MPO Probe

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MPO Probe
Part image
Command module by
STEADLER Engineering Corps

Radial size Small
Cost (total) 9 900.00 Funds
(dry) 9 854.10 Funds
Mass (total) 0.90 t
(dry) 0.40 t
Drag 0.15-0.2
Max. Temp. 2200 K
Volume  ?
Impact Tolerance 9 m/s
Research Large probes.png Large Probes
Unlock cost 34 700 Funds
Since version 1.10
Part configuration MpoProbe.cfg
Command module
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 
SAS level 3
Packet size 1 Mits
Transmission speed 2.86 Mits/s
Electricity required 24 ⚡/Mits
Liquid fuel tank
Liquid fuel 45 Units of fuel
Oxidizer 55 Units of fuel
Field of View (min) 3 °
(max) 84 °
Detection 35 %
Enhancable No
Modes Biome

The MPO Probe, formally the Moho Planetary Observer, is an unmanned command module with a built-in rocket fuel tank.

Product description

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.



  • Initial release