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  1. VERSION 2.0! Download from Spacedock Download from GitHub Version 2.1 Development Branch ================================================================================================================= AlphaMensae's Modular Launch Pads Tired of wimpy launch clamps? Feel your KSP launch experience is lacking something? Well, then make any rocket launch an event by making a complete launch facility with launch base, towers and other accessories. Board your crew, start the countdown, then go for ignition sequence start! Modular Launch Pads is a collection of parts, including various launch clamp-type bases, towers, crew elevators, hold-downs and other accessories. You start by either attaching a base to a bottom center node on a rocket; this can be either the bottom node of an engine, or an attach node added by one of the included path files that add an extra node to various mod rocket tanks, stages or engine mounts. Towers attach to the four nodes on the sides of the base. Swing arms and drop umbilicals attach to nodes on the towers; other parts can be attached to the tower tops. Holdd-downs are surface-attached to the deck, frame top or support pad on the base. IMPORTANT: Use of the offset gizmo is required to customize the layout of the bases and towers. It is also necessary to hold left-shift when dragging the gizmo's arrow handles to get 20m of offset range, otherwise you won't be able to move a part very far. ================================================================================================================= NEW in 2.0 Complete remake and expansion of the old v1 Saturn and Soyuz base parts. All parts are completely new have new names. Addition of Shuttle Launch Platform and accessories. Addition of General Launch Bases and accessories. Addition of two Launch Stands (Small and Large) and early-career accessories, plus a Small Static Test Stand. Extensive use of mesh switching means fewer parts are loaded. All launch bases are now launch clamps, none are free-standing. Free-standing versions of the Saturn and Shuttle launch bases are available as separate extras, are not in GameData/ModularLaunchPads. All launch bases now have a fuel generator, outputting LFO, Mono and LH2 (with Community Resource Pack installed). Added Community Category Kit support, complete with a custom icon. Removal of old v1 Russian Launch Stand, its clamp features have been integrated into the new Soyuz Launch Base. ================================================================================================================= Version 2.0.8 Changelog: Removed the integrated clamp arms, fuel arms and gantry from the Soyuz Launch Base. Attach them separately now; clamp arms surface attach, the fuel arms attach to the auxiliary nodes on the ring, and the gantry attaches to the auxiliary node in the center, below the rocket attach node. Added transfer airlocks to the gantry's crew elevator platforms, to allow crew boarding of a spacecraft inside a fairing via the crew transfer function. Updated B9PartSwitch to v2.13.0 for KSP 1.8.1, works in KSP 1.9.x. It is now the default B9PS in the download's GameData Folder. B9PartSwitch for KSP 1.7.3 is available as a separate .zip file in the root folder of the download. Updated Spacedock compatibility to KSP v1.9. Version 2.0.7 Changelog: Modifed the sound effect of the General ROFI and Shuttle Tail Service Mast sparker by a large amount to make it much quieter. Changed .cfg and .mu names for the General Hold Downs and General ROFI Updated the stock custom category and custom tech tree node .cfgs to those of v2.1 Now includes separate versions of B9PartSwitch for KSP 1.8.1 and KSP 1.7.3. Folders are named for which KSP version they are for. Version 2.0.6 Changelog: Added a drag cube definition (the one from the stock Mk1 Fuselage) to the parts with a deploy-limit adjustable animation to prevent the "Generating procedural drag cube" message spam in the console. Moving the deploy limit slider changes the shape of the part, and without a predefined drag cube, KSP will make, then remake again and again, a new procedural one. Version 2.0.5 Changelog: KSP 1.8: The current versions of B9PartSwitch, Animated Decouplers and Community Category Kit work in KSP 1.8 as is. When a 1.8 version of B9PS is released, it will be included in all future updates of Modular Launch Pads. Updated B9PartSwitch to v2.11.0; this one adds the ability to prevent B9PS modules from being moved to the end of the Part Action Window. It also fixes a bug with texture-switching on copied parts. Added lines to parts with B9PS modules to prevent them from being moved to end of Part Action Window. Removed alternate support columns from the Saturn and Shuttle clamp bases. They ended up outside the the base when the base was rotated. Adjusted General ROFI and Shuttle TSM sparker's burn time to a maximum of 15 seconds with full fuel amount. Renamed the alternate Saturn Lightning Mast to Shuttle Tower Lightning Mast. Added