Sputnik 3
by CaptKordite
uploaded 2017-01-18
36 downloads /
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VAB
mod satellite
#tantares #Russian #Soviet

Details

  • Type: VAB
  • Class: satellite
  • Part Count: 67
  • Mods: 3

Mods

  • CONTARES
  • Squad (stock)
  • Tantares

The large scientific satellite that the Chief Designer wanted to be first into orbit but the Space Race heating up wouldn’t allow it. This was flown later as Sputnik 3, and crashed. Maybe you will do better.

A mod rocket called Sputnik 3. Built with 67 of the finest parts, its root part is YNTR-P12.

Built in the VAB in KSP version 1.2.2.

Object D was a fairly large satellite with a number of geophysical experiments aboard and was supposed to be the Soviet’s first satellite into orbit. A triumph of science and engineering. However, with the Space Race heating up, it was decided that getting there first was more important than doing any science once they got there. The metal sphere and radio going beep that was Sputnik 1 won that race.

Seven months later, Object D became known as Sputnik 3. Unfortunately, vibrations caused the strap-on boosters to detach from the R7 launcher 97 seconds into the flight. Amazingly, the satellite mostly survived the crash to Earth 224 km away from the launch. It was an electrical short and fire that destroyed the satellite rather than the impact.

A few weeks later, a backup launcher and satellite was launched successfully. It was also called Sputnik 3, as if the previous failure had never happened.

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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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