Mk1 Command Pod
|Mk1 Command Pod|
| Command pod by |
Kerlington Model Rockets and Paper Products Inc
|Radial size||Tiny, Small|
|Max. Temp.||2200 K|
|Impact Tolerance||14 m/s|
|Pitch torque||5.0 kN·m|
|Yaw torque||5.0 kN·m|
|Roll torque||5.0 kN·m|
|Electricity required for torque||
|Electric capacity||50.0 ⚡|
|SAS level||× None|
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.
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 of which Kerbin can be seen in the picture. During construction however, the window is opaque and sports a blue chrome color.
|“||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.||”|
- Added Monopropellant
- Added ElectricCharge
- Part rebalancing: Mass reduced from 1.0 to 0.8, and crew capacity reduced from 3 to 1.
- New part model.
- Exposed Kd, Ki and Kp parameters for tuning the SAS and CommandPod modules
- (Bug fix) Pod cannot be dropped if an Escape Tower (PunchOut addon) is attached
- Initial Release