Clamp-O-Tron Shielded Docking Port

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Clamp-O-Tron Shielded Docking Port
Part image
Docking port by
Found lying by the side of the road
Radial size Small
Cost (total) 400.00 Funds
Mass (total) 0.10 t
Drag 0.25
Max. Temp. 2600 K
Impact Tolerance 10 m/s
Research Advanced metalworks.png Advanced MetalWorks
Unlock cost 8 400 Funds
Since version 0.18
Part configuration dockingPortShielded

The Clamp-O-Tron Shielded Docking Port is a variant of the Clamp-O-Tron Docking Port which is shielded on start and needs to be opened before it can be used. It is twice as heavy as its unshielded counterpart, and will only attach to other docking ports when the shield is open. According to its description, it is supposed to be a lot less susceptible to heat damage while traveling through the atmosphere, but as of version 0.24.2[outdated] this isn't implemented yet. It does not even have a higher maximum temp yet, so it is still vulnerable to overheating because of engines just as any part is.

It currently has no practical advantage over the Clamp-O-Tron Docking Port.

Product description

Invented after a peaceful protest against the lack of spacecraft attachment systems turned violent, the Clamp-O-Tron Docking Port allows for the firm attachment of two separate vessels. After docking, vessels can be just as easily undocked. The Shielded version has deployable fins to protect the port during ascent.


  • Sometimes the shield will not update it's listed state when opened or closed.


The Shielded docking port is the same diameter as the standard Clamp-O-Tron Docking Port, and therefore compatible with it. The different sizes of Clamp-O-Tron ports (standard, Jr. and Sr.) will not connect to each other.



  • Initial Release