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  1. I've been given @N3h3mia's blessings to officially support his excellent collection of Science Mods for KSP 1.x as he is currently unable to find the time to continue these. Please raise bug reports for this build to myself and not to N3h3mia. [ ] Official Thread (out-of-date)- overview and tutorial videos Micha's Development Thread- continued revision history, source code, bug reports, feature requests, help and support, ... NOTICE: This mod includes version checking using MiniAVC. If you opt-in, it will use the internet to check whether there is a new version available. Data is only read from the internet and no personal information is sent. For a more comprehensive version checking experience, please download the KSP-AVC Plugin. Download links Updated to 0.7.2 on 2018.06.10 NOTE: If upgrading from earlier than 0.7.1, there is a slightly changed file format. It will update automatically from an earlier version, but you won't be able to revert. Please take a backup of your saves before installing. GitHub SpaceDock CurseForge On CKAN as "Nehemiah Engineering Orbital Science" Changes from 0.7.1 (Full Changelog) Recompiled for KSP 1.4.3 Added Kerbal Alarm Clock support - an alarm is automatically created when a new experiment is started. Known Issues Reporting new issues If running with mods, try to reproduce the issue without any mods. Please supply steps on how to reproduce the issue. Attach your log file (KSP.log, found in the KSP game directory) and optionally a save-game which can be used to reproduce the issue. Ideally raise the bug report on the GitHub tracker. Kemini Experiments cannot be "reset" Due to the custom way these experiments work, the experiments cannot be reset during the "Review Data" screen. Doing so will correctly discard the data, but it is not possible to re-run the experiment. General Incompatible with the Crowd Sourced Science mod. Fixed in CSS v4.1.2 There are reports of KEES experiments not running correctly or being able to be finalized (further testing underway). Overview This set of mods consists of 3 main components: Kemini Research Program (KRP) - early-game orbital science experiments for the Mk1 command pod. requires ModuleManager compatible with a range of third-party command pods. Kerbal Environment Effects Study (KEES) - mid-game orbital science experiments for your first orbital stations. requires KIS recommends K2 / Corvus or similar 2-Kerbal pods Orbital Station Science (OSS) (Was: OMS/KLS) - end-game experiments for large long-duration stations, requiring heavy lifters and significant station infrastructure. The basic premise is that experiments are run in "Labs". Labs, Lab Equipment, and Experiments are launched separately. Equipment must be installed into the correct lab, and Experiments can only be run on certain Equipment. KRP and KEES are simpler variants with some/all of the equipment/labs pre-integrated. Once an Experiment has been installed, it can be "Run", which will take some time. The idea is not to time-warp to completion, but to run the experiments in the background while performing other missions. When done, an Experiment can be "Finalized" and must then be returned to Kerbin. Quick Tutorials NB: From v0.7 onwards, this set of mods also has in-game KSPedia entries showing basic usage. Kemini Research Program Kerbal Environmental Effects Study Orbital Station Science
  2. Nehemiah Engineering Orbital Science Development Thread This is Micha's development thread for the Nehemiah Engineering Orbital Science mod collection originally by @N3h3mia. This thread will continue until such a time as Nehemiah is able to resume work on his mods. Please use this thread to discuss ongoing development, raising bugs, and testing pre-releases. The release thread is probably better to discuss the current stable release and general gameplay questions. I hugely appreciate people testing these builds and posting any bugs, feature requests, balance suggestions, or contributions in this thread. The pre-release builds are only available via Github. Releases on GitHub (KSP1.4) Link to last KSP1.2.x Version Resources @N3h3mia's Original Thread - contains original mod information, video tutorials, and more. Micha's Release Thread - contains current release information (duplicated here) Source Code on GitHub Version History From 0.7b3 onwards, only major changes are listed here. For a more detailed set of changes, please see the Changelog on Github.
