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Mk2 Lander Can
Part image
Command pod by
Sean's Cannery
Radial size Large
Cost (total) 3 250.00 Fund
(dry) 3 202.00 Fund
Mass (total) 2.66 t
(dry) 2.50 t
Drag 0.15-0.2
Max. Temp. 3400 K
Impact Tolerance 8 m/s
Research Tech tree large control.png Large Control
Unlock cost 8200 Fund
Since version 0.18
Part configuration mk2LanderCan
Pitch torque 15.0 kN·m
Yaw torque 15.0 kN·m
Roll torque 15.0 kN·m
Electricity required for torque
0.050
s·kN·m
Crew capacity (maximum) Crew char.svg
(required) Crew char.svg
Monopropellant 40.000 Jerry-can char.svg
Electric capacity 100.0 
SAS available × No

The Mk2 Lander-can is a Command Module housing two Kerbal crew members during their mission. Inexplicably, the agency description for its manufacturer, Sean's Cannery, calls this the “Lander Can Mk1 Cockpit”.

Usage

Inside panorama view on Launch Pad
Inside panorama view from backseat


Generally placed at the top of the rocket as part of a lander, the Mk2 Lander-can provides full command module functionality. Unusually, it features a size 1 node on top and a “Rockomax” size 2 on bottom.

Like its smaller counterpart the Mk1 Lander Can, the Mk2 Lander-can is well-suited to perform IVA landings given its superior downward visibility versus other pods. However, the lander cans are also the most fragile class of all command pods with an impact tolerance of merely 8 m/s. Direct contact with the ground should be avoided; a landing strut or at least a more durable part should be used to protect it.

Despite the manufacturer's description, the Mk2 Lander-can has the same thermal tolerance as other manned command modules and is able to survive atmospheric re-entry, but requires more than one parachute to land safely.

Product description

This cozy capsule seats two, and is very lightweight. However, don't expect it to survive atmospheric entry or even a sneeze.

Changes

0.24
  • Cost increased from 950 to 3250 (48 of which is monoprop cost)
0.23
  • Added 40 units of monopropellant storage
0.18
  • Initial Release
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