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Approved Tech Gravimetric Sensor Net

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Fiolette Fortan


  • Intent: To create a sensor that will assist in the tracking and detection of planetary bodies and objects in motion.

  • Image Source: Reddit // Graphic Design (x)

  • Canon Link: N/A

  • Restricted Missions: N/A

  • Primary Source: N/A

  • Manufacturer: Primo Victorian Shipwright, First Order Division of Science

  • Model: FISN-GS2

  • Affiliation: The First Order | Closed-Market, Primo Victorian Shipwright (x

  • Modularity: No

  • Production: Minor

  • Material: Gravimetric Sensor Components, Mass Sensor Components, Astrometric Modules, and Infodata Storage Units, and Other Sensor Components.

  • Detects planetary objects (bodies) in motion through space, by looking for mass in motion.

  • Compiles data regarding the object to assist operators with identification.

  • Compares older data to new data and displays information for operators.
The gravimetric sensor net looks for planetary bodies in motion through space at long range, it however; cannot distinguish whether this object is a passing vessel, asteroid, comet or anything other than it is simply an object in motion. It is left up to the operator to determine whether this object is worth investigating. The operator can request the sensor to bring up its logs and compare older data to new data. The sensor can give basic parameters such as length, width and the estimated weight of the object in motion.

Below is an example of what a sensor operator would see when utilising the sensor. As you can imagine, a sensor that is sensitive to mass would have illuminated several thousands of objects at once. Therefore as a component in a much larger sensor system, it can only provide limited information and should not be relied upon solely to provide information to the operator.



  • Objects: It can detect objects moving through space so long as it has mass.

  • Indiscriminate: It doesn’t know what the object is, just that it is an object with mass moving through space.

  • System: Cannot be used on its own and must be part of a system.
Due to the ever expanding borders of the First Order, FODOS (First Order Department of Science) needed a basic sensor to assist in locating moving planetary bodies. While there are more highly advanced sensors, they first needed to send out survey teams on smaller science ships before sending in a full line of vessels to investigate the matter. They needed to know about the movement of objects to do two things, the first of which was to further study of motion in space. So that perhaps they could get a better understanding of gravimetric distortions in their natural state and other naturally occurring gravimetric-related phenomena. Secondly, so that they could assist the First Order Department of Transportation with up to date information so that trade routes, hyperlanes and the like could be maintained as needed to ensure safety throughout the First Order.

  • Adding Affiliations
Original Section(s):

Affiliation: First Order

New Section(s):

Affiliation: First Order, Primo Victorian Shipwright (x

Fiolette Fortan


No, the Gravimetric Sensor Net can only tell you it's an object moving through space :).
[member="Fiolette Yvarro"]

So it's sensitive to a range of masses from planetary scale to... Starfighter scale? But it can't tell the mass of the object it picks up just a direction? Distance?

Fiolette Fortan


It basically can tell you that it is an object moving through space because it has mass. It cannot tell you what that object is, it cannot tell you which direction the object is going - just that it's an object moving through space, it can tell you approximately how far away this object is from it.

In summary: the Gravimetric Sensor Net cannot tell you what the object is, it only knows that it has mass and that it's moving through space. It is only one component in a sensor, that's it.
[member="Fiolette Yvarro"]

Thank you. Can you just make a bit more clear in the sub that it just records presence and approximate distance but not size and direction?

I assume there's a minimum threshold for mass as otherwise it would be overwhelmed by asteroids and other space junk?
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