X-57 Eagle CTS
by Mephisto
uploaded 2017-01-20
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SPH
stock ship
#SSTO #SSTA #crewtransport #ISRU #mini

Description

A stock aircraft called X-57 Eagle II. Built with 144 of the finest parts, its root part is mk2.1m.AdapterLong.

Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.2.2.

Details

  • Type: SPH
  • Class: ship
  • Part Count: 144
  • Pure Stock

X-57 Eagle CTS
The Eagle is a medium sized SSTO and acts mainly as a Crew Transfer System. With 75t take-off-weight and an engine array of 3 Rapiers and 2 Nervs, it can take 5 Kerbals to most locations in the Kerbin system. In case of emmergency, additional 3 Kerbals find place in Command chairs.

The Eagle is designed with 5500 m/s dV and is built around a small ISRU complement.

Flown correctly, you can achieve orbit with 3850 m/s dV left.
The Eagle has a rather huge wing area for an SSTO of its size, so breaking the sound barrier at sea level is difficult.
Rise to 5km, accelerate there to 400m/s an continue with gaining speed and altitude.
Accelerate to 1550 m/s between 17 and 22km. Activate Nervs for assistance. Switch Rapier mode as soon as you begin to lose speed.
You should be able to circularize at 75kmx75km orbit with plenty of fuel left.

Now with Space Chair!
The Eagle is not heavy enough to carry it’s own full sized shuttle. However, the engineers came up with something almost as good: The Space Chair.
The space chair has a full set of maneuvering thrusters, which also used to accelarate decently as well as pair of ant engines. Sitting in command chair, the pilot can land on munar bodies and collect science samples whilst the main craft is replenishing it’s tanks.

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