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 8 planet star system.

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What causes Kerbals to become brain dead debris?

Jebediah was testing out my new monopropellant lander on the mun. After landing it was obvious that he was some 300 units short of making it back to Kerbin. I designed and sent a lightweight ...
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How can I determine the fastest orbit altitude including time warp?

When using mods like SCANsat, I find I spend a lot of time having to wait for my spacecraft to complete a certain number of orbits in order to complete whatever task it is I launched it for. To ...
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Kerbal stuck in seat, refuses to get out

So I created a rover with an EAS-1 control seat and sent it to the Mun. Everything went well, but now the Kerbal is kind of in the seat and kind of not. It looks like he's trying to walk when I drive. ...
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How can I prevent a part from being added to any stage?

In Kerbal Space Program many parts, typically engines and separators are "stagable", in that their activation can be tied to a stage. However sometimes I have stagable parts that I don't want tied to ...
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How does Min Pressure affect chutes in Kerbal Space Program?

I like to set my chutes to deploy at 50 meters because I don't have time to hang around (pun - get it?). But I've crashed several ships after accidentally changing the min pressure as well. How ...
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Easy money in Kerbal Space Program

Ships cost money now a days, but I'm unwilling to make any changes to construction style (TWR >5 all the way!). I've had some trouble making fat stacks of ker-cash. What is the easiest way to make ...
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Contract: recover lost kerbals from orbit

For one contract, I'm supposed to recover someone stuck in orbit. I've done it with the grabbing arm but I want to know if it's possible to get the lost guy to board a ship with an empty seat. Tried ...
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Rasterpropmonitor for Kerbal Space Program

Hello people I am a player of the PC game kerbal space program. I don't use many mods so I am unfamiliar with the process. I have download the rasterpropmonitor.zip, uncompressed it with 7-zip then ...
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Can I load saved ships from one game save into another?

Say I designed and saved something cool in Career mode. Now I want to load and modify that ship in a separate Sandbox save. Any saved ships don't show up. Only the Stock ones do. Any possibility to ...
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Space plane take-off & landing using only basic parts?

In the 0.24 science tree I've unlocked the Aerodynamics (tech tree tier 4), which contains the first space plane parts you can unlock. It does not contain any landing gear. :-| 1) Can one even build ...
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How to change default pilot?

What happened to me yesterday: I made a rocket Put Bob in it Start Crash Revert to vehicle assembly Fix crash reason Start And then I realized Bob wasn't there, Jeb was piloting my ship! How can I ...
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How can I see all tech tree nodes?

I'd like to work towards some specific parts in the KSP Career/Science tech tree, but I have no idea where they are. Is there some setting in game (perhaps with a mod) or online resource I can use to ...
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KSP Initial Throttle Value at 50%

Is there a way to make it so that the initial throttle setting is zero? As of 0.24.2 (maybe .1 as well) my throttle starts at 50%.
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Do I have to write down contract rules on paper to ever get a real chance to fulfil them?

To get contract bonuses, one need to meet certain set of conditions. Is there any way to make a game remind / notify me, like: You are at proper altitude and speed to fulfil "Test Mk16 Parachute ...
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Do I get a refund for parts that land on rails?

In the career mode, we have to take care about cash now. It means we need to reclaim as much as feasible. I fly high, it's easy. But it also means that when I jettison unneeded parts, they soon get ...
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Are empty fuel tanks cheaper in Kerbal Space Program?

In previous versions of KSP you could adjust the amount of fuel in your tanks so to get better TWR. You can still do it in KSP 0.24 but now the fuel tanks cost money. My question is: if you reduce ...
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What do the colors of the Reputation Bar in Kerbal Space Program mean?

In the Career Mode for Kerbal Space Program there is now a reputation bar, that in many screen shots looks yellow-green or green. Mine is green with some blue and then some stripped blue. I've ...
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How can I calculate the right number/types of parachutes for my craft?

In earlier versions of Kerbal Space Program, even in Career Mode, parts cost and recovery was never an issue to be concerned about. So a typical space mission might only return to Kerbin with the ...
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When is the cost incurred for rejecting a contract in KSP?

I've noticed some of the contracts in Kerbal Space Program 0.24 have a fee associated with failure. When is this fee incurred? If I reject it at mission control? After x number of flights?
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Do Kerbal Contracts recur?

In Kerbal Space Program 0.24 the new contract system has been introduced. Do contracts recur, that is, if I do a mission once, will it come up again? I don't want to be repetitive doing the same ...
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How to satisfy a contract in Kerbal Space Program?

I've been flying a few contracts now that the contracts update has been released. I notice in my contract bar that all of the checkmarks for a contract are green, however I am not awarded the ...
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Is there a contract multiplier

In Kerbal Space Program .24, is there a multiplier on earnings for completing more contracts on a single mission than on multiple individual missions? I can see that fuel costs could be reduced by a ...
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How much money do you make for returning craft safely to Kerbin?

My understanding of KSP 0.24 (First Contract) is returning parts safely to Kerbin will result in profit. My question is, what percent of the part cost is returned? 100%? Also, if I drop parts, say ...
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How can I get science from my space station to cash in the points?

I have built a space station orbiting Kerbin with a lander, science Lab Jr., Mobile Processing Lab, Goo Containers, a "workhorse" multi-purpose ship, fuel depot, and living quarters. I currently have ...
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Does orbital rendezvous require six degrees of freedom?

