Bluedog Design Bureau CKAN

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

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

Game Version: 1.10.1

Downloads: 133,084

Authors: CobaltWolf, Jso, Zorg

Mod Website: Forum Thread

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What is this mod?

BDB adds parts. Lots of parts. Nearly 400 parts, including launchers, spacecraft, and probes, all in a stockalike 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 and 1.875m diameter) of parts in order to more accurately scale to KSP.

Now, 400 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.

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

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

Mercury spacecraft (Courtesy of Bloeting Aerospace Corp)
Gemini spacecraft (Courtesy of Trails Manufacturing Co.)
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 station parts for Gemini-era space stations
Skylab station parts
Spacelab (from Eyes) station parts
Vanguard rocket and probe
Scout rocket
Redstone rocket, with Sergeant clusters and Explorer 1
Juno II, IV rockets
Diamant rocket (All variants)
Thor-Delta rocket (Almost all variants can be made)
Delta 2 rocket (Including upper stage and a variety GEM SRBs)
Atlas rocket (everything from Atlas A up through Atlas V 551)
Agena upper stage (All variants)
Vega (old Kerolox upper stage for Atlas)
Centaur D, G, G', T, V upper stages
Titan 1, 2, 3, 4 rockets, with SRMs and Transtage (No IUS yet!)
Saturn 1, 1B, V
Saturn 1C and Saturn Multibody from Eyes
New probe cores
New antennas and dishes
New science experiments In total, nearly 400 parts!

Planned content includes massive Saturn rockets including unflown variants, launchers based on Atlas and Titan that never left the drawing board, and parts based on proposed projects for Gemini and Apollo.

Version v1.7.1 for Kerbal Space Program 1.10.1

Released on 2020-10-18

v 1.7.1 "огромный"

Fixes - Fix some soft deprecated part models not loading (due to KSP excluding models from folders named zDeprecated) - Move most soft deprecated parts to new directory Bluedog_DB/OldParts for easier deletion. Users who have purged their craft of old parts can safely delete this folder. - Fix AJ10-118x name - Update craft files with SAF fairings

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Version v1.7.0 for Kerbal Space Program 1.10.1

Released on 2020-10-15

New Features

  • Revamped Agena parts including historical Agena A,B,D, ATDA & GATV. Strapon tank Agena and proposed engine upgrades too.
  • Agena Adapters for Titan III, Atlas SLV3B and ETS Carrack.
  • Keyhole satellites including KH1, KH4, KH4B, KH7 and KH8. Coronoa recovery pod.
  • New Centaur D with jettisonable insulation panels and new RL10 engines.
  • New Centaur T.
  • New Able upper stage and AJ10 engines.
  • Completely revamped Thor Delta family. Nearly all variants possible from the earliest Thor through to Delta II and III. Combined LR79 engine with variants for LR79, S3D and RS27. New Castor solid motors.
  • New Ablestar, Delta K and Delta P upper stages along with AJ10 and TR201 engines.
  • Delta HOSS (Hydrogen Oxygen Second Stage).
  • Delta IV including RS68 engine, 5m (3.125m) DCSS and various parts necessary for all variants including Small, Medium, M+ and Heavy.
  • New Gemini capsule and modular equipment section. Various service module variants including Lunar Recon and Long Ferry.
  • Updated Gemini Ferry and Big Gemini capsule parts.
  • New Juno II and IV parts.
  • New Mercury capsule.
  • New Redstone rocket. Juno I spin table functionality available with Dock Rotate mod.
  • New F1B variant for the F1 engine.
  • New Vanguard rocket with GE405 engine and Vanguard Able upper stage.
  • New Vega upper stage and GE405H engine.
  • New spin decouplers in 3.125m, 0.625m, 0.9375m and 1.25m sizes to spin up solid kick motors. (Recommend for use with Persistent Rotation mod).
  • Yo-yo despin device which uses KSP physics to slow down spin stabilised stages after kick solid motor burn out.
  • Simple Adjustable Fairings (SAF) as a new dependency, allows adjustable and realistic looking fairings.
  • Over 30 mostly historically accurate SAF fairings for Thor, Delta, Titan, Atlas, Centaur and many more.
  • Many more texture variants including several by InvaderChaos
  • Custom BDB contract pack (requires contract configurator) by Morphisor
  • Custom Kerbal suits for BDB (Apollo/Skylab era A7L, A7LB and A7LB commander suits) by Benjee10. KSP 1.10+ only.
  • New Flags by CineboxAndrew
  • New craft files by Friznit for all the new spacecraft and most rocket variants.
  • Lots of new science experiment definitions
  • New sequential fire feature available with some solid rocket motors (intended for Gemini and Mercury solids). Allows for staggered firing of motors (with optional overlap) within the same staging action. Needs to be enabled and setup in VAB.

