KSS Drifter MK3
by DyingCrow
uploaded 2017-07-21
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SPH
mod station
#Station #CrewTransport #SOI #Interplanetary

A mod mobile Space Station called KSS Drifter MK3. Built with 572 of the finest parts, its root part is dockingPortLarge.

Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.3.0.

– This craft is obsolete, improved version https://kerbalx.com/DyingCrow/KSS-Drifter-MK4

When someone complained that the space program did not have a station with a habitat ring in orbit, able to accommodate Astronauts and Tourists, there was some concern that the space program could be looked at as a lazy endeavor. The word Tourist was immediately associated with profit, and the project was authorized. However, tourists don’t just want to sit in orbit looking down at Kerbin, they want to do fun, dangerous things. Travel to other planets, and their moons. Having an orbital station with a habitat ring could only be used as a transfer point, so the concept had to be changed to something else; a craft that could travel far, and carry a lot of Kerbals with luxury, both tourists and astronauts.

Features:
130 seats
4,100 D/V and a TWR of 1.8 in space
1 large, 2 small docking rings (MK2 shielded clamp-o-trons on the sides of the ring).
Certified for Kerbin SOI. Safe Kerbin aerobrake at 60k. Not tested outside Kerbin SOI yet.

The craft file includes the boosters necessary to take it into orbit. I recommend vertical ascent till first stage is empty, to prevent any aerodynamic issues with the odd shape, then follow a normal trajectory. The boosters are set to drain by fuel priority, no fuel lines. Its slow to go up, but there is plenty of room for error. It should get up there with fuel to spare.

Details

  • Type: SPH
  • Class: ship
  • Part Count: 572
  • Mods: 3

Mods

  • Mk2 Stockalike Expansion
  • Mk3 Stockalike Expansion
  • Squad (stock)
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