| Antenna by |
Ionic Symphonic Protonic Electronics
|Radial size||Radial mounted|
|Mass||(total)||0.02 t [N 1]|
|Drag||0.2 [N 1]|
|Max. Temp.||2000 K|
|Impact Tolerance||7 m/s|
|Part configuration|| C16S.cfg|
|Packet size||2 Mits|
|Transmission speed||3.33 Mits/s|
|Electricity required||6 ⚡/Mits|
|“|| A Surface mount version of the Communotron-16
— Ionic Symphonic Protonic Electronics
One difference between the 16 and the 16-S is that the Communotron 16-S is non-combinable. On a craft, combinable antennas can combine their antenna power, achieving a greater combined power. However, the 16-S cannot do this; attaching two to a craft results in the same antenna power as attaching one. For this reason, attaching more than one Communotron 16-S to a vessel is not recommended.
Because the 16-S is static, it is much more durable than the 16 when active; unlike a deployed Communotron 16, it cannot be destroyed by aerodynamic forces. This makes it a good choice for probes that must pass through an atmosphere (i.e. a Duna lander), as long as a relay network is set up beforehand.
The Communotron 16-S is one of the first two antennas unlocked in the tech tree (along with the 16). It is a physicsless part, and its mass and drag are instead added to its parent part.
- Initial Release