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The Nova Kirbani System is the closest star system to the Kerbol system and the only star system implemented into the mod by default. It is an analogue to the real-life Alpha Centauri System. It currently consists of 3 stars: Kirb (a G2V yellow main sequence star), Kelin (a K1V orange main sequence star), and Kernim (a M6V red main sequence star), each with its own planetary system.


The Nova Kirbani System is one of the most well known and important star systems known to kerbals. It is not only the closest star system, but it is also the one which boasts the most planets. The 3 stars, Kirb, Kelin, and Kernim, all formed separately from each other, but were all captured with each other a billion years ago. One of Nova Kirbani's most notable features is its extensive systems of planets, many of which are host for life, both known and unknown to kerbals.

From either Kirb or Kelin, the light from the opposing star is enough to create shadows and possibly even blindness if stared at long enough. From Kernim, however, Kirb and Kelin are bright stars that only cast a faint shadow.

List of Bodies in the System

The Nova Kirbani System, as mentioned earlier, consists of 3 star systems: Kirb, Kelin, and Kernim. Each star system has its own planets.




Visual Diagram

Nova Kirbani System 0-0.7 Chart


The K.I.X. heading towards the Nova Kirbani System


  • The Nova Kirbani system is the only star system name in KSS that does not start with the letter "K".
  • Nova Kirbani is one of two ternary (or trinary) star systems in the Kermes Cluster, with the other star system being the Kelaris System.
  • All planets in the Nova Kirbani System possess what is called "S-type" orbits, in which the planets orbit a single star in the multi-star system. A planet that orbits around multiple stars at once possesses a "P-type" orbit.
  • Kirb and Kelin are close enough to where both stars cast shadows onto each others' planets. Kernim, however, is far enough to where Kirb and Kelin appear as bright stars.