Relay Satellite

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A Relay Satellite is a Probe orbiting a Celestial Body that serves the function of creating a Relay Network.

Use

Relay Satellites are used to communicate with the Kerbal Space Center without the need of direct connection to it. This makes relay satellites a must for every interplanetary mission[citation needed]. Relay Satellites give the function for other Probes to stay connected to the Kerbal Space Center without having the requirement to be in line of Kerbin.

Design

A relay satellite must have at least one relay-capable antenna and sufficient electricity to operate it. It must be placed where it has a connection to the rest of CommNet.

Gallery

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A massive relay network covering Kerbin, all working together.