GRAVMAX Negative Gravioli Detector
|GRAVMAX Negative Gravioli Detector|
| Environmental sensor by |
|Radial size||Radial mounted|
|Mass||(total)||0.00500 t [N 1]|
|Drag||0.2 [N 1]|
|Max. Temp.||1200 K|
|Impact Tolerance||8 m/s|
|Research||Advanced Science Tech|
|Unlock cost||12 200|
|Part configuration|| sensorGravimeter.cfg|
|Electricity required||0.0075 ⚡/s|
The GRAVMAX Negative Gravioli Detector is a scientific instrument and environmental sensor that measures the local gravity. It displays the acceleration on the craft due to gravity in meters per second squared (m/s²) when right clicked.
|“|| 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
The GRAVMAX Negative Gravioli Detector can be radially mounted to a vessel. It is a physicsless part, and its mass and drag are instead added to its parent part.
- → Main article: Science#Modules
|Requires||GRAVMAX Negative Gravioli Detector|
|Data size||60 Mits|
|Processing energy||600 ⚡|
Right-clicking on the GRAVMAX Negative Gravioli Detector (from the vessel or from a scientist on EVA) will reveal an option to "Log Gravity Data". Using this option will make the GRAVMAX perform a Gravity Scan, which can earn the player Science. A Gravity Scan appears to focus on deviations in the local gravity; experiment messages sometimes focus on fluctuations, such as a mass below the planet's surface increasing the strength of gravity.
A Gravity Scan can be performed while at rest on a celestial body's surface (landed or splashed), or while in space. A unique Gravity Scan can be taken from every biome, in all situations. A Gravity Scan cannot be performed while in flight in a body's atmosphere, or while sinking into a body's oceans. Note that "Landed" and "Splashed" are two separate scenarios; a GRAVMAX can perform two scans from a water biome, one while floating on the water, and one while sunk onto the ocean floor.
The GRAVMAX is the only scientific instrument with biome-specific results from space, and the only scientific experiment of any kind with biome-specific results from high space. Combined with its high science value, this makes the GRAVMAX a massive source of science points once unlocked. In order to take full advantage of this, it is best to send a probe with the scientific instrument into a polar orbit, so it eventually flies over all biomes.
Like other scientific instruments, the GRAVMAX can only hold one Gravity Scan at a time. In order to reuse the instrument, the scan must be removed; this can be done by a Kerbal on EVA, or by an Experiment Storage Unit (or probe core with built-in storage functionality).
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|
- On surface, in atmospherical flight or in orbit.
- The name "Gravioli" may be a play on the word ravioli.
- The name “Gravioli” could be inspired by some mumbo jumbo uttered by Professor Farnsworth in Season 4 Episode 1 of Futurama, “Roswell That Ends Well.”
- Despite the warning, no "positive gravioli particles" exist ingame.
- "PhysicsSignificance = 1" added. The part now has 0 mass and drag, despite the listed values.
- Added functionality
- Initial release