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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Editing Kerbal Space Program save files for KSO

Currently I've got a communications satellite in almost geosynchronous orbit around Kerbin. Unfortunately, it is not where I want it (I'd like it to be over the space center) and the orbit is off by ...
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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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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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Combine two saved rockets in KSP Mac

In Kerbal Space Program on the Mac, is there any way to load two saved rockets into one workspace in the Assembly Building? For example, I want to load the Heavy Orbiter with the Kerbal X in order to ...
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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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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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How do I do science?

KSP 0.22 has introduced a new "career mode", which introduced a tech tree, which you can progress along by collecting "science". I've figured out some things that can give you science, but I know I'm ...
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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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Do I definitely lose science when transmitting reports by antenna?

In the latest patch (0.22), which introduces career mode, we can do science. Then the way to recover the data collected is either sending it by antenna, or landing the ship back on Kerbin to retrieve ...
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How would one undo loading a quicksave in Kerbal Space Program?

I just reverted to a quicksave in KSP, but I had forgotten that I had not actually made a quicksave during this mission (or in the last few missions), and thus hours of work were deleted. Is there ...
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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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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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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 do you tell which way a planet rotates?

I understand that planetary rotation can help me get in to orbit. I've been told that some planets and moons rotate the wrong way or are tidally locked. I'm not so much looking for a list, but a way ...
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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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How to produce an EVA report

I'm in carreer mode, I've finally managed to reach the orbit, I see the EVA button, but when I'm outside the only thing I can do is to climb the ladder up and down and eventually get lost in space :) ...
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I need docking help. No, I'm not using a single dock

So I've gotten use to the general idea of docking. That was fun. How do I make it useful now? Well, I saw in the ksp wiki the mention of Nasa's Constellation program, docking ship parts together to ...
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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 ...