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Parts (MKS General Components)

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Parts: MKS General Components

There are many modules that support MKS that are not part of the Ranger, Duna, or Tundra series, including:


Drills

Drills are tools used to extract resources from a planetary body (planet, moon, or asteroid) for storage or processing. They come in multiple sizes and support extraction of different resources. Drills also support one or more Converters modules. These can be configured so the drill processes a single resource at full efficiency or distributes the efficiency across multiple resources.

Part Cost Mass (T) Modules Description
MEU-100 Pulse Drill 250 0.278 1 MEU-100 Pulse Drill - The MEU-100 pulse drill can be used to excavate valuable resources from planetary surfaces. Swappable drillheads and internal separator configurations allow the drill to focus on specific resources, or pull in all resources for later separation.
MEU-500 Pulse Drill 1,300 1.666 3 MEU-500 Pulse Drill - The MEU-500 pulse drill can be used to excavate valuable resources from planetary surfaces. Swappable drillheads and internal separator configurations allow the drill to focus on specific resources, or pull in all resources for later separation.
Industrial Strip Miner 6,000 8.332 5 Industrial Strip Miner - This industrial strip miner can be used to excavate valuable resources from planetary surfaces. Swappable drillheads and internal separator configurations allow the drill to focus on specific resources, or pull in all resources for later separation. through a variety of changeable drill bits.

Construction bits

Several items have been provided to help with constructing bases. In addition to the Konstruction! mod, MKS provides the following.

Part Cost Mass (T) Description
Flex-O-Tube 200 0.05 MKS Kerbitrail(tm) FlexOTube - Expandable, Bendable, attachable tubes up to 50m long. Requires KAS.
3,800 0.1 Microwave Power Tranceiver - Allows for the transfer of power via microwave transmission
3,800 0.05 Power Coupler - Allows for the transfer of power via physical cables

Extraplanetary Launchpads

Extraplanetary Launchpads is a separate mod that allows initially constructing ships, bases, and other items in the SPH or VAB and then using special parts and processes to construct them on other planetary objects using launchpads or stakes.

MKS has developed its own take on this, providing two capabilities for remotely building ships and other craft. Each part can store a certain amount of MaterialKits and SpecializedParts. These parts are purely cosmetic without EL.

Note that these parts are depreciated and will likely be removed in a future version of MKS, as EL support is being replaced with support and integration for Ground Construction.

Part Cost Mass (T) Definition MaterialKits SpecializedParts
Mobile Launch platform 84,000 5.0 UKS Mobile Launch Platform - A mobile platform for building rockets off-planet! 1000 1000
Oribital Shipyard 4,000 5.5 UKS Orbital Shipyard - An orbital platform for building rockets in space! Includes rocket construction capabilities. 1000 1000

Landing Support

The following items assist you in getting your base to where you want it.

Part Cost Mass (T) Description Storable Resource (Amount)
500 0.250 Inflatable LFO Tank - An inflatable LFO tank! LiquidFuel(315), Oxidizer(385)
Landing Stabilizer 100 0.053 Landing Stabilizer - A large stabilizer, great for landing your payload or base component when you can't find a level place to land!
Landing Wheel 100 0.050 Landing Modular Wheel - A small trolley wheel for moving base components around
SkyCrane 800 0.650 SkyCrane - A sky crane with four deployable engines ElectricCharge(1000)
Wide Landing Leg 200 0.050 Wide landing leg - A wide landing leg with a built in rotator suitable for compact payloads
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