Communotron 16

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Communotron 16
Part image
Antenna by
Ionic Symphonic Protonic Electronics

Radial size Tiny
Cost (total) 300.00 Funds
Mass (total) 0.01 t [N 1]
Drag 0.2 [N 1]
Max. Temp. 2000 K
Volume  ?
Impact Tolerance 7 m/s
Research Engineering 101.png Engineering 101
Unlock cost 750 Funds
Since version 0.18
Part configuration commsAntenna16.cfg
Packet size 2 Mits
Transmission speed 3.33 Mits/s
Electricity required 6 ⚡/Mits

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

The Communotron 16 is a deployable antenna item for the science transfer system. Like the Communotron 88-88, the Communotron 16 can be deployed and retracted through action groups or manually.


The Communotron 16 is a versatile and lightweight antenna, suitable for moderate-range communication, or long-range backup communication.

Ionic Protonic Electronics


The Communotron 16 has a data rate of 5Mits/s and a data cost of 5. It's the most inefficient transmitting device, but the first one the player gets his hands on. It's small, weights almost nothing and can be placed almost anywhere without having to worry about list on the vessel.


  • Added a function for science points to be transferred to Kerbin and energy to be consumed while transmitting as well as a slight mechics modifications
  • Initial Release