Slightly Dangerous - October Sky
by Caligari
uploaded 2016-05-06
stock rover
#Rover #Heavy #ISRU #drilling #Science


With the wheel change in 1.1 wrecking my Grey Ghost rover, I decided to work on a design I had thought of long ago, where the wheels were protected within the frame of the rover itself. I gave up when I realized that it’d end up with over 200 parts and would lag my computer in 1.0.5.

October Sky features:

  • Two drills, a claw and a mini ISRU suite, which will allow it to gather ore and refuel ships/landers.
  • A full complement of science gathering modules
  • Seating for 4 in the middle of the craft
  • 4 liquid fuel boosters to provide extra speed/power
  • An integrated roll-cage with RCS flipping ability, allowing it to never really get stuck upside down and keeping the core of the craft safe.
  • Decent battery life, kept charged by the copious solar panels lining the craft, or in long periods of darkness, a fuel cell array in the centre of the craft.


With the changes to the wheels in 1.1, the wheels are a bit fragile. You can change the stressTolerance of the wheels to alleviate this by going to Kerbal Space Program/GameData/Squad/Parts/Wheel/roverWheelTR-2L/roverWheelTR-2L.cfg and increasing the number for stressTolerance like so:

stressTolerance = 400//300

When/if a fix comes through for the wheels, you can revert the values back to

stressTolerance = 300

if you wish.

This will make the TR-2L ruggedized wheels less fragile and more fun to use!

A stock rover known as Slightly Dangerous - October Sky. Built with 275 Slightly Dangerous parts, its root part is probeCoreCube.

Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.1.2.


  • Type: SPH
  • Class: rover
  • Part Count: 275
  • Pure Stock
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