KSP Rescue Contract Fix CKAN

Fixes recue contracts spawning kerbals in crewed parts without an EVA hatch and fixes rescue contract orbits spawning inside the atmosphere when using rescaled planet packs.

License: GPLv3

Game Version: 1.11.1

Downloads: 4,709

Author: AgmMaverick

Mod Website: Forum Thread

Followers: 17

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KSPRescueContractFix fixes some issues with KSP's stock rescue contract when using mods.

Issues Fixed

Kerbals spawning in crewed parts without EVA hatches

KSPRescueContractFix will restrict parts Kerbals can spawn in based a user-defined list of allowable parts. Out of the box, this list contains parts from:

  • Stock
  • MakingHistory
  • Airplane Plus
  • Bluedog Design Bureau
  • HabTech 2
  • Mark IV Spaceplane System
  • Nearfuture Spacecraft
  • reDIRECT
  • SOCK
  • Station Parts Expansion Redux
  • Tantares
  • Tundra Exploration

Rescue Contract orbits are sometimes spawned inside the atmosphere when using a rescaled planet pack

KSPRescueContractFix will raise the periapsis out of the atmosphere and will raise the apoapsis to keep the same eccentricty as the old orbit. More specifically, it increases the semi-major axis but leaves all the other orbital parameters alone (inclination, eccentricity, argument of the periapsis, longitude of the ascending node, and mean anomaly at epoch).

Configuration Settings

    minPeriapsis = 10000
    periapsisMinJitter = 1000
    periapsisMaxJitter = 2000
    maxMassPercentDiff = 0.1

        part = landerCabinSmall
        part = mk2LanderCabin
        part = mk2LanderCabin_v2
        part = mk1pod
        part = mk1pod_v2
        part = Mark1-2Pod
        part = Mark1Cockpit
        part = MK1CrewCabin
        part = Mark2Cockpit
        part = mk2Cockpit_Standard
        part = mk2Cockpit_Inline
        part = cupola
        part = crewCabin
        part = mk1-3pod
        part = mk3Cockpit_Shuttle

        name = Kerbin
        periapsisMinJitter = 1500
        periapsisMaxJitter = 2500
        minPeriapsis = 100000
  • minPeriapsis - Configures the absolute minimum periapsis in meters for orbits. If the atmosphere height of the parent body is larger, that will be used instead. Any value <= 0 will disable the absolute min periapsis but will still use the atmosphere height as the minimum.
  • periapsisMinJitter, periapsisMaxJitter - If the orbit needs to be corrected, add a random amount of meters to the periapasis between these two values. This prevents the rescue orbit from having a round periapsis.
  • maxMassPercentDiff - When replacing a part for the recover kerbal and part contracts, attempt to find a part whose mass is within the configured percent difference of the original part's mass. Should be a value between 0 and 1.
  • ALLOWED_PARTS - List of allowed crewed parts for rescue contracts involving kerbals.
  • BODY - Allows overriding minPeriapsis, periapsisMinJitter, and periapsisMaxJitter on a per celestial body basis.
    • name - The name of the celestial body
    • minPeriapsis - Overrides minPeriapsis for this celestial body. Any negative value will use the global setting for this instead.
    • periapsisMinJitter - Overrides periapsisMinJitter for this celestial body. Any negative value will use the global setting for this instead.
    • periapsisMaxJitter - Overrides periapsisMaxJitter for this celestial body. Any negative value will use the global setting for this instead.


  • Module Manager


The part restrictions is based off shadowmage45's KSPRescuePodFix also licensed under GPLv3.

Version 1.1.0 for Kerbal Space Program 1.11.1

Released on 2021-01-22

  • Fixed the Mk4 BFS-4200 Cargo Pod being whitelisted instead of the Mk4 BFS-4200 Command Pod from Tundra Exploration.
  • Added in-game difficulty settings to allow turning on/off the following:
    • Part restrictions for Kerbal only rescues
    • Part restrictions for Kerbal and Pod recoveries
    • Orbit Fix
    • Individual parts on the allow list

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Version 1.0.0 for Kerbal Space Program 1.11.0

Released on 2021-01-18

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