When I was going to land my rocket, the parachutes didn't work and the lander crashed and Bob Kerman died. I didn't know how long it would take for my kerbal to respawn so I waited for 2 months (in the game) for him to respawn but he didn't respawn.

I'm playing on sandbox with easy difficulty and I set it so that lost kerbals would come back.

  • how long did you wait irl?
    – Topcode
    Jan 23, 2021 at 14:44
  • about 2 hours... Jan 23, 2021 at 17:22

1 Answer 1


In KSP, the respawn time is based on real life time, not in-game time. The default time is 2 hours, though you can change it in the game settings down to 1 hour. If you have experience in tampering with the save and settings files, you could change it to 0 hours or something else via this method:

  1. Make sure KSP is not running, and go to the ...\Kerbal Space Program\saves\NAME directory, where NAME is the name of the savegame.
  2. Next, go to the GAME/PARAMETERS/DIFFICULTY/RespawnTimer parameter. The unit here is in seconds.
  3. Change the number (default 7200) in any time amount you want! NB: If you try to change this in-game afterwards, it will reset, and you will have to do the process again.

I hope this helps in the revival of Bob!

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