Joolian III
by Amechwarrior
uploaded 2017-03-17
stock lifter
#Lifter #Booster #Probe #Recovery #LKO


  • Type: VAB
  • Class: lifter
  • Part Count: 44
  • Pure Stock

Joolian III - 150t to LKO w/ recovery of 2nd stage

The third in the Jool series launch vehicles allows payloads of up to 150t to reach orbit at 150,000km above Kerbin. The central core is fitted with a probe controller and parachutes for recovery. Delicate packages can be shielded from drag without modifying the payload, thanks to the integrated 3.75m fairing. The fairing base houses the recovery core and SAS wheels under the decoupler if no extra fairing protection is necessary.

The 2 outer cores are asparagus staged through fuel flow priority and coupler crossfeeed. The cores drop away to facilitate an Eastward(90 degrees) gravity turn without rotation in lower atmosphere.

On the Joolian III, the fuel margin to orbit with max load is one of the thinnest in the series. While narrow, it will still have enough fuel for a recovery burn.

Fairing settings: 2-sided clamshell deploy, max ejection force by default.
Joolian Series Hangar

Built with 44 of the finest parts, its root part is Size3LargeTank.

Built in the VAB in KSP version 1.2.2.

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