  3. I just made a ring station with the Kerbalism mod parts. I assembled it in orbit using the Cormorant Aeronology Space shuttle. I attatched the final part with the Canadarm 2 and undocked. The shuttle moved like 5 metres away from the station but it wouldn't move,, except roll. Same with the station. So even though it was seperated from the station, it was stuck in that place next to the station. I tried everything to move away from it but it won't move an inch. Then i loaded a quicksave from 10 mins before but then almost everything, including kerbin "disappeared and you could see everything like a ghost, because they were transparent. I got really annoyed and went back to the space center. Then i found out the center was like a ghost as well, everything was transparent. I clicked on the VAB and the game crashed. Any ideas of what is going on? I did a lot of stuff in that world and i don't really want to do a re-install or anything... thanks
  4. It's safe to say that everyone has built a station in KSP. but has anyone built an entire station in a single launch? Now, here are a few rules: 1: the station must have at least 5 seperate modules excluding escape pods. 2: the station must have enough escape pods for the entire crew 3: No planes! Not sure how one would do this, but no space plane launches! 4: minimum crew of 2 kerbals, delivered at the same time as the station 5: No BD Armory! Not a fan of military stations 6: In order to submit, post a screenshot of the launch vehicle, the finished station, and, if you want, post a video of getting it into orbit or post a craft file 7: One small tug per submission, and by small I mean 2 radial rcs tanks, the smalest radial Batt man battery, and a small probe core. 8: I assumed, this would be obvious, but NO HYPEREDIT EVER UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES!!!!!! 9: No warp drive launch vehicles... See the above statement on hyperedit... Weekly Winners: Week 1: Tiber9 Sorry for the hiatus, nobody seemed to be posting, and Emiko Station kept drawing my attention... ! I am declaring that this thread is in stasis until a new station crops up, B advised! Thanks For Uploading! If possible, post A picture of each module. if it is on insufficient size to be considered a module(It depends on the station) it will be discounted. If you feel a ruling is unjust, please protest the decision. It may or may not result in a changed verdict, but you never know. Every week that I can I will select a champion, but don't be upset if I miss a week... All Mods are A-OK for now (excluding BD Armory, Hyperedit(Duh) And warp drive mods), but That may change in the future. Consider this an eternal challenge, Keep posting as long as you want...
  5. So I wanted to start a discussion. On realistic designs and have a good collection of pics.centerd around station builds. And to add some challenge I want it to be completely in Stock KSP parts.
  6. My First Space Station, and Misadventures Related Thereto PART 1 In which mistakes are made I was waiting for various maneuver nodes to come up on my first manned trip to Minmus, initiated almost at the same time as the consummation of my first unmanned trip to Minmus (my first mining-refining vessel, on the Mun, decided to have some mission creep). In the meantime, I decided to accept a bunch of contracts regarding putting a space station into orbit, which I had never done before intentionally. (There was an early-game derelict spacecraft—a crossfeed error made it run out of fuel unexpectedly and I had to rescue the pilot via EVA—but other than that I had never put any kerbal carriers into permanent orbit.) There was one for Kerbin (10 kerbal capacity, research station) and one for the Mun (5 kerbal capacity). Additionally, I already had a contract for docking two vessels on or around the Mun, but it turns out that a lander returning to an orbiting mothership doesn't qualify. (Perhaps it was that the vessels had to be launched separately.) I thought I could kill three birds with one stone if I launched a space station with a shiny newly unlocked Clampy Senior, and then launched a lander-miner-refiner Mk.II capable of pushing it to the Mun. I decided to give the station a dedicated lander (capable of potentially ferrying tourists to and from the Mun) and a couple of escape pods (partly for fun, and partly because of an "orbit Kerbin" contract that I didn't feel like carrying to the Mun). Soon I was launching Alpha Space Station into orbit. It clocks in at almost exactly 50 tons, counting 27 tons of fuel and monopropellant reserves, and seems to have more than enough battery to last through a night-side orbit while still researching. Moving and re-docking the lander proved conclusively that I am genuinely bad at complex RCS maneuvering. I can sort of handle translating in the cardinal directions, and pitch/roll/yaw aren't too different from doing it with reaction wheels, but any attempts to control any two impulses at once degenerate quickly into hopeless, hilarious failure. Nevertheless, I managed it. I noticed that I forgot to put any solar panels on the lander, so my tourists had better not dawdle on the surface before coming back up. 150 electricity should be enough for the command pod reaction wheel on a trip like that, right? Just gotta remember to turn off the SAS when I'm not using it, like after landing. Recovering the second stage brought the total launch cost down to 59k. Not great by some standards, I'm sure, but not too bad for