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The '''PresMat Barometer''' measures the current atmospheric pressure.
The '''PresMat Barometer''' measures the current atmospheric pressure.
Currently{{Check version||0.23.5}}, it has "PhysicsSignificance = 1", making it a zero drag and [[massless part]].
== Usage ==
== Usage ==

Revision as of 06:19, 22 April 2014

PresMat Barometer
Part image
Environmental sensor by
Probodobodyne Inc
Radial size Radial mounted
Cost (total) 880.00 Funds
Mass (total) 0.01 t [N 1]
Drag 0.2 [N 1]
Max. Temp. 1200 K
Impact Tolerance 8 m/s
Research Survivability.png Survivability
Unlock cost 2 200 Funds
Since version 0.18
Part configuration sensorBarometer
Experiment Atmospheric Pressure 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 PresMat Barometer measures the current atmospheric pressure.

Currently[outdated], it has "PhysicsSignificance = 1", making it a zero drag and massless part.


Displays atmospheric pressure to five significant figures, while active. A pressure below 0.0001 atm is shown as vacuum by the sensor. Lower atmospheric pressures markedly reduce lift and drag induced by the atmosphere, and cause a small change in engine efficiency.

While it is activated, the barometer drains 0.0075 Electric Charge per second (0.45 E/m, 27 E/hr).

The PresMat cannot be used to earn science while in a vacuum or a very thin atmosphere.


A device for measuring the local atmospheric pressure. Warranty void if exposed to air

Probodobodyne Inc.


  • "PhysicsSignificance = 1" added. The part now has 0 mass and drag, despite the listed values.
  • Added Functionality
  • Initial Release