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The Mk1 Command Pod is also the first command module available in the [[Career|career mode]].
 
The Mk1 Command Pod is also the first command module available in the [[Career|career mode]].
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== Interior Design ==
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The interior of the rocket appears rather novel, featuring only a standard instrument display (note: make that page), a few buttons, and a throttle. There is a yellow-orange outline surrounding the door. There is a small window oh which Kerbin can be seen in the picture. During [[VAB|construction]] however, the window is opaque and sports a blue chrome color.
  
 
== Product description ==
 
== Product description ==

Revision as of 06:21, 12 August 2014

Mk1 Command Pod
Part image
Command pod by
Kerlington Model Rockets and Paper Products Inc
Radial size Tiny, Small
Cost (total) 600.00 Funds
(dry) 588.00 Funds
Mass (total) 0.84 t
(dry) 0.80 t
Drag 0.15-0.2
Max. Temp. 2200 K
Impact Tolerance 14 m/s
Research Start.png Start
Unlock cost 0 Funds
Since version 0.7.3
Part configuration mk1pod
Command module
Pitch torque 5.0 kN·m
Yaw torque 5.0 kN·m
Roll torque 5.0 kN·m
Electricity required for torque
0.048
s·kN·m
Crew capacity (maximum) Crew
(required) Crew
Monopropellant 10 Units of fuel
Electric capacity 50.0 
SAS level × None
Wing
Lift generated 0.35


The Command Pod Mk1 is a command module capable of housing a single Kerbal during a mission. It closely resembles a Mercury capsule.

Usage

Interior View of the Mk1 Pod. Kerbin can be seen through the window.

Usually placed at the top of the rocket, the Command Pod Mk1 provides all functionality of a command module. It has half the torque power of most other manned command modules. This is often sufficient for smaller rockets, though larger ones will require additional control systems.

The Mk1 Command Pod features a tiny radial size node on top, typically used for attaching a Mk16 Parachute, and a small radial size node on the bottom. The pod's crew hatch is outfitted with a small window through which an occupying Kerbal can look out during IVA. On the outside there are two rungs of ladders below the hatch.

The Mk1 Command Pod is also the first command module available in the career mode.

Interior Design

The interior of the rocket appears rather novel, featuring only a standard instrument display (note: make that page), a few buttons, and a throttle. There is a yellow-orange outline surrounding the door. There is a small window oh which Kerbin can be seen in the picture. During construction however, the window is opaque and sports a blue chrome color.

Product description

Originally built as a placeholder for a demonstration mock-up of a rocket, the Mk1 Command Pod was heralded as a far safer and more reliable option than its predecessors by rocket scientists throughout the world. It is now commonly seen in active service.

Trivia

The model for this parts was replaced in version 0.16, there is a memorial to the original located at the Kerbal Space Center.[1]

Spoiler: Easter egg
An old command pod can also be found at the Old Airfield on an island near KSC.

Gallery

Changes

0.23
  • Added Monopropellant
0.18
  • Added ElectricCharge
0.16
  • Part rebalancing: Mass reduced from 1.0 to 0.8, and crew capacity reduced from 3 to 1.
  • New part model.
0.8.5
  • Exposed Kd, Ki and Kp parameters for tuning the SAS and CommandPod modules
0.8.2
  • (Bug fix) Pod cannot be dropped if an Escape Tower (PunchOut addon) is attached
0.7.3
  • Initial Release

References

  1. http://kerbaldevteam.tumblr.com/post/28557698420/obituary-mk1-pod