Mk2 Lander Can

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Mk2 Lander Can
Part image
Command pod by
Sean's Cannery

Radial size Large
Cost (total) 3 250.00 Funds
(dry) 3 202.00 Funds
Mass (total) 1.52 t
(dry) 1.36 t
Drag 0.15-0.2
Max. Temp. 2000 K
Volume  ?
Impact Tolerance 20 m/s
Research Tech tree large control.png Command Modules
Unlock cost 8 200 Funds
Since version 0.18
Part configuration mk2LanderCan.cfg
Command module
Pitch torque 15.0 kN·m
Yaw torque 15.0 kN·m
Roll torque 15.0 kN·m
Electricity required for torque
Crew capacity (maximum) Crew
(required) Crew
Monopropellant 40 Units of fuel
Electric capacity 100.0 
SAS level × None
Inventory Slots 2 slots
Volume Limit 100 l

The Mk2 Lander Can is a command module housing two Kerbal crew members during their mission. It has two variants: a cylindrical lander and a rectangular manned rover body.


View of the cockpit from inside

Generally placed at the top of the rocket as part of a lander or rover, the Mk2 Lander Can provides full command module functionality. While it features two "Rockomax" size 2 nodes on the top and bottom, it also features two size 1 nodes on the front and back.

Like its smaller counterpart the Mk1 Lander Can, the Mk2 Lander Can is well-suited to perform IVA landings given its superior downward visibility versus other pods. The service bays on the side are also very useful in storing and concealing science experiments, batteries, power sources and other small parts, which can save on both the mass and part count of a dedicated Service Bay, although it cannot hold as much.

The Rover variant removes the sides of the Mk2 Lander Can containing the service bays, in exchange for a flat surface for mounting wheels. With the control point toggle, once can switch between the default, upward facing control point to the forward facing control point in-flight, for better control while driving.

Despite the manufacturer's description, the Mk2 Lander Can has the same thermal tolerance as many other parts, although it is still lower than most command modules. It is able to survive low-speed atmospheric re-entry. However, the front window protrudes out from the 2.5m structure, which means that the Mk2 Lander Can cannot be protected by a Heat Shield (2.5m).

If 2 pilots are aboard, the ship containing this lander can will be able to control probes or rovers without a connection to the KSC.

Product description

This cozy capsule seats two, and is very lightweight. However, don't expect it to survive atmospheric entry or even a sneeze.

Sean's Cannery


As of version 1.6 this command pod has two models that can be switched in the editor.

Lander variant
Rover variant
The different variants of the command pod



  • The Mk2 Lander Can is one of two parts produced by its manufacturer, (with the other being the Making History-exclusive Munar Excursion Module (M.E.M.). However, the description for Sean's Cannery calls their flagship product the "Lander Can Mk1 Cockpit". One interpretation of this is that the Mk2 Lander Can was originally called this.
  • Despite its name, the Mk2 Lander Can does not have a Mk2 radial size.


  • Increased crashTolerance from 8 to 20
  • New model and texture
  • Added 2 variants
  • New IVA
  • Decreased mass from 2.5 to 1.355
  • Cost increased from 950 to 3250 (48 of which is monoprop cost)
  • Added 40 units of monopropellant storage
  • Initial Release