Dres is the fifth planet of the Kerbol star system. It is located between Duna and Jool in a somewhat eccentric and inclined orbit. It is considered to be the Ceres analog for the game. It is similar to Moho and Eeloo in that it has no atmosphere and no natural satellites. Dres has the least gravity of any planet in the Kerbol system. While it is classified as a dwarf planet by the developers, it currently meets the I.A.U.'s definition of a planet.
The surface of Dres appears light grey and is rocky and uneven, similar to that of Mün, with a surface covered in regolith rubble. Unlike the Mun, Dres has large patches of what appear to be ice. The highest points are just under 5.7 km in altitude. One notable geographic feature is a canyon just south of the equator which is several kilometers deep.
The surface of Dres has several crates, but unlike other planetary bodies, none are very prominent with the largest being slightly under 13 km in diameter.
In total 42 craters have been positively identified with another 5 still waiting for confirmation. The spreading of the craters is biased to the western (and in particular Northwestern) hemisphere of Dres.
|Quadrant||No. of craters (%)||No. of Craters|
|Time warp||Minimum Altitude|
|5×||10 000 m|
|10×||10 000 m|
|50×||30 000 m|
|100×||50 000 m|
|1 000×||100 000 m|
|10 000×||200 000 m|
|100 000×||300 000 m|
A topographical projection map of Dres, accurate as of 0.18.
A topographic height map of Dres as of version 0.18.1 made with the ISA MapSat plugin.
- Initial Release
- According to the IAU definition of planet,
A planet is a celestial body which:
- Is in orbit around the Sun,
- Has sufficient mass to assume hydrostatic equilibrium (a nearly round shape), and
- Has "cleared the neighbourhood" around its orbit.
Dres, a celestial body, orbits Kerbol, has a nearly spherical shape, and has cleared its neighborhood of debris. It is most likely defined as a dwarf planet by the developers as an asteroid belt near Dres will be developed in later versions.