Sarnus V-KaneII-WWS
by gc1ceo
uploaded 2019-02-08
(updated 2021-01-16)
mod ship
#sarnus #saturn #kane #apollo #workshop


  • Type: VAB
  • Class: ship
  • Part Count: 65
  • Mods: 2
  • KSP: 1.11.0


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One of the key differences with the Hokulani Wet Workshop is that it’s not launched with its telescope mount – unlike the real life Skylab or the Hokulani Orbital Workshop – but bought it with its first crew on-board a Sarnus V (Saturn V) as its lower payload. It sits in the same position that would otherwise be occupied by the Sina lander on a mission to the Mun.

The telescope mount has been joined with a Sina Ascent Stage (LEM Ascent Stage) so that it can be piloted by up to two kerbonauts although it’s on-board engine has been removed along with all its liquid fuel and oxidizer leaving it with just some monopropellent fuel. The telescope mount itself has had its thrusters and monopropellent fuel removed as well. This leaves the piloted telescope mount with about 30 units of monopropellent fuel with which to successfully complete a one-time docking.

Otherwise the Sarnus V and Kane CSM are unchanged except for a heavy reduction in fuel, similar to Apollo 9, since it’s only an orbital mission with an additional payload. The docking of the CSM with its payload is handled the same way that it would be with the Sina lander although its in a parking orbit so effects from the decoupling should be minimum.

The CSM and telescope mount should be decoupled around 50 meters from the station and each will have to make a separate docking to the station. The CSM will dock normally at the forward docking port while the telescope mount will dock with the modified zenith docking port. You should shutdown all the Sina’s functions once the docking is made as the lander cockpit won’t be actively used during most normal station operations.

Built in the VAB in KSP version 1.11.0.

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