Probodobodyne HECS

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Probodobodyne HECS
Part image
Command module by
Probodobodyne Inc

Radial size Tiny
Cost (total) 650.00 Funds
Mass (total) 0.10 t
Drag 0.15-0.2
Max. Temp. 1200 K
Volume  ?
Impact Tolerance 12 m/s
Research Precision engineering.png Precision Engineering
Unlock cost 4 900 Funds
Since version 0.21
Part configuration probeCoreHex_v2.cfg
Command module
Pitch torque 0.5 kN·m
Yaw torque 0.5 kN·m
Roll torque 0.5 kN·m
Electricity required for torque
Electricity required 1.50 ⚡/min
Electric capacity 10.0 
SAS level 1
Field of View (min) 17 °
(max) 63 °
Detection 12 %
Enhancable No
Modes Terrain

The Probodobodyne HECS is an unmanned command module that runs on electricity.

Product description

The HECS core capabilities go far beyond its sleek, 6-sided futuristic casing. This probe core provides advanced guidance assistance technology, and comes fitted with internal reaction wheels and decently-sized batteries. Despite concerns that one day, autonomous spacecraft cores could become self-aware and turn against their creators, or even become very stubborn against opening pod bay doors, Probodobodyne insists that these unmanned AI-driven devices are the way of the future.

Probodobodyne Inc


Generally placed near the top of the rocket, the Probodobodyne HECS provides full command module functionality with a tiny connector on the top and bottom. Its six-sided shape is better suited to three- or six-way symmetry when attaching parts.

The HECS is usually able to replace the similar Probodobodyne OKTO as an upgrade. It has the same stack size, mass and electricity storage. Compared to the OKTO, the HECS has an internal reaction wheel that is 66% stronger; in addition, it is capable of prograde and retrograde hold SAS, which is very helpful during the rocket's launch or re-entry. Finally, it has a wider range of FoV options in KerbNet, and has twice the OKTO's detection rate. These useful benefits come at the small drawback of increased electrical usage, both by the probe core and by its reaction wheel.


  • This is intended to provide backwards compatibility with old craft still using the old HECS part.


  • New model and texture
  • Added KerbNet
  • Initial Release