List of places and biomes in KSP (planetary geology & geography) - UPDATING FOR v1.0.x. (2024)

There are several biomes on Kerbin, and if you go to orbit, you've got low orbit, high orbit and maybe more, I can't remember.

There are few stages of Kerbin's atmosphere.

So far I've seen the deserts of Kerbin, island muddy dirt, regular dirt around the KSC and the launch pad char+goo. Also, north polar ice and sea near the KSC. There are highlands, too (high mountains without snow). (beware - these are not official names of the places you see written in the experiment dialog boxes)

I've sent a probe to Minmus and, except the high and low orbit, there's the surface, and that's it. Regardless of the landing spot, the messages are the same. I've been jumping with the same probe around for an hour.

List of places and biomes in KSP (planetary geology & geography) - UPDATING FOR v1.0.x. (1)

Cyan-green smooth terrain, pistachio-green plateaus, even the dirty parts (screenshot), it all seems to be one biome, unlike Kerbin.

Mün also has high and low orbit, and surface. I've got only 2 functional probes, so I can't claim that's all there is.

Let's report these places where experiments can be made. Keep it short and simple to avoid cluttering with unnecessary posts. Try to remember the proper names from the dialog boxes.

It's better not to reveal what the goo or science bay do in each situation. It's kind of a spoiler.

UPDATE (includes new stuff from v1.0.x.)

(based on users' accounts, probably quite messy and because of that subjected to constant change and refinement)

biomes on Kerbin:

- main biomes -

- grasslands

- highlands

- mountains

- deserts

- badlands

- tundra

- ice caps

- shores

- water

- secondary locations -

- administration

- astronaut complex

- crawlerway

- flag pole

- KSC

- launch pad

- mission control

- R&D

- R&D central building

- R&D corner lab

- R&D main building

- R&D observatory

- R&D side lab

- R&D small lab

- R&D tanks

- R&D wind tunnel

- runway

- SPH

- SPH main building (roof)

- SPH round tank

- SPH tanks

- SPH water wower

- tracking station

- tracking station dish east

- tracking station dish north

- tracking station dish south

- tracking station hub

- VAB

- VAB main building (roof)

- VAB pod memorial

- VAB round tank

- VAB tanks

biome map

ScanSat image of Kerbin

places on Mün:

- poles

- northern basin (53° N, 53° E)

- northwest crater (15° N, 30° E)

- twin craters (21° S, 136° E)

- southwest crater (38° 21' S, 1° 14' E)

- polar crater (59° N, 42° W)

- farside crater (7° N, 52° W)

- east farside crater (two coordinates given by the users, please check which one is correct: 6° 31' N, 209° 38' E, or 16° S, 83° E)

- highland craters (73° S, 156° E)

- midland craters (37° S, 105° W)

- eastern crater (16° S, 83° E)

- highlands (10° 27' S, 84° 27' W)

- midlands (0° N, 255° W)

- polar lowlands

- canyons (27° N, 49° W)

map

ScanSat image of Mun

places on Minmus

- highlands

- midlands

- lowlands

- slopes

- great flats

- greater flats

- lesser flats

- flats

- poles

map

ScanSat image of Minmus

places on Moho

- north pole

- northern sinkhole ridge

- northern sinkhole

- highlands

- midlands

- minor craters

- central lowlands

- western lowlands

- south western lowlands

- south eastern lowlands

- canyon

- south pole

ScanSat image of Moho

places on Eve

- poles

- Explodium Sea

- lowlands

- midlands

- highlands

- peaks

- impact ejecta

ScanSat image of Eve

places on Gilly

- lowlands

- midlands

- highlands

ScanSat image of Gilly

places on Duna

- poles

- highlands

- midlands

- lowlands

- craters

ScanSat image of Duna

places on Ike

- polar lowlands

- midlands

- lowlands

- eastern mountain ridge

- western mountain ridge

- central mountain range

- south eastern mountain range

- south pole

ScanSat image of Ike

places on Dres

- poles

- highlands

- midlands

- lowlands

- ridges

- impact ejecta

- impact craters

- canyons

ScanSat image of Dres

places on Jool

- no places

places on Laythe

- poles

- shores

- dunes

- Cresent Bay

- Sagen Sea

ScanSat image of Laythe

places on Vall

- poles

- highlands

- midlands

- lowlands

ScanSat image of Vall

places on Tylo

- highlands

- midlands

- lowlands

- maria

- minor craters

- major crater (3×)

