Near Future Launch Vehicles CKAN

License: CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0, except for art assets as ARR

Game Version: 1.8.1

Downloads: 259,573

Author: Nertea

Mod Website: Forum Thread

Followers: 471

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NF Launch Vehicles is designed to offer better, larger options for getting your stuff into into space. To that end, you get a lot of new toys. 

  • 5m size parts, based on an eclectic set of concepts including but not limited to the Russian Energia and the Blue Origin New Glenn. This includes tanks and a bunch of support components, like adapters, cluster mounts, decouplers and even a giant docking port.
  • 7.5m size parts, based somewhat on the SpaceX ITS. You'll get a full set of fuel tanks, adapters and clustering tools, plus the usual decouplers, fairings and drone cores.
  • Kerbalizations of the SpaceX Raptor, Raptor Vacuum, Blue Origin BE4, and NASA/AR RS-18. These methalox engines push the boundaries of LF/O engines and are meant as late-game upgrades to your rocket arsenal. No new fuels! They're all surface-attachable and designed for clustering.
  • More support parts, like a heavy radial decoupler, specialized aerodynamics control thrusters, several heavy RCS blocks, and a new model of RCS based on the ULA IVF concept, which works as a combined fuel cell, battery and RCS.

Of course, everything plays great with NFT, Kerbal Atomics and CryoEngines. I wouldn't have it any other way.

Album of screenshots

Version 1.3.0 for Kerbal Space Program 1.8.1

Released on 2019-11-06

  • KSP 1.8.x
  • Updated B9PartSwitch to 2.12.1
  • Updated ModuleManger to 4.1.0
  • Updated Russian translation (Sool3)
  • Custom EngineLight configs (Zorg)


Version 1.2.3 for Kerbal Space Program 1.7.3

Released on 2019-09-11

  • Updated B9PartSwitch to 2.10.0
  • Fixed incorrect labeling of Buzzard's Compact and Boattail variants
  • Restructured how RealPlume FX is handled (Zorg)


Version 1.2.2 for Kerbal Space Program 1.7.3

Released on 2019-08-21

  • Fixed an engine plume element being sideways


Version 1.2.1 for Kerbal Space Program 1.7.3

Released on 2019-08-09

  • Added new custom RealPlume configs courtesy of Zorg


Version 1.2.0 for Kerbal Space Program 1.7.3

Released on 2019-07-30

  • Updated B9PartSwitch to 2.9.0
  • Made use of B9PartSwitch 2.9.0 features in several parts (UI colours, tooltips)
  • Rework of advanced LFO engines
    • Repainted textures, cleaned up some model elements * Added Vulcan-inspired boattail option to BE-4-alike engine
    • Uses new LCH4 colour scheme (white/green-based)
    • Added autoshouds to ring/compact variants
    • Now use the new Restock-like emissives/heat animation method
    • Modified model numbers to consolidate them in the patch list
  • Added new Extras package: CryoEnginesMethalox
    • Converts the mod's LFO engines to use LCH4/OX, for about a 30s Isp bonus
    • Requires CRP and CryoTanks >= 1.2.0


Version 1.1.11 for Kerbal Space Program 1.7.0

Released on 2019-04-17

  • KSP 1.7.x
  • Updated ModuleManger to 4.0.2
  • Updated B9PartSwitch to 2.7.0
  • Updated RCS part masses, costs and unlock cost to be in line with 1.7 RCS changes
  • Added a thrustTransform object to the two bottom RCS outlets for both variants of the aerodynamic heavy RCS


Version 1.1.10 for Kerbal Space Program 1.6.1

Released on 2019-01-21

1.1.10 * Fixed engine CTT patch (LouisB3) * Added German translation (Three_Pounds)


Version 1.1.9 for Kerbal Space Program 1.6.1

Released on 2019-01-17

1.1.9 * KSP 1.6.x * Updated B9PartSwitch to 2.6.0 * Updated MM to 3.1.3 * Changed license of code/configs to MIT


Version 1.1.7 for Kerbal Space Program 1.5.1

Released on 2018-11-05

* KSP 1.5.x * Updated B9PartSwitch to 2.4.5 * Updated MM to 3.1.0 * Removed MiniAVC distribution * Fixed an issue with the 5m docking port's collider


Version 1.1.6 for Kerbal Space Program 1.4.4

Released on 2018-08-07

  • KSP 1.4.5 * Widened versioning specification up to KSP 1.4.99 * Updated B9PartSwitch to 2.3.3 * Updated MM to 3.0.7 * Added CLS patch * Fixed diameter of 7.5 to 5m adapter being slightly too large 


