by lorddrast
uploaded 2017-01-14
(updated 2017-01-23)
mod ship
#mothership #minmus2eve #withlanders #daspired


A mothership I built after watching Das stream recently. I dont remember what his plan was but the design is similar. Mine can go from Minmus orbit to Eve and land 2 rovers and 1 science hab. The first rover is a science scout and the second is a small miner and isru. Since the craft are designed to land in Eve I had to carry massive heat shields for the rovers wheels not to burn up. So they are mounted on the side (they could not fit docking bay). This was actually a tedius craft to fly and has a number of flaws*. I had to attach to the docking ports 2 of those big orange tanks of lfo to get enough delta v that when i used them first and left them behind i had enough fuel to circularize around eve and tranfer the remaing fuel into the landing craft.

TLDR it carries 3 landers to Eve from Minmus oribit. 2 rovers and one science hab. It has the capacity to craft about 2 medium size craft (11k rocket parts) from orbit.

*sorry to make this really long but it does have flaws. For example when i launched it I realized two of the tugs (with large dockign ports) had their rcs placed incorrectly in symmetry) and i had a hell of a time using them. I think I’ve changed the things i noticed were wrong, but I havent reflown this ship and I probably wont. So leave a comment if something doesnt work and I can revisit it. Becuase I do really like this craft.

A mod aircraft called Maechen. Built with 317 of the finest parts, its root part is mk3FuselageLFO.100.

Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.2.2.


  • Type: SPH
  • Class: ship
  • Part Count: 317
  • Mods: 7


  • Kerbal Planetary Base Systems
  • KerbalEngineer
  • Near Future Electrical
  • Near Future Solar
  • Near Future Spacecraft
  • Squad (stock)
  • TweakScale - Rescale Everything!
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