a Module Manager patch to hide the Modular Launch Pads parts from the stock Structural tab into the Extras folder. Added a basic Realism Overhaul compatibility patch into the Extras folder. I did not make this, I found it on the RO Discord server. It's just a simple rescale, TweakScale is not needed, and may not be complete or fully working. Removed KSP 1.3.1 versions of the dependencies, as almost all RO players use KSP 1.6.1 now. ================================================================================================================= Recommended Mod: The LC-39 pad statics in particular from KSC Extended are a great companion to the Saturn and Shuttle launchers; the shuttle launcher especially only properly fits on the KSC Extended LC-39, with the RSS sitting entirely on the top of the pad static. The FSS base and RSS both have an alternate variant for the LC-39 pad which shortens the supports so they sit correctly on the top of the pad static. ================================================================================================================= Installation Instructions New Install: Copy the contents of the GameData folder in the download .zip (NOT the GameData folder) into your KSP GameData folder. You will be copying ModularLaunchPads, Animated Decouplers, B9PartSwitch and CommunityCategoryKit into your KSP/GameData folder. If you already have any of the dependencies, then you do not need to copy them over. Craft files go into your saves/xxxx/Ships/VAB Subassemblies go into your saves/xxxx/Subassemblies folder. Module Manager (not included) is needed for the mod patches Installing Updates: When installing an update of version 2 ofModular Launch PadsDelete, first delete the old version, as file names change with each update, and any old files present will cause problems. Updating from v1: It's best to delete the old version of Modular Launch Pads and do a fresh install, but if you have any craft files that you want to keep first, then the v2.0 parts can co-exist with v1. Copy over the v2.0 parts into the existing ModularLaunchPads folder. Delete the old Category, Patches and Tree folders in v1, and copy over the new versions of those folders. ================================================================================================================= * * * * v2.0 Features * * * * ================================================================================================================= Launch Stands Small LaunchStand (Screenshots by @Zorg ; click for full version) The Small Launch Stand was inspired by the ring-shaped stool used for Redstone and Jupiter-C launches, and designed and intended for early career mode (it's located in the Start tech tree node) and small rockets in general. It also has a rectangular shape with a square outer frame so it can be properly rotated. Features: Switchable plain round, round with a conical riser and rectangular configurations, each with 8 color options. Switchable exhaust hole widths from 0.3125m to 1.875m; the 1.875m setting can accomodate the BDB Titan II and Atlas GLV. Integrated adjustable animated cosmetic hold-downs switchable between simple hold-down bolts and red-yellow clamp arms, or both at once. Integrated animated Redstone/Jupiter-C-type sevice pole with fallback retraction, switchable heights and umbilical connector lengths, and adjustable position. The Small Launch Stand is a one-part complete launch base, but does have a variety of accessories that can be used with it, all designed for early career mode when you don't have the tier 3 launch pad and VAB. They attach to one of the accessory/tower nodes around the stand. These are located in the Launch Stands tree node, just one step away from the start. These include: Separate version of the integrated service pole, so more than one can be used. Small truss-type service tower, with switchable heights and colors. The tower is limited to under 20m in height so it can be used with the stock tier 1 lauch pad, Small pole-type service tower (inspired by that used at LC-46 for the Athena II) with switchable heights and colors, and also limited to under 20m in height. A larger truss-type service tower, inspired by the one used for Gemini-Titan II GLV launches, with switchable heights and colors. This tower is limited in height to fit on the stock tier 2 launch pad. A small animated cosmetic umbilical for the three towers above, switchable between drop-hose and simple swing arm types. The length of the umbilical can be adjusted, and the pipe/hose can be switched in color. Also has an option for a longer mount for use with the Gemini-type tower. A crew access elevator inspired by the Mercury-Redstone and Mercury-Atlas elevators, with switchable heights and colors. It is limited in height to fit in the tier 1 pad. The elevator tower has an animated rollback retraction with an upward rotating crew walkway. The elevator pad and crew walkway are adjustable in height to match that of a pod's hatch. The elevator tower is able to reach the hatch