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Kerbal Space Program (KSP) is a 2015 spacecraft simulation game for Mac, Linux or Windows developed by Squad. Players build, launch, and pilot spacecraft and airplanes through a fictional 8 planet star system.

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How to distinguish trees created by the "scatter" from trees that are scannable?

I recently got a Breaking Grounds expansion. One of the features it introduced was terrain features. Problem is, that the graphics option "scatter" also introduces terrain features — but they are only ...
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What is the list of career mode general achievement contracts?

As @Philipp points out in a comment to this question: The general achievement contracts only appear when it's something you haven't already done yet. To maximize my career performance I'd like not ...
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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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Does Near Future Propulsion (KSP mod) get easier late game?

After playing Kerbal Space Program way too much. I added the mod "Near Future Propulsion" along with the axillary near future mods. But now, mid-career it looks like the nuclear engine (everyone's go-...
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Is there a way to measure the structural strength of a connection?

I'm designing a very large spacecraft, and I'd like to attach an arm to the spacecraft. Is there a way to measure just how strong the attachment is? In engineering terms, this arm is a cantilever ...
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When is the size and shape of an asteroid determined?

While I was working on an asteroid capture mission, I reverted and retried the launch of my craft many times. I noticed that the mass of the asteroid seemed to be different each time I got to it. It ...
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Kerbals aren't respawning!

I lost my 3 guys like... the day I bought the game. I have the respawn timer at 1 hour (I'm in sandbox) and its been a week (real time). I've read other answers, but they don't help. How do I bring ...
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Scripting interplanetary transfers in KSP

How do I find a maneuver node in KSP using the mod kOS that represents an interplanetary transfer, for example from Kerbin to Eve? I already know intuitively how to get a transfer, I just need help ...
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Are SAM missiles or interceptors better for shooting down bombers?

With BD Armory, what are the pros and cons of using interceptor fighter jets or surface-to-air missiles for defending the KSC from bombers? Is one better than the other, or should they be used ...
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What counts for a satellite deployment contract?

The contracts call for "a new unmanned probe that has an antenna and can generate power". According to the sidebar, this launch vehicle counts in that regard: However, once I jettison the first ...
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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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Stop yo weights from inducing chaos due to spinning without struts?

Disclaimer: I'm on KSP 1.11 so the strut disconnect option is out of the question. I'm building a spin-stabilized kick stage and would like to use a yo-weight system to stop the spinning after burnout....
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KSP Mods not loading after manual install win7

Manually installing KSP mods by unziping them into a KSP GameData folder is not working for me. Does anyone understand why this would be? As I understand it, you unzip the mod and drop its mod ...
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Kerbal Space Program saved game not showing up in File Explorer

So I have a problem. I want to copy some of my crafts from one save to another. However, I can't seem to find the save in File Explorer. The save shows up in the game itself, but not in file explorer. ...
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KSP Flight Menu won't appear(64X windows 8)

Yeah, it was working a while ago, but ever since my dad decided to install 7 different anti viruses it stopped. Normally, pressing Esc while in flight or doing a science report replies with a menu ...
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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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KSP crashes on startup

After I launch Kerbal Space Program, it shows Unity error screen with icon, like this: Then this window disappears, a second passes and it shows "KSP_x64.exe" stopped working log here: ...
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