'Kerbin Orbiting Laboratory'-Thunder 1B
by Raptor9
uploaded 2016-01-01
(updated 2019-05-06)
stock+DLC ship
#Gemini #Manned #Orbiting #Laboratory #MOL

The KOL was an early proposal for adapting the EV-1B spacecraft to expanded scientific research missions in low Kerbin orbit. With a crew riding an EV-1B ‘Skiff’ on top, a specially built research lab and experiment bay would be launched to LKO by a Rockomax ‘Thunder 1B’ rocket. The combined spacecraft would be able to conduct long-term research while in orbit, and transmit findings and data back to the KSC. The research module included solar panels and fuel cells for power, orbital maneuvering thrusters, propellant storage, and a second docking clamp for in-orbit crew rotations.

Standard Launcher: ‘Thunder 1B’ Medium Launcher

EV-1B Action Groups:
[1] Toggles Fuel Cell/Deploys Antenna
[2] Toggles RCS Thrusters
[3] Toggles Engines
[4] Toggles Cabin Lights
[5] Jettisons Nose Cone

KOL Action Groups:
[1] Deploys Antennas & Solar Panels
[4] Toggles Cabin Lights

EV-1B ‘Skiff’-Javelin 3 Link

Built in the VAB in KSP version 1.7.0.


  • Type: VAB
  • Class: ship
  • Part Count: 158
  • Pure Stock

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