Endurance (Interstellar) Continued...

This mod is intended to recreate, visually and functionally, the Endurance spacecraft from the movie 'Interstellar.' It implements parts to construct the Endurance ring, with highly efficient magnetoplasma engines and a modular design that allows for multiple configurations of the ship to your mission requirements.
Construct the ring in the VAB and launch it to LKO, before docking advanced Ranger and Lander vehicles to it. Both the Ranger and Lander act as SSTOs and feature detailed, Raster Prop Monitor integrated IVAs.

 

This is a continuation (re-build and fix for KSP 1.0.5) of the original version by BenJee10 on the KSP forums (old link). AS the mod was severely broken by KSP 1.0.5 enforcement of convex colliders Benjee10 did not have the time to re-build the mod. Benjee10 has given me his blessing to continue his mod for him. All Credit for the original version go to BenJee10 and his team. As this is a continuation the license remains:
LICENSE: CC BY-NC 4.0

 

Features:

 

  • Giant ring outfitted with Habitat, Logistics and Engine modules
  • Capable of transporting 2 Landers and 2 Rangers across the solar system
  • Super-efficient plasma thruster engines
  • Multiple docking ports for visiting vehicles

 

This mod is designed to function with (configs provided):

Kerbal Inventory System, Raster Prop Monitor, Kerbal Attachment System, USI-LS, TAC-LS

NOTE: You do not need these mods for this pack to function, but without them your game-play experience will be greatly reduced.

 

Parts Included:
Base building parts:

  • MB-25 Freight Transport Module
  • MB-75 Deployable Habitation Unit
  • MB-50 Mobile Analysis Unit
  • Large Location Ownership Signifier
  • Advanced Unpressurised Storage Cuboid

Endurance Ring Parts:

  • EC-215 Logistics Module
    EC-200b Command Module
    Endurance Deep Space Engine
  • EC-200 Crew Cabin
  • DSPS x300 Fuel Assembly
  • MB-2 Habitat Assessment Unit
  • EC-151 Structural Ring

The Lander:

  • Lander Fuselage
  • Lander Lift Engine (VTOLs)

Small Ship (Viper):

  • Viper Composite Fuselage

Medium Ship (Ranger):

  • Ranger
  • XP-F40 "Cooper" Aerospike Thruster

Docking ports:

  • Ranger Docking Port
  • Endurance Docking Port
  • Endurance Outer Docking Node
  • Endurance Outer Ranger Docking Node

FUTURE VERSIONS:

  • Ranger - Fix it's landing legs (after KSP 1.1 drops as it will have big changes to wheels and legs)
  • KER and MJ do not see the Rapier and Lander Engines in their displays
  • Fix symmetry on all parts.
  • DeepFreeze Endurance ring module
  • New Emissives, flames and smoke trails.
  • Endurance habitat is a placeholder IVA - it's actually using the crewCabinInternals
  • Fix Endurance Command IVA. - Needs re-work.

This pack includes a modified part module for the inflatable Habitat module adapted from PorkJet's Habitat Pack.
His work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

 

This mod includes a modified part module to allow the Ranger landing legs to function in KSP 1.0.5. Code Adapted from shadowmage's awesome SSTU mod.
The code for the adapted Module can be found on GITHUB here.
The license for the module code remains the same as the SSTU mod license which is:  GNU General Public License (GPL) 3.0  (licenses included in download).

This mod includes version checking using MiniAVC. If you opt-in, it will use the internet to check whether there is a new version available.
Data is only read from the internet and no personal information is sent.
For a more comprehensive version checking experience, please download the KSP-AVC Plugin  

 

If you like my mods and you want to show your support, then you can support me on Patreon:
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Installation:

Please ensure you delete your \GameData\Endurance\ folder if installing over an older version.
(NOTE: this version only works on KSP 1.0.5 and UP).
Just unzip into your KSP directory.
Requires Module Manager if you want the following mods supported (optional).

