A Resource Depot is a station.
It is the only place where the player can trade materials.
It also refines raw ores into those materials, for a small percentage, called "refinery tax".
Prices and refinery tax depend on the player's relation to the owner faction and the amount of materials available in the station.
Founding a Resource Depot costs 15 million credits.
Advantages of building and using your own Resource Depot:
- Refinery tax is not paid (small advantage)
- Sell prices of materials are about 30% higher compared to what an allied faction's Resource Depot will pay.
- It is possible to build it close to rich asteroid fields that are far away from civilization, in order to refine ores there.
A Resource Depot does not require any blocks to function. It is possible to build it only from stone blocks and it will work.