Lander mk5
by Amechwarrior
uploaded 2017-03-14
(updated 2017-04-16)
stock lander
#Lander #ISRU #Science #Exploration #expedition


  • Type: VAB
  • Class: lander
  • Part Count: 190
  • Pure Stock

Lander mk5

ISRU Lander w/ 6K capacity and 2 Rovers

The 5th iteration lander for KSP 1.1+ is built for science expeditions on every stock world except Eve and Kerbin herself. It can dock with either the Sr. undercarriage port or the top standard port. Carrying two Rovers, with the option of a third it can even lift off of Tylo or even Laythe with rovers detached and ore tanks full. The science bay carries every experiment with storage and a signature Hot Seat for safe EVA reports during re-entry. ISRU and ore tanks provide self sustaining refuel, but not as much payload as a dedicated ore tanker like the Gilly or Vall Hoppers. Eight landing legs provide redundancy for hard landings. Ample clearance and ladder height help with rocky touchdowns. Includes extra Docking Port Jr. for attachment of Science Football. For worlds with atmosphere, dock the Science Football Aero to top standard docking port. If the target body’s gravity is too low for rovers, the 2 Jr. docking ports can be used to hold Scooty Puff Jr.s as run-a-bout scouts.

Undercarriage docking port needs extra clearance for Skipper engines and landing legs, pay attention. Works fine with Sr. ports of KSS and Space Bus.

For challenging liftoffs, you will have to flip the fuel flow priority. It’s defaulted to drain top tanks first for stable landings and you want it to drain bottom-up for aerodynamic stability.

Rover’s wheels and probe cores are deactivated by default on this craft.
Hit 0 to activate Rover core and antenna.

Holds 750 units of ore.

Built with 190 of the finest parts, its root part is mk2LanderCabin.

Built in the VAB in KSP version 1.2.2.

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