Hanger Starboard Mk3s
by histalonia
uploaded 2017-11-12
stock ship
#Mid #Tech #Space #Carrier #Fighter

Designed for Level 2 Buildings. No tech above level 7. Under 140 ton limit.
Requires docking with port section (Hanger Port Mk3s).


  • Requires Direct Ascent (straight up).
    • Turn on SAS and RCS
  • At 30km (30,000 meters) click Prograde button and switch to Orbital mode, starting a gravity turn.
    • Toggle to Orbital mode by clicking the Nav Ball Surface m/s display.
  • Follow orbital prograde vector and continue to burn and stage until time to apoapsis is greater than 2 minutes, or greater than 90km. Then raise perigee above 70km and circularize orbit.

Rendezvous & Docking

  • Watch your fuel. If you don’t have delta V tools, you may want to refuel first.
    • With less than a 2 degree plane change and a Holman transfer you should be fine.
  • Match orbital planes with Port Carrier section then Rendezvous.
    • Here are 5 rendezvous tips
    • Also you may need to time warp a few orbits to get a rendezvous. Check each orbit by dragging your maneuver node around the orbit. Advance to the next orbit if there is no good rendezvous.
  • Dock with just eyeballing the alignment of all 4 docking ports or use the mod Navball Docking Alignment Indicator. Remember to disengage SAS right before connecting. The better the alignment the better the mate.
  • Refresher stock docking tutorial if needed:

Recommended Mods

  • No mods are required. As with any carrier you will need to be comfortable with rendezvous, docking, and transferring fuel.

    • I always test (and dock) with no mods. But I do prefer mods so I don’t have to keep tweaking nodes or flipping screens.
  • MechJeb2 (for delta V display, Holman transfer timing calculations, closest approach display, and orbital inclination)

  • Navball_Docking_Alignment_Indicator_CE (more precise docking)

  • TacFuelBalancer (transferring fuel to all fighter fuel tanks in one go)


Early Carrier¨Mid Tech 7¨Under 140 ton pad limit for Lvl 2 Buildings

A stock rocket called Hanger Starboard Mk3s. Built with 148 of the finest parts, its root part is adapterMk3-Size2.

Built in the VAB in KSP version 1.3.1.


  • Type: VAB
  • Class: ship
  • Part Count: 148
  • Pure Stock
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