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[1.7.3] Knes 1.3

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What is Knes mod?

This is a stockalike parts mod that allows you to create French rockets and european Ariane family. & Some Conceptual spacecraft never builded.
The mod adds many number of parts, including launchers and spacecraft parts in a stockalike style.
Early French Rocket (with CatPod to reproduce the first launch of a Cat in space by Veronique Rocket in 1963),
Ariane 5 in 3.75 m Size, Ariane 1, 2, 3 & 4 all variant, European Hermes Space Shuttle, IXV, Viking Capsule and more... 
This mod is made for Kerbals, not to recreate real rockets with the same performance.

Supported mods by Compatibility patch ( Module Manager Required for patch):

- Kerbal inventory system(KIS)
- MechJeb
Tweakscale (I need to update the patch for new parts)
Pathfinder (Patch by @Space Kadet )

Optional Dependencies

- Near Future Props ( For Hermes IVA )

RetractableLiftingSurface ( Add a steerable Parafoil )

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Download:  SpaceDock / Github / Curse

ChangeLog:

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 Knes 1.3 [2019-08-19]
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    - New Model for IXV
    - New Model for IXV elevon
    - New Model for CEV
    - New srf attach Monoprop engine
    - New Parachute
    - New Paraglider (need "RetractableLiftingSurface" Mod)
    - New HM4 Engine 1.25
    - New H2 Engine 0.9375
    - New Fuel Tank 1.25
    - 2 New Fuel Tank 0.9375
    - Fix MaxTemp for all Vulcain Engine
    - ISP reduced for H3, HM7 and HM60 Engine
    - Fix Staging issue with pod (clear escape hatch deleted)
    - Fix Staging issue with all fairings
    - New Craft File Heracles-H
    - New Craft File Turquoise-H
    - Cost fix for the crystal factory
 

Knes 1.2 [2019-07-05]
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    - New IVA for the "Viking" command pod
    - New Station Hab module 1.25 scale
    - New Crystal Factory Module 1.25 scale
    - New ScienceLab Module 1.25 scale
    - New Adapter for station 1.25 to 0.9375 and 0.625
    - New Adapter 0.9375 to 0.625
    - New Structural node for space station
    - New Inline RCS control unit at 0.625 scale
    - Fix of smoke engine on a wrong axis for L3S Hydrolox engine
    - New Fx for Ariane 5 Vulcain engine
    - New sound effect for Vulcain Engines
    - New sound effect for L3S Engines
    - Cargo "Minotaur" is now also a science container
    - CEV & IXV LiftingsBodies restored
    - Abort System restored
    - Science are now DELETED (moved to standalone mod Interkosmos)
    - Old science def DELETED
    - Old parts removed in compatibilty patch: KIS / Tweakscale / Pathfinder / MechJeb
    - New Craft Files for station module
    - New Craft Files for Small Tanker

Knes 1.1 [2019-06-15]
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   - CEV & IXV LiftingsBodies are now DEPRECATED
    - Abort System are now DEPRECATED
    - Science are now DEPRECATED (moved to standalone mod Interkosmos)
    - Removed science part on the Hermes craft files
    - Fix nullref on Ariane5 craft files after booster sep
    - Nanosat decoupler reduced to 0.2 (i've also fix the axis)
    - Clean up files names

Knes 1.0 [2019-05-02]
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    - New Cargo Pod 0.9375 "Minotaur"
    - New Cryogenic Engine H3 0.625
    - New Model for Ariane 5 Small and medium FuelTank
    - New Model for H10 FuelTank (new size)
    - New H8 FuelTank 1.875m
    - Complete TechTree review
    - AO Fix on Carmen Fuel Tank
    - Specular Fix on All Decoupler
    - Fix of missing name for Carmen Adapter
    - New EndCap for Ariane5 EPC Fuel Tank
    - New "Starlette" Sat
    - New "Kassler" CubeSat
    - New Ariane L140 Stage
    - New Ariane L220 Stage
    - New Ariane L220N Stage
    - New H45 Stage 2.5m
    - New HM60 Engine 2.5m
    - New Model for the Zebulon hm7 engine
    - New L33 Engine 1.875m
    - New Model for the Minus probe core 1.875m
    - New AR4 Avionics Probe core 1.875/2.5m

Knes 0.9 [2019-03-29]
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    - Fix of smoke FX visible in space for solid booster
    - Fix Of Scale FX for Diane Engine
    - Fix Of Scale FX for Catherine Stage
    - Fix Add a nozzles collider for the P064 Booster
    - Fix for Black Diamant Craft File
    - Normal Map Fix for Diamant parts
    - New Command Pod "Viking" 0.9375
    - New Inline Parachute 0.9375
    - New Heatshield 0.9375
    - New Monoprop Fuel Tank 0.9375 Nano and medium size
    - New Docking System (Docking junior size)
    - Fix Monoprop Capacity of Diamant parts

Knes 0.8 [2019-03-15]
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    - New Coralie Upper Stage Engine and Fuel Tank offers by @Beale
    - New model for all Fairings with a new automatic adapter
    - New "EndCap" for the Guepiere adapter
    - Fix of the ejection forces of the "Loop" decoupler
    - New Glow Effect for Diamant engine
    - New Boosters P10 P16 P3 P03 for Diamant rocket evolution
    - New Dual Payload Adapter for Ariane 5
    - New Parts for LRBA Vulcain rocket family, all variant
    - New Small Decoupler radial for Booster P03
    - Fix of the FX for Solid booster
    - Specular fix some parts
    - Textures Fix for some parts
    - Change of name for Minus and Cortex Probe Core
    - Propably many other little change and Fix

