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The '''Communotron 88-88''' is a deployable [[antenna]], and is the antenna with the smallest transmission interval and highest total throughput. <!-- Previous edit described this part as having the lowest total throughput, an understandable error as in-game part description specs also indicate this. In-game part description specs for total throughput are not currently being calculated correctly, however, as they currently display the product of packet size and packet interval. True throughput rates (the rates the player will actually experience when playing the game) are the product of packet size and packet *frequency* (frequency being the inverse of interval).--> The Communotron 88-88 is deployed during [[science]] data transmission and retracted when transmission is complete.
 
The '''Communotron 88-88''' is a deployable [[antenna]], and is the antenna with the smallest transmission interval and highest total throughput. <!-- Previous edit described this part as having the lowest total throughput, an understandable error as in-game part description specs also indicate this. In-game part description specs for total throughput are not currently being calculated correctly, however, as they currently display the product of packet size and packet interval. True throughput rates (the rates the player will actually experience when playing the game) are the product of packet size and packet *frequency* (frequency being the inverse of interval).--> The Communotron 88-88 is deployed during [[science]] data transmission and retracted when transmission is complete.
  
Currently{{Check version||0.23.5}}, it has "PhysicsSignificance = 1", making it a zero drag and [[massless part]].
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Currently{{Check version||0.24.2}}, it has "PhysicsSignificance = 1", making it a zero drag and [[massless part]].
  
 
== Description ==
 
== Description ==

Revision as of 14:35, 28 July 2014

Communotron 88-88
Part image
Antenna by
Ionic Symphonic Protonic Electronics
Radial size Tiny
Cost (total) 1 500.00 Funds
Mass (total) 0.10 t [N 1]
Drag 0.2 [N 1]
Max. Temp. 2000 K
Impact Tolerance 7 m/s
Research Automation.png Automation
Unlock cost 20 000 Funds
Since version 0.18
Part configuration commDish88-88
Packet size 2 Mits
Transmission speed 20 Mits/s
Electricity required 10 ⚡/Mits

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


The Communotron 88-88 is a deployable antenna, and is the antenna with the smallest transmission interval and highest total throughput. The Communotron 88-88 is deployed during science data transmission and retracted when transmission is complete.

Currently[outdated], it has "PhysicsSignificance = 1", making it a zero drag and massless part.

Description

The Communotron High-Gain Antenna, model 88-88 allows for long-range, high speed communication.

Ionic Protonic Electronics

Gallery

Changes

0.23.5
  • "PhysicsSignificance = 1" added. The part now has 0 mass and drag, despite the listed values.
0.22
  • Added Functionality
  • Re-worked texture
0.18
  • Initial Release