Kerbal Space Program (KSP) is a spacecraft simulation game for Mac, Linux or Windows. Players build, launch, and pilot spacecraft and airplanes through a fictional 7 planet star system.

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Kerbal space program number binding

Basically i want to be able to press 2 (or any number or key) and have my all solar panels deploy instead of having to activate them all one by one with many annoying mouse click. How do I do this?
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After orbit occurs… things freeze up.

I've been sending probes into deep space, but once I get so far(I use Time Warp), the command pod has no electric charge and the stage lock is locked(pink). I have solar arrays on my probe, but it ...
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Is anything outside the solarsystem where Kerbin resides?

So, I wanted to recreate the Voyager and see how far into space I could launch a probe. As it stands now I've gotten past the highest orbit of the outermost planet (Eelo) and when I quit the game ...
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How do I orientate the navball properly with a probe?

I have designed a rocket with a plane on the top. It looks a bit like a Christmas tree topper and hence a bit silly, but it works. However, once I get it into orbit, left is right, up is down, and in ...
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How can I see the FPS in KSP?

It's probably a very simple question, but I couldn't find the key to show the frame rate in KSP.
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Controls locking up while in space

I am trying to launch a space probe which involves quite long periods of waiting at times to be able to raise apoapsis maximally. Sometimes during these waits when I try to start up engines again (or ...
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Where can I find information about previous Kerbals?

So I've recently started playing Kerbal Space Program, with disastrous results: the survival rate of any Kerbal entering any of my ships is currently 1 survival for every 30 deaths. My question is, is ...
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Rover uncontrollable in low gravity

I've built a rover with the new rover wheels. It works great on Kerbin, but when I bring it to a low-gravity world like Minmus it is uncontrollable. When I accelerate, the back goes up. When I try to ...
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How can I use Jool to put a spacecraft into a solar polar orbit?

I'm trying to use Jool as Ulysses used Jupiter to insert itself into an extremely inclined polar solar orbit with a fairly modest amount of delta-V (direct solar polar insertion from Kerbin escape ...
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My spacecraft was built backwards; gimbal always lies

I put a probe into orbit and is now on a Kerbin escape path, but it has a really annoying quirk; the engines are mounted to the "top" of the probe so the gimbal always seems flipped 180°. In order to ...
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What's a reasonable control setup for a controller in KSP?

I can bind this and that axis to whatever in Kerbal Space Program for sticking my rockets, but my binds always feel clumsy and inelegant. Is there a good "standard setup" for using a controller (i.e. ...
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Can I activate engines on spent stages?

To avoid cluttering my sky with bits of engine and fuel tank, I had the thought to strap some solid fuel boosters to stages pointed retrograde and activate them during staging in order to deorbit ...
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What factors decide if an engine overheats or not

I made some strange observations regarding engine overheat. When you place 4 RT-10 solid-boosters radial around a 5th, the outer boosters will overheat and explode before they are burnt out while ...
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Can the locations of easter eggs be found in the game files?

The official KSP wiki lists several easter eggs - objects which can be found on the surfaces of the various planets. Can you find the positions of these objects somewhere in the game files?
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What are the key design principles when building a space plane?

I want to build a single stage to orbit (SSTO) space plane. I have a design right now that I know is capable of making it to orbit, but only just. There isn't enough fuel or monopropellant to ...
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How fast do I need to be going to kill my Kerbals?

While crash landing on Kerbin, I managed to slow myself down to around 10m/s before hitting the water, and they still died. How fast do you need to land to kill a Kerbal and does anything else (like ...
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Can I transfer my saved game between platforms?

I've been playing KSP on a Mac, but I'd like to transfer all my save data over to a Windows PC. Is this possible? If so, where are the files and what do I need to transfer?
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What is this pink target?

Having set another satellite as a target, I have this pink marker on my navball: What is it?
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Can I change command module?

I've built a pretty good/enormous first stage rocket that's pretty reliable, and I'd like to use it to put different payloads in orbit. The only problem is I can't seem to switch out my command ...
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How do I clean up this space-town?

After having some successful and (primarily) not-so-successful rendezvous in space, the area around my nascent space-base is full of detritus. Ending the missions responsible for littering didn't ...
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How do I avoid collision with the launchpad tower?

I keep losing boosters to the launchpad tower. Is there any way to place my rocket further away from it?
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How do I rendezvous and dock with a ship in orbit?

I've been watching video tutorials and doing some Googling, but I just haven't been able figure out exactly how you're supposed to rendezvous with a ship in orbit. I always either end up somewhere in ...
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How do I activate custom action groups?

I've created an action group to deploy my solar array, but now I'm safely in orbit, I have no idea how to actually do this. What do I need to do?
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Where's a good spot to land on the Mun?

The Mun appears to have quite a varied surface. Is there a particularly good spot for a first landing, i.e. where the ground is level and smooth?
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How can I change focus without firing up the throttle?

I can use tab to change between foci, e.g. if my focus is Kerbin and I hit tab, focus shifts to the Mun. However to go back without cycling through every celestial object requires pressing shift +tab, ...
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Am I able to remap action groups after I've launched?

Action groups have become useful for things like extending solar panels, ladders, as well as toggling engines. I know how to set them up in the VAB, but I want to know if I can change action groups ...
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Is there a way to activate the abort sequence from the keyboard?

Version 0.18 introduced action groups, including a dedicated abort group. This can be activated using the pop out button next to the altimeter, but I'm wondering if this can be done from the ...
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How do I extend landing gear?

I'm trying to test a lander, but it keeps smashing into the ground and exploding without the landing gear extending. The process is clearly not automatic, nor is it programmable as a stage. How do I ...
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What is the difference between a stack decoupler and a stack separator?

So what is the functional difference between a stack decoupler and a stack separator? Why might I use one over the other? In what cases would I want to choose the TR-18D Stack Separator over the ...
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Can I transfer Kerbonauts from a capsule to Hitchhiker Storage Container without taking an EVA?

I've been constructing a space station, and up to this point, I've been using autonomous launch vehicles to put unmanned sections into orbit. But now it's time to have a permanent presence in orbit. ...
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How Do I Use Docking Clamps?

I've built the following ship, which is capable of taking me to the Mun. However, with some careful piloting, I can make it into a stable Mun orbit with a bunch of fuel still left in the ...
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Possible Graphics Driver Problem

I considered asking this question over at Super User, since it may be a hardware problem, but since it's specific to one game I came here. I have the game Kerbal Space Program. It's fairly ...
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Will my parachute fail if I'm going too fast when I deploy it?

I was going to put a whole back-story for this question here, but thought it'd be better as a Google+ post instead, for reasons that should be obvious to anyone who reads it. So, during high velocity ...
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Can't end a flight when using MechJeb

So after it was suggested in chat, I decided to download and try the Mechanical Jeb plugin. During my trials so far with MechJeb, I've been setting up my staging such that the MechJeb module is ...
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Can I escape Kerbin's gravitational pull?

In Kerbal Space Program, I finally managed to build a rocket that would actually do something other than explode on the launch pad. So far I've been fairly consistent in making it into orbit. Sadly, ...
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When should I start a trans-munar or trans-minmus injection burn?

I've completed a few successful missions to Minmus, and have always had more than enough fuel to return safely to Kerbin; however, I feel that I could perform the transfer burns better than how I'm ...