on the BDB Mercury-Atlas. A crew access elevator inspired by the Gemini-Titan II GLV one, with switchable heights and colors. It is limited in height to fit in the tier 2 pad. The elevator tower has an animated fallback retraction with an exterior elevator car. The elevator car and crew walkway platoform are adjustable in height to match that of a pod's hatch. Large LaunchStand (Sceenshots by AlphaMensae; click for full version) The Large Launch Stand, available in the Launch Stands tech tree node, was inspired by the original LC-34/37 concrete stand used for Saturn I and IB launches, including Apollo 7. It has only one shape, the square frame with a round central opening. Features: Optional tower support block, switchable between 4 positions and has a ladder for crew access to the top. The support block can accomodate the General Crew Elevator (see below) and smaller tower types. Currently the tower support block cannot be adjusted in position, so a tower placed on is fixed in place. Integrated animated retracting cosmetic hold-down arms, switchable to fit tank sizes from 4.25m to 1.875m, with available fine adjustment. The hold-downs can be switched between various configurations, from just two to the full eight used by the Saturn I/IB. Small Test Stand (Sceenshots by AlphaMensae; click for full version) Also included is a small test stand, for all your static fire and R&D testing. It's a launch clamp as well, with switchable horizontal cradle and vertical tower configurations, and 8 color options. Three sets of cosmetic clamps can be independently adjusted to custom fit to different tank sizes. The vertical configuration can accomodate up to a 3.75m fuel tank/stage, and with the tower switched off it doubles as a launch stand as well. ================================================================================================================= General Launch Bases (Screenshots by @Zorg featuring KSC Extended, which has the lightning towers; click for full version) A core collection of non-specific launch clamp bases and towers and other accessories that can be used with each other, or with the other bases to create numerous types of launch facilities, either based on real ones or purely imaginative. Pick a base, then attach the towers and other accessories them, and adjust with the offset gizmo. Features: General Launch Base: A full-size platform with three switchable frame sizes and eight color options. Each frame size has switchable sizes of exhaust holes in both square and rectangular shapes. Includes optional adjustable hold-down support pads for both the core and side boosters to provide extra space to mount a hold-down or just to raise the hold-downs up a bit. General Launch Plate: A minimalist slimeline platform, each also with three switchable frame sizes , the eight color options and switchable sizes of exhaust holes in both square and rectangular shapes. Includes optional adjustable hold-down support pads for both the core and side boosters to provide extra space to mount a hold-down or just to raise the hold-downs up a bit. Also includes integrated simple animated hold-down arms as well has adjustable hold-down support pads. General Multi Modular Service Tower: A one-part modular unmanned service tower section. Has three switchable widths/styles, each with multiple height options and 8 color options. The base and top parts of the section can be separately turned off, allowing multiple sections be stacked to create a tower as tall as desired. The maximum height of the tallest variant is limited to under 36m so it will fit on the Tier 2 launch pad (KSP looks at all the meshes in a part, even the disabled ones, when it comes to determining the part's height and width). General Modular Crew Elevator: A one-part modular crew access elevator tower that can also be used as a service tower with umbilicals and/or swing arms. Has multiple height variants and the same 8 color options, along with two heights of the crew access section. The base and top parts can be separately turned off to allow stacking of multiple sections. Elevator car can be adjusted to stop at different heights. Specialty Towers: Two specific-type service towers are included, an Atlas V type and a Delta-II type. Each has three height variants and 8 color options (the Delta-II's default color is the "Delta Blue" type). The Atlas V tower can also be switched between the default angled version and a straight-sided version General Crew Arm: A switchable length and color crew access arm for the General Crew Elevator, with both classic truss and SpaceX-inspired styles. The hatch interface at the end of the arm is switchable between straight-flat, straight-angled, side-left and side-right types, and the arm can be retracted either to the right or left. General Drop Umbilical and Swing Arm: Two types of animated umbilicals for the towers, a drop-type hose/pipe and a center-mounted straight truss-type swing arm. Both attach to the tower, not the rocket. The drop-type has two length variants that