Change Log:

V1.2

Re-compile for KSP 1.1.3
Major re-balance the Ranger Engines to resolve Cutting to closed cycle mode too early. Also, changed it's fuel capacities, EC, air intake, etc to balance.

Removed "control from here" on the Ranger docking built-in docking port.
Same major re-balance the Lander. The Lander requires a tweak if you are using FAR, this is supplied as a Module Manager config file.
So if you are using FAR you also need to install Module Manager.
Added the Example Craft files into the distro as an optional zip. Unzip the embedded zip file and copy into your save file directory as per the instructions in the included text file.
V1.1
Fixed all the docking ports.
Re-pass over the Science lab - but it's legs also have issues like the Ranger. For now, as long as you don't launch it with it's
legs deployed it seems fine.
Added KIS container space to the Ranger and Lander (if you have KIS installed).
Re-balanced the Ranger and Lander centre of mass and centre of lift and engine thrusters to hopefully make them much more stable.
Fixed blocked hatches on the Lander

V1.0

KSP 1.1.2 Compatibility Upgrade.
Fixed Blocked Hatch on Ranger - Ranger now has a Ranger Docking port built-in. Fixed blocked hatches on a bunch of other parts (thanks KSP 1.1).
Fixed alignment of all Internals with externals to support stock overlay mode. Due to this some internals and externals have been re-scaled and
re-done. Props also have had to change to fit. Added stock overlay mode meshes for internals.
Tweaked CoM and CoL on the lander, hopefully it flies better now in atmosphere.
Added support for JSIAdvTransparentPods - Yep Transparent Windows - (separate download mod see OP for link) on the Viper, Ranger and Lander.
Fixed VTOL engines for the Lander.
Fixed DSPS Fuel Assembly tech tree assignment.
Added search keywords for all parts.
Modified the Endurance ring to have attach nodes on the outside of the ring to allow you to attach new docking nodes.
Added new Endurance Ring docking parts: "Endurance Outer Docking Node" and "Endurance Outer Ranger Docking Node"

V 0.92
Fixed collider on Ranger docking port part.
Fixed RCS transforms on the Ranger and Lander.
Fixed Landing legs on the Ranger - using custom part module adapted from SSTU mod (with permission).
Added AVC version checking support.

V 0.91
Changes (from V0.90): Fixed Thermals.
Fixed colliders. Fixed Models. Fixed textures.
Fixed CoM on Lander and Ranger.
Tweaked Lander dry mass to take into account engines.
Added Life Support configs for USI-LS and TAC-LS.
Added Connected Living Space configs.
Added KAS configs.
Heaps (lost count) of config file changes to get everything to work in KSP 1.0.5.
Added Emissives to the Landers VTOL engines.
New Ranger textures (courtesy of xxhansonmaxx).
Consolidated the Implementation folder so all textures and models are in an Assets Folder (with exception of the IVAs).
All the Endurance main modules that have Solar panels on their outside - the Solar Panels now ACTUALLY WORK and produce EC.
Updated the Colony Science Lab to the new KSP 1.0.5 science lab process of data and science.
Fixed Ranger multi-mode engines to work in KSP 1.0.5.
Inflatable ground habitat now has zero capacity when not inflated and 10 when inflated (using Porkjet's module).

 

 

This Mod is authored and maintained by:
JPLRepo - Models & Textures, Configs, Implementation

Thanks go to:
Testing: googbo ,Dafni
Some Re-textures and input: xxjansonmaxx
Re-factor of the Endurance ring to fix Lag issues and other input: MerlinsMaster

 

LICENSE: CC BY-NC 4.0

Endurance Part module Code License: GNU General Public License (GPL) 3.0 


Originally Created by (versions up to 0.90):
benjee10 - Models & textures
zekew11 - Implementation
Shryq - Ranger IVA Implementation & Ranger (up to v5.0)
xxhansonmaxx - IVAs
InsanePlumber - DDS Conversion
Jasseji - KIS migration
Awesome flags by Akron!


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  • Created
    Mar 6, 2016
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    Oct 7, 2017
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