List of story line contracts

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A little bit of backstory for KSP is provided through progression-based contracts. These consist of the Kerbin World-Firsts Record-Keeping Society contracts (WFRKS) and exploration contracts. The special feature of these contracts is that they have no deadline date after they are accepted. The exploration contracts are offered through random agencies and always consist of entering SOI, achieving orbit, transmitting/recovery data from orbit, landing and transmitting/recovery of data from surface.

Sometimes you have to decline some contracts in order for a "story" contract to pop up when the pre-conditions are met (the contracts will not be offered again, if you miss the first opportunity).

If an objective is achieved before the corresponding contract is accepted, the contract will vanish without any benefits for completion. As the WFRKS contracts are very profitable that is not desirable.

WFRKS will sometimes also offer "normal" contracts that expire.


The storyline contracts will ask you to come back several times to the same celestial body in order to do repetitive tasks with different ships (for example undocking and directly docking a ship in orbit doesn't count as a contract goal).

Therefore it is advised, for the first flyby mission, to launch a 3 part ship containing

  • the interplanetary ship with a Kerbin-reentry capable module
  • a dedicated transfer ship only for the EVA and transfer goals, and eventually enough delta-v to join other moons by itself
  • a lander with enough delta-v to land on the body and go back to orbit

More details in this tutorial.


Starting Contracts

  • Launch our first vessel!
    • Accepting the contract also starts altitude, speed and distance contracts that are automatically accepted and do not take up a contract slot:
    • Altitude
      • Set altitude record of 3,500m.
      • Set altitude record of 7,500m.
      • Set altitude record of 11.5km.
      • Set altitude record of 19km.
      • Set altitude record of 26.5km.
      • Set altitude record of 70km.
    • Speed
      • Set speed record of 150m/s.
      • Set speed record of 300m/s.
      • Set speed record of 450m/s.
      • Set speed record of 750m/s.
      • Set speed record of 1050m/s.
      • Set speed record of 2500m/s.
    • Distance (from KSC)
      • Set distance record of 5,000m.
      • Set distance record of 11km.
      • Set distance record of 17km.
      • Set distance record of 28km.
      • Set distance record of 39km.
  • Gather scientific data from Kerbin.
  • Escape the atmosphere!
  • Orbit Kerbin!

Later contracts

  • Rendezvous two vessels in orbit of Kerbin.
  • Dock two vessels in orbit of Kerbin.
  • Build a new orbital station around Kerbin.
  • Mun contracts
    • Fly by the Mun.
    • Orbit the Mun.
    • Return to Kerbin from orbit of the Mun.
    • Land on the Mun.
  • Minmus contracts
    • Fly by Minmus.
    • Orbit Minmus.
    • Return to Kerbin from orbit of Minmus.
    • Land on Minmus.
    • Explore Minmus.
      1. Dock two vessels on or around Minmus. (NB: sending a two-part vessel and docking the parts doesn't count.)
      2. Rendezvous two vessels in orbit of Minmus.
  • Duna contracts:
    • Explore Duna 1.
      1. Fly by Duna
      2. Gather scientific data from Duna
    • Explore Duna 2.
      1. Transfer any kerbal from one ship to another
      2. Rendezvous two ships
      3. Perform an EVA near Duna
    • Explore Duna 3.
      1. Come back to Kerbin from a Duna flyby
    • Explore Duna 4.
      1. Plant a flag on Duna
      2. Dock two ships on or near Duna
      3. Walk on Duna's surface
  • Ike contracts:
    • Explore Ike 1.
      1. Land on Ike
      2. Walk on Ike's surface
      3. Plant a flag on Ike
    • Explore Ike 2.
      1. Come back to Kerbin from Ike's surface
    • Explore Ike 3.
      1. Dock two ships on or near Ike
    • Explore Ike 4.
      1. Rendezvous two ship in Ike's orbit
      2. Transfer a kerbal from on ship to another (the two ships must not be part of a same ship)
      3. Perform an EVA in orbit near Ike
  • Eve contracts:
    • Explore Eve 1.
      1. Fly by Eve
      2. Come back to Kerbin from an Eve fly-by
    • Explore Eve 2.
      1. Orbit Eve
      2. Gather scientific data from Eve
      3. Return to Kerbin from orbit of Eve
    • Explore Eve 3.
      1. Dock two ships near Eve
    • Explore Eve 4.
      1. Transfer any kerbal from one ship to another in Eve orbit
      2. Perform an EVA near Eve
    • Explore Eve 5.
      1. Land on Eve's surface (warning, different than water)
      2. Splash land on Eve (can be done with the same rover/probe)
      3. Enter Eve's atmosphere
  • Gilly
    • Explore Gilly 1.
      1. Flyby Gilly
      2. Recover scientific data from Gilly
      3. Come back to Kerbin from a Gilly fly-by
  • Kerbol (the sun) contracts:
    • Fly by the Sun.
    • Explore the sun 1.
      1. Dock two ships on or near the Sun
    • Explore the sun 2.
      1. Transfer any kerbal from one ship to another in Sun orbit