Mk2 Lander Can
|Mk2 Lander Can|
| Command pod by |
|Max. Temp.||2000 K|
|Impact Tolerance||8 m/s|
|Unlock cost||8 200|
|Pitch torque||15.0 kN·m|
|Yaw torque||15.0 kN·m|
|Roll torque||15.0 kN·m|
|Electricity required for torque||
|Electric capacity||100.0 ⚡|
|SAS level||× None|
The Mk2 Lander Can is a Command Module housing two Kerbal crew members during their mission. Inexplicably, the agency description for its manufacturer, Sean's Cannery, calls this the "Lander Can Mk1 Cockpit". As of 1.6, this is also now a manned rover body.
Generally placed at the top of the rocket as part of a lander or rover, the Mk2 Lander Can provides full command module functionality. Unusually, it features a size 1 node on top and a "Rockomax" size 2 on bottom.
Like its smaller counterpart the Mk1 Lander Can, the Mk2 Lander Can is well-suited to perform IVA landings given its superior downward visibility versus other pods. However, the lander cans are also the most fragile class of all command pods with an impact tolerance of merely 8 m/s. Direct contact with the ground should be avoided; a landing strut or at least a more durable part should be used to protect it. The service bays on the side are also very useful in storing and concealing science experiments, batteries, power sources and other small parts, which can save on both the mass and part count of a dedicated Service Bay, although it cannot hold as much.
The new Rover variant is also well suited for creating rovers, with superior forward visibilty, and with the new control point toggle, once can switch between the default, upward facing control point to the forward facing control point in-flight, for better control while driving.
Despite the manufacturer's description, the Mk2 Lander Can has the same thermal tolerance as other manned command modules and is able to survive atmospheric re-entry, but requires more than one parachute to land safely.
If 2 pilots are aboard, the ship containing this lander can will be able to control probes or rovers without a connection to the KSC.
|“|| This cozy capsule seats two, and is very lightweight. However, don't expect it to survive atmospheric entry or even a sneeze.
— Sean's Cannery
As of version 1.6 this command pod has two models that can be switched in the editor.
- New model and texture
- Added 2 variants
- New IVA
- Decreased mass from 2.5 to 1.355
- Cost increased from 950 to 3250 (48 of which is monoprop cost)
- Added 40 units of monopropellant storage
- Initial Release