can be fine-adjusted and multiple color options. The swing arm has three overal size options, each with two length variants,thatcan be fine-adjusted, and has 8 color options. The umbilical connecter can be switched between five conventional end types three Delta-IV-style side types. The triple side-type has adjustable outer umbilicals for custom-fitting to a tri-core rocket. The swing arm's retraction direction can be either to the right or left if done manually, or just to the right if done by staging. General Fallback Service Towers: Two separate versions of a SpaceX Falcon 9-style strongback tower, a full-sized one and a mini one, with switchable heights and two color options (light gray and black). Both have an adjustable height upper clamp and fixed short umbilicals. Fallback animation for both is either a manual 2-step method or a staged 1-step method. General Hold Downs: Seven types of animated cosmetic hold-downs are available for all the launch bases, plates and stands, including side and drop-arm types, vertical bolt types and two styles of clamp arms, with each type having three size options. The hold-downs are surface-attached to the launch base, making for easy symmetry options. The animated retraction can be done either manually or via staging. General ROFI: A multi-size Radial Outward Firing Initiator (ROFI, the "sparkers") for your cryogenic rockets, with either 1, 2 or 3 nozzle variants. This is also surface-attached to a launch base, and is staged like an engine. Has a custom sparker plume provided by @JadeOfMaar and a custom sound effect by @damonvv. ================================================================================================================= Soyuz Launch Base (Screenshots by @Zorg; click for full version) Fully remade and expanded, the new Soyuz Launch Base is a launch base inspired by the actual Soyuz launch pad in Baikonur, but usable with other rockets with a core size from 1.875 to 3.75m. The base has two color variants, either the default "Tulip" green and yellow or gray-drab, a full accessible deck, and has a built-in ladder for Kerbal access from the ground. Features: Mounting pads for the clamp arms can be switched between the default 45° positions or alternate 90° positions, or all of them can be turned on or off. Optional auxiliary attach nodes for the fuel arms and service gantry are also available in multiple configurations. Separately attached animated fall-back clamp arms with adjustable end pad size. Separate service gantry arms with animated retraction and five height variants. The right-hand arm has a working crew elevator, with adjustable-height elevator pad and access platform, and an adjustable-length walkway extension. Optional transfer airlock can be turned on for crew boarding of a spacecraft inside a fairing via the crew transfer function. Separate small and large fuel arms, each with several height options and adjustable umbilicals, and with an animated retraction. ================================================================================================================= Shuttle Launch Platform (Screenshots by @Zorg; click for full version) (Screenshot by @DylanSemrau) (Screenshots by AlphaMensae) The full NASA Space Shuttle Mobile Launch Platform and infrastructure, presently designed for the Cormorant Aeronology Mk3-based shuttle stack, but can be used with @benjee10's Shuttle Orbiter Construction Kit (SOCK) with a lot of adjustment with the offset gizmo. Version 2.1 of Modular Launch Pads will have direct support for the SOCK shuttle, please be patient. Features: Shuttle Launch Platform base with separate main engine and SRB exhaust holes. It is a launch clamp, but a free-standing version is available in the Extras folder in the download. Fixed Service Structure tower with separate base and multi-modular switchable tower section. The base has two separate elevators with different maximum height options, and the elevator pads stopping point can be adjusted downward. The tower section is three parts in one: six heights of regular tower section, two heights of crew access section with a movable floor, and the top section for mounting the hammerhead crane or lightning mast. Intertank Access Structure which mounts to the side of the FSS tower using one of the side nodes. Separate animated retracting service arms: LOX Vent "Beanie Cap", Hydrogen Vent and Intertank Access. Crew Access Arm for boarding shuttle crews. Animated Tail Service Masts with retracting umbilicals and built-in sparkers (same FX as the General ROFI). Animated cosmetic SRB hold-downs with drop bolts. Assembly Guide: ================================================================================================================= Saturn Mobile Launcher (Screenshots by @Zorg; click for full version) (Screenshots by @Friznit; click for full version) (Screenshot by AlphaMensae) "One giant leap...." The mighty Saturn V's Mobile Launcher, complete with the base and the Launch Umbilical Tower (LUT). But it is not just for a Saturn