I'm trying to accomplish my first orbital rendezvous by following the Gemini 6A and 7 mission tutorial on the KSP Wiki. I've gotten the orbiters on about the same orbital plane, and orbiting at about ...
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Mun Numbers and Data in Ksp?

In Kerbal Space Program, even with using plugins that show data like I need, I can never find a conversion or something that will show the required fuel needed get the Delta V to reach a Mun ...
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Do Kerbals die of natural causes?

So, I got a Kerbal stranded on Mun in my first successful landing attempt. No big deal, right? I'll just figure out this whole "getting there and back" thing, then put together a rescue mission. The ...
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Why has my Command Module's orbit not decayed?

On one mission to put Bob Kerman in orbit of Mun and bring him back, his rocket ran out of liquid fuel on the return trip. However, the orbit Bob ended up in was around Kerbin with a periapsis of less ...
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Why are my parachutes failing to deploy?

I have 3 parachutes on my plane's tail, and I'm trying to deploy them while the plane is landing. However, when I deploy the parachutes in sequence, all 3 fail to deploy. This is my scenario: The ...
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How to controll vessel without crew?

I am building a cart to throw it to Eve, where there are some astronauts waiting for it, but every time I click on "launch" it says "This vessel has no remote-controlled or manned modules. It won't be ...
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Welded parts not appearing

I am trying to weld parts together in KSP with the UbioWelding plugin. The "Weld It" button appears and the in game dialog to weld parts seems to work fine, but the finished part never appears in my ...
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Move kerbals in KSP - to save Jebediah from an unjust fate

I'm hoping for some help. I'm fairly new to the game so please bare with me. I recently reloaded a quicksave instead of creating one by accident. According to How would one undo loading a quicksave in ...
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What can be grabbed with the Advanced Grabbing Unit?

I'm curious as to what can be grabbed with the Advanced Grabbing Unit from the Asteroid Redirect Mission update. The wiki says that it can "pick up just about anything," but that's just not reassuring ...
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Interstellar KSP - Not getting science from IR Satellite

I have put the IR Satellite into orbit on my unmanned ship. But for some reason I'm not getting science. I have Helium Cryostats (3 with the dish connected directly on to them). I have power being ...
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Mun's orbit : clockwise or counter-clockwise

when viewing Kerbin's North pole, does Mun orbit clockwise or counter-clockwise ? I guess I could probably see for myself using timewarp, but I only have the demo, which doesn't have the feature.
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Can you land an asteroid?

I did it. I "docked" with an asteroid using the "Klaw" and changed it's orbit. Now it has a non-escape trajectory. But now I'm wondering... can I de-orbit it and land it safely on Kerbin? If I dock ...
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R&D center is closed in career

I'm playing with the new ARM stuff, and it's nice. But I tried to load up my research center, and it says it's closed. Some Googling quickly showed me that this happens in Sandbox mode. But my save is ...
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Can I get science from asteroids?

Wow, I've just noticed a load of asteroids appearing in KSP's space center. My first thought isn't "What if they hit Kerbin and wipe out the entire Kerbal race?". It's "How much science can I get from ...
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What Science can I perform on and near Kerbin?

I've decided to try the Career mode in Kerbal Space Program and I've flown a few rockets into orbit around Kerbin and landed them safely again. I've taken some mystery goo into orbit and I've taken ...
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When is the orbit of an asteroid determined?

So I've discovered and started tracking a fair number of asteroids in my short time playing the Asteroid Redirect Mission update. Some of them are completely harmless (at least for now), most have a ...
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How to prevent cargo from swinging inside fairings?

I'm using Ferram Aerospace Research to add some realism to drag. But this makes me to use fairings for my payload. Sad thing is, my payload swings. A lot. I tried both KW Rocketry and Procedural ...
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Corrupted save file

Something just went wrong with my ksp persistent.sfs (and quicksave.sfs) files. I launched the program like always, loaded everything just fine, made a rocket perfectly ok, then tried to launch and ...
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How do I get back from Eve?

I can now successfully land on Eve using a nuclear engine and several parachutes on my lander. I had originally tested taking off at Kerbin by equipping a pair of solid fuel boosters, but of course ...
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saving number of kerbals in ship

Is there any way to save the number of kerbals along with a ship? I always forget that these get reset and launch with less kerbals than expected only to realize my mistake midlanding somewhere.
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lv909 and nuclear engines flaming out?

I launched a ship into orbit around the sun and got to the point that I have to start using my small engines but when I decouple the previous poodle engine, all four of my lv909/nuclear engines die: ...
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Getting to Gilly and back

Been trying to get to Gilly (in career mode) to get more science but I can't seem to ever have enough fuel to get back. I don't know if it's because I have too much weight or not enough fuel but no ...
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Can I abandon my Kerbonaut in space?

My little Kerbonaut is currently circling the planet in a stable orbit, and seems to be having a grand ol' time with it. You should see the smile on his face. He's been circling now for what looks ...
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Reuse mystery goo transmit in career mode and multiple science for same canister

Is there a way to transmit data and not have the object be unusable anymore?
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What altitude do I need to be to register as being above a biome?

In KSP, I can do science "from space just above Kerbin's Deserts" or "while flying over Kerbin's Water". At what altitude do I stop "flying over" and start sciencing "from space just above"? At what ...
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In KSP-Interstellar, is there a way to disable a fission reactor?

I've installed KSP-Interstellar and I'm enthusiastic of this beautiful mod, but I'm still far from understanding all of its complex mechanics. One of the problems I'm facing now is the excess of ...