Bluedog Design Bureau

Adds stockalike Apollo, Saturn, Titan, Atlas and many many other things besides

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Game Version: 1.12.5

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Stockalike parts pack for Kerbal Space Program

What is this mod?

BDB adds parts. Lots of parts. Just over 1000 parts, including launchers, spacecraft, and probes, all in a ReStockalike style. The focus lies primarily on the US space program up through the Apollo program, though some modern parts exist. They are not perfect replicas, but rather take inspiration directly from existing designs. Care has been taken to research and include pieces for projects that were proposed but never happened, to increase the possibilities available to the player. Parts are made in a lego frame of mind, and screenshots of your unique franken creations are always appreciated! The mod is not recommended for new players, as the mod adds a good deal of clutter to the VAB lists. The mod also adds new standard sizes (such a 0.9375m, 1.5m, 1.875m, 3.125m and 5.625m diameter) of parts in order to more accurately scale to KSP.

Now, 1000 parts sounds like it would kill your PC. While the mod certainly is large, the memory overhead is likely lower than you would expect. Care has been taken to ensure the mod is efficient, with methods such as enforcing a strict texel density (a technique I have only used since mid-2017, so the older assets might not be as efficient) and texture atlasing to cram several parts onto each texture sheet.

BDB makes heavy use of B9PartSwitch's advanced features including features such as

Texture and mesh switching
BDB's own custom fuel switcher to allow different fuel types in all tanks
Engine config switching which can include stats, model and plume switches
Part upgrade handling so that older configurations of engines can still be selected after unlocking the upgrade for accurate replicas

For those familiar with KSP mods, BDB can be considered a ReStockalike equivalent of FASA, and a US counterpart to Tantares' soviet rockets.

Currently, the mod includes (but is not limited to):

Mercury spacecraft
Gemini spacecraft
Gemini Ferry
Big Gemini 69' (nice)
Big Gemini (Saturn)
Manned Orbiting Laboratory (MOL) and derivative station parts
Modular space station parts based on never built Gemini proposals
Apollo Block I and II spacecraft, as featured in REAL LIFE!
Apollo Block III, III+, IV, and V spacecraft, from Eyes Turned Skywards
AARDV "Aardvark" autonomous resupply vehicle, also from Eyes
Modular 1.875m and 1.5m station parts for Gemini-era space stations
Skylab station parts
Spacelab (from Eyes) station parts
Parts for the Manned Venus Flyby mission
Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Docking Module and the APAS 75 docking port
Apollo Boilerplate CM/SM
Vanguard rocket and probe
Scout rocket
Redstone rocket, with Sergeant clusters and Explorer 1
Juno II, IV rockets
Thor-Delta rocket (Almost all variants can be made and including Castor SRMs)
All Able and Delta upper stages with engines.
Never built Delta HOSS cryogenic upper stage.
Delta 2 and 3 rockets (with a variety of GEM SRBs)
4 meter Delta Cryogenic Second Stage, modeled by Blowfish.
Delta 4 rocket including 5m Delta Cryogenic Second Stage.
Atlas rocket (everything from Atlas A up through Atlas V 551)
Agena upper stage (All variants, plus some never built ones)
Vega (old Kerolox upper stage for Atlas)
Centaur D, G, G', T, II & III upper stages
Titan 1, 2, 3, 4 rockets, with SRMs and Transtage
Config switching for the LR87s, with alternate kerolox versions and plumes to match!
Config switching for the H1, the RS27, and many more! (All config switching provided courtesy of B9 Part Switch)
LDC Titan
Peacekeeper/Minotaur SRB based launcher
Various STAR kick motors
Athena SRB based launcher
Saturn 1, 1B, V
Saturn 1C and Saturn Multibody from Eyes
TIMBER WIND particle bed reactor nuclear engines (TW 75 by Maffif)
Never built cryogenic engines such as the M-1, XLR129, RS30 and RL20.
Keyhole satellites with Corona return capsule (KH1, KH4, KH4B, KH7, KH8 and KH9 Hexagon)

-- Huge number of probes including --

Beacon Explorer
Clementine, ISAS
Courier, Relay & Telstar
Explorer 1, 6, 7, 8, 11, S45, S46
Lunar Orbiter
Mariner 10
Nimbus (parts for most variants)
Orbiting Astronomical Observatory (OAO 1,2 & 3)
Orbiting Frog Otolith
Orbiting Geophysical Observatory
Orbiting Solar Observatory
Pegasus Micrometeorite Satellite (Saturn I-based)
Pioneer 1, 4
Pioneer P3
Pioneer 5
Pioneer 6
Pioneer 10/11
Pioneer SUAE (Saturn Uranus Atmospheric Entry)
Pioneer Outer Planets Orbiter
Ranger block I, II, III, Ranger B, Mariner 2 and Ranger Lander.
Radio Astronomy Explorer A/B
Strawman 1-4
Transit 2-3, ANNA A/B
Transit 4
Transit 5A, 5C, 5-Oscar
Transit 5BN
Transit 5E
Transit 5 SOOS (Stacked Oscar on Scout)
New probe cores
New antennas and dishes
New science experiments
Challenging custom BDB contracts that work with Contract Configurator!
Custom Kerbal Suits (Apollo Skylab A7L) by Bejee10
Simple Adjustable Fairings for high quality historical fairings.
PlumeParty based rocket plume FX for the stock particle system including FX exclusive to BDB provided by Jade of Maar!
Mesh based high quality, high performing plumes powered by Waterfall (by Nertea).
High quality realplumes built with Plume Party and custom FX by Zorg!
Full engine ignitor configs by _Rock3tMan
In total, over 1000 parts and many features for those parts!
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