A manned ADS, as viewed by a Pod.

NaviComp name ADS
NaviComp coordinates

X: 601
Y: -1477

The ADS or Asteroid Detection System is a station used for detecting and tracking asteroids. While completing missions, it is learned that the ADS discovered the asteroids EMA, KAT, and JOR.

Mission Prescence

Mission 17 begins the initial construction and uses a Resupply Module Dockable to place an ADS Core Module at the pre-selected location.
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The diagram showing how to connect the ADS Sensor Wings in Mission 20

With Mission 20, 2 ADS Sensor Wings are added.

Mission 29 expands the station by adding 2 Large Solar Panels, a Control Room and a Pod.
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The finished upgrade to ADS", after completing Mission 34'

Finally, Mission 34 further adds more station modules; to-wit, an Orion Crew Capsule with a Service Module, and an ISAAC Module.

From ADS you can get to HOM(800) and KAT(830).


As of Version 1.8.9, the ADS does not actually perform any task (it doesn't track asteroids), but Space Agency 2 may add a use for this.