Hermes 4
by Jovus
uploaded 2016-05-22
mod spaceplane
#panther #ssto #spaceplane #passenger #mk1

A mod aircraft called Hermes 4. Built with 28 of the finest parts, its root part is Mark2Cockpit.

Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.1.2.

Can bring 2 passengers up to 125km x 125km with a (very) thin margin for docking, depending on careful flying

Action groups: R switches modes on the Panther Abort toggles the Panther and the intake

Flight profile: 1) T Z SPACE. Takes off with vigor around 100m/s 2) Keep climbing at about 20 degrees until you start to slow 3) Turn on the afterburner; climb to 9-10km 4) Go into a shallow dive to puncture through the Mach barrier. Expect to hit ~M1.5 ~5-7km 5) Climb again until reaching 12km 6) Zoom to Mach 2 or 2.5 7) Climb to 15-17km. When you start losing speed badly, turn on the rockets 7.5) Manually transfer fuel from the interior tanks to the exterior 8) Raise the nose to at least 30 degrees but not more than 45 degrees. Shut the intakes when the jets cut out 9) Ride the rockets to orbit. Try to keep your apoapsis ~40 seconds away until it reaches desired height.


  • Type: SPH
  • Class: ship
  • Part Count: 28
  • Mods: 2


  • KerbalEngineer
  • Squad (stock)
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