary modules (ship modules, not weapons!) for the XSTN-II quest artifact. A maximum of 1 out of 3 modules exchanged can be a XSTN artifact.
The tech level of turrets produced at a research station is determined by the coordinates of the sector the station is located in: i.e. higher tech level turrets will be produced by research stations closer to the core.
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Research stations will buy the following goods