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Sensors are used to detect objects beyond visual range and for assisting other subsystems with targeting. This can include detecting spacecraft on the other side of a solar system, or targeting of weapon bays and other systems.
Sensors can only penetrate one layer of interference. This means that a spacecraft in orbit of a world can penetrate the atmosphere layer, but not the hydrosphere layer.
Lastly it means that anything inside the atmosphere of a world, cannot detect anything inside the atmosphere of other worlds in the solar system.
Amount of volume dedicated to sensors increases the sensor range in which a spacecraft can detect contacts.
- 3-5 million meter range is generally enough to cover an entire single star system
- 7-8 million meter range is generally enough to cover an entire binary star system
- 12-14 million meter range is generally enough to cover an entire trinary system
When crew is ordered to do a system survey, the time required to do so will depend on the number of celestial bodies in the solar system, the range category of the sensors, and the rank of the sensor station operator.
|Short Range||12,954m||Less than one lunar orbit|
|Orbital Range||12,954m||More than one lunar orbit|
|Planetary Range||91,449m||More than 1/2 planetary orbit|
|System Range||2,743,200m||More than 15 planetary orbits|