Pholus (High speed Atmospheric Lander)
by CrashingBrain
uploaded 2016-05-13
stock lander
#lander #Highspeed #speed #Atmospheric #aerobrake


  • Type: VAB
  • Class: lander
  • Part Count: 54
  • Pure Stock


  • 833.55 m/s (ASL)

  • 966.92 m/s (Vac.)
  • T/W (max load) :

  • 0.6 (ASL)

  • 0.7 (Vac.)
  • Crew :

  • 6 Kerbals

  • Drone controlled
  • Description

    Landing on a planet with atmosphere directly from the transfer trajectory can be quite deadly. That’s (mainly) why our engineers developed a new lander that can safely bring home 6 Kerbals directly from your long journey from the outer planets! Because sometimes you just don’t have time to waste doing multiple passages.
    No more wasting time in aerobrake maneuvers!
    No need of multiple passages!
    Directly aim for the surface!
    Clear view form the windows so you can admire the flames of hell during reentry!


  • Click on Lander can mk II and set Control from here if the naval shows not centered

  • Do NOT use aerobrakes over 2000 m/s. They will explode.

  • Rocket engines are only there to soften the landing and additional braking, not to perform any maneuver. I do recommend to empty all of the fuel before touch down though.

  • EDIT: Use engines and RCS to stay perfectly retrograde during high speed reentry. Lander Can mk has tendency to overheat if not centered.

  • Land during day. Lights looked ugly…
  • A stock rocket called Pholus (High speed Atmospheric Lander). Built with 54 of the finest parts, its root part is adapterSize2-Size1.

    Built in the VAB in KSP version 1.1.2.

    rockets soften landing and keep you centered on retrograde

    Crew survived atmospheric reentry on Eve at astonishing 5000 m/s

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