|Available only with the Making History Expansion installed.|
|6° 35′ 58″ S|
|144° 2′ 26″ W|
The Dessert Airfield is a new site added in version 1.2 of the Making History expansion, and arguably the 5th spaceport on Kerbin. It is situated at a modestly southern (-6 degrees latitude) plain, to provide additional variety and challenge for missions. The Dessert Launch Site is directly adjacent. The Airfield has a single landing strip with a runway heading of 180/360, and by default the player starts at the south end facing north.
The site is substantially better equipped than the Island Airfield, containing both a launch pad, and a longer (1.75 km) runway. Support buildings (eg: hangers, windmills, control tower) are nearby. The pad and airfield count as additional biomes, separate from all previous ones. A relay station seems to be on the pad if one launches from there, but the KerbNet connection from the runway goes to Baikerbanur, some 248 km away.
Launching from Dessert
You can only launch from Dessert if you enable
Allow other Launchsites in the Difficulty Settings. When enabled you can launch a plane from the SPH via the dropdown menu under the Launch button. When you hover over it, a menu appears with available launch sites. Select the arrow next to Dessert Airfield to launch from there.
Dessert is likely a pun on the similarity of the word with desert, and a reference to those delicious snacks that Kerbals sometimes crave.