Starfield Constellation

The Starfield Constellation faction is one of the first groups you can join in your voyage across the galaxy, here's what we know about the explorers

Who is the Starfield Constellation faction? It’s ironic that we’re still trying to figure out what this group does considering the one thing we know about them is that they are intrepid space explorers, seeking answers to the biggest questions about life and the universe. Todd Howard has described the group as “NASA meets Indiana Jones meets the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen”.

Unlike many of the other Starfield factions, Constellation is one the player joins by default and is at the heart of the main Starfield missions. When the player joins the faction in their headquarters in New Atlantis, they’re hunting down the last remaining fragments of a spheroid alien artifact, and the player is invited to join them after finding a fragment of the artifact and experiencing visions.

When was Constellation founded?

While there’s no official word on how old Constellation is, there is a pretty big clue hidden away in the Starfield gameplay trailer. When the player holds up their Chornomark watch, which has the Constellation logo as its home screen we can see the “EST 2188” etched across the top. This suggests that Constellation is 142 years old when the main story of the game starts.

A member of the Starfield Constellation faction

Starfield Constellation members

Constellation appears to be a small group that was perhaps once much larger. Currently, we know its ranks include Barrett, Vasco (who is one of the confirmed Starfield companions), Sarah, and the player, however, we see at least three other members in the gameplay trailer.

Barrett is described as an adventurer, scientist, explorer, and a friendly face, and you meet him after discovering your first fragment of the artifact. Sarah appears to be the confident leader of the faction who describes their mission to the player.

Vasco is an early model of an expeditionary robot made by the Lunar Robotics Company, which has been refurbished to better serve Constellation – he does have some combat capabilities but is primarily a utility bot.

How to join Constellation

While you join the in-game faction by default, Bethesda is also accepting IRL Constellation applicants – you won’t get to explore the mysteries of the universe, but you will get early access to news and interviews about the game. To sign up as a Constellation member, head to the official Starfield website.

Starfield Db is your complete guide to Bethesda’s latest open-world RPG, offering a comprehensive database of locations, weapons, factions, and more.