Nostromo
by AeroGav
uploaded 2016-10-12
(updated 2017-01-10)
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SPH
stock spaceplane
#SSTA #SSTO #mining #ISRU #Duna

Details

  • Type: SPH
  • Class: spaceplane
  • Part Count: 104
  • Pure Stock

ISRU spaceplane that can single stage to Minmus and Duna.

Features -

Sleeping accomodation for flight crew (mk2 crew cabin)
Docking port
Vernier lift engines
RTG electrical power for missions to outer planets

Action Groups

1 - switch centreline Rapier between Closed Cycle and AirBreathing modes
2 - toggle NERV

Flight profile

Designed for hand flying with pitch trim in the atmosphere.

Trim the craft for approx 3 degree AoA and climb subsonic to 10km+
Reduce nose up trim and toggle on Nukes briefly to accelerate to 400m/s
At around 1300 m/s and 22km restart the nukes and leave them on.
By around 25km use action group 1 to switch mode on centreline Rapier

Landing on Duna -

Final approach at 70-100m/s. RCS on when under 1000m AGL.
For the final 50m or so, start holding down full nose up elevator and control descent rate to under 5m/s by tapping K (translate UP with Vernier motors)

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