ProbesPlus! Probe expansion pack inspired by real missions /mod/768/ProbesPlus%21 ProbesPlus! 16.1 for Kerbal Space Program Released 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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Thu, 28 Jun 2018 05:02:41 https://spacedock.info/mod/768/ProbesPlus%21/download/16.1 https://spacedock.info/mod/768/ProbesPlus%21
ProbesPlus! 0.16 for Kerbal Space Program Released 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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Thu, 08 Feb 2018 15:29:18 https://spacedock.info/mod/768/ProbesPlus%21/download/0.16 https://spacedock.info/mod/768/ProbesPlus%21
ProbesPlus! BETA_0.15 for Kerbal Space Program Released 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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Fri, 14 Apr 2017 07:55:48 https://spacedock.info/mod/768/ProbesPlus%21/download/BETA_0.15 https://spacedock.info/mod/768/ProbesPlus%21
ProbesPlus! BETA_0.14.2 for Kerbal Space Program Released 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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Mon, 24 Oct 2016 03:54:08 https://spacedock.info/mod/768/ProbesPlus%21/download/BETA_0.14.2 https://spacedock.info/mod/768/ProbesPlus%21
ProbesPlus! BETA_0.14.1 for Kerbal Space Program Released 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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Fri, 21 Oct 2016 03:09:40 https://spacedock.info/mod/768/ProbesPlus%21/download/BETA_0.14.1 https://spacedock.info/mod/768/ProbesPlus%21
ProbesPlus! BETA_0.14 for Kerbal Space Program Released 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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Fri, 02 Sep 2016 09:08:11 https://spacedock.info/mod/768/ProbesPlus%21/download/BETA_0.14 https://spacedock.info/mod/768/ProbesPlus%21
ProbesPlus! BETA_0.13.1 for Kerbal Space Program Released ProbesPlus! BETA 0.13.1
  • Fixed colliders on the 100i battery so it can be selected in the VAB again
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Sat, 18 Jun 2016 06:06:33 https://spacedock.info/mod/768/ProbesPlus%21/download/BETA_0.13.1 https://spacedock.info/mod/768/ProbesPlus%21
ProbesPlus! BETA_0.13 for Kerbal Space Program Released 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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Mon, 13 Jun 2016 09:37:59 https://spacedock.info/mod/768/ProbesPlus%21/download/BETA_0.13 https://spacedock.info/mod/768/ProbesPlus%21