2HOT Thermometer

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2HOT Thermometer
Part image
Environmental sensor by
Probodobodyne Inc

Radial size Radial mounted
Cost (total) 900.00 Funds
Mass (total) 0.01 t [N 1]
Drag 0.2 [N 1]
Max. Temp. 1200 K
Volume  ?
Impact Tolerance 8 m/s
Research Engineering 101.png Engineering 101
Unlock cost 2 500 Funds
Since version 0.18
Part configuration sensorThermometer.cfg
Experiment Temperature Scan
Electricity required 0.0075 ⚡/s

  1. 1.0 1.1 The mass and drag are from the part config, but the game handles it massless/dragless.

The 2HOT Thermometer displays temperature at up to four significant figures when activated; the reading is displayed in Kelvin. When playing in career mode, it is available with Engineering 101, at the second tier of the technology tree.


In general, temperature can rise while:

  • Approaching a celestial body hotter than space;
  • Entering an atmosphere; or
  • Firing engines

Temperature can be reduced through:

The 2HOT, however, measures ambient temperature. This can be used to determine temperature of the surrounding atmosphere, and sunlight will affect the measured temperature--but not in a consistent manner, as being in the shade can cause lower read-outs, but getting close to Kerbol does not cause a higher read-out.

The 2HOT can be used to earn science when exploring a celestial body, and it will continue to tell the temperature in real-time once activated. Science, however, is only generated when a reading is recorded (e.g., "Logged"), much like the PresMat Barometer.

Product description

This thermometer is definitely not a store-bought model with some wires stuck to it. Warranty void if an engineer admits it's actually a store-bought model with some wires stuck to it.

Probodobodyne Inc.


  • Changed tech from Basic Science to Engineering 101.
  • "PhysicsSignificance = 1" added. The part now has 0 mass and drag, despite the listed values.
  • Added functionality
  • Initial release