V, the modular nature of the tower parts makes it usable for all kinds of (big) rockets, both real, proposed and imagined. Features: Launch clamp base, with a separate free-standing version in the download's Extras folder. The base has three switchable exhaust hole sizes to accomodate a proper-scale Saturn V (6.4/5.625m), SLS (5m) and Saturn IB (no Milkstool, 3.75m), each with a square and various types of rectangular shapes. The exhaust holes also have switchable hold-down arm support pads in various configurations. Separate tower base section, with two style variants (regular large angled and smaller square types) and two color options (classic red and gray). The base has two separate crew elevators, each with with multiple maximum height options (up to 120m) and furthur downward adjustment via deploy limit slider. Separate "Milkstool", the tall stand used for the Apollo-Saturn IB launches from LC-39. The top ring has switchable hold-down arm support pads that can be adjusted for different rocket sizes. Multi-Modular tower section, a 3-in-1 part with 10 heights of regular section, 2 heights of crew access section with an adjustable-height floor, and a top section with the hammerhead crane mount. All section types have two color options, red and gray. Two separate sets of animated side-mounted angled swing arms: A Saturn V (plus a Saturn IB arm) set modeled after the actual Saturn V LUT arms, with two size options for the the Bluedog Design Bureau and DECQ Saturn Vs, and a general set for use with other rockets, with seven unmbilical types and switchable preset sizes for 1.875, 2.5m, 3.125m, 3.75m and 5.0m fuel tanks. Both sets have the red and gray color options and animated retracting umbilicals, with the swing animation to the right. Crew access arm for boarding your heroes on their Mun mission, with the red and gray color options and animated retraction. Separate Hammerhead Crane that decouples and can then be rotated 360 degrees with the Q and E keys; decoupler, probe core and batteries are built in. Has two color options, either the classic red and yellow version or a gray version. The crane has a node for attaching the lightning mast, which comes in two separate versions: the regular slim truss type, and the later white one which was first used for the Apollo ASTP Saturn IB launch. Separate Damper Arm, the wishbone-like "arm" that stabilized the Saturn V during the rollout to the pad, with animated raising and lowering, plus the red and gray color options. Separate animated retracting cosmetic hold-down arms, in both Saturn V and Saturn IB versions, and Saturn V Tail Service Masts. Assembly Guide: ================================================================================================================= LICENSE This mod is being shared under the CC-BY-NC-SA license:
  2. I had this experience before with the making history parts since every tie I try to hot stage, the engine heats up the fuel tank below before I can even decouple the stage below. I have tried with a heat shield and it doesn't work. Maybe make the soyuz-style 1.8 decoupler behave like a powerful heat shield?
  3. Hello all, since a few times I have been asked to fill in all the work of one page from now on all the work will be a representation (or update) here. At the moment this new rockets. ANGARA: Young rocket, its first launch occurred only in 2014, the main emphasis on modularity thanks to the first stage. Author Angara RO cfg MoNsTroo, thank you! DOWNLOAD: version 1.3.3 Rocket Pack SOYUZ: The legendary rocket, pioneer in the exploration of outer space and simply beauty. Rocket comes with spacecraft Soyuz, and the cargo ship Progress. It does not RO cfg. DOWNLOAD: Upgrading to version 1.2.2. Has a functional IVA, updated textures and solar panels. the Sky - Soyuz TMA and R7?noedit=True Also a cyclogram on @kerbinorbiter with add-on KOS. Author's quote: it only includes the Landing and launch scripts i have also editied the scripts so the Apoapsis is 151Km and the periapsis 141Km. KOS add-on. KerbalX (Analog SpaceX) Put on the stream add-on KerbalX (SpaceX), I will not work on it on this if you do not like something correct it yourself. The rocket and ships are not a copy of their real counterparts, do not take this work seriously. v1.2.2 DOWNLOAD: rocket (analog SpaceX rocket) Authors addon: DECQ Dragon01 Thank you for helping MoNsTroo, KerbinOrbiter and Cerberus All rights reserved.
  4. This thread is for links to standing threads that cover upcoming launches from specific launch providers. These threads usually have links to the latest live launch coverage, as well as discussion about upcoming launches: (this has a countdown to next launch) (comprehensive list of upcoming launches) (cool calendar of launches with links) This is not a launch provider, but neither is Sierra Nevada. Has a thread, too (and flies rather a lot). Someday ( ): Unflown Crew/Cargo vehicle threads for spacecraft soon to fly: Eventually we need a Relativity Space thread here, and some others as well...
