Near Future Exploration

New and exciting probe and satellite parts

License: All Rights Reserved

Game Version: 1.12.1

Downloads: 53,323

Author: Nertea

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Near Future eXploration

A mod pack for Kerbal Space Program, delivering a high quality expansion to the game's unmanned probes


A set of parts to help enhance and improve the KSP probe experience, particularly in the later game with larger probes

  • More Probe Cores: A set of eight new probe cores in medium (1.25m) and larger (1.875m) sizes.
  • Probe Bus Parts: Cargo bay-like parts that match the footprints of most probe cores (stock and NFX). Useful for storing batteries, fuel and the like
  • Probe Fuel Tanks: New multi-fuel probe tanks in stack and radial sizes that are in the vein of the stock Dumpling and Baguette
  • More Direct and Relay Antennae: More antennae that seamlessly fit into the KSP CommNet system to fill in missing ranges and add more interesting options.
  • Reflector Antennae: A new type of antenna that does nothing on its own, but instead bounces signal from another antenna to amplify its range. Point antenna at a deployed reflector to recieve the bonus. Available in many sizes.
  • Small Probe Parts: A few small probe parts (battery, reaction wheel) to fill out the probe range

Version 1.1.2 for Kerbal Space Program 1.12.1

Released on 2021-07-21

  • KSP 1.12
  • Updated bundled B9PartSwitch to 2.18.0

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Version 1.1.1 for Kerbal Space Program 1.11.0

Released on 2020-12-27

  • Fixed cargo storeable parts in 1.10

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Version 1.1.0 for Kerbal Space Program 1.11.0

Released on 2020-12-23

  • Marked compatible for KSP 1.11
  • Applied storeablity/EVA construction parameters to many parts

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Version 1.0.10 for Kerbal Space Program 1.10.1

Released on 2020-08-03

  • Fixed an issue where broken antennas would cause NREs

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Version 1.0.9 for Kerbal Space Program 1.10.1

Released on 2020-08-03

  • Marked compatible for KSP 1.10+
  • Updated bundled B9PartSwitch to 2.17.0
  • Updated bundled MM to 4.1.4

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Version 1.0.8 for Kerbal Space Program 1.9.1

Released on 2020-06-14

  • Fixed collider rotation for the HECS2 busses

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Version 1.0.7 for Kerbal Space Program 1.9.1

Released on 2020-05-26

  • Updated bundled B9PartSwitch to 2.16.0
  • RemoteTech compatiblity! (thanks TaxiService!)
  • Chinese localization (tinygrox)
  • Fixed an issue with the tiny tiny tank that had negative mass when loaded with LH2

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Version 1.0.6 for Kerbal Space Program 1.9.0

Released on 2020-02-22

  • Fixed backwards RT patch removing feed features when RT NOT installed vs installed

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Version 1.0.5 for Kerbal Space Program 1.9.0

Released on 2020-02-20

  • Marked compatible for KSP 1.9+
  • Updated bundled B9PartSwitch to 2.13.0
  • Fixed an issue where the PLTO and PLTO Compact buses had components (colliders, endcaps) rotated by 150 degrees
  • Disabled more things when RemoteTech or RealAntennas are installed.

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Version 1.0.4 for Kerbal Space Program 1.8.1

Released on 2020-02-07

  • Fixed an issue where antenna reflector range was multiplied by 100 in the VAB info
  • Reflector range extension is now done with SI prefixes (eg 5G, 10T, etc) instead of many zeroes
  • Reduced mass of nano landing legs to 5kg from 15 kg
  • Fixed the surface attach node of the RFL100 Giant Dish Reflector
  • Fixed the normal map on the RND probe core's silver variant
  • Fixed identical masses of all three phased arrays

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Version 1.0.3 for Kerbal Space Program 1.8.1

Released on 2020-01-31

  • Fixed another localization issue with the VAB info display for ModuleDeployableReflector
  • Changed the way antenna feeds are patched
  • Fixed a localization error in the PLTO core description
  • Fixed a typo in the RFL-2000 description
  • Excluded all antenna patching when either RemoteTech or RealAntennas are installed
  • Some adjustments to more gracefully handle failing feed things
  • Antenna feed line 'good' color is now cyan
  • Antenna feed lines are now not turned on by default in the VAB
  • Rotated most probe cores by 180 degrees to match initial convention
  • Rotated PLTO cores and bus by -150 degrees, this will affect craft but obeys the above convention

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Version 1.0.2 for Kerbal Space Program 1.8.1

Released on 2020-01-12

  • Fixed MLT-10 RCS fuel option containing LFO instead of monopropellant
  • FeedScale of most feeder antennas tuned: 75% efficiency -> 90%, 60% -> 75%
  • Pushed up the ranges for the smaller side reflectors by ~5-10%
  • Upped the range for phased array antennae by 10x
  • Tweaked tech locations for a number of the weaker antennae (on average, 1 tier lower)
  • Fixed a localization issue with the VAB info display for ModuleDeployableReflector
  • Fixed a localization error with the PLTO core description
  • Adjusted the shader settings of some probe cores to match with each other better
  • Fixed large CHFR bus' silver foil texture
  • Fixed a missing texture reference in some probe normal maps

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Version 1.0.1 for Kerbal Space Program 1.8.1

Released on 2020-01-08

  • Reduced mass of Micro CMG to 0.01 from 0.05t
  • Fixed base range of both dedicated feeder antennae being far too high
  • Fixed a number of antennae and all reflectors having physics disabled
  • Fixed a piston animation issue on the RA-X1 relay antenna
  • Fixed an issue where reflector buffs would not be removed when a reflector was retracted.
  • Fixed some UI oddities with reflectors PAW fields
  • Fixed reflectors not augmenting antennae when unfocused.

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Version 1.0.0 for Kerbal Space Program 1.8.1

Released on 2020-01-07

No changelog provided

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