SC-9001 Science Jr.

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SC-9001 Science Jr.
Part image
Environmental sensor by
Experimental Engineering Group

Radial size Small
Cost (total) 1 800.00 Funds
Mass (total) 0.20 t
Drag 0.2-0.3
Max. Temp. 1200 K
Volume  ?
Impact Tolerance 6 m/s
Research Basic science.png Basic Science
Unlock cost 5 500 Funds
Since version 0.22
Part configuration materialBay.cfg
Experiment Materials Study
Electricity required None

The SC-9001 Science Jr. (also called the Material Bay or Materials Bay) is used to retrieve science points and to complete science experiments in space or other celestial bodies. In career mode, it is available with Basic Science, at level 4 of the technology tree.


The interior

It is the more advanced scientific sensor added with version 0.22. The unit cannot be reused after its results were transmitted, unless it is cleaned by the Mobile Processing Lab MPL-LG-2 or a kerbal scientist.

The measurements are only biome specific if on the surface. At all other altitude segments, the measurements are always the same over the complete segment. It can gather science at all altitudes and environments.

Product description

The SC-9001 is a cutting edge, self-contained laboratory. Have you ever wondered what happens to something in zero-G? Or, have you ever pondered the truly meaningful questions? Such as what would happen if I exposed this to the rigors of stellar radiation and unforgiving vacuum? It comes with complimentary notepad. Recommended for ages 4-8. Small parts inside make it not suitable for small children.

Experimental Engineering Group


  • If the part is used in sandbox mode, the data message says "I don't think we are getting much done here", etc.
  • The number 9001 in the name is a reference to HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey. This is supported by the report obtained when observing the module while high over Jool, while landed on Dres, and while landed on Duna. Moreover, by zooming on the activated module, there is a red light that looks like HAL's red dot. It is not a reference to the "over 9000" meme from Dragon Ball Z.
  • The part is used to capture the Kraken In the "Kerbal Science" trailer for version 0.22.


  • Changed tech from Engineering 101 to Basic Science.
  • Changed costs.
  • Initial release