Space Shuttle Flyable
by KeeperDe
uploaded 2015-08-10
mod ship
#spaceshuttle #shuttle #space #shuttle
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  • Type: VAB
  • Class: ship
  • Part Count: 94
  • Mods: 2
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  • Magic Smoke Industries Infernal Robotics
  • Squad (stock)
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A mod rocket called Space Shuttle Flyable. Built with 94 of the finest parts, its root part is mk3Cockpit.Shuttle.

Built in the VAB in KSP version 1.0.4.

Flying manual:

On launch pitch down instantly and wait for the prograde vector to reach around 80°. From then on you can hit the prograde button and it should fly stable. Once you hit ~800m/s quickly turn of the engines and set the shuttles engines to full thrust.

Once in orbit you can either ditch all tanks, or balance the fuel from the maintank to the two boosters. If you just ditch the boosters the shuttle wont fly.


Make your reentry as shallow as possible and get as close to your target as possible. The vessel is not the best glider and loses velocity pretty quickly. Don’t try to steer in lower altitudes, because it will wreck the shuttle. You can use some turns or pitch upwards to lose speed in higher altitudes. The vessel should survive velocities from 2700m/s at an altitude of 40.000m. Again - DONT COME IN TOO STEEP!!!

After the ditched stages disable the 3rd engine of the shuttle.

Mods: Infernal robotics, thus only for the docking port inside the cargo bay.

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