something I hope will see lots of future use. Next up, launching the propulsion vehicle. It's a spiffed-up version of my previous mining vessel. Since the last one is still in the field with all its onboard science, I didn't have enough to unlock everything on my wish list (large ore tank), but this is still a big improvement, largely because of the 2.5m-1.25m quad adapter and better thermal dissipation. It also has its own research facility and houses a crew of 4 (using the 2-man can to fit a Clampy Senior on top). Four-way symmetry should help my RCS control a little compared to the Mk.I's three-way. I think I'll call it Prospecting Unit/Lifter/Lander. Kind of a mouthful, but it does a lot of stuff, I hope! The team slapped on a PPD-10 to add a few last-minute Mun tourists to the itinerary, and a small manned probe hopefully capable of making polar orbit, and then blasted off! No second stage lifter needed here—the package to be delivered can do its own work after the initial boost. If I need extra fuel to get to the Mun I can borrow from the station. Cost of lifter: 46k (69k less 23k recovered) for putting 70 tons of craft in orbit (less perhaps 5 tons of fuel I used from the nukes to get to the rendezvous). Without further ado, mission A.S.S.-P.U.L.L. was a go! About 115 tons put in orbit between station and miner/tugboat for a slightly smaller number of kilocredits. PART 2 In which Bob thinks he can pilot a ship, but is wrong. It didn't take too long for Mission Control to realize they had put a scientist in a ship with no probe. Well, I guess old Bob could use the practice. Also, I put the tourist who only signed up for Kerbin orbit into an escape pod with Valentina (so I could have at least one kerbonaut holding down the fort at home; I cleaned out the place for these launches) and pulled the trigger. Up until now there had been thirteen (13) kerbals aboard the A.S.S.-P.U.L.L. mission, which is by far the most I've had at once. To be fair, I've never combined two launches into a single mission before. Meanwhile, it turns out that the lander attached to my A.S.S. is throwing off the balance—the reaction wheels aren't able to compensate enough to keep the ship straight at full thrust. Perhaps if I emptied out the fuel? But I only have spare tankage for the liquid, not the oxidizer. My A.S.S. is still just too fat. I could nurse the thing along at half throttle, but it's already a long burn. In doing so, I might even briefly drop out of space mid-burn, not that it's dangerous to be at 69km or whatever, but to heck with that! I have tons of monopropellant and even if this isn't what RCS is meant for, it's sure good enough to do the job! And after repeating the same ridiculous scheme at the Mun capture burn, I'll be ready to land and rejuvenate all this stuff I've been burning. But first, what about Bob? He has the opposite problem: too much control. His unsteady hands are capable of doing a full rotation when only a modest adjustment is needed. After locking the engine gimbals and setting wheel authority to 50%, though, he's starting to feel like a real pilot. Now let's get some polar orbital contracts/science! Literally eleven minutes (game time) before entering the Mun's SOI, I get a contract offer to "return or transmit scientific data from space around the Mun". Well, I'm not going to say no to that! Speaking of our Mun burn, the fuel is running lower than I expected, but fortunately I lifted off with full ore tanks to refine more fuel with en route, which I've been converting to liquid fuel. And a little extra monopropellant, which I was shocked to find in danger of actually running out. But, after all, it was just for convenience, not a mission requirement, although I'm resolving to hang on to some for "real" usage. After a routine circularization burn, other than continued RCS abuse, I detached the miner-lander and proceeded to a landing that was completely ordinary, including my continued ability to pick a landing zone that is too steep for comfort but not quite steep enough to prevent landing. The miner comes back up to dock. I'm a bit worried that I STILL won't get credit for the docking because even though this includes hardware from two different launches it came to the Mun in one piece. Additionally, I left one piece that was originally part of the lander with the station when it detached. Will this count? Or is the contract's secret requirement that two vessels dock FOR THE FIRST TIME in the Mun's orbit? Nope, this doesn't count either. But I haven't given up all hope yet; I can still detach the PPD-10, land with the Mun tourists, and come back up to dock two vessels that don't have any pieces of each other in them yet. The miner/refiner refuels the station but the modest ore hold isn't enough to completely refill both the liquid in the station's LFO tanks and the prodigious amount of monopropellant that we burned. Oh, gee whiz, what a tragedy to have to land back on the Mun for some more. As it happens, when I finish refining my ore I'm very close to an equatorial Canyons biome passing underneath. Sounds good to me! I quickly detach and kill most of my orbital velocity, lining up my remaining path with the canyon. ... it turns out that canyon floors look really nice and smooth, and they are smooth, but not flat. Had to burn a lot of fuel changing landing zones twice to achieve a mere 15 degree tilt, which I think is my steepest yet with these disconcertingly tall landers. When I undocked, the name changes gave