Sputnik 1
by CaptKordite
uploaded 2017-01-17
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VAB
mod satellite
#tantares #Russian #Soviet

Description

A slightly Kerbalized version of the first artificial Earth satellite launched by the Soviet Union into an elliptical low Earth orbit on 4 October 1957.

A mod rocket called Sputnik 1. Built with 42 of the finest parts, its root part is probeCoreSphere.

Built in the VAB in KSP version 1.2.2.

Details

  • Type: VAB
  • Class: satellite
  • Part Count: 42
  • Mods: 3

Mods

  • CONTARES
  • Squad (stock)
  • Tantares

The R7 Semyorka rocket was designed to throw a nuclear warhead half way around the planet. With the equivalent of a metal soccer ball that was Sputnik, it was overpowered. Even more so in the scaled down Kerbal universe. I’ve dropped about half the engine thrust to make the ascent more manageable.

The actual Sputnik satellite was a metal sphere with a radio transmitter than broadcast beep. The Kerbals gave this one a rocket motor to put it into a stable orbit. But be careful, it has some battery power but no solar panels. Get it where you want it to be in one orbit or two orbits before those batteries run out. In scale terms, that’s a 150km x 657km orbit with a 65 degree inclination.

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This craft is built with the newer Contares, AB Launchers, and TantaresLV mod packs but with the Old Tantares builds. If you update Tantares from the KSP Forum links to Github, it will break your ships and kill your crews.

Old Tantares 37.1 : http://kerbal.curseforge.com/projects/tantares-stockalike-soyuz-and-mir
TantaresLV : https://github.com/Tantares/TantaresLV/releases
Contares : https://spacedock.info/mod/180/CONTARES
AB Launchers : https://spacedock.info/mod/181/AB%20Launchers

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