SimpleConstruction! (SCON!)

14,538 Downloads Last Updated: Aug 7, 2022 Game Version: 1.12.3   +3

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SimpleConstruction! (SCON)

This mod aims to provide simple craft building capability in flight mode with stock parts and streamlined IRSU mining for Kerbal Space Program.

By zer0Kerbal, originally by MatterBeam and then by RealGecko; then previously from EricWi

adopted with express permission and brought to you by KerbSimpleCo

SimpleConstruction! Hero

  graph LR
  id[Resource Flow];
    Drill-->StoreOre((Ore Tank)) & ISRU
    ISRU-->StoreMetal((Metal Tank)) & ScienceLab
    ScienceLab-->StoreRP((RocketParts Tank))--> Workshop

SimpleConstruction! Hero

Preamble by MatterBeam

After testing out Extraplanetary Launchpads and Roverdude's MK/OKS, MatterBeam had the idea of creating a simple, user friendly mod that would allow you to build rockets without taking a 200MB hit to RAM or having to juggle multitudes of resource pathways. If you know how to set up a drill, ISRU and a fuel tank for an Ore to Fuel conversion, then you should know how to build rockets.


  • No extra parts
  • No RAM usage
  • Added functionality for the Mobile Processing Lab in the late game
  • Simple, configurable and adds levels of depth to the gameplay without a learning curve
  • Ore --> Metal --> RocketParts --> rockets!

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remember - this is the FULL Extraplanetary Launchpads PDF Manual manual and not written specifically for SimpleConstruction!

Youtube review by Kottabos Gaming

Kottabo Talks SimpleConstruction! (SCON)

Kottabos talks SimpleConstruction

Cabin notes

  • Will remain prerelease until taniwha releases Extraplanetary Launchpads as release instead of alpha/beta/prerelease
  • WIP - work in progress
  • Am open to adding more features, great project for someone!
  • I have not personally tested the patches
  • Have a request? Glad to have them, kindly submit through GitHub push.

Known issue(s)

  • If the offset/rotation gizmo's are used on the docking ports, the spawn location might be off. This is a known issue and a feature request has been sent to taniwha

Help Wanted

  • Compatibility patches
  • Testing of experimental features:
    • A config that turns a STOCK part (Klaw) into a recycler
    • discussion and download on GitHub
  • Contracts for these glorious parts
  • Variant Textures
  • Converting from FireSpitter to Stock and/or KSPWheel
  • Model updates to Unity 2019
  • Marketing Images and Videos such as hero shots, animated gifs, short highlight
  • Have a request? Glad to have them, kindly submit through GitHub.


SimpleConstruction! (SCON)

  • English English
  • Dutch Dutch -courtesy of GitHub user: x13x54
  • Français French (Français) - courtesy of GitHub user: izeau (Jean Dupouy)!
  • German German (Deutsch)
  • Chinese Chinese (简体中文)
  • your translation here

HELP WANTED - See the README in the Localization folder or the Quickstart Guide for instructions for adding or improving translations. GitHub push is the best way to contribute. Additions and corrections welcome!

Extraplanetary Launchpads

  • English English
  • Chinese Chinese (简体中文)
  • Português Brasil Brazilian (Português Brasil) - courtesy of Steven Marinelli
  • your translation here

Kindly help translate Extraplanetary Launchpads by taniwha See above for instructions. Github Repo

Installation Directions 1

Use CurseForge/OverWolf App (currently does not install dependencies)

CurseForge/OverWolf App

Whilst I agree CKAN is a great mod for those that can't use zip tools. I take no part, nor am I interested in maintaining the CKAN mod metadata for my mods. Please don't ask me about it but refer to the CKAN mod thread if you are having issues with CKAN or the metadata it maintains. Beware, CKAN can really mess up though it tries very, very, very hard not to.




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Possible Conflicts


  • parts, plugin, config, flags, convenience, editor, resources, crewed, uncrewed

red box below is a link to forum post on how to get support

How to get support

Be Kind: Lithobrake, not jakebrake! Keep your Module Manager up to date

Credits and Special Thanks

Legal Mumbo Jumbo (License provenance)

Current (3) - zer0Kerbal

Forum: Thread - Source: GitHub
License: License


This mod contains taniwha's Launchpad.dll and textures from Extraplanetary Launchpads.

All bundled mods are distributed under their own licenses All art assets (textures, models, animations, sounds) are distributed under their own licenses

see for more legal mumbo jumbo

Maintainer (2) - EricWI

Thread - Download - Source: GitHub License: License License

Maintainer (1) - RealGecko

Thread - Download - Source: GitHub License: License License 4

Original (0) - Author: MatterBeam

Thread - Download - Source: GitHub License: License License

DONATIONS: How to support this and other great mods by zer0Kerbal

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  1. this isn't a mod. ;P↩︎

  2. may work on other versions (YMMV)↩︎

  3. Be Kind: Lithobrake, not jakebrake! Keep your Module Manager up to date!↩︎

  4. the license was changed around this time.↩︎


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