Spacecraft specs in Kerbal Space Program

These are notes on the specifications of spacecraft for specific purposes.

Spacecraft to go to orbit

Rotate the spacecraft 90 degrees with “Q” so the pod hatch faces you in the VAB, the spacecraft heading 90 degrees on the launch pad for easier control with the elevator.

PartModel (symmetry)NotesStage
ParachuteMK16Min pressure = 0.6
Altitude = 1000
Command podMk1This should be the first part of the craft
Heat shield1.25 m
Upper stage
Decoupler TD-121
RCS fuel tankFL-R120Monopropellant = 100/250
Fuel tankFL-T100
Fuel tankFL-T400

RCS Truster block(4) RV-105On top of FL-T400 fuel tank
Battery(4) Z-100 Rechargeable battery packOn bottom of FL-T400 fuel tank
Solar panels(4) OX-STAT Photovoltaic panelsOn bottom of FL-T400 fuel tank
set Toggle Snap to 6 sided before placing it
rotate 90 degrees to horizontal
EngineLV-909 “Terrier” Liquid fuel engine2
Decoupler TD-123
Fuel tankFL-T400
Fuel tankFL-T400
Winglet(4) AV-R8On lower FL-T400 fuel tank
Radial decoupler for solid fuel boosters(2) TT-38KOn lower FL-T400 fuel tank4
Booster engines(2) RT-10 “Hammer” Solid fuel boosteron radial coupler
with “aerodynamic nose cone”
Booster main engineLV-T45 “Swivel” Liquid fuel engineTrust limiter = 655

To launch the space station modules to low Kerbin orbit

PartModel (symmetry)NotesStage
The station module
Upper stage
DecouplerTD-25 DecouplerThis will release the payload0
FairingAE-FF2 Airstream protective shell (2.5 m)1
Remote guidance unitRC-L01 Remote guidance unit
Fuel tankRockomax X200-32 Fuel Tank
Solar panelsOX-STAT-XL Photovoltaic panels (4)
BatteriesZ-400 Rechargeable Battery (4)
EngineRE-L10 “Poodle” Liquid Fuel Engine2
DecouplerTD-25 Decoupler3
Fuel tankRockomax Jumbo-64 Fuel TankOrange variant looks great
Radial decouplerTT-38K Radial Decoupler (4)On main fuel tank4
Main center engineRE-M3 “Mainsail” Liquid Fuel Engine5
Booster fuel tanksFL-T800 Fuel Tank ( 2 x 4)On radial decouplers
with “aerodynamic nose cone”
with EAS-4 Strut connectors to attach the top (3) and bottom (1) to the main fuel tank
Booster enginesLV-T45 “Swivel” Liquid Fuel Engnies (4)5
WingletsAV-R8 Winglets (4)On the main fuel tank

Tie down the payload

  • When the payload is attached make sure to select “Autostrut heaviest part” of every payload items.

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