Advanced stellar body scanner used during exploration.
— In-Game Description
The Detailed Surface Scanner will give a pilot info on the composition of a moon, planet, star, or other stellar body and also data such as orbital distance and orbit time.
A Discovery Scanner is required for this module to be useful; both modules must be present on the ship for this one to provide information. Use of this module increases the amount of credits that can be earned in stellar cartography by about 30%, and is considered essential for any pilot wanting to use exploration as their primary source of income.
In order to use this module a pilot must select the unexplored entity from their navigation panel then fly to within range (varies due to entity diameter) just as with scanning with the discovery scanner and as such does not need to be bound to a firing group.
The scan will take from 35 seconds down to 15 seconds depending upon the range at which the entity is scanned, 35 seconds for maximum range down to a minimum of 15 for close range. This difference in scan times may make it worthwhile to get closer to an entity being scanned to save a few seconds but risks the pilot being caught in the entity's gravity well.
Upon completion of the scan the pilot will receive a message confirming the detailed scan.
|Class||Rating||Mass (T)||Value (CR)|
|LHS 28||Flade Enterprise||December 28, 2017||15%|
|BD+49 1280||Archimedes City||December 28, 2017||15%|
|Ikenga||Lorenz Station||December 28, 2017||15%|
|Tomas||Harris Claim||December 28, 2017||15%|
|Barnard's Star||Miller Depot||December 28, 2017|
|EQ Pegasi||Merbold Ring||December 28, 2017|
|Fomalhaut||Fort Lee||December 28, 2017|
|LHS 2259||Ejeta Terminal||December 28, 2017|
|LHS 3447||Dalton Gateway||January 9, 2018|
|Bitjala||Walker Dock||February 5, 2018|
Engineer Modifications Edit
The following modifications can be applied to this module by Engineers to enhance its abilities: