Athena SSTO-LF
by DarkGod
uploaded 2016-04-26
mod spaceplane
#ssto #liquidfuel #nuclear


  • Type: SPH
  • Class: spaceplane
  • Part Count: 46
  • Mods: 4


  • MechJeb 2
  • Mk2 Stockalike Expansion
  • Squad (stock)
  • Surface Mounted Stock-Alike Lights


A mod aircraft called Athena SSTO-LF. Built with 46 of the finest parts, its root part is M2X.BladeCockpit.

Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.1.0.

How to fly orbit

Engage SAS, turn on full throttle on the runway, do not try to lift up, just go straight to the end, then tilt up by a few degrees (even best if you can fly straight), retract gear.
Wait until you reach about 370m/s, speed stalsl a bit then so activate the nuclear engines to gain speed (action group 1) until you reach 440 and the ramjet start picking up speed, disable the nukes then.
When you start to get to 800ish speed, tilt up about 15°-20° and stay that way until 22km when the ramjets start to loose speed, keep you tilt and engage nukes again to orbit.
Use action group 2 to close the intakes when they have become useless.
When apoapsis is high enough flight straight to the horizon and you’ll achieve orbit with very little circularization burn needed.

In orbit action group 10 toggles the bay/solar panel and action group 5 the inline docking port.

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