Clamp-O-Tron Shielded Docking Port

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Clamp-O-Tron Shielded Docking Port
Part image
Docking port by
Found lying by the side of the road

Radial size Small
Cost (total) 400.00 Funds
Mass (total) 0.10 t
Drag 0.25
Max. Temp. 2600 K
Volume  ?
Impact Tolerance 10 m/s
Research Advanced metalworks.png Advanced MetalWorks
Unlock cost 8 400 Funds
Since version 0.18
Part configuration dockingPortShielded.cfg

The Clamp-O-Tron Shielded Docking Port is a variant of the Clamp-O-Tron Docking Port, which can be shielded to reduce aerodynamic drag.


The opened docking port

When closed, the Clamp-O-Tron Shielded Docking Port is more aerodynamic than the standard Clamp-O-Tron Docking Port. According to its description, it is also a lot less susceptible to heat damage while traveling through the atmosphere. It has a higher maximum temperature threshold, so it is less vulnerable to overheating.

However, the Clamp-O-Tron Shielded Docking Port is twice as heavy as the unshielded Clamp-O-Tron Docking Port counterpart and will only attach to other docking ports when the shield is open and the port is accessible. Prior to starting the docking maneuvers, the user must right-click on the Clamp-O-Tron Shielded Docking Port and then select the option Open Shield. When the vehicle with the Clamp-O-Tron Shielded Docking Port decouples, right-clicking the part will present the option Close Shield, preparing the port for atmospheric maneuvers.


The Shielded docking port is the same diameter as the standard Clamp-O-Tron Docking Port and therefore compatible with it. The different sizes of Clamp-O-Tron ports (standard, Jr. and Sr.) will not will not allow connection to each other. As it is not the only type of its class, it can dock with other type docking ports like Clamp-O-Tron Docking Port, Inline Clamp-O-Tron and the Mk2 Clamp-O-Tron.

Product description

Invented after a peaceful protest against the lack of spacecraft attachment systems turned violent, the Clamp-O-Tron Docking Port allows for the firm attachment of two separate vessels. After docking, vessels can be just as easily undocked. The Shielded version has deployable fins to protect the port during ascent.

Found lying by the side of the road


  • Sometimes the shield will not update its listed state when opened or closed.
  • This docking port is known to cause lag, probably due to the part models in the .CFG file.[citation needed]



  • Initial Release