Mining Rig (USI-LS)
by Fulgora
uploaded 2016-12-02
(updated 2016-12-02)
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VAB
mod base
#mining #lifesupport

Details

  • Type: VAB
  • Class: base
  • Part Count: 368
  • Mods: 2

Mods

  • Squad (stock)
  • USI Life Support

Description

Self-sustaining mining ‘base’ for USI-LS users that can land/reorbit in every system. Does not require solar power so it is perfectly suitable for Jool / Eeloo. Requires ~7% ore and 3*+ engineer in order to run properly.
I am using it to resupply fuel / fertilizer to stations.

A mod rocket called Mining Rig (USI-LS). Built with 368 of the finest parts, its root part is crewCabin.

Built in the VAB in KSP version 1.2.1.

Usage:

  1. Deploy radiators + drills (AG 1)
  2. Start drilling + start fuel cells (AG 2)
  3. Start Lf+Ox on BOTH Convert-O-Trons 250
  4. Wait a bit until both Convert-O-Trons reach 100% utilization
  5. Start one or more (depending on ore rate) Convert-O-Tron 125 with the fertilizer production (Make sure you use less ore than you harvest - otherwise your Lf+Ox production will suffer and that will result in depleting of fuel to run the fuel cells)

Note: Upon launch fertilizer is empty and ore is full (I convert it in LKO to get ‘more’ deltaV w/o adding additional tanks)

Landing this is possible on:

  • Mun, Minimus
  • Moho
  • Gilly
  • Ike
  • Dres
  • Vall, Bop, Pol
  • Eeloo

It requires some help getting to these places though (I will upload my accompanying craft sortly)
A mod rocket called Mining Rig (USI-LS). Built with 368 of the finest parts, its root part is crewCabin.
Built in the VAB in KSP version 1.2.1.

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