Kerbal Space Program update ‘Shared Horizons’ launches July 1 for PC, later for consoles

A celebration of the European Space Agency's contribution to space exploration.

Kerbal Space Program

Publisher Private Division and developer Squad have announced a partnership with the European Space Agency to launch a free update for Kerbal Space Program titled “Shared Horizons” on July 1 for PC and later in 2020 for consoles, the companies .

Here is an overview of the update, via Private Division:

“Shared Horizons” celebrates the European Space Agency’s outstanding contribution to space exploration, and will be a free update for all players of the critically acclaimed physics-based space simulation game.

“Shared Horizons” will also add two cornerstone missions led by Europe’s chief space organization, the landmark rocket Ariane 5, a European Space Agency-themed space suit for Kerbals, new parts, and science experiments for players to conduct.

The first new mission, BepiColombo, will recreate the European Space Agency’s ongoing joined mission between the European Space Agency and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) to Mercury. Players will attempt to reach orbit and land on Moho, the equivalent of Mercury in the Kerbal universe, while performing various scientific tasks from the actual ESA mission.

Rosetta, the second new mission, will pay tribute to the successful landing on a Jupiter-family comet, an event that enabled the gathering of important data on the comet’s environment. Based upon historic European Space Agency missions, the challenges provide an opportunity for players to experience these thrilling space discovery moments in Kerbal Space Program.

Kerbal Space Program is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam.

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