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- Type: SPH
- Class: spaceplane
- Part Count: 179
- Pure Stock
A stock aircraft called K-SSTO Shuttle III+ SpaceLab module. Built with 179 of the finest parts, its root part is mk3Cockpit.Shuttle.
Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.0.5.
Shuttle Crew max: 6 kerbals, SpaceLab Crew max: 6 Kerbals
Shuttle Ascending profile:
Engage SAS (key ’T'), full throttle.
Retract the landing gear.
From 0m to 9000m , set plane nose on the navball to ~22° (the orange V indicator, not the yellow prograde vector).
At 9000m, set smoothly plane nose on the navball to 8~9°.
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 150 km, press ‘X’ to stop engines
Circularize at apoapsis !
open cargo bay !
decouple and move away the shuttle from the Lab
switch the control to the lab
press action group ‘5’ to deploy it
unlock RCS tanks
Shuttle Descent profile
note: you can use action group for flaps ‘6’,‘7’,‘8’ if needed
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.
use (or not) the engines for landing !
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