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- Type: SPH
- Class: spaceplane
- Part Count: 144
- Pure Stock
A stock aircraft called K-SSTO Shuttle. Built with 144 of the finest parts, its root part is mk3Cockpit.Shuttle.
Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.0.5.
Shuttle Ascending profile:
Engage SAS (key ’T'), full throttle.
Retract the landing gear.
From 0m to 9000m , set plane nose on the navball to 25° (the orange V indicator, not the yellow prograde vector).
At 9000m, set smoothly plane nose on the navball to 10°.
Let the shuttle accelerate, don’t touch anything.
When shuttle speed begin to decrease (alt approx.23500 m, speed approx 1350 m/s) , press key ‘1’ to switch Rapier engine’s mode, then wait and don’t press any key.
When the apoapsis is between 80 km and 100 km, press ‘X’ to stop engines
Circularize at apoapsis !
open cargo bay !
decouple and move away the shuttle from the satellite
switch the control to the satellite
press action group ‘5’ to deploy it
set the rc-001s remote guidance (at the middle of the satellite) to control the satellite from it.
unlock the RCS tanks
place the satellite it on a higher orbit if needed.
Shuttle Descent profile
Burn retrograde to the desired point
press action group ‘1’ to switch rapier engines in ‘Airbreathing’ mode
deploy the aerobrakes
activate SAS and then the prograde vector and let the shuttle do its atmosphere reentry
wait until the speed is less than 300 m/s to switch to the ‘stability assist’ mode and make landing manoeuvers. (because in some manoeuvers the shuttle can be fragile at high speed in the atmosphere…)
use (or not) the engines for landing !
caution: I suggest a landing speed = 50/60 m/s with a low vertical speed or you may have a problem … [press F5 key before landing] :))
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