Communotron 16 CommSat + Launcher
by Diche_Bach
uploaded 2016-08-15
mod probe


  • KW Rocketry
  • KerbalEngineer
  • Modular Rocket Systems
  • RemoteTech
  • Squad (stock)
  • TweakScale - Rescale Everything!
  • USI Survival Pack


  • Type: VAB
  • Class: ship
  • Part Count: 144
  • Mods: 7


A mod rocket called Communotron 16 CommSat + Launcher. Built with 144 of the finest parts, its root part is probeCoreHex.

Built in the VAB in KSP version 1.1.3.

A fairly basic RemoteTech communications satellite with launcher. This sat is sufficient for creating a medium range omni network at Kerbin, plus with capacity to relay to Mun/Minmus/anywhere in Kerbin SOI.

The launcher has sufficient dV to insert the sat into Minmus or Mun orbits, even highly elliptical orbits to minimize eclipsing and signal loss.

I’ve had a lot of fun with this ship and have a four satellite comms network over Kerbin composed of these. I’ve also added a couple science modules and used the exact same ship to complete SCANSat missions around Mun and Minmus, and I have also used the craft as the core of an unmanned Minmus Lander which I’ve successfully tested in Kerbal Construction Time’s simulation mode, and will soon test for real. I will likely use the same core (with a bit more EC storage capacity and a bit more hydrazine and perhaps some ion engines) as the basis for my initial interplanetary probes once I unlock more powerful communications dishes.

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