me hope that this time the contract will work. The station got its old launcher name back, and hilariously the lander got bequeathed the station icon and name. So yes, KSP says I have a space station landed on the Mun. OH COME ON The docking was an exercise in frustration; after the second bounce I went in with a perfect plan, only to have the docking ports stabilize without completing the docking. Why do you hate me? A short expenditure of RCS later (by the station, since it's lopsided and probably lighter anyway) and I'm finally docked, and yes, the contract finally completed. What replaced it? Well, turns out I need to get "scientific data from the surface of the Mun." Does it count scientific data I've already collected even if I'm no longer on the surface? Yes. And now, time to go home. It turns out I did not sufficiently think that part through. It was easy enough to carry over a dozen kerbals to the Mun with this space station, but bringing them back without bringing the space station back is trickier. In the end, the two scientists volunteered to man the station's lab, and the ship left while the engineer was admiring the view from the station's cupola. My Mk.II miner was a modest success, and maybe it's the sunk-cost fallacy but I don't quite feel like deorbiting the thing, so I slapped together a 10-kerbal SSTO ferry (8 returning from the Mun, 1 pilot, and 1 LKO rescue) and took off, after sending it back from the launch pad for a last second addition of a stored-science-retrieval kit. I had to research the Klaw for this vessel as tourists cannot EVA. That solution seemed easier than designing the ferry to include a Clampy Senior. This thing really jumped off the pad, so Valentina decided to try a much shallower ascent path than usual to minimize gravity losses; we hit 70km apoapsis just as the speed was threatening to fry the solar panels so she coasted up and circularized. As the Mun tourists returned to Kerbin, Mission Control didn't want the ship to go too deep into the atmosphere for fear of breaking the satellite dishes, and gentle airbraking was way too boring, so the NERV engines were put to good use again doing most of the work. The miner sidled up to the waiting Klaw ship and the tourists and data transferred over. KSC was drawing near, and there was a fair amount of fuel remaining, so a hasty deorbit put us reasonably close (by my lax standards). No sooner had we landed than new contracts came in asking us to use our brand new Klaw, to rescue kerbals and objects around the Mun, no less! Looks like the engines on my will barely have time to cool off. END OF MISSION
  7. Hi there everyone! Raidernick, who is the maintainer of the KOSMOS SSPP mod, was kind enough to give me permission to join the Kosmos Team to help. I'm currently in the middle of rebalancing the SSPP parts for KSP 1.0.5-1.1.2. This will be release 0.16 when complete. To be clear, this pre-release should work with KSP 1.0.5 and is definitely intended to work with KSP 1.1.2, 1.1.1, and 1.1.0. You can find the dev branch of my fork at where I'm looking for people interested in testing the stock balance of some proposed changes. It feels right to me, but now I'm at the point I would like to see some people using Kosmos SSPP with stock to look at it and see if they're happy or not, before we proceed with another release. The direct link to the pre-release is at: The official released version (currently 0.15) of the KOSMOS SSPP mod is and will continue for the foreseeable future to be released at, but there is no new release thread in the forums as of now. Changes are: Added tags to parts for editor searching gave APAS-69 the size apasSize1 instead of size1, so it won't try to dock with the stock CoT removed animation from APAS-69. This results in the fins constantly being deployed ready to dock, and also in fixing the docking axis problem that has plagued the part since the mod was released. Hope to re-integrate this animation and add a soft-dock animation in the future, but at least now there is a working docking port Added a functional radiator to the TKS monopropellant tanks adjusted drag/strength values for parts to be inline with stock adjusted entryCosts, and techNodes to more closely match stock adjusted maxTemp, cost, mass to keep maxTemp about 200K above stock Brought monopropellant engines slightly closer in Isp to stock monopropellant engine Adjusted monopropellant quantities in tanks to match volume of tanks ***** THIS IS A MAJOR NERF OF MP CAPACITY Added MP tanks internally to FGB and TKS Command Section to attempt to claw back some capacity for TKS/VA and TKS-derived ships (MIR/Zarya analogues) Changed FGB's always-on-generator to a switchable monopropellant fuel cell Adjusted center of mass for VA Command Pod downward Please give me some feedback if you think the balance needs work, or if you think you can suggest a fix for the animations on the APAS-69. KOSMOS SSPP and KOSMOS URM and their derivatives remain the property of the KOSMOS Team, and are, as always, distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported license. You are permitted to redistribute the parts in their original form, so long as this disclaimer is bundled with them. You may not modify Kosmos parts without verified permission from Kosmos Team, and you will not be permitted to sell Kosmos-derived work. For more information on this license, please visit this page: Thank you all in advance for the help. I'm looking forward to a bright future for Kosmos.
