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== Changes ==
== Changes ==
*Added Astronaut Complex for hiring kerbals, seeing which kerbals are assigned to missions, and which kerbals are dead or lost.
*New Space Center modeling, buildings look more realistic
*Added flagpoles
*Added flagpoles

Revision as of 15:21, 25 July 2013

Template:Location Located on Kerbin, the Kerbal Space Center (KSC) is currently the only location that missions can be launched from. Featuring a number of buildings and structures, it acts as a central hub granting access to all parts of the game.

Functional Structures

Vehicle Assembly Building

The Vehicle Assembly Building (or VAB for short) is a large construction facility at KSC, where rockets and other vertically-launchable spacecraft can be designed. Crafts designed in the VAB can only be launched from the Launch Pad.

Launch pad

Coordinates 0.1027°S 74.5754°W
Altitude ~68.41 m

Crafts designed in the VAB will be launched from the launch pad. This launch platform allows only vertical launches or starts of rovers, as it is elevated and planes don't have enough space to climb.

Space Plane Hangar

The Space Plane Hangar (or SPH for short) is a facility similar to the VAB that allows construction of air- and spacecraft in a horizontal environment which can then be launched from a conventional runway.


Coordinates 0.0406°S 74.6913°W
Altitude ~65.75 m
(of the west end)

Vessels designed in the Space Plane Hangar can only be launched from the Runway. It can also be used for landing. At the moment there is only one runway (09/27) in service with a length about 1.8 km going from east to west. By default crafts designed in the SPH are facing 90° and starting from the west end.

Tracking Station

The Tracking Station allows access, observation and management of all missions currently active, including splashed-down or landed ships. Note that this does not include crashed or otherwise ended missions.

Flag Pole

The Flag Pole shows a flag which can be chosen by clicking on it on the overview screen.

Non-functional Structures

Coolant Tanks

A big globular Coolant Tank with a climbable ladder as well as three smaller Coolant Tanks can be found southwest of the Launchpad.

Water Tower

Located southeast of the Launchpad, the Water Tower is about as tall as the former Launchpad Tower.

Flag Pole

A second flag pole can be found on the northeast of the Launch Pad.

Location of the KSC on Kerbin, From Orbit

To assist in spotting the KSC from orbit, please refer to this handy map (it's marked with the red arrow):

See also


  • Added Astronaut Complex for hiring kerbals, seeing which kerbals are assigned to missions, and which kerbals are dead or lost.
  • New Space Center modeling, buildings look more realistic
  • Added flagpoles
  • Removed Non-Functional Launchpad Tower.
  • Moved Mk1 pod memorial behind VAB.
  • Added memorial to Mk1 pod outside VAB.
  • Ladder on coolant tank made functional.
  • SPH and Runway added.
  • Tracking Station added.
  • Initial Release - included VAB and launch pad.