"Duran" nuclear SSTO
by Dr_Jet
uploaded 2015-07-24
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SPH
stock spaceplane
#passenger #Nuclear #SSTO #spaceplane
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Details

  • Type: SPH
  • Class: spaceplane
  • Part Count: 78
  • Stock:
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Description

Duran is a very durable and heat-resistant stock nuclear SSTO spaceplane, built with 78 stock parts.

Features:

  • Retains over 2k dV when reaching LKO.

  • Holds 20 kerbals.

  • Capable of interstellar travel if refueled in orbit and given proper kerbal supplies.

Kerbin Ascent:

  • Pitch 20° until 10 km high. Then pitch 11-12°.

  • Pitch 20-25° and turn on LV-Ns when reaching 1500 m/s speed.

  • Force-switch RAPIERs when you start losing speed.

  • Wait for RAPIERs to burn off. Turn them off.

Kerbin Descent (from LKO):

  • Aim at the very eastern part of big desert, set there a periapsis of 30 km.

  • When in atmosphere - hold pitch 7-8° above prograde. ABOVE PROGRADE, not above horison!

  • When near KSC - drain excess speed with airbrakes (AG Brakes).

  • Switch RAPIERs and turn them on.

  • Land as you do with normal big plane.

Controls:

1 - toggle Solar Panels

2 - toggle Ladders

3 - switch RAPIERs mode

4 - toggle RAPIERs

5 - toggle LV-Ns

6 - toggle Cargo Bay

7 - toggle Raadiator

8 - toggle Docking Port

9 - Undock

0 - toggle Air Intakes (won’t save you much dV anyway, but as an option…)

Break - Emergency chutes. Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.0.4.

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