| Command module by |
STEADLER Engineering Corps
|Max. Temp.||2200 K|
|Impact Tolerance||9 m/s|
|Unlock cost||34 700|
|Part configuration|| MpoProbe.cfg|
|Pitch torque||6 kN·m|
|Yaw torque||6 kN·m|
|Roll torque||6 kN·m|
|Electricity required for torque||
|Electricity required||3.00 ⚡/min|
|Electric capacity||1000 ⚡|
|Packet size||1 Mits|
|Transmission speed||2.86 Mits/s|
|Electricity required||24 ⚡/Mits|
|Liquid fuel tank|
|Field of View||(min)||3 °|
|“|| The Moho Planetary Observer combines the functions of many parts in one, to help make sure the searing heat of its primary mission target is distributed and dissipated without harming its critical control functionality.
— STEADLER Engineering Corps
Like the Probodobodyne HECS2, the MPO incorporates many parts into one. It has the electric capacity of a Z-1k Rechargeable Battery Bank, more than the torque of a Small Inline Reaction Wheel, the antenna rating of an RA-2 Relay Antenna, and the rocket fuel capacity of a FL-T100 Fuel Tank. It is able to collect and store experiments, like the Experiment Storage Unit. Notably, it is the only command module with a built-in relay antenna; this also allows it to transmit Science without any extra parts.
The MPO's unusual shape makes it ill-fitted for atmospheric use, and a fairing should be used to launch it into orbit. However, it is very capable once in space. With just a 48-7S "Spark" Liquid Fuel Engine attached, the MPO has a delta-V of 2100 m/s.
As of 1.12, the MPO's KerbNet module has the third greatest anomaly detection rate. Compared to the top two command modules, it has a far greater FoV. This makes the MPO an excellent choice for scanning for anomalies.
The MPO has a higher heat tolerance than most other unmanned command modules.
- Along with the MTM Stage, the MPO Probe is derived from the BepiColombo mission as part of the version 1.10 Shared Horizons update. Specifically, the MPO Probe is modeled after the ESA's Mercury Planetary Orbiter.
- Initial release