PPD-10 Hitchhiker Storage Container

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PPD-10 Hitchhiker Storage Container
Part image
Habitation module by
Jebediah Kerman's Junkyard and Spacecraft Parts Co

Radial size Large
Cost (total) 4 000.00 Funds
Mass (total) 2.25 t
Drag 0.2-0.3
Max. Temp. 2000 K
Volume N/A
Impact Tolerance 6 m/s
Research Space exploration.png Space Exploration
Unlock cost 12 400 Funds
Since version 0.18
Part configuration hitchikerStorageContainer.cfg
Crew capacity (maximum) 4

 Crew

Inventory Slots 18 slots
Volume Limit 1500 l

The PPD-10 Hitchhiker Storage Container (commonly the Hitchhiker Can) is a crew container/habitation module that can hold 4 Kerbals. It has a 2.5m radial size, and is likely intended for use in space stations.

Like other habitation modules, it lacks command module functionality, and requires a separate command module for control.

Product description

The HSC was an invention of necessity - how do we store 4 Kerbals on-orbit without any real provisions for return? Who needed this remains a mystery, as do his motivations.

Jebediah Kerman's Junkyard and Spacecraft Parts Co

Usage

The Hitchhiker Storage Container has the lowest impact and heat tolerance of any habitation module, making it a poor fit for any vessel destined for reentry or landing. The equal-capacity Mk2 Crew Cabin is better suited for these tasks.

Like other habitation modules, the Hitchhiker Storage Container increases the capacity of a vessel, allowing it to transport more Kerbals. This can be used to act as crew quarters for stations, or hold tourists or rescued Kerbals from contracts. Passengers in the cabin can perform a crew report.

The Hitchhiker Storage Container has the greatest inventory capacity of any habitation module, beaten only by the dedicated SEQ-24 Cargo Storage Unit. It has 18 inventory slots (2 more than the Mk3 Passenger Module), and has a volume limit of 1500L (2.3 times more volume per item, or 2.75 times more total volume).

The Hitchhiker Storage Container is empty by default, but can be filled in the VAB by using the crew tab. It has one hatch on its side, and two windows. A ladder runs along the side from the top of the container to the bottom; a Kerbal on EVA can move from one Hitchhiker Storage Container to the next, if they are stacked with aligned ladders.

IVA view

The IVA view of this shows several boxes which apparently hold provisions. They are labeled as FOOD, NOT FOOD, SCIENCE, MORE SCIENCE, TRASH, JUNK, RUBBISH, REFUSE, BOARD GAMES, TOOTHBRUSHES, and LAUNDRY. A clipboard is also in the IVA view showing the YouTube video thumbnail picture of "Neil" [1] and the official image of KSP's second anniversary. This, combined with the fact that it is a "Large" diameter part, means that it will fit well on a space station.

Changes

1.2
  • Added lights
0.21
  • Added interior.
  • Kerbals inside now appear as portraits on the lower right corner of the screen.
0.18
  • Initial Release
  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tw-0hDox6aA