| Docking port by |
C7 Aerospace Division
|Max. Temp.||2500 K|
|Impact Tolerance||50 m/s|
|Research||High Altitude Flight|
The Mk2 Clamp-O-Tron is a Mk2-sized built in docking port on the side of the vessel. Like the Clamp-O-Tron Shielded Docking Port it must be opened before docking. It is similar to the Inline Clamp-O-Tron, but the main difference is its radial size and the Mk2 Clamp-O-Tron has a built-in monopropellant tank which the other doesn't have.
It was included in the Spaceplane Plus mod which was integrated into KSP 0.25.
It allows other parts to be placed on either side, so that the craft can maintain a streamlined profile, and also allows the crew move through. It allows a spaceplane to dock with a space station because of its radial size which better fits Mk2-sized spaceplanes, more durable, and also because it has a built-in monopropellant tank of 75 units, and has same empty weight. That amount of RCS fuel mostly enough for a docking maneuver, and there is no necessity to build in extra monopropellant tanks.
The shrouds have to be opened before starting the docking maneuver with choosing the "Open" option in the window popping up by right-clicking on the part. After the detachment, or aborted docking the closing is possible by choosing the "Close" option appears at opened state in this window.
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 connect 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 Clamp-O-Tron Shielded Docking Port. This makes the part very useful for SSTO's docking on a space station.
|“|| The new Clamp-O-Tron brand docking port comes complete with integrated monopropellant tanks for all your docking needs.
— C7 Aerospace Division
- Initial release