"Place on a planet to raise its atmosphere level"
The Atmosphere Generator is a terraforming tool. When used, the player's spaceship deploys it onto the planet, where it pumps air into the planet's atmosphere, raising the atmosphere level.
This tool uses purchased ammunition.
This tool can be purchased in the following locations:
Your Empire : §150,000
Diplomat Empire : §150,000
Ecologist Empire : §75,000
Scientist Empire : §90,000
Shaman Empire : §90,000
Zealot Empire : §90,000
By taking advantage of a homeworld mission, you can purchase these for only 1,000. To do this, take the "I want to Terraform" mission. Use the Atmosphere Generator anywhere, except for the target planet. Return to your homeworld and go through the mission dialog until you get two options. Choose "I need more of the tools you gave me." You will be given a new Atmosphere Generator along with 10 more of the plants and creatures at the cost of 1,000.
The atmosphere generator somewhat resembles the atmosphere processor from the movie Aliens, which was what was producing breathable oxygen for the human colonists on LV 426.