GRAVMAX Negative Gravioli Detector

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GRAVMAX Negative Gravioli Detector
Part image
Environmental sensor by
Probodobodyne Inc.
Radial size Radial mounted
Cost (total) 8 800.00 Fund
Mass (total) 0.01 t [N 1]
Drag 0.2 [N 1]
Max. Temp. 1200 K
Impact Tolerance 8 m/s
Research Advanced science tech.png Advanced Science Tech
Unlock cost 12200 Fund
Since version 0.18
Part configuration sensorGravimeter
Experiment Gravity 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 GRAVMAX Negative Gravioli Detector displays gravity in meters per second squared (m/s²) when right clicked. In career mode, it is available with Advanced Science Tech, at level 8 of the technology tree.

Usage

This instrument shows the gravity in your current sphere of influence to a maximum of 4 significant figures and two decimal places. This can be used with altitude to estimate the mass of the nearest celestial body or to measure its surface gravity. Alternatively, it can be used with the accelerometer and altitude to make landing estimates.

While active, the gravimeter drains 0.0075 electric charge per second (27 E/hr).

The detector does not function in high orbits depending on the orbited body. Last known working altitudes and values at them:

Celestial body Altitude Gravitational acceleration
Gilly 36 544 m 0.0 m/s²
Kerbol < 13 599 840 km > 0.00633845348 m/s²
Kerbin 1 800 km 0.61 m/s²
Mun 600 km 0.1 m/s²
Minmus 180 km 0.03 m/s²

Measurements from various places in Kerbol planetary system:

Celestial body Altitude Gravitational acceleration Measurement location[note 1]
Kerbol 1 110 651 m 16.99 m/s² orbit
Moho 5 172 m 2.59 m/s² surface
Eve 304 m 16.66 m/s² surface
Gilly 94 377 m too low to measure orbit
Gilly 36 544 m 0.0 m/s² orbit
Gilly 26 145 m 0.01 m/s² orbit
Gilly 3 582 m 0.03 m/s² surface
Kerbin 1 800 km 0.61 m/s² orbit
Kerbin 0 m 9.81 m/s² surface
Mun 600 km 0.1 m/s² orbit
Mun 566 m 1.62 m/s² surface
Minmus 180 km 0.03 m/s² orbit
Minmus 4 360 m 0.43 m/s² surface
Duna 3 321 m 2.88 m/s² surface
Ike 5 858 m 1.01 m/s² surface
Dres 1 990 m 1.10 m/s² surface
Laythe 120 718 m 5.09 m/s² orbit
Laythe 3 846 m 7.73 m/s² surface
Laythe 17 m 7.85 m/s² surface
Vall 2 440 m 2.27 m/s² surface
Tylo 2 594 m 7.78 m/s² surface
Bop 19 287 m 0.35 m/s² surface
Pol 898 m 0.36 m/s² surface
Eeloo 1 712 m 1.66 m/s² surface
  1. On surface, in atmospherical flight or in orbit.


Product description

A device for capturing and measuring the elusive Negative Gravioli Particle, used for determining the precise strength of gravitational fields. Warranty void if used to detect Positive Gravioli Particles.

Probodobodyne Inc.

Changes

0.23.5
  • "PhysicsSignificance = 1" added. The part now has 0 mass and drag, despite the listed values.
0.22
  • Added functionality
0.18
  • Initial release