Clamp-O-Tron Docking Port Jr.

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Clamp-O-Tron Docking Port Jr.
Part image
Docking port by
Found lying by the side of the road

Radial size Tiny
Cost (total) 800.00 Funds
Mass (total) 0.02 t
Drag 0.25
Max. Temp. 2000 K
Volume  ?
Impact Tolerance 10 m/s
Research Miniaturization.png Miniaturization
Unlock cost 7 800 Funds
Since version 0.18
Part configuration dockingPortJr.cfg

The Clamp-O-Tron Jr. is a small docking port and very useful to attach Probes to a space craft. Using the Clamp-o-tron Jr. makes the connection a bit heavier than using a TR-2V with a piece of Cubic Octagonal Strut (0.02 compared to 0.016), but it creates a lot less drag (0.25 to 0.40). The advantage of using the docking port is the ability to add parts and modules later on the mission without wasting a big docking port or having to send an extra docking adapter.

Description

Originally marketed as a child-size version of the normal Clamp-O-Tron, the Clamp-O-Tron Jr. soon found use among hobbyists and professional space agencies alike for its compact profile, lightweight structure, and all around cuteness. As a result of its small size, it's usable for transferring resources, but not crew.

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As of version 0.19.1, the remark in the text about not being able to transfer crew applies to all docking ports, not just the Clamp-O-Tron Jr.

Changes

0.18
  • Initial Release