Munar Excursion Module (M.E.M.)

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Munar Excursion Module (M.E.M.)
Part image
Command pod by
Sean's Cannery

Radial size Tiny, Small, Medium
Cost (total) 3 500.00 Funds
(dry) 3 408.92 Funds
Mass (total) 2.08 t
(dry) 1.36 t
Drag 0.15-0.2
Max. Temp. 1800 K
Impact Tolerance 8 m/s
Research Tech tree large control.png Command Modules
Unlock cost 8 200 Funds
Since version 1.4.1
Part configuration Pods
Command module
Crew capacity (maximum) Crew
(required) Crew
Electric capacity 150.0 
SAS level × None
Fuel tank
Liquid fuel 54 Units of fuel
Oxidizer 66 Units of fuel
Monopropellant 30 Units of fuel
Reaction Control System
Maximum thrust (1 atm) 0.42 kN
(vacuum) 1.00 kN
Isp (1 atm) 100 s
(vacuum) 240 s
Fuel consumption 0.11 Units of fuel/s


Thrust vectoring No
Thrust vectors 4x4 (sideways)

The Munar Excursion Module (M.E.M.) is a Command Module housing two Kerbal crew members during their mission. The M.E.M. is based off of the Lunar Excursion Module.

Usage

Generally placed at the top of the rocket as part of a lander, the Munar Excursion Module provides full command module functionality.

The Munar Excursion Module is outfitted with its own RCS thrusters along with a small amount of monopropellant, liquid fuel and oxidizer. However, unlike most crewed command module, it does not have reaction wheels. It also has two attachment nodes on the bottom, rather than only one; attaching a part to the lower node extends a conical 1.25m shroud from the bottom of the Munar Excursion Module, allowing it to seamlessly fit to parts larger than itself.

If 2 pilots are aboard, the ship containing the Munar Excursion Module will be able to control probes or rovers without a connection to the KSC.

Be warned: as of its initial release, the Munar Excursion Module has asymmetrical weight distribution and RCS thrust, which must be taken into consideration during craft design to avoid experiencing unwanted torque during flight.

Product description

After hearing pilots refer to their current line of landers as 'easily crushed tin cans', the marketing department decided that what customers really wanted was a lander that resembled an already crushed tin can.

Sean's Cannery

Trivia

Real-world comparison

The Munar Excursion Module was inspired by the Apollo LEM.

Changes

1.4.1
  • Initial Release