Knes 0.7 [2019-02-05]
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    - New Parts for "Diomede" Rocket, all variant
    - New Fx for Viska and Diomede by JadeOfMaar

Knes 0.6.1 [2019-01-11]
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    - Fix for name of Science Parts (old save can't load)
    - Change some nodes of techtree

Knes 0.6 [2019-01-10]
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    - Update to KSP 1.6.1
    - New Parts for "Varinka" French Rocket
    - New Parts for "Viska" French Rocket
    - Update of all Fairing for a better look
    - New model for the "Cortex" Avionics of Ariane 5
    - New model for the EPS Ariane 5 upper stage
    - Nerf of the EPS Engine
    - Fix of EAP Thrust
    - New Texture for the Guepiere
    - Crystals Ressource Cost Fix
    - New Included Flag
    - New AO texture and Normals for Ariane 5 core tank
    - Many Nodes Fix
    - Blue Fx for Vulcain Engine

Knes 0.5 [2018-15-11]
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    - New Folder hierarchy
    - New Science Parts
    - Update to KSP 1.5.1

Knes 0.4 [2018-04-12]
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    - New Elevon for IXV Patin
    - New European Flag
    - New IVA for HRM module
    - Top node for IXV (for LES)    
    - Surface attach node for Hermes Elevon    
    - Decoupler G3750 is now Gold like the other
    - IXV max temp / skin temp fix
    - IXV is now a 3 crew command pod
    - Updated Craft Files

Knes 0.3 [2018-04-02]
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    - Update for KSP v1.4.2
    - New mesh collider for Hermes Space Shuttle (needed for 1.4.2)
    - Add Title on Agencies Config
    - Check and test of all included Craft files for 1.4.2
    - Fix for new RCS Fx

Knes 0.2 [2018-01-30]
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    - New Parts Hermes Space Shuttle with elevon
    - New Parts Hermes HRM module
    - New Parts Grapple Device Robotic Arm (Klaw)
    - New Craft Files for Hermes Space Shuttle
    - SRB EAP Gimbal up to 3.5
    - SRB P80 Gimbal up to 3.5
    - Vulcain Engine Gimbal up to 8
    - Compatibility Patch for Pathfinder (by Space Kadet)
    - Dry Mass Correction for Fairing / H10 Fuel Tank (by Aerospacer)
    - K-IXV texture update (Artefact correction)
    - 2 New Craft files for Hermes Shuttle
    - Props delete for future NF Props Support on CEV IVA

Knes 0.1 [2017-08-03]
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    - Initial upload

 

Thanks: 

Help on Dev and support : @CobaltWolf @Beale @DiscoSlelge @steedcrugeon

Hermes Model made with the big Help of @Nookos (Sharing of its Soar Shuttle Model for ref)

Hermes IVA Model made by @steedcrugeon 

Thanks to @Nertea for the awesome NF Props pack !

Thanks to @DiscoSlelge for this Patch and for the work on the new Flag :

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Licence : Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) 

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Screenshots:

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( Sorry for my English, its not my native language )

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Is the CEV the same as your other mod?

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9 hours ago, Vjrcr said:

Is the CEV the same as your other mod?

Yes, Lockheed CEV is now parts of this mod with different name

Thanks all

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Wow congratulation for the release ! It was a pleasure to follow the early dev :D 

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Just now, Well said:

Yes, Lockheed CEV is now parts of this mod with different name

I did notice it's lightly smaller but that just means it's easier to put in a fairing

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3 minutes ago, Vjrcr said:

I did notice it's lightly smaller but that just means it's easier to put in a fairing

Yes exactly, and you don't need anymore elevon for control, just SAS.

But the launch is always a problem, i have made a module "Safe System" with big reaction wheels to control the lift (also escape system) Work fine with Mechjeb autopilot, see the Craft Files

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Oh this looks beautiful

May I suggest that you edit the link on spacedock, it's broken,and any time I click it, it simply reloads the spacedock page. It's important cause I can't find this forum through a google search

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11 hours ago, The-Doctor said:

Oh this looks beautiful

May I suggest that you edit the link on spacedock, it's broken,and any time I click it, it simply reloads the spacedock page. It's important cause I can't find this forum through a google search

I see no problem with the link, everything works well for me and there is already 278 download. Please retry :/, Anybody others has a problem with the link?

 

9 hours ago, Z3R0_0NL1N3 said:

This looks great! Any chance of a Kliper?

Sorry, Kliper is not planned.  I can suggest you, Mod Contares

See also this link:

 

 

9 hours ago, Bottle Rocketeer 500 said:

Wow, very nice work!:)

Thanks

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Launch of a Space station with Ariane 5, and crew with the Phoenix CEV

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The CEV looks more like the ESA Hermes spaceplane than the NASA design to me. Very nice job.

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5 hours ago, Well said:

Launch of a Space station with Ariane 5, and crew with the Phoenix CEV

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The way you docked it reminds me of the DreamChaser, which is currently for cargo.

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15 hours ago, Bottle Rocketeer 500 said:

The way you docked it reminds me of the DreamChaser, which is currently for cargo.

So many Concept of space shuttle, have plannified a dock in the back.

HL-20 / HL-42 / Hermes / Dreamchaser / Biconic.... and so many other

My best version is the Hermes with MTFF station :

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