K-SSTO Shuttle III+ SpaceLab module
by JLR
uploaded 2016-04-09
stock spaceplane
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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 !

deploying Spacelab:

  • 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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