Ballista
by Exothermos
uploaded 2017-05-17
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SPH
stock spaceplane
#SSTO

Description

Just for Fun
This is a goofy design based on my Arbalest series. It’s not particularly practical (who wants to lift a big stick of orange tanks that long?) but it works so well I figured I’d share it simply as a proof of concept.

Craft by Exothermos
Built in version 1.2

Max Tested Payload 128 tons.

Action Groups:

2) Rapier Engines
3) Toggle Mode on Rapiers & Toggle Intakes
5) Airbrakes (reentry)
9) Toggle Bay doors & Lights
0) Toggle Solar Panels

Flight profile (max load):
Full throttle takeoff, begin backpressure at 70kph, rotation at 130 kph. Climb at 10 degrees AoA until 1350 kph at 24 kilometers. Engage close cycle rockets and climb at 15 degrees AoA until 71km apoapsis is reached. Circularize at apoapsis. Reentry at 45 degrees indicated, airbrakes extended. If very light on fuel, pump remainder to nose tanks. Nose- down to normal flight below 1400 kph / 30km.

A stock aircraft called Ballista. Built with 234 of the finest parts, its root part is adapterMk3-Size2.

Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.2.2.

Details

  • Type: SPH
  • Class: spaceplane
  • Part Count: 234
  • Pure Stock

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