BEMO
by Amechwarrior
uploaded 2017-03-16
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VAB
stock probe
#Booster #Rhino #Interplanetary #Module #Modular

Big Engine Module - Omnidirectional (BEMO)

The BEMO module was created in response to the long burn time and low TWR of the LV-N based NEMO. With one large Rhino engine, it burns through it’s on-board fuel in under 90 seconds. While never deployed by the KSP, it was fully tested and finished. It serves as an option and will likely be necessary for future colonial missions. It’s built to be used in pairs, stacked on top of a pair of NEMO modules. At the middle of a burn, engines are activated, massive acceleration is applied to payload, and then BEMOs are ditched. This cuts down on the inefficiencies of very long (20min+) burns . Remaining fuel is left to burn retro, to stay within Kerbin’s SOI. Aerocapture and further minor burns are used to return to Kerbin’s KSS for refuel. While featuring the same docking structure as the NEMO, the voracious thirst of the engine leaves mission designers less options with current infrastructure. The BEMO concept was integrated in to the Jool Comms MIRV mission profile, but built in to the core craft instead of a detachable module.
Built with 43 of the finest parts, its root part is mk3FuselageLFO.100.

Built in the VAB in KSP version 1.2.2.

Details

  • Type: VAB
  • Class: ship
  • Part Count: 43
  • Pure Stock
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