  8. I have a mun station all setup on the moon, but whenever i try to aproach it with a rover that i made, it keeps randomly shaking and ripping it self apart. It also happens when i just land with a lander next to it, It isn't happening directly when i land, I happens like 30 seconds / 1 minute later. I dont know if this is a bug, i use a modded install but before, i didn't have this poblem and i didn't install any mods after it. I use Windows 10 64 bit and use a modded installation of KSP
  9. Elmetian

    Building Haven

    Ladies and gents, allow me to present Haven Station! Click for larger image: Damn, I guess it's been a long time since I shared anything here. I used to be a much more active contributor but life happened and reddit seemed to be easier to access in my limited free time. I've been sharing craft and producing videos and imgur galleries very sporadically since then, but I'd like to start posting content a little more frequently if I can. Haven Station is an ongoing project. It's already been built in the VAB, and I've hyperedited it into space run simulations a few times to make sure the design is viable. So far I've only sent up a few pieces, but I'm trying to properly document each launch in a short YouTube video. Let me know what you think and how I could improve:
  10. Brikoleur

    Kraken-resistant stations

    In my ongoing career, I've had a number of brushes with the Kraken when dealing with space stations. There are three scenarios in play: Docking. The Kraken strikes immediately after docking. The giant invisible tentacles wrap around it and shake shake shake until it falls apart. Undocking. As above, but on undock, and only one craft is directly affected (although the other might get damaged by flying pieces of rocket). Fuel transfers. This starts with a tiny insidious little vibration as fuel is transferred from one craft to another. Sometimes it stops if I quickly stop the transfer, at other times not. If I'm connected with the Klaw, setting Free Pivot may or may not help. Some hypotheses I've come up with: Scenario 1 happened with a long skinny station when I docked another long, skinny, but heavy craft to a port near its centre. Even though the docking event was at a low speed (0.6 m/s or so), the bump appears to have induced an oscillation along the length of the station, which then amplified into a full-scale Kraken attack. Possible solutions: don't make long skinny stations? If you do, don't dock heavy craft near their centrepoint? Scenario 2 happened repeatedly when undocking a heavy spaceplane from a station, or when undocking a cargo module from a heavy spaceplane. I believe I traced this down to excessive use of Autostrut to Heaviest Part. When I undocked, the heaviest part was removed, the autostrut reconfigured itself, and the rapid changes summoned the Kraken. Possible solution: don't use Autostrut to heaviest part, or only use it sparingly? Scenario 3 happened repeatedly in scenarios where I had a heavy craft docked to the station orthogonally and was transferring fuel between the two, which shifted the CoM laterally. I'm not quite sure what the contributing factors to this are, except that Autostrut to Heaviest Part certainly makes it more likely. What techniques are you aware of that would make stations less prone to summoning the Kraken, apart from being very careful when using Autostrut to Heaviest Part? Which geometries are more Kraken-resistant? How do you configure a station that has lots of docking ports to accept different kinds of incoming craft, but doesn't summon the Cosmic Dread Lord when large craft dock with it?
  11. I recently put a space station in orbit of the Mun, along with a few relay satellites. The next time I launched my game and went to the map screen, they weren't there. They were in high, stable orbits, and the icon list in the tracking station says that I have no stations or probes available. Using 64 bit KSP. Mods: KSP: 1.2.2 (Win64) - Unity: 5.4.0p4 - OS: Windows 10 (10.0.0) 64bit Filter Extensions - Toolbar - 1.7.13 USI Tools - 0.8.17 B9 Animation Modules - 1.0.5 B9 Part Switch - 1.7.1 B9 Aerospace - 6.3.1 B9 Aerospace - 6.3.1 B9 Aerospace Procedural Parts - 0.40.11 BetterTimeWarpContinued - Community Resource Pack - 0.6.6 CommunityTechTree - 3.0.3 CSIFreighter - 0.1.7 CryoEngines - 0.4.6 DistantObjectEnhancement - 1.8.1 Extraplanetary Launchpads - 5.7.1 Firespitter - 7.5.1 Interstellar Fuel Switch - 2.4.6 RasterPropMonitor - 0.28 Kerbal Attachment System - 0.6.2 Kerbal Joint Reinforcement - 3.3.1 KerbalAtomics - 0.3.5 Kerbal Engineer Redux - Kerbal Foundries - Kerbol StarSystem - 0.4.1 Kerbal Inventory System - 1.4.3 KSP-AVC Plugin - KSPWheel - Infernal Robots - 2.0.10 ModularFlightIntegrator - 1.2.4 NearFutureConstruction - 0.7.6 NearFutureElectrical - 0.8.7 NearFuturePropulsion - 0.8.7 NearFutureSolar - 0.7.2 NearFutureSpacecraft - 0.6.3 Kerbal Alarm Clock - 3.8.4 TweakScale - 2.3.4 UbioWeldingLtd-Continued - 2.5 Universal Storage - 1.2.2 KSP Interstellar Extended - 1.12.23 [x] Science! - 5.6 Logs:
  12. I am designing my first Mun Lander. I am using Kerbal Engineer Redux and I've had a look at the dV chart. I've decided on a 3 stage 2 Kerbal mission. 1) The lifter - Carries the two other stages to LKO ~ 3500dv 2) The transfer / return stage - Carries 2 Kerbals Lander will be docked with this. ~1500 dv 3) The Lander - Carries 1 Kerbal - has a materials bay, goo, temp, barometer, and seismograph. 1400dV (600 dv land 600dv up and 200 spare for orbit maneuver and docking ) If I'm understanding this correctly then I need about 600dV to reach land on the Mun from LMO and presumably the same to get back up plus a safety margin for docking? And I use KER set to Mun to calculate my total dV?
