'Scorpion' Orbiter & Lander-Thunder 3 Max
by Raptor9
uploaded 2018-11-18
(updated 2019-05-06)
stock+DLC probe
#Viking #Science #Probe #UnCrewed #Atmo

After the success of the ‘Specter’ orbiter/lander mission to Eve, the Kerbal Space Agency prepared for a similar mission to Duna. The ‘Scorpion’ orbiter would likewise jettison a lander to the Duna surface and then remain in orbit to conduct it’s own set of experiments. While the orbiter did possess a relay antenna, it was relatively short-ranged for sending data back to Kerbin from Duna orbit. As such, it relied on the ‘Vanguard 2’ probe to forward all scientific findings to the Deep Space Network.

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

Action Groups:
[1] Deploys Orbiter Solar Panels
[2] Toggles Orbiter RCS Thrusters
[3] Toggles Orbiter Engine
[4] Opens KerbNet/Jettisons Lander
[5] Jettisons Aeroshell/Heatshield
[6] Decouples Lander/Activates Descent Engines
[7] Deactivates Descent Engines/Deploys Antenna

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Built in the VAB in KSP version 1.7.0.


  • Type: VAB
  • Class: probe
  • Part Count: 175
  • Pure Stock

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