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My name is dogeGAMR and outside of ksp I like space, books and tech

im looking to make a massive space station around Kerbin if you have any ideas feel free to post them below :)

 

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Welcome to the forum, dogeGAMr. :D

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12 minutes ago, dogeGAMr said:

My name is dogeGAMR and outside of ksp I like space, books and tech

im looking to make a massive space station around Kerbin if you have any ideas feel free to post them below :)

 

Welcome to the forum, @dogeGAMr! Enjoy your stay and be sure to post plenty of pictures of your monstrosity massive space station - once you get it done! We love seeing images of such things.

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9 minutes ago, adsii1970 said:

Welcome to the forum, @dogeGAMr! Enjoy your stay and be sure to post plenty of pictures of your monstrosity massive space station - once you get it done! We love seeing images of such things.

Will do I’m actually working on it atm

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20 minutes ago, dogeGAMr said:

Will do I’m actually working on it atm

Good! I've built a lot of stations. Unfortunately, as I find mods with parts I like, I actually have a tendency to rebuild them often.

Here's a checklist I've developed whenever I decide to make a new one:

  • What is the station's purpose?
    • Is it a way-station for later expeditions further out from Kerbin?
    • Is it for orbital science?
    • Is it a place to build larger ships in space?
  • How many vessels will be able to dock with it at once?
  • What size crew will it have?
  • How will I evacuate the crew?
  • What kind of energy will it use/generate?
    • Solar
    • Liquid fuel
    • Nuclear reactior
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8 minutes ago, adsii1970 said:

Good! I've built a lot of stations. Unfortunately, as I find mods with parts I like, I actually have a tendency to rebuild them often.

Cool sadly the only thing I can play on is kspee witch can’t be modded

8 minutes ago, adsii1970 said:

Here's a checklist I've developed whenever I decide to make a new one:

  • What is the station's purpose?
    • Is it a way-station for later expeditions further out from Kerbin?
    • Is it for orbital science?
    • Is it a place to build larger ships in space?
  • How many vessels will be able to dock with it at once?
  • What size crew will it have?
  • How will I evacuate the crew?
  • What kind of energy will it use/generate?
    • Solar
    • Liquid fuel
    • Nuclear reactior

Thanks for the list do you got any ideas for the Olympus station? Any ideas for evacuating the crew? Crew capacity is 19 and I aim to have about 11 up there at all times

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5 minutes ago, dogeGAMr said:

Cool sadly the only thing I can play on is kspee witch can’t be modded

Thanks for the list do you got any ideas for the Olympus station?

bummer and cool about not being able to use mods. Sometimes I wish I could be satisfied playing a vanilla game. :)

Oh, not really. As I do not want to influence your station's design. But here are some things I've learned that, well, I'd not recommend trying:

  • My largest station once could handle fifteen craft at one time.
    • This was causing major lag in the game - especially since I had 20 docking ports (5 of them were for emergency escape pods).
    • The more docking ports you have, the more the game seems to stall.
  • Watch artificial lighting. Too many lights can also cause buggy or choppy performance.
    • More colors can also hurt your performance.

Here's an image of one of my stations in action -

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Cool station I get what you say about not influencing my station but do you hav any good escape pod designs?

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2 minutes ago, dogeGAMr said:

Cool station I get what you say about not influencing my station but do you hav any good escape pod designs?

Which version are you playing? And do you want a 1-Kerbal or 3-Kerbal variety?

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7 minutes ago, adsii1970 said:

Which version are you playing? And do you want a 1-Kerbal or 3-Kerbal variety?

1.02 and 3 kerbals

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Wow, I don't have 1.02 anymore. Or I'd share craft files with you. Let me make some notes on the stock ones I have. You should be able to recreate them with stock parts. I'll post some images here for you.

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1 minute ago, adsii1970 said:

Wow, I don't have 1.02 anymore. Or I'd share craft files with you. Let me make some notes on the stock ones I have. You should be able to recreate them with stock parts. I'll post some images here for you.

Ok note it’s kspee aka ps4 edition

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Ah, Ok... I play the PC version. But here's the parts you'll need.

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Start with the command pod that fits the 3 Kerbals. This will be the command pod and root part for the thing you're making.

  • Parachute for the command pod goes on top.
  • Heat shield for the command pod goes on the bottom.
  • Decoupler - same diameter as the heat shield and the command pod.
  • Crew tube or structural fuselage.
    • Yeah, I like the appearance of Kerbals being able to actually move from the station to the escape pod...
    • Make sure to "push" it through the decoupling ring and rest it against the heat shield. this gives it all a nice appearance.
  • Mono propellant tanks (4)
  • Mono Propellant engines which are throttle based, not the RCS engines for fine tuning moves.
  • the Sepratron solid rocket motors
  • and a docking port at the end of the crew tube.

Then all you do is to put it on a docking port on your station. Once a Kerman crew is inside it, you can decouple it, then use the RCS and Separatron to give you distance between your crew and whatever you are evacuating.

Then use the mono propellant motors to put you into a sub-orbital trajectory. Once you've begun reentering the atmosphere, decouple the "drive" unit and use the capsule as you normally would.

I've used a similar escape pod since .22 :D

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How didly- do- ya! Welcome to the most non- toxic place on the netweb!

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Welcome ;)

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Hi!  Nice to see you!  Looks like lots of good tips already on building stations.

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