  13. I'm closing down the project. If you are looking for the observation save, click underneath here: Hello all. This was a continuation of @DMSP's thread as the leader of the project since he has resigned due to personal issues. If you want to look back, here is the original forum thread: Everything in this thread will be preserved that is no longer in use under this spoiler here. Latest pictures of the stations: Art for the project: We have made a wiki as part of the program containing details are missions that took place in the past. Over time, this will be updated with more recent information: Scientia1423.
  14. LordOfMinecraft99

    My first Realism Overhaul station

    I launched my first RO/RSS station. (It was granted, monolithic, but still...) So yeah!
  15. Marschig

    Fuel Station

    Craft on KerbalX: Initially i built a simple refueling station at Minmus. But more and more options were added during constructing, and, as a result, i got this: It has almost everything, that can has craft: 20 crew, docking ports (every size), science modules, research lab, solar panels enough to power up lab at Eeloo, full set of ore scanners, mining equipment, antennas with a total rating 383G, and so on. And it can reach, land and take off from every planet (except of Eve, of course). Also station has a rover, docked to the bottom of the Ore Tank. Rover has it's own set of science modules, so you can explore nearby biomes. And, with 504 t of fuel and 180 t of ore, it still can be used as refueling station In VAB Station is loaded with 90 t of Ore. On low orbit it has dV about 50 m/s. Converting ore to fuel makes possibe landing on Minmus, refueling and departure to any place with dV 5254 m/s After landing you can explore nearby places using Rover: And, if you want, climb on the Mun's Arch Craft can complete each contract's condition for station, outpost, mining. "The outpost must be on motorised wheels" too, simply retract landing struts: And you can return about 600000 credits, if you land near KSC: That's all, sorry for short notes and not native English
  16. Good evening. I was looking over a contract for an orbital station being placed in a solar orbit. One of the requirements is 6000 units of liquid fuel aboard the station. My question is can you add on to a station once in orbit, and if so, how is this done? I know you can dock with a station and transfer fuel, or leave them connected, but what I am wanting to do is construct one in orbit, kind of like the ISS. Are the docking ports used for connecting pieces or can pieces be added with out "blocking" docking ports?

    What Do You Use Space Stations For?

    So, I've been playing KSP for almost a full year now and have always loved building space stations. When I first started the game, my first big goal wasn't actually to land on the Mun, but to build a giant space station. The first one I built had no particular purpose, I just made it to look cool and have something to brag about. It wasn't until much later that I actually started using them for a purpose. I placed a relatively small station out near Duna before I sent my first manned missions there. Its purpose was to be able to act as a lifeboat in case one of the missions went wrong. It had a decent amount of fuel onboard that would hopefully allow a stranded crew to be able to come home. The next time I built a station for a real purpose was when I started my first "science mode" save. After sending about 6 missions to the Mun to collect me some science, I decided it would just be easier to have a small SSTO lander attached to a large refueling hub in orbit around the Mun. I would periodically send missions out to the station to refuel the station itself (I hadn't unlocked ISRU yet), take home science, and transfer crew. I guess my whole reason for creating this post was to ask what other people use their space stations for and create a place for people to share any space station tips they have that could be of help to both newbie Kerbonauts, and veterans alike. ...psst... I love pictures, so by all means... post away. Cheers!
  18. Hey, This is my first post on this forum. I have been here for a while and I didn't really have any question until now, so I haven't made an account. I have many ideas for style of playing. Sometimes I like to play Realism Overhaul and some times stock and there are times when my game is really modded. This time, I am just too lazy to play early game. It would be so good if I could have a station in orbit around Kerbin and some satellites here and there. I was exploring this and other sites about KSP but I couldn't find any save file that meets my needs. There were some but they were either just from an old version or not really what I was looking for. And now what is my question? Is there any place where I can check out or even browse other people's saves? Maybe something like KerbalX. Or maybe some threads on this forum. Thank you guys in advance! Oh, I may have missed the forum section for this question. I am really sorry if I did.
