Dart V3.1 (Eve Lander with Rover and return Pod to Eve orbit)
by mystik
uploaded 2018-03-11
(updated 2018-03-11)
stock ship


Eve refueling lander with detachable science rover. Only the core is able to return to orbit once launched from Eve. Due to the ship complexity it is not recommended to use time acceleration during Eve landing.

A stock rocket called Dart V3.1 (Eve Lander with Rover and return Pod to Eve orbit). Built with 315 of the finest parts, its root part is probeStackSmall.

Built in the VAB in KSP version 1.4.0.


  • Type: VAB
  • Class: ship
  • Part Count: 315
  • Pure Stock

Additional pictures and details of the Dart are available at https://kerbalx.com/mystik/Dart-V30-Eve-Lander-with-Rover-and-return-Pod-to-Eve-orbit

It carries a 10t rover but you can replace the cargo with anything you need up to 20t.

Requires a secondary ship to recover the crew from Eve orbit to Kerbin.


1 Toggle main engine

2 none

3 none

4 none

5 none

6 none

7 Battery toggle (All)

8 Toggle drill deploy (All)

9 Toggle drill extraction and radiators (All)

0 Prepare for takeoff* (All)

G: Toggle landing gears

U: Toggle lights

Abort Button: Deploy inflatable shields

*The 0 key has multiple tasks assigned for retracting or turning off equipment to get ready for space flight:
- retract radiators;
- retract ladders;
- turn off fuel cells.

Release notes:

Updated to comply with the new 1.4.0 release. This new release adds new parts that will replace a few of the old ones. This model is now future proof when the old parts are retired.

Dart V3.1

  • minor layout update;
  • replaced old parts (decouplers and fuel tanks) with new ones;
  • added an extra large reaction wheel.
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