All the probes - AIMP/IMP - Alouette - Biosat - Courier, Relay & Telstar - Explorer 1, 7, 8, 11, S45, S46 - Pioneer 1, 4 - Pioneer P3 - Pioneer 5 (by InvaderChaos) - Pioneer 6 - Lunar orbiter - Nimbus (parts for most variants) - Orbiting Astronomical Observatory (OAO 1,2 & 3) - Orbiting Frog Otolith - Orbiting Geophysical Observatory - Orbiting Solar Observatory - Ranger block I, II, III, Ranger B, Mariner 2 and Ranger Lander. - TIROS-1

Misc - Updated B9PartSwitch - Updated Module Manager - Updated Community Resource Pack - Updated Dmagic Science Animate - Remove MiniAVC

Fixes - replace legacy shaders on some plume particles

Deprecated these parts are soft deprecated (hidden in the VAB) in this release and will be permanently removed in the near future - Old Agena parts - Old Juno II Parts - Old 'Early Rockets' parts including Thor, Redstone and Juno I - Old mercury parts - old Gemini capsule parts - Old versions of OGO, Explorer 7, Ion engine, pioneer 6, Pioneer P3, Ranger, Sputnik 3 and Venera 1 - Old Vega

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Version 1.6.3 for Kerbal Space Program 1.10.1

Released on 2020-08-02


  • Fixed drag cubes so BDB loads in KSP 1.10.1
  • Remove miniavc.dll since its been broken for a while and discontinued


  • Update bundled B9PartSwitch, Community Resource Pack, Dmagic Science Animate and Module Manager.
  • Update .version file
  • Removed variants from stock type fairings.

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Version 1.6.2_hotfix_2 for Kerbal Space Program 1.8.1

Released on 2019-11-25

Fix for Apollo subsat scale (idk how the fuck that happened)

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Version 1.6.2 for Kerbal Space Program 1.8.1

Released on 2019-11-24

New - Add new IDCSP probe and modular decoupler truss made by @Jso - 47 new craft files (Thanks to @Friznit) - New experiment and sciencedefs for KH10 Dorian MOL camera - New experiment and sciencedefs for Skylab ATM (thanks to @GregroxMun)

Misc - update .version file - update changelog.txt - update bundled B9PartSwitch to v2.12.1 (the BDB github download for KSP 1.7.3 will still bundle B9PS v2.11.1) - update - update mini avc.dll and move to new versioning folder

Fixes and updates - various realnames fixes - Change realnames patch order - Some realnames fixes for BDB_Extras (thanks to @Pappystein) - Add Titan whoop for some engines which were missing it (RealPlume) - Minor realplume tweaks - Atlas CELV tech balance - LDC structural parts tech balance - Optional patch in extras to remove throttle response lag from engines that have it - Engage sound fixes for some engines - KH10 Dorian MOL camera scansat module changed to low res altimetry - TAC life support update for LEM (thanks to @wallum61) - Fix Gemini station inflatable airlock collider - Texture update for Peacekeeper PBV white variant - More detailed collider for Castor 30 and 30XL (enables attachment under the stage around the nozzle) - Fix missing solar transforms from Helios sunshade and Apollo sub satellite - Enable surface attach for Soltan and LDC nose cones - Fix ring and fork docking port clipping - Fix CELV adapter tank endcap texture

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Version v1.6.1 for Kerbal Space Program 1.8.0

Released on 2019-10-26

  • update .version file
  • kerolox config for LR87-AJ11-Vac
  • some plume updates

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Version v1.6.0 for Kerbal Space Program 1.8.0

Released on 2019-10-25

Please check the thread.

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Version 1.5.2 for Kerbal Space Program 1.7.0

Released on 2019-02-09

  • Fixed typo in Mercury pod name
  • Fix Gemini RealChute compatibility
  • Saturn rescale. Prevent S4 2.5m parts being inappropriately up scaled and support Procedural Fairings parts.
  • Radial solids CoM adjust. Might help with solids colliding after separation.
  • Lower stage solids smoke after flameout.
  • Add Sina tag to LEM passive docking mechanism
  • Allow remote control of LEM Ascent Cockpit
  • Possible fix for SAS issues. Craft may need to be rebuilt.
  • Update RL10, J2, Agena A and D plumes

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Version v1.5.1 for Kerbal Space Program 1.6.1

Released on 2019-02-02

  • NEW PART: "Taber" Pioneer P3 Engine - Early 0.625m service module / circularization engine for probes.
  • Minor edit to the "Pog" probe core.
  • Fix Delta P fairing ring bottom (interstage) node position. This was overlooked when the Delta K was adjusted.
  • New stock engine effects: Able, Ablestar, Castor 1, Thor, Vanguard, Sargent motors, Juno: 6K, 45K, S3D, and Vernier.
  • Raise Sargent motors Isp to 235/214. Those are real numbers.
  • Fix Skylab window covers switch in flight
  • Disable allow shutdown on SR120. Not compatible with the animated engine and was causing the engine to never start. (Thanks Roryamm and Rocketology for catching this)
  • Typo fix in DeltaP_FairingRing.cfg (Thanks Komodo for catching this)
  • Fixed FX for the "Wally" SRB
  • Fixed Gemini SM plumes.

