Solaris-Class Heavy Drone Lifter: "Griffon"
by KrisKolumbus
uploaded 2015-10-27
mod lifter
#SpaceY #Cargo #Heavy #Superheavy #Lifter
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  • Type: VAB
  • Class: lifter
  • Part Count: 189
  • Mods: 6
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  • Procedural Fairings
  • SpaceY Expanded
  • SpaceY Heavy Lifters
  • Squad (stock)
  • TweakScale - Rescale Everything!
  • TweakableEverything
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A mod rocket called Solaris-Class Heavy Drone Lifter: Griffon. Built with 189 of the finest parts, its root part is SYprobe5m.

Built in the VAB in KSP version 1.0.4.

Currently the largest lifter offered by the KKAC, the Griffon is powered by a Mega-Ratite engine cluster beneath a five-meter core. And following the incredible success of the Phoenix design, our engineers have expanded the fuel-line usage to create something they refer to as asparagus staging, where with each release of a liquid-fueled booster pair, the remaining tank pairs are left full, to maximize thrust and efficiency at each stage of the flight. In addition, each booster core (as well as the main stage) is recoverable, but do not currently have control after release. KKAC recommends the addition of some form of probe control on each of the booster stages to ensure proper sequential deployment of the parachutes, however each space program will create their own optimal solution. Weighing in at nearly two million funds, √1,874,000 to be more exact, the Griffon is not a craft that should be used lightly. However, with its price tag comes a correspondingly massive lift ratio; able to lift five hundred eighty-three tons into low Kerbin orbit, and half that into Kerbo-stationary orbit. Well worth it for the enterprising Kerbonauts who want the biggest loads brought into space.

Craft Stats:

Length: 17.1 meters

Width: 16.6 meters

Height: 37.7 meters

Mass: 933.40t/3,296.77t

Max. Payload: 583,200kg to LKO, 291,600 to KSO

LF: 1,181.92 tons

Ox: 1,444.57 tons

Solid Fuel: 2,700kg

eC: 12,000 units

dV: 8,408m/s

TWR: 2.78(16.09)

Cost: 1,873,936

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