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Starfield Mission Board explained

The Starfield Mission Board is your one-stop shop for repeatable radiant quests that offer straightforward tasks for desirable rewards, including credits.

Starfield Mission Board: A female player against a blurred background of the Mission Board.

What is the Mission Board in Starfield? Bethesda’s latest RPG is absolutely jam-packed with quests to complete and activities to uncover, but the Starfield Mission Board is perhaps the most confusing. Separate from standard quests, the Mission Board is something you’ll want to take part in for extra rewards, which is perfect when just starting out in the massive universe at your fingertips.

The Mission Board is a great task to undertake as you explore the Starfield planets, as you’ll be sent out into space to complete set challenges. Not only that, but it’s a good opportunity to get to know your fellow Starfield companions and Starfield crew while you venture into the cosmos.

Starfield Mission Board explained

The Starfield Mission Board provides repeatable ‘radiant’ quests that require you to complete generic objectives to earn credits, often sending you out to various planets and solar systems.

While main quests, side missions, and faction storylines form the bulk of the Starfield length and offer several reasons to explore the universe, the Mission Board provides a more check-list type of objective that can be completed to earn bonus credits. As such, don’t expect anything story-driven or too complex. Instead, these are generally missions sending you to survey a planet, locate a certain type of planet, or hunt down specific bounties, depending on which faction Mission Board you’re using.

In many ways, the Starfield Mission Board is similar to the radiant quests in Fallout 4, which tasked you with aiding settlements across the Capital Wasteland. Granting basic rewards like credits and XP, these are simply here to ensure you’re never lacking a challenge to complete for bonus rewards.

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Starfield Mission Board locations

The Starfield Mission Board locations can be found in the faction hub areas and around cities, each with a unique design to represent the relevant faction.

Starfield Mission Board: The Constellation Mission Board location.

The Constellation Mission Board can be found in the basement of the Constellation headquarters in New Atlantis, known as The Lodge. It is a small computer console that, when interacted with, opens the Mission Board interface to browse and acquire radiant quests for the faction.

Starfield Mission Board: The United Colonies Mission Board location.

The United Colonies Vanguard Mission Board can be found in the control room of the UC Vigilance spaceship, which you will visit during the Starfield UC Vanguard faction storyline.

Starfield Mission Board: The Crimson Fleet Mission Board location.

The Starfield Crimson Fleet Mission Board is located in the Reckoner’s Core of The Key, the space station headquarters of the raiders faction. There are several terminals around the central cyber-runner chair used by Shinya.

The Starfield Freestar Collective Mission Board can be found in The Rock bar in Akila City, located on the planet of Akila in the Cheyenne system. Interestingly, you are required to complete at least one of the Mission Board objectives to progress this faction storyline, so you’ll naturally come across it if you join this group.

It’s expected that each of the Starfield factions will have their own Mission Board, each with unique quests that reflect the faction’s priorities, such as Constellation offering exploration-focused missions. Once we find them for each faction, we’ll be sure to update this list, so keep checking back.

Starfield Mission Board: Exampe Mission Board quests.

Starfield Mission Board quests

The Starfield Mission Board includes the following quests:

  • Bounty – Find and kill a target
  • Cargo – Deliver cargo to a destination
  • Passenger – Deliver passengers to a destination
  • Hunt – Clear an area of hostiles
  • Smuggling – Smuggle contraband for the Crimson Fleet
  • Piracy – Steal cargo from a ship for the Crimson Fleet
  • Rescue – Rescue a hostage from a hostile ship for the Freestar Rangers
  • Sabotage – Disrupt a rival business for the Ryujin
  • Plant – Place incriminating evidence for the Ryujin
  • Hack – Upload a malicious program for the Ryujin
  • Explore – Locate a planet with a specific trait
  • Supply – Provide resources to another settlement via an outpost cargo link
  • Survey – Survey a planet

The type of mission available to you depends on which faction Mission Board you are using. For example, the Constellation Mission Board is focused on various exploration objectives, such as surveying planets and exploring biomes, while the Crimson Fleet often involves piracy.

Here’s a breakdown of the more complicated missions you can get from the Mission Boards.


Passenger mission require you to transports passengers to a target destination. While this isn’t an inherently complex objective, it’s worth taking note of the capabilities of your own ship. Each ship has a Passenger stat that dictates the number of passengers you can have on board, separate from the number of crew members. You might have to improve the capabilities of your vessel if you can’t taxi everyone.


Smuggling missions task you with smuggling illegal goods to a target location. This is quite complex given the intricate Starfield contraband system. To keep things simple, be sure to store the contraband items in your ship cargo, rather than in your personal inventory. This decreases the chances of being caught with contraband when being scanned. Additionally, you can increase your chances of success by purchasing a Shielded Cargo hold upgrade and Scan Jammer for your ship.

Starfield Mission Board: The Explore mission type.


The Explore missions are arguably the most challenging type of survey mission, requiring you to search an entire solar system for a planet with the target trait. To locate planets with the target trait, look at the planet characteristics via the Starmap to view the traits, indicated in an information panel on the left.

Starfield Mission Board: Exploring a planet with the scanner.

However, without a powerful scanner, you’re unlikely to be able to uncover the traits of a planet without touching down. If so, land on a planet and start exploring in search of the planet’s traits, marked by the icon on the scanner in the image above.


Supply missions are the most complicated, requiring you to provide resources to a settlement using an outpost cargo link. As such, to start these missions you must have the Outpost Engineering skill – one of the best Starfield skills. To complete a Supply mission, you need an outpost cargo link to send the specified resource to the target settlement.

Starfield Mission Board: Survey mission type.


Survey missions task you with surveying and scanning every characteristic of the given planet, including flora and fauna. For planets without life, this can often be done by scanning the planet from orbit, revealing more surface level information that might satisfy the quest objectives. However, for planets with life, you’re going to need to land on the planet and explore it more thoroughly using your scanner.

Planet survey progress is shown on the planet’s info card on the Starmap, as well as in the scanner interface when exploring the planet’s surface.

That covers everything you need to know to get started with the Starfield Mission Board, including what it is, the type of objectives to expect, and how to find the Mission Boards. While the pay-outs aren’t huge, these are a great repeatable source of credits that can be used to fund your Starfield outposts, Starfield weapons and Starfield armor upgrades, and – perhaps most importantly – give you enough money to eventually purchase the expensive end-game Starfield ship customization options.

Still looking for more? While a good Starfield wiki can be a handy source of information, our new Starfield Database goes further, offering you daily news, searchable databanks, and even interactive tools.