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Version v1.5.0 for Kerbal Space Program 1.6.1

Released on 2019-01-25

WARNING: This update contains save breaking changes. PLEASE back up your save before installing.


Redone Atlas V
Redone Delta II
Redone Peacekeeper-derived parts
Redone Scout
Redone Kick solids
Assorted other new parts
New non-RP Plumes thanks to JadeOfMaar
Some save breaking tech tree balance fixes
Tons of other stuff like we've been working on this for 51 weeks I don't remember

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Version v1.4.2 for Kerbal Space Program 1.4.3

Released on 2018-02-02

  • AJ-260 solid boosters\
  • Too many bug and balance fixes to count

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Version v1.4.1 for Kerbal Space Program 1.3.1

Released on 2018-01-01

-Fixed Saturn S1 issues

-Fixed Titan radial decouplers

-Fixed Titan 2 engine shroud

-Fixed HLR-ZOID radiators

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Version v1.4.0 for Kerbal Space Program 1.3.1

Released on 2017-12-23

-Atlas revamp -Centaur revamp -Vega revamp -Saturn 1 revamp -Pioneer 6 -Ion probe parts -ETS Apollo revamp -Spacelab -Venus Flyby parts -probably a lot more stuff -merry effing christmas

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Version v1.3.1 for Kerbal Space Program 1.3.1

Released on 2017-10-14

Minor update to fix issues with KSP crashing. Does not include any new/updated parts.

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Version v1.3 for Kerbal Space Program 1.3.0

Released on 2017-07-18


-Lunar Orbiter

-New textures for Titan rocket family

-New textures for Mercury

-New textures for Agena

-Agena Materials Bay

-New textures and meshes for Apollo CSM

-New textures for some of the probe parts

-New textures for Diamant

-Probably more stuff I'm forgetting

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Version v1.1.6 for Kerbal Space Program 1.3.0

Released on 2017-06-04

KSP 1.3 update

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Version v1.1.5b for Kerbal Space Program 1.2.2

Released on 2017-06-04

Final Ksp 1.2.2 release. New parts: -Sea level J-2 -Mini radial decoupler -Titan 1.875m radial decoupler -Sputnik 3 probe core. -Centaur D3 and D5 tanks.

-Lots of new textures everywhere.

-Moved Prometheus IV single chamber engine to Heavy Rocketry. Adjusted alternator, cost and mass. Changed title to Prometheus-X-350. -MOL lab settings tweaked to generate science faster. Mass and cost adjusted. -OSO experiment mass fixed. -S1E engine mount, SLA heat tolerance increased. -RCS cost balanced. -Balloon and Cryo tanks cost reduced. -All engines cost adjusted. Huge solids now very expensive. -More tags

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Version 1.1.0 for Kerbal Space Program 1.2.2

Released on 2017-02-24

1.1 -SAVE BREAKING UPDATE - Backup saves (KSP\saves) and remove any previous version of BDB (KSP\GameData\BlueDog_DB) before installing. -New parts. Apollo Block V and AARDV, Scout rocket, Centaur T stage redone, Vega upper stage, OSO experiment. -Tech tree completely redone. -Lots of testing and adjustments by minepagan, IronCretin and Komodo and probably others. -Far too many bugs fixes, tweaks and graphic improvements to list.

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Version v1.0.1 for Kerbal Space Program 1.2.2

Released on 2016-10-13

Added Saturn, Apollo, LEM. Can't be bothered to rewrite the full patch notes in this markup.

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Version v0.11 for Kerbal Space Program 1.1.3

Released on 2016-08-06

0.11 (Vaquero!) -Tweakscale support on all compatible parts (hopefully) - Cowboy-WY -Bulkhead profiles corrected everywhere - Cowboy-WY -Heatshields separated from pods -Antenna Range, Community Tech Tree Support, and Science definitions updated - rasta013 -Saturn 1/Saturn IV and H-1 engines -MOL -Gemini reentry issues fixed -Gemini parts renamed to avoid conflict with TRAILS. Totally save breaking! -Numerous cost/mass/balance/description adjustments just about everywhere -Too many bug fixes to list -Part tags getting better

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Version v0.10.5a for Kerbal Space Program 1.1.3

Released on 2016-05-17

0.10.5 (Krikkit!) -KSP 1.1 Compatibility -Updated DMagicScienceAnimate -Added TRAILS Gemini parts. -Added Agena docking parts. -Added specular maps to some of the parts -Redid all the antennas -Added several new antennas -Misc fixes -Screw you I hate changelogs

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Version v0.10.5 for Kerbal Space Program 1.1.2

Released on 2016-05-17

0.10.5 (Krikkit!) -KSP 1.1 Compatibility -Updated DMagicScienceAnimate -Added TRAILS Gemini parts. -Added Agena docking parts. -Added specular maps to some of the parts -Redid all the antennas -Added several new antennas -Misc fixes -Screw you I hate changelogs

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Version v0.10 for Kerbal Space Program 1.1

Released on 2016-03-25

No changelog provided

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