Dessert Airfield

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Dessert Airfield
Dessert Airfield
Location TinyKerbin.png Kerbin
KerbinBiomeMap.png Deserts
Coordinates
Map
6° 35′ 58″ S
144° 2′ 26″ W
Altitude 821 m
Since version 1.4.3

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.

Buildings

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.

Dropdown launch button
Launch button
How to select a launch site

Trivia

Dessert is likely a pun on the similarity of the word with desert, and a reference to those delicious snacks that Kerbals sometimes crave.

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