  5. Soyuz This model represents the original Soyuz 11A511 carrier rocket and its payload: Soyuz 7K-OK. The 11A511 was derived from the Voskhod 11A57, upgraded to increase lifting capacity and reliability for crewed missions. It also featured the "Type 1" SAS tower, distinguishable by its dome-shaped fairing. Soyuz flew in this configuration from starting in 1966 with Kosmos-133, up until 1971 with Soyuz 11. Following missions would carry the second generation Soyuz 7K-T. They would also use the "Type 1a" SAS tower which lacked the dome. As for the spacecraft itself, the Soyuz 7K-OK represents the first generation of Soyuz spacecraft. They were commissioned to practice rendezvous, docking, and crew transfer techniques ahead of the Soviet lunar program. To accomplish this, most 7K-OK were equipped with special "probe and drogue" docking ports that allowed them to dock with other spacecraft. Soyuz 7K-OK-A were fitted with the active "probe" port which fit into the passive "drogue" port installed on Soyuz 7K-OK-P. These ports lacked an internal crew passageway, and so crew transfers were conducted via EVA. In addition to these ports the 7K-OK used an early radio-based rendezvous system known as "Igla". Igla was linked to the thruster control system and allowed the Soyuz to approach and dock with its target automatically. Soyuz 7K-OK-A in orbit Flight History Craft Info I started working on this back in KSP version 1.5.1 shortly after the completion of my Proton build. I had built the Proton at 75% scale and so I set about scaling up my existing Soyuz to match. I hit quite a few snags trying to replicate the Soyuz's SAS and the project wound up shelved for over a year. Anyways, I recently tried a new grid fin design which seemed to fix all the problems I'd been having with reliability and stability and whatnot. I found this pretty motivating and so I finally made the final push and finished it! So here it is! Key design features of the rocket include an authentic "Korolev Cross" booster separation sequence, hot-staging between stages 2-3, and of course the SAS launch escape system. On a related note, I'd like to credit @MaianTreyfor suggesting the use of ant and spider engines as LOX vents back on reddit. The Soyuz spacecraft feature special docking ports that attempt to replicate the look of the original "probe and drogue" docking ports present on the 7K-OK models while remaining functional. When properly aligned the clamp-o-tron jr. ports on each Soyuz come close enough to attract each other. This'll keep the Soyuz from drifting apart without actually being docked. Timewarp at your own risk, however. Like I wrote earlier, this is meant to represent the first generation of the Soyuz rocket and spacecraft. I thought I'd start here to provide a good base to iterate on for future variants and upgrades. So stay tuned as I'll probably post more Soyuz variants in the future! And thanks for reading Controls 4: Stage 3 (Block I) shutdown 5: Deploy solar panels and antenna 6: Descent module RCS toggle Backspace: Activate SAS (launch escape) 0: Detach descent module after abort Instructions For the best booster separation, stage at exactly 1:29 or T+89s After achieving orbit with stage 3 press 4 to shutdown the engine. Then stage while throttled up to get the stage 3 vent effect. ***There seems to be a bug where if you try to EVA from a command seat while the kerbal is facing directly towards Kerbin, the kerbal will get stuck. So… don’t do this! Downloads 7K-OK-P (Passive port) 7K-OK-A (Active port) 7K-OKS (SSVP probe port) Salyut 1 (SSVP drogue port)
  6. I wanted to make my trusted KV-3 Spacecraft go to the Mun so I built a similar Lander with the KV-2 Pod and a large Launcher similar to the ill-fated N1 Soviet Moon Rocket. I am aware that it "might have one or two" historical Inaccuracies but I never wanted to do an exact Replica. The only practical Use I can think of is Tourist Contracts, as it is cheaper and has a lower Tech Level than my other Designs that can get two or more Kerbals to the Mun/Minmus but hasn't even nearly the Potential for Science as they do (Saturn 5 for the Mun and something SLS-Style for Minmus). Theoretically it could also be used to fly Scientists/Engineers to the Mun and Minmus for levelling up. If you Launch form the KSC it has quite excessive ΔV as I designed it with the Baikerbanur Space Center in Mind. You can Download it from the Steam Workshop; the Link is in the Video Description (I don't want to put to much Links here) The LKO Launcher for the KV-3 Spacecraft is inspired by the Soyuz Rocket, I can post it too if you are interested.
