Surface Scanning Module

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Surface Scanning Module
Part image
Scanner by
Experimental Engineering Group
Radial size Radial mounted
Cost (total) 800.00 Funds
Mass (total) 0.01 t
Drag 0.2
Max. Temp. 2000 K
Impact Tolerance 7 m/s
Research ScanningTech.png Scanning Tech
Unlock cost 2 400 Funds
Since version 1.0
Part configuration SurfaceScanner

The Surface Scanning Module is a part introduced in version 1.0.


The surface scanning module is used to improve scans on a certain planetary body after a player has already completed an orbital scan. The scanning module can narrow-down potential areas where a player can have improved ore mining output. Using it does not provide science points.


  • When you first land in a new biome, the scanner will report the ore concentration as "(Unknown avg.)", and there will be a button to click, "Run Analysis".
  • If the surface that you are scanning has zero ore, the scanner will report the ore concentration as "Unknown" (not zero).
  • The Surface Scanning Module is the only device that will give you a continuous readout of your current biome, and your latitude and longitude.

Product description

A small module that includes soil, atmospheric, and oceanic sampling tools. When used while landed on a planet or moon, the sample data gathered can be used to increase the accuracy of orbital survey scanners.

Experimental Engineering Group


  • Initial release