ER-4 'Mole'-Thunder 4 Heavy (Please read NOTE in description)
by Raptor9
uploaded 2017-02-04
(updated 2017-10-14)
1161 downloads /
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VAB
stock rover
#Curiosity #Pathfinder #Low #Gravity #Rover

NOTE: Please review the action groups below. There will be three separate Control From Here commands preprogrammed for each phase of the mission. These will ensure the proper navball alignment for various maneuvers and/or SAS modes.

The ER-4 was the first rover designed to explore another planet. The ‘Mole’ is unmanned, controlled remotely from Mission Control while it conducts scientific surveys and ground exploration. The ER-4 has a full compliment of ground and atmospheric sensors, but is limited to operation during the day due to it’s reliance on solar power. The ER-4 is dropped to the Duna surface via a radically-designed rocket-powered Skycrane after it’s aeroshell is jettisoned.

Standard Launcher: ‘Thunder Heavy’ Medium Launcher & ‘Thunder P’ Medium Upper Stage

Action Groups:
[1] Deploys Solar Panels
[2] Toggles RCS Thrusters
[3] Toggles OMS Engine
[4] Deploys Antennas
[5] Releases OMS Module
[6] Releases ER-4 from Skycrane
[8] Control Axis for Launch/Orbital phase
[9] Control Axis for Skycrane
[0] Control Axis for Rover

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Built in the VAB in KSP version 1.3.1.

Details

  • Type: VAB
  • Class: rover
  • Part Count: 195
  • Pure Stock

If you like what you downloaded, and want to share screenshots or stories of success, glory, or failure, feel free to comment in my craft catalog thread on the KSP Forums -Raptor9

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