DetailedSurfaceScanner Ingame

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%,[citation needed] 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)
1 C 1.30 250,000

Purchase LocationsEdit

System Station Date Seen Discount
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: