ProbesPlus!

License: CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0

Game Version: 1.4.3

Downloads: 33,568

Author: Akron

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This is a stock-alike (ish) probe expansion pack inspired by real missions from the mid-1960s to now. Featuring new probe cores, batteries, solar panels, reaction wheels and many new science parts! Includes parts inspired by Voyager, Cassini, Pioneer 10, MAVEN, Venera and more!

KSP VERSION NOTE: This is a parts mod and will generally work on newer versions of KSP even if Spacedock says it is out of date. However, you will have to download newer versions of DMagic Science Animate, and Firespitter. The included versions the latest available at release. If you have any issues or questions, please reach out to me on the Official KSP Forums. Let me know if you would prefer that I maintain the dependencies updated even if no new parts are released.

New in Beta 0.16:

  • New parts for Cassini-Huygens
  • Juno parts
  • IUE Telescope
  • STEREO parts
  • Surveyor B parts
  • Textures Unlimited support
  • Added ResearchBodies and Tarsier Space Technologies compatibility
  • Lots of fixes and updates

Features:

  • Probe cores with texture switching
  • Russian Venera parts including its lander
  • Parts to replicate NASA'a Surveyor
  • All new propulsion systems (Engines, Fuel Tanks, and RCS)
  • New reaction wheels and SAS systems
  • New batteries and 3 new RTGs that unlock at lower tech levels
  • New antenna dishes, and deployable antenna
  • New parts for Stock Science Experiments and DMagic experiments
  • 7 new science experiments (Mostly Orbital science)
  • Now Supports SCANsat and includes alternate models for the scanners
  • New solar panels
  • Support for stock upgrade system
  • Parts to make replicas of Voyager 1/2, MAVEN, Venus/Mars Express,Mars Odyssey,Surveyor, and Pioneer 10/11
  • Lots more stuff!

Installation:

  • Copy the included GameData folder from thew zip file into your KSP directory
  • If you playing career mode, it is recommended that you reduce the science gains in the difficulty options. The mod adds several new science experiments that will make science progression too easy for some.
  • NOTE: ProbesPlus does not overwrite or replace any stock parts, so it can be safely used with any part replacement mods like Ven's Stock Revamp. Stock parts can be used alongside my new models!
  • If you are upgrading from an older version of the mod, please remove it before installing the latest version to prevent any issues

Supported Mods:

  • DMagic Orbital Science
  • Textures Unlimited
  • SCANsat
  • RealPlume
  • Remote Tech
  • Tweak Scale
  • MechJeb
  • Engineer Redux
  • NOTE: Mods supported via Module Manager configs, you will need the latest Module Manager installed

BETA Development

ProbesPlus! is in BETA. The mod is currently in active development with more stuff added regularly. Please be sure to leave me some feedback or come see what's upcoming before the next release! Development Thread

  • More Parts coming soon!

Version 16.1 for Kerbal Space Program 1.4.3

Released on 2018-06-28

Beta 0.16.1

New Parts:

==IUE Parts==

  • 'Explorer' Telescope Probe
  • IUE Solar Panels
  • 'Stella 24C' Solid Rocket Motor

==Surveyor B Parts==

  • New probe core
  • Solar Panel
  • Planar-array HGA

Updates/Fixes:

  • Tweaked for KSP version 1.4.x
  • Updated the included DMagicScienceAnimate to version 0.20
  • Updated the included FirespitterPlugin to version 7.90
  • Added ResearchBodies and Tarsier Space Technologies compatibility (For the new IUE part)
  • Added some MKS module support. Thanks to LouisCyfer
  • Changed all parts with RCS nozzles to use the new RCS module
  • Changed all engines to use new engine module
  • Reduced 'Lahar' engine ISP to 305 @ vacuum and thrust to 6 kN
  • Reduced 'Linkor' engine ISP to 325 @ vacuum
  • Reduced 'Trident' engine thrust to 9 kN
  • Added upgrade options to the 'Landvermesser' vernier engine
  • Tweaked some RCS stats for balance
  • Fixed issue with the Parachute texture
  • TexturesUnlimited configurations were updated to use new syntax
  • Tweaked a few of the TexturesUnlimited Shader settings
  • Removed some texture replacement referencing from some parts to prevent part loader errors

Known Issues:

  • KSP log throws a lot of texture errors. This seems to be be due to my heavy use of texture swapping modules. As far as I know, texture are loading fine despite the error
  • Reloading the database from the cheat/debug menu may cause some parts and vessel using them to fail to load. I cannot figure out why. Restarting KSP is the safest way to re-load the assets
  • The Huygens heatshield and aeroshell are better off jettisoned from the right-click menu, rather than staging it. I will continue to test and hopefully solve

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Version 0.16 for Kerbal Space Program 1.4.1

Released on 2018-02-08

Beta 0.16

New Parts:

==Cassini-Huygens Parts==

  • 'Meridiani' Probe core
  • 'Draco' Lander Core
  • Draco's heashield, aeroshell, and parachutes
  • HGA Antenna
  • Fuel Tank Assembly
  • Reaction Wheel Assembly (LEU)
  • CA-MER-R4D 'Dominique' Main Engine
  • Magnetometer Boom
  • Payload adapter/decoupler
  • Draco decoupler ring
  • Remote Sensing Pallet

==Probe Cores==

  • CA-100B 'Landvermesser' B Core (Inspired by Surveyor B)
  • CA-Q20-M 'Xihe' Probe Core (Inspired by STEREO)
  • CA-602 'Hera' Probe Core (Inspired by Juno)
  • CA-v601 'Aegis' Probe Core and science container (Juno)

==Antenna==

  • CA-A20-B HGA Antenna (Inspired by Surveyor B)
  • CA-D02 HGA Dish (STEREO)
  • CA-A190 HGA Dish (Juno)

==Electrical==

  • CA-ET120 Solar Array (Inspired by Surveyor B)
  • CA-E140 Solar Array (STEREO)
  • CA-E12 Solar Array and magnetometer (Juno)

==Science==

  • CA-RPWS-S Compact RPW System (STEREO)

Updates/Fixes:

  • Corrected and added more Science results for GroundOps experiments
  • Added Science experiment result support for Outer Planets Mod
  • Removed Dmagic Orbital Science as a dependency (For simplicity, I still recommend DMagic's Mod)
  • Updated some solar panel textures
  • Added PBR configs for Shadowmage's TexturesUnlimited mod
  • Added new set of textures for texture toggle
  • Reduced mass but increased cost of the Torekka Dish to bring it closer to the stock equivalent
  • Reduced mass of the Tatsujin dish
  • Reduced Lahar Engine thrust to begin engine balance to more realistic values. More nerfs coming!
  • Reduced Trident Engine thrust to begin engine balance to more realistic values. More nerfs coming!
  • Updated SCANsat support for the new version 18.0
  • Updated the RTG8200 model to more closely match Cassini's. The old model will be retired in the next release
  • Fixed a symmetry issue in the Landvermesser lander core
  • Fixed attachment node issue on Landvermesser lander core
  • Fixed attachment node issue on Landvermesser omni antenna
  • Fixed attachment node on the GRS
  • Fixed a texture load error for all the normal maps (Thanks to Gordon Dry for the fix)
  • Fixed Node orientation on the Landvermesser HGA
  • Fixed Node and fairing issue on the Landvermesser core
  • Disabled antenna power upgrades!!!! To prevent a potential CommNet bug. Verify the DSN range to any active distant probes before upgrading to this version!!!
  • Retired the old cone antenna
  • Added Optional Near Future Electrical RTG decay configs (Thanks to notJebKerman)
  • Updated RealPlume configs
  • Updated Tweakscale configs (Thanks to JSO)
  • Updated RemoteTech configs (Thanks to Jimbodiah)
  • Updated MechJeb and EngineerRedux support
  • Updated included dependencies of Firespitter (Version 7.6.0) and DMagicScienceAnimate (Version 0.19)

Known Issues:

  • KSP log throws a lot of texture errors. This seems to be be due to my heavy use of texture swapping modules. As far as I know, texture are loading fine despite the error
  • Reloading the database from the cheat/debug menu may cause some parts and vessel using them to fail to load. I cannot figure out why. Restarting KSP is the safest way to re-load the assets
  • The Huygens heatshield and aeroshell are better off jettisoned from the right-click menu, rather than staging it. I will continue to test and hopefully solve

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Version BETA_0.15 for Kerbal Space Program 1.2.2

Released on 2017-04-14

Beta 0.15

New Parts!

  • Many new parts inspired by Venera/Vega and Surveyor

==Probe Cores==

  • CAE-L165 Fomalhaut Lander (Inspired by the Venera Lander)
  • CAE-200 'Vorona' Probe core (Inspired by Vega)
  • CA-L100 'Landvermesser' Lander (Inspired by Surveyor)

==Antenna==

  • CAE-A03 Communication Array
  • CAE-102 Vorona Dish Antenna
  • CA-AE20 HGA Antenna and Solar Panel
  • CA-A07 Landvermesser Omni Antenna
  • CA-KPS GPS-styled KerbNet antenna
  • New toggle options for the cone antenna

==Electrical== CAE-E1200 Vorona Solar-Thermal System
CAE-E175 Fomalhaut Solar Panel * CA-55i Landvermesser Battery

==Propulsion==

  • CAE-LT98 Vorona Liquid Fuel Tank
  • CAE-MT12 Radial Monopropellant Tank
  • CAE-LV175A "Kurt" Vorona Liquid Fuel Engine (Based on the Russian KTDU-425A engine)
  • New 2-way Medium RCS
  • CA-SB15 Landvermesser Solid Rocket Retromotor
  • CA-LV03 Landvermesser Vernier Engine
  • Torekka/Voyager Propulsion Module and adapter truss

==Science==

  • CAE-MG03 Magnetometer
  • CA-CAM-S1 Landing Site Survey Camera (New experiment!)
  • CA-SC28-L Topsoil Scoop (New experiment!)
  • CAE-SC-VIS Vorona Imaging System (Based on Vega 1 & 2)

==SCANsat==

  • CA-HOLA Laser Altimeter (Based on Mars Surveyor)
  • CA-H2RS High-Res Radar Altimeter (Based on MetOp)
  • CA-TRIXIE Multispectral Imager (Based on New Horizons)
  • CAE-SAR15 Vorona Radar Antenna (Based on Venera 15/16)

==Thermal==

  • CAE-HS100 Fomalhaut Heat Shield

==Utility and Control==

  • CAE-D13-F Stack Decoupler
  • CAE-P16 Fomalhaut Parachute
  • CAE-PD7 Fomalhaut Drogue Parachute
  • CA-ESM2 Quetzal Stack-mounted Service Module

  • New science experiment definitions for new parts

Update/Fixes: ###

  • Updated the included Firespitter and DMagicScienceAnimate DLLs to latest versions
  • Fixed a deprecated texture reference in the ESM part
  • Changed Tatsujin Dish to use FS mesh switching instead of a fairing
  • Fixed thrust offset on the "Lahar" Engine
  • Update textures to reduce or eliminate the original foil for better compatibility with stock and other mods
  • Updated paneling textures of parts with texture toggle
  • Added 2 new optional textures toggles: Thermal blanketing, Alternate Gold foil
  • Redesigned the "Stock Grey" texture to better match Squad parts
  • Added texture toggle to Quetzal parts
  • Updated BDB compatibility config (Thanks to Aelfhe1m)
  • Updated MM compatibilty patches to include new parts
  • Updated the Barometer experiment to use stock science module intead of DMagic's module to reduce issues
  • Removed references to impactTolerance to prevent errors (Thanks KineticSloth)
  • Removed old A200 Antenna model and texture (WARNING: May break old crafts)
  • Tweaked the location of the sunCatcher mesh on the CA-E100 and CA-E100-SPV solar panels to help them receive sunlight under more conditions

Balancing:

  • Reduced Barquetta Monopropellant capacity to 10 units

NOTE: Old Cone Omni Antenna will be retired on the next release, please use the new toggle version on all new crafts

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Version BETA_0.14.2 for Kerbal Space Program 1.2.1

Released on 2016-10-24

Beta 0.14.2

Updates

  • Fixed issue with standalone SAS units (Thanks puetzk)
  • Fixed texture reference issue with the CA-AD1-R antenna (Thanks puetzk)
  • Fixed DMagic module reference in the GRS experiment
  • Change root folder structure to reduce conflicts with multiple Coatl Aerospace mods (upcoming)
  • Removed unecessary Firespitter files
  • Disable weight reduction upgrades temporarily to fix a KSP syntax error
  • Tweaked Physics, drag and thermal settings of several parts

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Version BETA_0.14.1 for Kerbal Space Program 1.2

Released on 2016-10-21

Beta 0.14.1

Updated for compatibility with KSP 1.2

New parts!

==Antenna==

  • CA-AD1-R Small Folding Relay Antenna (Early Tech Relay)

==Propulsion==

  • CA-MV04 MonoProp Engine (Inspired by Mariner)

==Thermal==

  • CA-TCL4/CA-TCL4-B/CA-TCL8 Three Thermal Louver sizes (Inspired by Mariner and Voyager)

ATTENTION!: The old A200 antenna is being deprecated on patch 0.15. Recover your vessels!!! This antenna will return redesigned on a later update

Updates

  • Updated Modules for appropriate parts to match 1.2 stock
  • Added KerbNET access to applicable parts
  • Added 13 Part Upgrade nodes and setup several parts to be upgradeable
  • Updated antenna stats for the new antenna system (Some weight reductions done)
  • Updated part categories
  • Moved Thermometer and Barometer to earlier tech nodes to match stock changes
  • Fixed issue in Propulsion specular texture
  • Fixed some RCS FX offset
  • Removed AntennaRange support (Mod no longer updating)
  • Monopropellant bottle research cost reduced and moved to General Rocketry
  • Corrected some spelling errors in part text
  • Updated the included Firespitter and DMagicScienceAnimate DLLs to latest versions
  • Added config Support for EngineerRedux and MechJeb2

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Version BETA_0.14 for Kerbal Space Program 1.1.3

Released on 2016-09-02

Beta 0.14

New parts!

==Probe Cores==

  • CA-Q04-M 'Tatsujin' Advanced QBE (Inspired by MAVEN and Venus Express)

==Antenna==

  • CA-A200 Quetzal Dish (Inspired by Pioneer 10, re-design)
  • CA-A500 Tatsujin Dish (Inspired by MAVEN)

==Electrical==

  • CA-E400MG 1x2 Solar Panels (Inspired by MAVEN)
  • CA-E320/340 Solar Panels (Inspired by Venus/Mars Express)

==Propulsion parts==

  • 3 Small RCS systems (RS01, RS04, RST)
  • 3 Medium RCS system (RM01, RM03, RM04)
  • CAE-LV35 "Linkor" Service Module (Inspired by Fregat)
  • CA-LV10 "Lahar" LF Engine (Inspired by Akatsuki)
  • CA-MV15 "Trident" MP Engine (Inspired by MAVEN)
  • CA-MT170 Monopropellant Tank (Inspired by MAVEN)
  • CA-LT80 Liquid Fuel tank
  • CA-MT10 Small Radial MP Tank

==Utility and Control==

  • CA-RW2 Dual Reaction Wheels

==Updated parts==

  • All previous probe cores
  • Quetzal ESM
  • All electrical parts (Solar panels, rtgs, batteries)
  • All Antenna (some received VERY minor changes)
  • All Reaction wheels, and Stability Systems

ATTENTION!: New A200 is of slightly different size and design. Old model is included but is being deprecated on patch 0.15. Recover your vessels!!! This antenna will return redesigned on a later update

Updates

  • Added Firespitter as a dependency (included)
  • NEW: Firespitter texture switching for all probe cores and the Quetzal Service Module
  • Removed Legacy support for the original magnetometer
  • Moved the "RS" RCS to Specialized Ctrl
  • Moved the "Startrack" to Specialized Ctrl
  • Increased RW1 torque to 1, tweaked stats
  • Increased RW1a torque to 1.4, tweaked stats
  • Increased RW3 torque to 4, tweaked stats
  • Increased AACS SAS level to 3, cost and weight
  • Balanced Solar panel stats
  • Added Small Reaction Wheels to the E100-SPV Solar Panels to simulate active Solar Pressure Vanes
  • Fixed attachment node on the CA-ROTFL telescope
  • Fixed the jumpy animation on the Torekka RTG
  • Fixed attachment node angle on the Torekka RTG. NOTE: You need to attach it from the side for it to work (Thanks komodo!)
  • Fixed DMagic contract support (Thanks komodo!)
  • Added part search tags for the real-life inspiration mission to some parts
  • Updated ScienceDefs (Micrometeoroid experiement added, spelling errors corrected)
  • Original CA-A200 Antenna is being removed. Currently in as legacy support. It will return redesigned on a later update
  • Updated RP, RT and AR configs
  • Added Coatl Aerokosmicheskogo Vostok flag

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Version BETA_0.13.1 for Kerbal Space Program 1.1.3

Released on 2016-06-18

ProbesPlus! BETA 0.13.1

  • Fixed colliders on the 100i battery so it can be selected in the VAB again

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Version BETA_0.13 for Kerbal Space Program 1.1.2

Released on 2016-06-13

ProbesPlus! Beta 0.13

New parts!

==Science parts==

  • CA-ELIX Electrostatic and Ionization Experiment (Ranger)
  • CA-KLIR Infra-Red Spec (2001 Mars Odyssey)
  • CA-ROTFL Orbital Telescope (Mars Recon Orbiter)
  • CA-SWIS Solar Wind Analyzer (MAVEN)
  • CA-RPWS Radio Wave Science (Cassini)
  • CA-LUV Ultraviolet Spectrometer (MAVEN)
  • CA-SCGRS Gamma Ray Spec (2001 Mars Odyssey)
  • CA-SCB01 Torekka Science Boom (Voyager)
  • CA-DUST-C Dust collector (Stardust)
  • CA-DUST-X Dust Experiment (Cassini)

==Other parts added==

  • E200B Solar Panel
  • CA-ESM - Quetzal's Extended Service Module (Pioneer 10/11)`

==Updated old parts==

  • Improved models and textures of stock replacements
  • New model and texture of the MG100 Magnetometer (Pioneer 10/11)

ATTENTION!: New Magnetometer is of slightly different size. Old model is included but is being deprecated on patch 0.14. Recover your vessels!!!

Updates

  • Added specular maps to probes cores and many parts
  • Improved older textures
    • Improved weathering and reduced harsh contrast where possible
    • Improved edges to prepare for future specular maps overhaul
    • Darkened the Photovoltaic cells on the E200 series and made them less purple
  • Converted textures to DDS
  • Changed Ground-plane antenna to use ModuleAnimateGeneric
  • Added new ScienceDefs for the new experiments, update existing ones
  • Added some Tweakscale Compatibility. Configs by jsolson
  • Added Remote Tech Compatibility. Configs by rakol
  • Added AntennaRange Compatibility. Configs by rasta013
  • Updated part descriptions
  • Added part tags
  • Reduced A100 mass to 0.35
  • Improved Torekka torque to 0.4
  • Revised antenna dishes transmission rate for the stock system

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