[0.21+] The Kosmos Space Station Parts Pack is back, with higher-quality modules, better balance, and near-unlimited versitility and usefulness. Included is the VA capsule, TKS utility craft, Salyut station modules, Balka truss pieces, APAS-69 docking rings, RD-33NK and RD-0146 engines, and a few odds and ends to help boost any space program to new heights.
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Kosmos Spacecraft Design Bureau has been designing parts for Kerbal Space Program since January of 2012. After more than a year of continuous refinement, the current iteration of the Space Station Parts Pack, one of KSP’s oldest and most downloaded user-made contents, features a wide range of parts for highly-technical flights in need of rugged and reliable equipment.
The VA Capsule is the heart of the pack. Designed to carry three Kerbals, the VA is a multipurpose vehicle that can easily be expanded into numerous configurations, and comes equipped with built-in RCS, navigation, and retro rockets in a detatchable nose section. Now also packaged with a matching escape tower, the VA is one of the safest and most tested vehicles available.
The TKS, a science and utility expansion of the VA, is a large, pressurized cabin with custom solar panels and RCS tanks that connects to the VA through the capsule’s secondary hatch (located at the bottom of the craft.) This version of the vehicle has reverse-faced “rendezvous engines” that are useful not only for propelling the crew towards docking targets, but also for pushing docked spacecraft to adjusted orbits. In layman’s terms, this means the TKS is ideal for assembling space stations.
Kosmos Parts are entirely modular, and can be connected using the included APAS-69 docking ring. These androgenous rings can be mounted on most types of spacecraft, regardless of whether they are Kosmos-designed or not, or whether they carry crew or not. Also included is a six-faced “node” to which many docking rings can be attached to allow for large, Mir-style space stations.
Kosmos Team has committed itself to fielding better-quality parts than in previous editions. For example, the Balka truss series has replaced the obsolete Expedition truss series. New features to Balka include packed-in RCS tanks and purpose-built ISS-style giant solar panels. Thanks to the new hex-shape, Balka is more versitile than previous offerings, allowing users to design rigid structures in more shapes than what was possible in the past.
The Salyut modules make up the bulk of the current series of station parts. These accomplished pieces of space infrastructure allow for long-term or even permanently-crewed flights in space, thanks to unique solar panels, packed-in RCS engines, and seperate body-sections and tapers.
The newest additions to the pack- the RD-33NK and RD-0146, are rocket engines designed for maximum performance. The former is a compact engine that offers extreme thrust and fuel efficiency for heavy-lift vehicles, while the latter is a fuel-sipping upper-stage engine with an extending nozzel, helping to decrease the overall length of the rocket (and thus increase stability.)
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Not enough memory? Older Computer? parents won’t by you more RAMS? Patch with Kosmos lite, A Texture Quarter reductioning Patch
Added RD-58SS engine. That is all.
DELETE OLD FILES and FOLDERS
changed many textures to .tga for user to resize at their disgression for memory limitations
added several new small parts
added URM 1.25 meter parts package
now includes procedural fairings with matching Kosmos texture (thanks E-dog)
DELETE OLD FILES!!
Updated included firespitter plugin
changed RD-210 to RD-275K
Added mod matching Strut Connector (looks good too)
Changed some textures to .tgas for personal resizing and compression.
added RD-0146 and RD-33NK engines
Added a mending to ISS Style Solar arrays. (Finally. Thanks Sumghai!)
Special Thanks to FireSpitter Plugin for RD-0146 engine Emissives
Refer to this link for Firespitter Updates
NO NEW ENGINES YET
Removed the last of the original KOSMOS models. the obsolete and ancient VA ASAS module. Now integrated into various parts.
Added Battery, ASAS, and Reaction Wheel modules to various parts.
changed folder arrangement to comply with new stock game methodology.
added some silly flags. (just edited CCCP propaganda. I cannot read it. sorry if it is bad stuff on accident)
added smaller Smaller Panel like the Attached Salyut panels
All reasonable pressurized modules now have crew Manifest support for non-EVA crew transfers.
Use this plugin for this to work. http://kerbalspaceport.com/18-1-kerbal-crew-manifest/
VA Capsule now supports built in Mechjeb 2 plugin
VA Capsule texture and UV Mapping redo to make it alittle more crisp and looked more rounded.
VA Capsule glows a bit brighter for reentry but effects are still missing for some reason :/
Added single TKS style RCS tank.
Added Ladderless VA Lockdown for sleeker looking parts.
added some truss pieces.
overhauled ISS style panels texture to look a lot better than before
added singular iss style panel that side attaches as per requests.
R2: fixed APAS-69 not docking to stock rings.
Added an ISS style panel to scale with the russian modules on the ISS.
Fixed the small ASAS form not keeping rotation positions.
Radial Kosmos Common Berthing Mechanism attachment points
The Pravilo, an autonomous unmanned control Device and ASAS Control System
The KOSMOS Inspire, a save file with various station and spacecraft configuration examples in flight for your viewing pleasure.
Several Included prebuilt .crafts for your using pleasure.
The whole Salyut set which offers tons of possible combinations for stations for endless amounts of aesthetically pleasing space ships.