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The '''Launch Pad''' is a structure at the [[Kerbal Space Center]] meant to launch rockets created in the [[Vehicle Assembly Building]].
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The '''Launch Pad''' is a structure at the [[Kerbal Space Center]] whose primary use is to launch vehicles created in the [[Vehicle Assembly Building]].
  
A prominent feature of the Launch Pad used to be a launch tower. But because it served no purpose except for posing a hazard to very wide launch vehicles it was removed. To support the stability prior the start the [[TT18-A Launch Stability Enhancer]]s could be used.
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The launch pad is placed a short distance from the [[VAB]]. On its western side is a short ramp which allows wheeled vehicles to be driven down to the ground after launch. Its other sides are surrounded by equipment and blast deflectors and make for a much steeper and more hazardous descent. Several miscellaneous facilities are found nearby, and a wide track connects the base of the ramp to the [[VAB]]'s main door.
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Prior to version {{Version|0.19.0|}}, the pad featured a launch tower; this was removed as it served no function while forming an obstacle to very wide vehicles. The [[TT18-A Launch Stability Enhancer]] is available instead for stabilization and support.
  
 
== Gallery ==
 
== Gallery ==

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Launch pad/Box

The Launch Pad is a structure at the Kerbal Space Center whose primary use is to launch vehicles created in the Vehicle Assembly Building.

The launch pad is placed a short distance from the VAB. On its western side is a short ramp which allows wheeled vehicles to be driven down to the ground after launch. Its other sides are surrounded by equipment and blast deflectors and make for a much steeper and more hazardous descent. Several miscellaneous facilities are found nearby, and a wide track connects the base of the ramp to the VAB's main door.

Prior to version 0.19.0, the pad featured a launch tower; this was removed as it served no function while forming an obstacle to very wide vehicles. The TT18-A Launch Stability Enhancer is available instead for stabilization and support.

Gallery

Changes

0.19.0
  • Launchpad was redesigned. The launch tower was removed.
0.7.3
  • Initial Release