  19. [WIP] O'Neill Cylinder An O'Neill Cylinder using Kerbal Konstructs, More Coming Soon! Dev Album Planned Features: Functioning Artificial Gravety Artificial gravity for Kerbals Cityscape (roads, buildings and landing pads) 'Breathable' atmosphere with aerodynamics (may not be possible) Dedicated to the Memory of Physicist and Futurist, Gerard O'Neill (1927 - 1992) This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
  20. It's time to fulfill my contract for a space station in orbit of Eve. 5000 units of ore, ISRU, 11 kerbals, antenna, docking port, generate power. On the minus side, the launch window is way off, so no help from Kerbin. On the plus side, the Gilly base has its OSE workshop running at full capacity, filled up on PartKits and Ore, I got one of 5-meter containers empty, and obviously launching *anything* from Gilly into Eve orbit is easy. Obvious problems: only 8 kerbals in base, so 8 tons per part max, preferably less because coordinating kerbals like that is hell. All tanks are manufactured empty, need to be filled afterwards. If a part uses exhaustible resource that can't be refilled, it can't be refilled (so, I can manufacture only useless empty SRBs). Only stock attachment modes (node/surface), no part offset, although arbitrary rotation. No clipping - things REALLY like to explode during KIS assembly when clipped. Really big, unwieldy parts can be moved through RCS and attached through docking ports if I can only fit them in the 5m container and remove them from it (the deciding factor is part volume... roughly 2 orange tanks will fit). I could trivially make a station that JUST fulfills the requirements, dump it into Eve orbit and be done with it, either terminating it or landing it and recycling back into PartKits. But I think I *could* do better... I just need an idea, *how*. My ultimate goal is conquest of Eve. Land kerbals, return from the surface, possibly building an outpost/base in between. An orbital station could be helpful in that, but I guess by the time I find out *how* it could be helpful by myself, it will be long in orbit. So... any good ideas, how I could make that station more than a stupid contract-filler?
  21. Until last night I'd assumed that, when two ships dock the Mission Elapsed Time would be equal to the MET of the ship that had been flying the longest. For example, when a landing craft leaves an orbital lab, the landers MET starts when you undock and (seems) to return to the Labs MET when it redocks. But then I noticed that my orbital labs had produced more science points than its MET x points per day. Which means it must have been orbiting longer than the MET suggests. Does anyone know how the game produces the elapses time for a space station made up of multiple parts, launched over a period of days? I know it's a very minor issue, but it's bugging the heck out of me!
  22. Universal Landing System Mk II I have developed a combination ship that incorporates everything I believe you need to have for an exploration flight system. The Universal Landing System Mk II is an interplanetary transfer vehicle that doubles as a refueling and science station capable of deploying a manned lander/rover combination craft with mining and fuel production capabilities. Two interplanetary shuttles are also included in the system for ferrying science and personnel back and forth to Kerbin. Steam Guide for the Universal Landing System Mk II Operational Test Flight to Minmus There are three ships included with this flight system. Universal Landing System Mk II Lander Only This is the Lander only launch system. A small interplanetary fuel tank and engine are also included in this configuration. Craft Details Class Lander Type VAB Mass 4,908.52t Cost 3,052,737.0 No. of Stages 7 Crew Capacity 3 Part Count 674 No. of Struts 200 Root Part SYdocking7m Built in KSP 1.2.1 Size 30.49 x 48.3 x 30.49 Universal Landing System Mk II Lander Only on KerbalX Universal Landing System Mk II Main Vehicle The Main Vehicle section of the Universal Lander System Mk II includes the Main Transfer Vehicle interplanetary engines, large fuel storage capacity, docking ports in multiple sizes, monopropellent fuel storage, communication relay antenna, lander with mining and fuel manufacture capability, science experiments, science storage,and a manned rover with full science package. Craft Details Class Lander Type VAB Mass 14,366.8t Cost 7,238,381.0 No. of Stages 7 Crew Capacity 3 Part Count 932 No. of Struts 192 Root Part SYtank10mL07500 Built in KSP 1.2.1 Size 32.67 x 61.82 x 32.61 Universal Landing System Mk II Main Vehicle and Lander on KerbalX Universal Landing System Mk II Station/Transfer Vehicle The Laboratory/Transfer section of the Universal Lander System Mk II includes an orbital research laboratory, orbital science experiments, fuel storage, interplanetary transfer engines, and two manned interplanetary shuttlecraft. Craft Details Class Station Type VAB Mass 3,099.7t Cost 1,854,876.0 No. of Stages 7 Crew Capacity 10 Part Count 284 No. of Struts 56 Root Part Large.Crewed.Lab Built in KSP 1.2.1 Size 32.54 x 47.59 x 32.54 Universal Landing System Mk II Station/Transfer Vehicle on KerbalX All three designs are available at KerbalX in a single hanger. Universal Landing System Mk II Hanger on KerbalX Mod Pack for Universal Landing System Mk II on KerbalX
  23. I've built a station around the Mun and I can't seem to transfer the fuel from one module to another. I do know how to transfer fuel (Alt + Right click) as i've done it before. It is a possible bug for ksp 1.2?
