Arenev E-II
by CaptKordite
uploaded 2020-01-31
stock+DLC ship


  • Type: VAB
  • Class: ship
  • Part Count: 120
  • Pure Stock


A lander to land on the land on Eve. Not for the seas. And an orbiter to orbit and relay communications with relay antennas.

A stock rocket called Arenev E-II. Built with 120 of the finest parts, its root part is Decoupler.1.

Built in the VAB in KSP version 1.8.1.

A Kerbal Space Program Blog

Flight Profile
1) Launch to 150 km apoapsis.
2) On circularization burn, when periapsis reaches 20km shutdown booster engines, stage to decouple booster, stage to activate transfer stage engine, complete circularization. This dumps the booster into the atmosphere so it doesn’t clutter up low Kerbin orbit. Keep it if you like to litter but have a little extra dV for the transfer.
3) Interplanetary transfer
4) The transfer stage should have enough to establish Eve orbit. Save some fuel so you can dump it into Eve’s atmosphere.
5) Circularize in low Eve orbit with orbiter engine.
6) Deorbit burn for lander should be 180 degrees from landing site so the reentry angle isn’t too steep.
7) Stage to drop the lander.
8) Turn the orbiter around and fire engine prograde to return to orbital trajectory.
9) Switch view to lander for reentry. Aerodynamics will align the heat shield properly.
10) After reentry stage to discard the aeroshell.
11) Stage again to deploy parachute.
12) At 1,000 meters when parachute opens, stage to discard the heatshield. Vertical velocity should have reduced to under 5 m/s.
13) Land. The orbiter should still be above the horizon to provide control (if it also has line of sight back to Kerbin).

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