Eve Explorer 1 Prototype
by Maelstrom_Vortex
uploaded 2017-12-05
mod spaceplane


  • Type: SPH
  • Class: spaceplane
  • Part Count: 98
  • Mods: 10


  • B9 Aerospace Parts Pack
  • B9 Procedural Wings Modified
  • DMagic Orbital Science
  • Firespitter
  • Interstellar Fuel Switch
  • KSP Interstellar Extended
  • Magic Smoke Industries Infernal Robotics - Legacy Parts
  • Near Future Propulsion
  • Squad (stock)
  • TweakScale - Rescale Everything!

FTL space plane with double Albucierre drive rings. Able to travel in atmosphere under thermal ramjet power using only atmosphere as fuel, able to enter orbit using that system. Can switch to compressed air at higher levels of atmosphere and for short bursts in LEO. Liquid fuel on board allows impulse power in and outside of atmosphere, complimented by magnetic lithium orbital maneuvering engines with high isp/dV. 2 drills allow refueling around ore deposits thicker than 2.5% density. Drills are robotic-ally deployed and stored alongside in line with the air frame.

Descent into eve’s atmosphere must be gentle.. a steady, stable glide slope is the best approach, may take up to 30 minutes to perform a safe descent. Pay close attention to vertical velocity to prevent high friction levels along the body. If you still are uncomfortable with the delicateness of the craft, place a few more graphene lower body heat panels beneath the thermal generator and the plasma fusion reactor for added protection. I’ll be uploading the mark 2 version of this craft with augmented magnetic impulse and greater power outputs soon.

Great craft for atmosphere hopping between worlds. Double check to make sure I added a barometer. I think I forgot it.

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