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A stock mini shuttle called Early mini shuttle. Built with 31 of the finest parts, its root part is fuelTank.long.
This shuttle is designed to ferry two passengers and one pilot to LKO and back to the runway, with parts available in early career mode. Launch cost is 15,281 spesos, 9071 of which (launch clamp included) is recoverable on the runway, making for a final cost of 6210 spesos.
This makes it a useful shuttle for those early missions to LKO.
Flight path: Follow the general path of an ideal launch, so aim for a 45deg inclination at 10km height. With booster seperation, the terrier engine is activated. Ideally, the External Tank is emptied and decoupled right after achieving an apoapsis between 75 and 80km.
After ET seperation, the fuel in the rear tank has to be manually made accessible, and both Thuds should be deactivated. From here, circularisation and orbital manoeuvering should be done with the Terrier.
Built in the VAB in KSP version 1.2.1.
- Type: VAB
- Class: spaceplane
- Part Count: 31
- Pure Stock