ScanSat image of Tylo

places on Bop

- poles

- slopes

- peaks

- valley

- ridges

ScanSat image of Bop

places on Pol

- poles

- lowlands

- midlands

- highlands

ScanSat image of Pol

places on Eeloo

- poles

- glaciers

- midlands

- lowlands

- ice canyons

- highlands

- craters

ScanSat image of Eeloo

Each is accessible from low orbit, too, and then it becomes a new "place".

Once you're high above the planetary body, there are no known (!) discinctions, except when orbiting high above Minmus, where the regions are still detectable.

Atmosphere measurements are available only when the craft is on a suborbital trajectory.

heights for Kerbin:

-flight (0 m - 18 km)

-upper atmosphere (18 km - 69.1 km)

-space near Kerbin (69.1 km - 250 km)

-space high above Kerbin (250 km - SOI limit)

heights for Mün:

-space near Mün (0 m - 60 km)

-space high above Mün (60 km - SOI limit)

heights for Minmus

-space just above Minmus (0 m - 30 km)

-space high above Minmus (30 km - SOI limit)

heights for Kerbol

-space near Kerbol (0 km - 1,000,000 km)

-space high above Kerbol (1,000,000 km - ∞?)

heights for Moho

-space near Moho (0 km - 80 km)

-space high over Moho (80 km - SOI limit)

heights for Eve

-flight (0 m - 22 km)

-upper atmosphere (22 km - 96.7 km)

-space near Eve (96.7 km - 400 km)

-space high over Eve (400 km - SOI limit)

heights for Gilly

-space near Gilly (0 m - 6 km)

-space high above Gilly (6 km - SOI limit)

heights for Duna

-flight (0 m - 11.7 km)

-upper atmosphere (not detected or highly variable detection)

-space near Duna (41.4 km - 140 km)

-space high over Duna (140 km - SOI limit)

heights for Ike

-space near Ike (0 m - 50 km)

-space high over Ike (50 km - SOI limit)

heights for Dres

-space near Dres (0 km - 25 km)

-space high above Dres (25 km - SOI limit)

heights for Jool

-flight (-250 m - 120 km; if on suborbital trajectory, otherwise "space near")

-upper atmosphere (120 km - 118 km; if on suborbital trajectory, otherwise "space near")

-space near Jool (118 km - 4000 km)

-space high above Jool (4000 km - SOI limit)

heights for Laythe (needs more verification)

-flight (0 m - 10.2 km)

-upper atmosphere (10.2 km - 55.2 km)

-space near Laythe (55.2 km - 200 km)

-space high above Laythe (200 km - SOI limit)

heights for Vall

-space near Vall (0 m - 90 km)

-space high above Vall (90 km - SOI limit)

heights for Tylo

-space near Tylo (0 m - 250 km)

-space high above Tylo (250 km - SOI limit)

heights for Bop

-space near Bop (0 m - 25 km)

-space high above Bop (25 km - SOI limit)

heights for Pol

-space near Pol (0 m - 22 km)

-space high above Pol (22 km - SOI limit)

heights for Eeloo

-space near Eeloo (0 km - 60 km)

-space high above Eeloo (60 km - SOI limit)

Edited by lajoswinkler
constant update

List of places and biomes in KSP (planetary geology & geography) - UPDATING FOR v1.0.x. (2024)

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