PPD-12 Cupola Module

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PPD-12 Cupola Module
Part image
Command pod by
Jebediah Kerman's Junkyard and Spacecraft Parts Co

Radial size Small, Large
Cost (total) 1 600.00 Funds
(dry) 1 588.00 Funds
Mass (total) 0.98 t
(dry) 0.94 t
Drag 0.2
Max. Temp. 2000 K
Volume  ?
Impact Tolerance 8 m/s
Research Tech tree large control.png Command Modules
Unlock cost 10 200 Funds
Since version 0.20
Part configuration cupola.cfg
Command module
Pitch torque 9.0 kN·m
Yaw torque 9.0 kN·m
Roll torque 9.0 kN·m
Electricity required for torque
Crew capacity (maximum) Crew
(required) Crew
Monopropellant 10 Units of fuel
Electric capacity 200.0 
SAS level × None

The PPD-12 Cupola Module is a Command Module housing one Kerbal crew member during its mission. It is inspired by the Cupola module of the International Space Station.


Inside panorama view on Kerbin
The Cupola Module's main purpose is to provide a good outside view from space stations or bases. It is very heavy (even heavier than the three-Kerbal Mk1-2 Command Pod) and also fragile, making it a poor choice for lighter rockets. It does have a pretty good rotary power and energy capacity, but these can be acquired by other, less mass-intense means.

As of now, the PPD-12 is best used in:

  • Very heavy crafts where a heavy command module won't significantly affect the craft's performance.
  • Anything that needs a large amount of torque to turn.
  • Crafts with too many parts, where it can replace a few RCS thruster ports and battery packs.

To put things as simple as simple can be, the PPD-12 should be incorporated in heavy spacecraft with a bit too many parts, insufficient RCS fuel storage capacity and one or two electrically operated instruments which rarely need to be used, but require lots of power to be used.


The PPD-12 is one of the few parts in Kerbal Space Program that is covered in multi-layer insulation.

The PPD-12 was developed to provide a high visibility control room for orbital stations, and a place for thoughtful Kerbals to contemplate the beauty of the cosmos.

Jebediah Kerman's Junkyard and Spaceship Parts Co.


  • There is a photo of two Kerbonauts on the right side of the cockpit.
  • A few sticky notes can be found as well:
Left the emergency slide rule in the bottom right cabinet.
P.S. I ate all the snacks

On the roll indicator

Stop using bits of metal as fuses

On the fuse box


  • Initial Release