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ATI Fluid[]


ATI fluid is a flammable liquid used by the Robinsons. There is plenty of it in the Jupiter 2's tanks. They use it as a herbicide in their attempt to beat back giant alien plants and rescue Judy (“Attack of the Monster Plants”).

Astral Degree[]

An astral degree was a unit of measurement used in navigation. It was mentioned in “Time Merchant.”


An astrocycle was a unit of measurement. It was used in one episode of Lost in Space (“Deadliest of the Species”).



The astrogator is circular, domed console located at the center of the flight deck of the Jupiter 2. Its purpose was to plot and maintain the ship’s course. It was equipped with manual override controls so that the pilot could alter the pre-set course when necessary. It was also very susceptible to small magnetic influences, as seen when Dr. Smith uses a magnetized ring to alter the ship's course surreptitiously.

Central Incubator[]

The central incubator was a device referred to by Arcon. On his planet, people are hatched from eggs. Similar incubators were mentioned in connection with the Zon culture.

Central Turbomechanism[]

The central turbomechanism is a device in the Robot that has some role in mediating the Robot’s feelings. It is part of all robots—although not all robots are programmed for emotion ("Deadliest of the Species”).

Cobalt Magnesium[]

Cobalt magnesium is a mineralogical compound required for the Jupiter 2's plant purifier.


Cosmium is a chemical element or alloy used for parts of the hull of the Jupiter 2 to add strength to the structure. It is mentioned in the episode “Revolt of the Androids.” It should not be confused with cosmonium, an explosive chemical mined on Priplanus in “Blast Off into Space.”


Cosmonium, according to Nerim, was the quintessence of living force. Will Robinson described it as looking like “little bits of sun.” The powerful and valuable substance was extracted from ore. Nerim was prospecting for it and a few small bottles would be of sufficient value to allow him to retire. Dr. Smith believed that cosmonium could give him eternal life. It had the unexpected ability of bringing to life the statue "Spirit of Space." The statue then craved more and more cosmonium after being animated by it.

Deep Thrust Telescopic Probes[]

The Deep Thrust Telescopic Probes were unmanned spacecraft that established Alpha Centauri as the only star to contain a habitable planet within range of human spaceflight. It is referenced in both "No Place to Hide" and "The Reluctant Stowaway." Although the probes are never seen in the series, three fan reference manuals show the probes and depict them as saucer shaped vessels.

Disintegrator capsules[]

Disintegrator capsules are a weapon in the arsenal of the Jupiter 2. They resemble small metal boxes ("Revolt of the Androids").


Deutronium is the atomic fuel used by the Jupiter 2, first mentioned by name in "Attack of the Monster Plants." Don West was mining for it when he was interrupted by tremors caused by Nerim's prospecting for cosmonium (“Blast Off Into Space”). Apparently, Deutronium is used as a form of currency by some civilizations. The number of canisters needed for a flight ranges from five to seven. In real life this mineral is known as "Deuterium" and is also known as hydrogen-2, its speculated in real life that this isotope of hydrogen can be found on the surface of the Earth's Moon and that it could actually be used in Nuclear fusion.

Diode Timer[]

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The diode timer is a component of the Robot. Its function is analogous to the human heart. If the Robot is not recharged for a significant period, the diode timer will stop and he will cease to operate (“Trip Through the Robot”), presumably permanently. Recharging used not to be a problem, as at one point earlier in the series the Robot had solar cells, but these were obviously removed by the time of “Trip Through The Robot.”

Hyper-atomic Missile[]

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A hyper-atomic missile is a type of advanced weapon used by many alien civilizations, including humans.


The Jupiter 2 goes into hyperdrive when the Robot smashes a panel on the astrogator, suggesting that it is a phenomenon rather than a propulsion system. Later in the series, the Robinsons must have learned to exploit the phenomenon as in some episodes it is obvious that they must be travelling faster than light. They also travel beyond the speed of light through misadventure on a few occasions.

Hyperlaser Beam[]


A hyper-laser beam is a weapon used by the Sobram civilization. Apparently nothing (or nearly nothing) could withstand a hyper-laser beam, and the Sobram warrior is surprised to see the plant creature survive the energy beam. Explosions occur in the device when it is activated.

Intergalactic Probe 22[]

Intergalactic Probe 22 was likely heading towards the Siribidus Galaxy or at least stopping there to refuel. The Alpha Control Reference Manual says that probes of this type would actually be utilized as space arks to transport people to the colony on Alpha Centauri, but this is not mentioned in the series.

Laser Weapons[]


Laser Weapons were carried on the Jupiter 2. They came in both rifle and pistol configurations. In the second season of Lost in Space, the older lasers were replaced with newer models, although the earlier ones were still occasionally used.

Matter Analyzer[]

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The matter analyzer was a scanning device aboard the Jupiter 2. It was used to identify matter in space such as asteroids and cosmic dust. It was also used as a telescope-like device in the third season.

Memory Machine[]

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The memory machine was a device used by the Galactic Tribunal of Justice to scan witnesses' memories. It is stated that the device can only display the individual's point of view, yet those memories are shown in third person.

Model 56 Tauron Computer[]

The Model 56 Tauron Computer was a piece of equipment used in robots. It was far in advance of analog and digital technology. Verda incorrectly assumed that the Robinsons’ Robot possessed one (“The Android Machine”). The Model 56 could have originated with the Tauron species from the planet Tauron.

R-14 Transistor Unit[]

The R-14 transistor unit was a component of the Jupiter 2's computer system. It was mentioned in “The Flaming Planet.”

Radio Telescope[]

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The radio telescope, as seen in the unaired pilot “No Place to Hide,” is a electronic device aboard the Gemini 12 spaceship. Will Robinson used the radio telescope to view the perilous situation his father, John Robinson, and pilot Major West (then known as Dr. West) were in. The footage was later reused in "There Were Giants in the Earth.” Unlike actual radio telescopes, the Robinsons’ was able to provide pictures and sound from great distances.

Radion Rockets[]

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Radion rockets were a type of missile used by the Sobram civilization in “The Flaming Planet.” The rockets are not visible when they make impact in the episode, appearing only as explosions.

Superatomic Oraxium Overdrive[]

Space Enforcer Claudius’ spaceship was equipped with a superatomic oraxium overdrive. This allowed his ship to travel throughout the universe at high velocity, and had a practically inexhaustible fuel supply. It had a power core similar to the Jupiter 2's, but whenever the ship manoeuvred, it used rockets fired from an unseen area of the ship overhead. It is unclear if these were connected with this drive or just secondary methods of propulsion.

Thruster Control[]

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The thruster control was a component installed in the astrogator of a spaceship which controlled the ship's thrusters. These were able to function on both human-built and alien ships ("Blast Off Into Space"). Dr. Smith stole a thruster control from the astrogator of the Jupiter 2 in order to gamble with Mr. Nerim for cosmonium, thus imperilling the Jupiter 2's escape from Priplanus. The Jupiter 2 includes at least five of these (the Jupiter 2 propulsion specifications says that it includes nine of them).


Transistors were among the fundamental components in both the Robot and various other mechanical devices used by the crew of the Jupiter 2.



Transistoroids were a component of The Robot. Their function is unknown. (See “Trip Through the Robot”).

Unit 12, RDS Remote Unit[]

Unit 12, RDS Remote Unit, constructed by the Andromedan civilization, created Verda.