Version 1.1.5 for Kerbal Space Program 1.4.2

Released on 2018-04-10

* KSP 1.4.2 * Updated B9PartSwitch to 2.2.1 * Updated MM to 3.0.6 * Updated MiniAVC to * Updated fairing textures to work with new fairing unwrap


Version 1.1.4 for Kerbal Space Program 1.3.1

Released on 2018-03-02

Updated B9PartSwitch to 2.1.1  Updated MM to 3.0.4  Fixed a missing bracket in the small 5m to 3.75m adapter which caused all sorts of problems  Added engine nicknames to tags (Kerbas ad astra)  Modified upper 7.5m cluster mount to be more space-efficient


Version 1.1.3 for Kerbal Space Program 1.3.1

Released on 2017-10-24

  • Fixed CryoTanks patch making nosecone negative mass happen
  • Fixed fuel capacity of short 3.75m adapter *Improved MFT patch courtesy of John Latour(ISE)


Version 1.1.2 for Kerbal Space Program 1.3.1

Released on 2017-10-13

KSP 1.3.1 Dependency update Increased max temps from 1200 to 2000 for many tank parts * Increased breaking force/torque for 5m parts from 200 to 350 * Increased breaking force/torque for 7.5m parts from 200 to 450 * Increased thruster power of atmospheric RCS parts, flattened Isp curve * Increased fuel capacities of all 7.5m parts by 50% * Fixed incorrect volume tag on all 7.5m fuel tanks * Fixed mesh offset for 5m guidance core * Fixed small mesh offest for 5m cargo nosecone * Fixed incorrect volumes for 5m nosecone * Reduced fuel capacity of 5m skeletal adapter by 75% * Reduced fuel capacity of short 5m adapter by 50%


Version 1.1.1 for Kerbal Space Program 1.3.0

Released on 2017-08-04

Fixed a missing texture for the NR-AD-K1 Adapter


Version 1.1.0 for Kerbal Space Program 1.3.0

Released on 2017-08-01

Fixed a typo in the AVC file identifying the package as Far Future Technologies  Fixed cost and mass of 5m nosecone  Fixed CTT location of 7.5m drone core  Fixed basic fuel switchers not working at all  Fixed label of fuel switch on smallest 5m fuel tank (fixes CryoTanks label conflict)  Fixed removal of Structural type for 5m nosecone when CryoTanks is installed  Fixed normal maps of all parts  Fixed drag cube of 5m drone core  Increased the side count of all 7.5m part colliders (fixes fairings not attaching)  Added NCR-1, NCR-2, NCR-4, NCR-8 Cargo Bays (5m)  Added NCR-N Nose Cargo bay (5m)  Added N-Series Service Bay (5m service compartment)  Added Z-32k Rechargeable Battery Bank (5m)  NR-AD-K1 Adapter (5m to 3.75m exploration upper stage style adapter)


Version 1.0.2 for Kerbal Space Program 1.3.0

Released on 2017-07-12

  • Fixed cost of 5m docking port * Fixed cost of all cluster adapters * Moved flat 5m -> 3.75m adapter to Structural category * Fixed RE-4 strange floating engine effect * Fixed RE-4 engine FX offset being very large * Fixed S6-V engine smoke FX direction * Fixed S1-V engine lack of smoke in atmosphere
  • Fixed a couple of exceptions on engine startup


Version 1.0.1 for Kerbal Space Program 1.3.0

Released on 2017-07-09

Added Spanish translation courtesy of fitiales  Fixed localization issue on EX-M25 cluster mount  Fixed localization issue on NR-12800 Fuel Tank * Fixed surface attach nodes on several 5m fuel tanks * Fixed cost of 5m nosecone being too high * Fixed upper endcap and attach node of EA-S20 adapter being positioned slightly too high * Fixed texture warping issue on EA-S20 adapter * Fixed mass not being decreased correctly in Energia cluster mount's single configuration * Changed base symmetry of Energia cluster mount to 2x instead of 6x * Normalized upper stage engine gimbal ranges to 2 degrees, lower stages to 4 degrees * Fixed incorrectly specified gimbal on the RE-4 * Fixed NRE on load on the RE-4 * Fixed a model centering issue on the RE-4


Version 1.0.0 for Kerbal Space Program 1.3.0

Released on 2017-07-07

No changelog provided


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