'Scarab' rover & Skycrane-Thunder 3 Max
by Raptor9
uploaded 2018-06-01
(updated 2019-05-06)
stock+DLC rover
#Curiosity #Skycrane #MSL #Low #Gravity

The ‘Scarab’ rover was the first robotic rover designed to explore another planet. The rover is controlled remotely from Mission Control while it conducts scientific surveys and Duna surface exploration. With it’s RTG power supply, the ‘Scarab’ is capable of continuous operation day or night, even in dust storms. Notably, the ‘Scarab’ is placed on the Duna surface via a radcally-designed rocket-powered Skycrane after it’s aeroshell is jettisoned.

Standard Launcher: ‘Thunder 1B-2’ Medium Launcher & ‘Thunder 2E’ Upper Stage

Action Groups:
[1] Activates Cruise Module Radiators
[2] Toggles Cruise Module RCS Thrusters
[3] Toggles Cruise Module Engines
[4] Jettisons Cruise Module/Arms Chutes
[5] Jettisons Heatshield/Fairing
[6] Decouples Skycrane/Activates All Skycrane Engines
[7] Deactivates Skycrane’s 4x Retro Engines
[8] Decouples ‘Scarab’ Rover from Skycrane

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Built in the VAB in KSP version 1.7.0.


  • Type: VAB
  • Class: rover
  • Part Count: 204
  • Pure Stock

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