  24. So I was playing ksp the day it was updated to 1.2. What actually happened was I was in the middle of an Eloo mission, returning to the "mothership" in LEO with the lander from the surface, and upon entering physics range and getting close to the main craft, the main craft exploded and seemed to come off the rails in the most fantastic-ly horrible up-close way. (Edit-forgot about this part) The camera then broke away from the craft and began to move through the planet Eloo and came out the other side. I was forced to restart my computer. I had never experienced this before with my short list of mods that I would normally use in 1.1.3: KAC KAS KIS KER MJ2 Atmospheric Trajectories Distant Object Enhancement Lights Out Claw's Stock Bug Fixes Scatter CKAN When I restarted the game again (I have it on steam) the game restarted in version 1.2. I did not make a backup of my 1.1.3 main save. I ran the game and loaded the most recent save at the time, which was a quick save of when the landing craft touched down on Eloo's surface, but chose to just play around a bit with jets for a few days and not do/check on anything else while mods were getting updated. My memory is fuzzy on whether or not I remember seeing my one and only station in LKO (altitude at 240km, named SS2) at the time. 2 day ago from writhing this I went to the orbital map view in the tracking station and was unnerved to find my first station around Kerbin, SS2, gone. Luckily I don't think I had any kerbals on the station, or a ship docked to it, but it was large, and an important fuel depot that had actually did have 2 very small "tug" probes for moving around orange jumbo tanks for refueling. Here is a picture of it, it looks like a giant cross but in this photo has 2 large interplanetary ships connected to it in this instance; I don't have a better screen shot of just the station: Additional Details: Currently I am running only KAC, KAS, KIS, MJ2, and Atmos Traj. MJ2 is the only one not officially updated to 1.2 out of the mods I'm currently running. If there are any other craft missing in my file I'm unaware of them. I am certain beyond a reasonable doubt that the station is missing; in the tracking center it only lists 2 stations, both in Jool orbit, and not 3 anymore. I have had craft (that sadly had lots of crew) go missing way in the past in older versions, around 1.0 time. It's the reason most of my kerbals have died lol, first they were reported MIA, and then KIA upon reloading the game. I didn't see any labeled MIA in the space academy, so I've assumed I didn't have a kerbal chillin on the station This save has been around and was created soon after 1.0 was released Here is a copy of my quicksave where I just landed on Eloo, the last time I believe the station was still in existance: Here is a copy of my save when I noticed something was wrong: ss gone.sfs?dl=0 Here is a copy of my logs: If I can think of anything else I'll edit it in here My system specs: Windows 10 64bit KSP: Steam i5 4690k OC to 4.5Ghz 2x AMD HD6950's crossfired 8gh RAM 480gb SSD If you have any questions or need more information please let me know; thank you in advance for any assistance!
  25. An interesting contract came up with a Kerbol orbit between Duna and Kerbin. I thought, for a moment, and my brain said to me: "Hey. That means you could stop for gas on your way from Kerbin to anywhere beyond!" And so I moved the mouse over to click 'accept.' My finger had velocity when another part of my brain suddenly burst out of it's office screaming at the top of it's lungs, "STOP THE PRESSING!!!!!" There was a flurry of mental papers and commotion as the mouseclick was aborted, and I look at that part of my brain tensely, waiting for the explanation. It took a moment to gather itself and then added: "If you park that station in that orbit, you'll never know if it's ANYWHERE near where you're going to want it to be for those trips. Sure, you can maneuver to intercept but each orbit being more than a year, rendezvous maneuvers could take decades to complete unless you're carrying way more fuel than you need to complete the mission anyway. Even if you do find it useful for refueling, any mission with that kind of stop will DEFINITELY take decades to finish." I passed on the contract. But was that part of my brain correct?