Communotron DTS-M1

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Communotron DTS-M1
Part image
Antenna by
Ionic Symphonic Protonic Electronics

Radial size Radial mounted
Cost (total) 900.00 Funds
Mass (total) 0.05 t
Drag 0.2
Max. Temp. 2000 K
Volume  ?
Impact Tolerance 8 m/s
Research Precision engineering.png Precision Engineering
Unlock cost 4 900 Funds
Since version 0.22
Part configuration commsAntennaDTS-M1.cfg
Packet size 2 Mits
Transmission speed 5.71 Mits/s
Electricity required 6 ⚡/Mits

The Communotron DTS-M1 is an antenna, used to connect to CommNet and transmit science. It is deployable, and must be deployed before use.

It is a medium sized antenna, more powerful than the Communotron 16, and weaker than the Communotron HG-55. It is the non-relay version of the RA-2 Relay Antenna.

Product description

The Communotron DTS-M1 is a fully deployable communications and data transmission system. It has been designed to have a minimal form factor when stowed. Occasional antenna tweaking and swift kicks to the main assembly may be required for optimal performance.

Ionic Symphonic Protonic Electronics


Extended DTS-M1 on a Command Pod Mk1

The Communotron DTS-M1 is a medium strength antenna. Its antenna power of 2G is ideal for inner Kerbol system exploration. With a level 2 Tracking Station, a single DTS-M1 can reach Moho, Eve, and Duna if the planets are nearby; with a level 3 station, a DTS-M1 can maintain constant communication from Moho, connect from Eve and Duna most of the time, and even reach Dres on a good day.

Like the Communotron 16, the DTS-M1 must be deployed before use. Once deployed, it can be broken by aero forces, and must be repaired by an Engineer. Transmitting science will automatically deploy the antenna.


  • The Communotron DTS-M1 had a "Flashing Lights" option in the VAB/SPH, but no one was sure which light flashes if any light flashes. As of version 1.11 this option is no longer there..


  • Moved tech from Basic Science to Precision Engineering
  • cost changed from 600 to 900
  • entryCost changed from 1500 to 4900
  • Increased mass from 0.03 to 0.05
  • Moved from Science to Communication
  • Added CommNet
  • Cost increased (100 to 600), packet cost decreased (15 to 12.5)
  • Initial release