  7. I haven't printed it out yet, and it needs to be painted afterwards, but here is my progress for now...
  8. Hey guys. I'm just experimenting with my Soyuz LES System. And everything worked well except for the last part. The Parachute won't open up after the Descent module seperated with the Orbital Module. The Descent module has been seperated from the orbital module succesfully, but why did the descent module parachute didn't worked? This isn't normal, when seperating the orbital module and the instrumental module after de-orbiting, it worked. Never been a unsuccesfull parachute deploy after entering the kerbin atmosphere. So please help me with this problem. Thanks
  9. Mat's Aerospace Allotment - Kerbalised Soyuz Mod v0.9 ARTICHOKE SPACECRAFT AND LAUNCH VEHICLE v0.9 (Stock-a-like / Kerbalised Soyuz mod) By DairyLee Hello Everyone! So in my spare time, I have been making a Kerbalised Soyuz mod. It started as just a small scale thing to mess about in unity and ended up being a complete (ish) Soyuz spacecraft and launch vehicle. It's far from finished, especially when it comes to behind the scenes config stuff, but I wanted to let people try it So what does this mod feature? Well we've got 11 or so parts to build a Soyuz or Progress Spacecraft as well as 13 parts to build a launch vehicle (this includes some adaptors to make the parts fit better with stock bits!) The actual art style should keep most of it looking pretty stock-a-like and for usability it's not a faithful recreation of any part of the real life vehicle. In terms of size it's bigger than Tantares and small than the HGR parts, the upper stage is 1.875m and the rest has bee scaled around that. The command capsule and orbital module both have internal views and I have tried to animate all the bits and bobs around the spacecraft, so the comms antenna, solar panels, docking port and service module engine cover all move, open and close. There's also craft files for the manned and unmanned spacecraft. Also, the two adaptors aren't in the above images because I forgot... To Dos Still lots of work needed. I need to sort the science/R&D side of things and balance the configs a bit. The cost of parts needs work. Want to add some more parts for this too. Improve localisation is on the list of to do's. More engine variants. Have the 1ST-R tank with a flat variant bottom for standard KSP parts to fit. Improve general usability with vanilla KSP. Work on detail/greebling. Requirements Needs BDAnimationsModule (BahaSP) - Available HERE - (Not Included in my mod's download) DOWNLOAD CurseForge Spacedock License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. ----------------------------- The work I do is solely for my own enjoyment and knowing others get to share the fun by downloading my work is reward enough but if anyone ever wants to say "thanks" by paying for a coffee to keep me going they can click: donate
  10. Hello there! Lets introduce myself, I am a big fan of the aerospace, and what I love above all is the inside of cockpit space craft, I like to remake missions from inside cockpit, with the IVA mod (ASET) on the last ksp updates. The matter is that I would like to make some missions with the Making history Spacecraft but I don't have the knowledge and the time to make by my own all the IVA cockpit... Someone could make it?
  11. How to install Realplume for Raidernick mods WITHOUT RO?
  12. I've installed RSS and RO alongside with RN Soviet Spacecraft and Rockets mods. What I'm trying to do is to recreate the Soyuz 4-Soyuz 5 mission and dock two Soyuz spacecrafts. The launch site is Baikonur while the orbit's inclination is 51.7°. To achieve orbit I'm using MechJeb2 with Powered Explicit Guidance. When trying to launch the second spacecraft to the same plane as the first one I can get at minimum a 0.77° of difference between the two, difference that requires to much delta-v to take care of (105m/s, the Soyuz only has 172m/s). What can I do to perform a precise rendezvous? I'd prefer to not have to fly by hand as it seems extremely difficult. What about kOS?
  13. So I was thinking about my favourite real world rockets yesterday, and got curious, what are your favourite rockets?(specifically the booster stage, not the payload). I quite like the Soviet R7, an ICBM repurposed as a spacecraft? Hell yeah!
  14. As the title said, one thing that I would really enjoy to have is the ability to make "full Soyuz style" spacecraft instead of just Vostok, so having also the "descent module" alongside the "orbital module". What do you think guys? Do you also feel that is a little bit incomplete right now?
