| Antenna by |
Ionic Symphonic Protonic Electronics
|Mass||(total)||0.01 t [N 1]|
|Drag||0.2 [N 1]|
|Max. Temp.||2000 K|
|Impact Tolerance||7 m/s|
|Part configuration|| commsDish16|
|Packet size||2 Mits|
|Transmission speed||3.33 Mits/s|
|Electricity required||6 ⚡/Mits|
The Communotron 16 is a deployable antenna item for the science transfer system and is the most basic antenna able to acces the KerbNet System. Like the Communotron 88-88, the Communotron 16 can be deployed and retracted through action groups or manually. It has no drag due to being a physicsless part.[outdated]
If using one to connect to CommNet, remember to extend it before it goes out of range. If it's not extended, the spacecraft it's on will use its internal antenna instead.
|“|| The Communotron 16 is a versatile and lightweight antenna, suitable for moderate-range communication, long-range backup communication, and eavesdropping on secret government operations.
— Ionic Symphonic Protonic Electronics
The Communotron 16 has a data rate of 0.3333 Mits/s and a data cost of 6 e/Mit. While by far the slowest transmitting device, it also uses the least amount of electric charge and is the first one the player gets their hands on in career. It's small and can be placed almost anywhere.
- entryCost changed from 240 to 750
- Moved from Science to Communication
- Added CommNet
- cost changed from 150 to 300 (and made significant)
- "PhysicsSignificance = 1" added (see physicsless part)
- Added function
- Extended description
- Initial Release