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This is the new thread for Extraplanetary Launchpads as skykooler has asked me to officially take over the project. Old thread A nice quick tutorial writeup by Starstrider42. Kerbas_ad_astra did up some graphs of kerbal contribution. A bit of a writeup I did on Direction survey stakes. Known Issues: The micropad does not work well with parts that have switchable attach nodes (via B9 part switch or stock part variants) as the root part. For now, just ensure the root part has non-switchable attach nodes (a fix is planned) The EVA Propellant tanks in KIS require 0 MonoPropellant. I am working on a more complete fix. Procedural parts stored inside KIS containers may not have the correct masses. Resources in parts inside KIS containers inside KIS containers (KISception?) are treated incorrectly and become RocketParts. A review of EL done by TinyPirate: Documentation: Manual (note, updated more often than the release).(non-ssl link) Download: Extraplanetary Launchpads v6.99.3. (non-ssl link) To download an older version, edit the url for the current release such that the version number matches the desired release. Support my efforts: All versions from 4.0 are still available. Version 5.8.2 is the last release for KSP 1.3.0. Version 5.7.3 is the last release for KSP 1.2.2. Version 5.2.95 is the last release for KSP 1.0.5. Required Mods: Module Manager to allow pods to become workshops (albeit poor quality). NOW REQUIRED to enable engineers to build stuff. Kerbal Inventory System.Required for the use of the survey stakes, but otherwise optional. Mods I consider essential for getting the most out of EL: KerbalStats to track kerbal experience. Toolbar to allow control of the VAB/SPH GUI and easy control of the in-flight GUI. Kethane. Allows hot-spot mining of MetalOre. old thread (for history). Kerbal Attachment System. Connect parts of your base together, or move things around. Infernal Robotics. Makes it easier to move things around. Source code (GPL): github. Issue tracker: issues Release notes: KSP 1.12: 6.99.3, 6.99.2 KSP 1.8-1.12: 6.99.1, 6.99.0 KSP 1.8-1.10 6.8.3, 6.8.2, 6.8.1, 6.8.0 6.7.3, 6.7.2, 6.7.1, 6.7.0 KSP 1.7.3 6.6.2, 6.6.1, 6.6.0 KSP 1.6.1: 6.5.1, 6.5.0 6.4.0 KSP 1.5.1 6.3.5, 6.3.4, 6.3.3, 6.3.2, 6.3.1, 6.3.0 KSP 1.4.5 6.2.2, 6.2.1, 6.2.0 KSP 1.4.4 6.1.0 KSP 1.4.0-1.4.2 6.0.0 KSP 1.3.1 5.9.0 KSP 1.3.0 5.8.2, 5.8.1, 5.8.0 KSP 1.2.2 5.7.3, 5.7.2, 5.7.1, 5.7.0 5.6.0 KSP 1.2.1 5.5.4, 5.5.3 KSP 1.2.0 5.5.2, 5.5.1, 5.5.0 older versions of KSP 5.4.0 5.3.2, 5.3.1, 5.3.0 5.2.95, 5.2.94, 5.2.93, 5.2.92, 5.2.91, 5.2.90, 5.2.1, 5.2.0 5.1.95, 5.1.94, 5.1.93, 5.1.92, 5.1.91, 5.1.90, 5.1.2, 5.1.1, 5.1.0 5.0.2, 5.0.1, 5.0.0 4.5.0 4.4.0 4.3.1, 4.3.0 4.2.3, 4.2.2, 4.2.1, 4.2 4.1.2, 4.1.1, 4.1 4.0.3, 4.0.2, 4.0.1, 4.0 3.7.1, 3.7, 3.6, 3.5 older versions were prior to me taking over As an alternative to Kethane, Karbonite is available and there is a Karbonite adaptation available. Note, however, that MKS has built-in support for EL, so you do not need this patch. Also note that MKS hides most of EL's parts as it provides its own versions. At this stage any pad, the runway or the dock can be used landed, splashed or in orbit. When landed or splashed, operation is exactly as it was before. When in orbit, the new ship is spawned "docked" (docking ports not required) to the construction dock and must be released (the build menu will be unavailable until the new ship has been released). To release the ship, right click on the dock and click "Release". Once the release bug (see below) has been worked around, the new ship will slowly drift away (as expected for two objects in orbit). Survey stakes (new feature in 4.3.0 and requires Kerbal Inventory System) work only when landed and they need to be carried around in a KIS container or on the back of a Kerbal, and can be attached only to the ground or a permanent feature (such as the launchpad at KSC, or at least they could while I was testing in 0.24.2). To use stakes, attach some to the ground, configure them (details in the release notes), and use a Survey Station (also new in 4.3.0, but for now is a clone (separate part) of the hitchhiker can). As of 5.1.90, survey stakes now require the use of the mallet (new part). Station before any construction begins. The hab module has been built and moved over with a little tug. D'oh, not enough parts to build the tank. After shipping up some more parts, the tank is built and being moved into position by the station's tug (which was built just before the hab module was). Checking out the new workshop: Some alternative parts: