If you go right from there, you'll be at the exit to Base 2B.
Keep going left to find a morphball tunnel. If you can find tier 2 armor, great.
If you have Explosive Burst on one of your weapons or sticky grenades , you can attack the eight Moontants on the platform above from below. From Starbounder - Starbound Wiki. This switch drops another Moontant on the crates and opens the hatch.
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There are five Moontants guarding this shaft. If you have non-limited explosives, you can attract them to the door and blow them up through the door. Mining Chest Blueprint. At the same time, you'll have to dodge the Erchius Horror's plasma lasers. They can hit the bottom girders, but not the second tier.
After killing them, descend into the mine. Sign up using Email and Password.
Penguin Pete at the shipyard will give you the mission, stating that he needs the Erchius Crystals found there to fix your ship's FTL drive. When you approach the crates, the five Moontants patrolling above may see you.
You now have three choices. You don't need to worry about emptying your inventory in Survival Mode, since no items are dropped on death in a mission. This item will only be visible in searches to you, your friends, and admins.
For the second hit, flip the left switches or right switches, sides are arbitrary form here , then wait for the cycle to end or rush through with a shield, preferably pulling it out right before you go through , run to the right and flip those switches, dodging the moontant.
There are six Moontants beyond the door, with four of them in range for the door-shielding tactic mentioned above. Once again, you can climb the left side and get through ventilation. You need to sign in or create an account to do that.