ASE - Heimwee class - Heavy SSTO
by CSX6400
uploaded 2021-02-06
stock+DLC ship
#ssto #stock #ase #ssta


  • Type: SPH
  • Class: ship
  • Part Count: 211
  • Pure Stock
  • KSP: 1.11.1


  • Breaking Ground DLC
  • Squad (stock)

This craft is somewhat tricky to launch. Here are my recommendations for a Minmus refuel run:

  • After loading in the craft you should set the docking port at the nose as the “control from here” point.
  • Enable SAS and RCS during the ascend.
  • The dV margins for the initial Minmus run are slim. Launch directly into the right orbital inclination. It helps having a satellite in orbit with the same inclination. When launching you can target this sat, go to map view, and launch when the orbital track is directly over the launch site.
  • Fly a standard gravity turn. After lift-off smoothly turn over until you reach 45 deg. at ca. 10 km altitude.
  • You will run out of oxidizer during the ascent. When this happens, press 4 to open the bay doors, then 5 to bring out the engine pods, and finally 2 to ignite the nervs.
  • If you time everything correctly you should have about 1600 to 1800 dV left over for a standard Minmus rendezvous and landing
  • Touch down on the tail with the gear extended and then force the ship to fall onto its gear/belly
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