MotherBird SSTO Shuttle
by MrJspeed
uploaded 2016-02-28
stock ship
#ssto #shuttle #dsto


Yo Dawg! I heard you like Shuttles! So I put a Shuttle on your Shuttle so you can Shuttle while you Shuttle!

What we have here is a large SSTO with a small 6-Kerbal Shuttle attached with enough dV to get to Minmus, land, and return back to Kerbin.

How I fly it:

  • Take off straight and angle nose at 15 degrees. Continue to accelerate and climb.

  • When you reach 16k altitude, you should be going ~950m/s. Angle nose to 5 degrees.

  • When you reach 22k altitude, you should be going ~1200m/s. Press 1 to turn on closed cycle and angle up to 30 degrees.

  • From this point just monitor your AP and circularize how you want. Press 2 to decouple craft, and turn off angled engines used for a-symmetric thrust.

I was able to get this thing to 150k circular equatorial, change incline to minmus, detach small craft, and re-enter and land back at KSC in one rotation. Small craft had enough dV to get to Minmus, land, take off and retro back to KSC (using aerobrake). Roll has been disabled on big shuttles control surfaces since its too sensitive for some reason when landing at high speeds. Enjoy!

A stock aircraft called MotherBird SSTO Shuttle. Built with 114 of the finest parts, its root part is mk3Cockpit.Shuttle.

Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.0.5.


  • Type: SPH
  • Class: ship
  • Part Count: 114
  • Pure Stock
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