Interplanetary Science SSTO
by Kronus_Aerospace
uploaded 2017-08-14
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SPH
stock spaceplane
#SSTO #longrange #Interplanetary #science #spaceplane

Description

A stock aircraft called Interplanetary Science SSTO. Built with 44 of the finest parts, its root part is mk2Cockpit.Standard.

Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.2.2.

Details

  • Type: SPH
  • Class: spaceplane
  • Part Count: 44
  • Pure Stock

This is a long range SSTO which, if flown correctly, can reach LKO with over 4.8 km/s of delta V. Unlike my other SSTOs I do not have any specific way to fly this craft, more so I have a set of recommendations. I found this SSTO had the most delta V in orbit when I took ascent profiles that: Sacrificed some maximum speed in airbreathing mode in exchange for getting out of the atmosphere quicker, required minimum pilot input,with SSTO’s of this size any touch of the controls will slow down the craft due to drag and backwards lift generated by control surfaces, If you wish to pitch down simply set the SAS to point Prograde.To minimize deadweight this craft only has 2 R.A.P.I.E.R.s, giving the craft a very low TWR, this unfortunately means that this craft struggles to exceed 1500m/s in airbreathing mode. Every individual part that was used on this SSTO was used for a reason, the design was kept simplistic to minimize dead weight. This craft can easily land on Locations like Kerbin’s moons, Gilly, Duna, and Ike, and with gravity assists it can land on locations like Laythe, Eeloo, Bop n' Pol, and possibly Dres. This craft however, can not Land on Eve (Obviously), Moho, and Tylo. Although I’m pretty sure it’s impossible for an SSTO to reach those locations without refueling.

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