Kerbal Space Program

Kerbal Space Program

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Space Stations 101
By Benis Blaster
This guide will try to help inform you about a space station, the basics, and then how to construct one.
 
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What is a space station?
A space station is basically a group of jumbled together crafts that can support crews. An example of a space station is, obviously, the International Space Station. This space station was first achieved when an American craft docked with a Russian module. Of course at the time it wasn't considered a space station, but, babie steps. Eventually more and more crafts starting docking together, until we achieved what is now known as the ISS. It's really as simple as that. A bunch of crafts docked together.
What does a space station look like?
Space stations look like a bunch of docked together crafts with solar panels. Yes, we used this image before, but it still counts.
How do you build a space station?
Simply put, put a craft with multiple docking ports in orbit.
Then dock a craft to that.
Keep doing this and add all the essentials like solar panels and radiators and fuel tanks and stuff.

Eventually you will end up with something like this:
I know, it's short. I will add more soon.
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4 Comments
Fre@x Mar 8 @ 4:24pm 
And my Kerbals aren't happy
Fre@x Mar 8 @ 4:23pm 
I mean relative to the Space Station.
I have a core in orbit, and have all other modules saved, but cannot seem to be able to get them to the space station
Benis Blaster  [author] Mar 8 @ 4:01pm 
You need to align their orbits so they intersect. Try to get as close as possible. Adjust speed relative to the target. If it's 0 for a bit, you probably have the same orbit. Now you can dock.
Fre@x Mar 8 @ 3:45pm 
Short, but i get the idea. my biggest question though, is how do I get the crafts to it? or would GSO (geostationary orbit) be better?