Mk3 Cockpit

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Mk3 Cockpit
Part image
Cockpit by
C7 Aerospace Division

Radial size Small, Mk3
Cost (total) 10 000.00 Funds
(dry) 9 880.00 Funds
Mass (total) 3.90 t
(dry) 3.50 t
Drag 0.1
Max. Temp. 2700 K
Volume  ?
Impact Tolerance 50 m/s
Research HeavyAerodynamics.png Heavy Aerodynamics
Unlock cost 50 000 Funds
Since version 0.15
Part configuration mk3CockpitShuttle.cfg
Command module
Pitch torque 40.0 kN·m
Yaw torque 40.0 kN·m
Roll torque 20.0 kN·m
Electricity required for torque
Crew capacity (maximum) Crew
(required) Crew
Monopropellant 100 Units of fuel
Electric capacity 500.0 
SAS level × None
Inventory Slots 4 slots
Volume Limit 800 l

The Mk3 Cockpit is a large Space Shuttle-style cockpit for a crew of four Kerbals. It is designed to have Mk3-sized parts attached to its back. It has the highest impact tolerance of any crew module in the game.

Product description

A cockpit for those die hard explorers. Especially useful when transporting extra crew to a remote rock to save the day.

C7 Aerospace Division


Mk3 Cockpit IVA view from the left rear seat

The Mk3 Cockpit is generally placed at the front of the craft. On the front, it has a small radial size attachment point, where parts such as RCS tanks, SAS modules, nose cones or the Clamp-O-Tron Shielded Docking Port can be attached. Its back has a Mk3 shape and size, making it useful for Mk3 Fuselages to be attached.

The Mk3 Cockpit is larger, supports one more Kerbal, and carries more monopropellant than the Mk1-3 Command Pod, and has a mass of 3.9 t compared to the Mk1-3 Command Pod's 2.72 t.

The properties of this cockpit fit its role well. Its powerful reaction wheels are useful for big spaceplanes. It can hold 500 units of electric charge and 100 units of monopropellant, enough for a experienced pilot to do the procedures of take off-docking-landing of the typical SSTO missions.

While in IVA, there is a large 2D attitude indicator located in front of both the pilot and copilot; however, this indicator is purely decorative and remains in a frozen state. Other indicators, like the SAS panel, heading indicator, and [[navball] work.

The Mk3 Cockpit is considered to be a take on the Space Shuttle cockpits and is used by many players to make Space Shuttle replicas.


  • The description is a nod to Bruce Willis, who starred in the action/adventure movies Die Hard and Armageddon (among many others). In the latter, he and other heroes fly to a killer asteroid in a modified Space Shuttle, in order to destroy it.
  • Like the Mk2 Cockpit, the IVA view of the Mk3 Cockpit features a screen stating that a fatal exception occurred in k-OS. This is a nod to the blue screen of death crash screen from Microsoft Windows.
  • Despite its shape, the Mk3 Cockpit's center of mass is aligned with its rear attachment point.


  • IVA improved
  • Description updated (IVA is no longer in shipping and customs)
  • New IVA added
  • New model and texture (Blank IVA)
  • Texture changed
  • Mass increased from 1 to 3.5
  • Added Electrical power
  • IVA added
  • Initial release