  15. Hey guys, I've been searching the internet, but haven't been able to find the answer to this. Maybe I'm using the wrong keywords or something, but then I remembered the well informed people on this forum, so I thought I'd ask here. Why do the R-7 family of rockets have their liquid boosters inset? What I mean is, most other rockets I see with boosters just strap cylindrical boosters to a cylindrical core, but R-7/Soyuz have a tapering core that has the boosters far closer together. I assume this makes it more aerodynamic, but how much difference does it actually make, and are there other considerations I don't know about? Thanks!
  16. In KSP I got this mod that adds Soviet Rockets and Spacecraft like the Soyuz and Vostok. While playing around with this mod, i decided to launch a N1 Rocket with a crew of 3 with A Soyuz LOK and LK Lander to the Mun. This is my challenge that i came up with: Launch a N1 Rocket with a crew of 3 and a Soyuz LOK and LK Lander to the mun, successfully land on the mun, and successfully splashdown back on Kerbin. As i do this alternate history mission challenge (because in real life the N1 failed), i will post images of different stages in the mission. If you attempting this too, post your images in the comments below!!! The N1 sitting on the launchpad shortly before launch: On July 4, 1969 N1-L3 Launches with a manned crew and Soyuz LOK and LK Munar Lander. The N1's first stage, Block A, has a thrust of 45,400 kN (10,200,000 lbf) and burns for 125 seconds, there are 30 engines in Block A. After 2 minutes and 5 seconds, the first stage shuts off and the second stage engines ignite. The N1's second stage, Block B, has 8 engines, a thrust of 14,040 kN (3,160,000 lbf) and burns for 120 seconds. After reaching over 35,000 meters, Block B begins the gravity turn for the N1. After 2 minutes, Block B's engines shut off. The N1's third stage, Block V, Ignites its Engines and the fairings separate, revealing the payload. Block V will put the rest of the rocket in orbit, including the trans-lunar stage. The N1's third stage, Block V, has 4 engines, a thrust of 1,610 kN (360,000 lbf) and burns for 370 seconds, putting the payload into Low Earth Orbit. You can clearly see the Soyuz LOK, LK lander, and the Block G trans-lunar stage. After entering orbit, Block V is jettisoned and the first views from inside the Soyuz LOK are transmitted to Soviet Mission Control.
  17. I love LonesomeRobots works, and i will ask if it's possible to make Soyouz launcher and spacecraft and STS shuttle on LonesomeRobots, it will be so Wonder full ! then can it be make ?
  18. TWILIGHT I think I'm going to make a music video for every planet and moon on Kerbal Space Program excluding those you can't actually land on. (JOOL)
  19. XB-70A

    This video...

    I simply can't stop looking at it for about a month now... I mean, this sound... this melody! Launched from Plesetsk with Uragan M-44 onboard.
  20. Has anyone tried hot-staging in KSP? Is it even possible to do without destroying the rocket trying to do it? I've been trying to get something working with Tantares, but I keep blowing stuff up. I'm thinking of just using MM configs to edit Max temps and such on the proper parts. Any ideas?
  21. would anyone be able to create the soyuz Sokol Launch and Entry suits i do know it will require texture replacer, thanks guys! thats litraly all it needs
  22. The new name for this version will be Soyuz 2LK. It wouldn't use the third stage, the Block I, using directly a Fregat upper stage, it will look a lot like the old vostok. Is made to be able to get 2 to 3,9 ton to heliosincronous orbit, filling an actual gap between the standard soyuz and the soyuz version without the lateral boosters. This is my source (sorry in Spanish, my googlefu don't encounter anything in english, but look the pictures) Original sources in russian:
  23. Is it true that a shuttle stack was held down by just eight bolts at the bottom of the SRBs? The whole thing? Orbiter and payload. By these bolts that sheer (spelling of that?) when the SRBs are lit? Soyuz stacks are held up by those four towers. How are other rocket stacks held to the ground/launch-platform?
  24. A Soyuz-style launcher. Stock. Has good dV to go to the Mun and back The airbrakes act as a fairing, activate before decoupling the stage. Download: