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- Type: Subassembly
- Class: probe
- Part Count: 68
- Mods: 2
A mod subassembly called Magellan. Built with 68 of the finest parts, its root part is decoupler1-2.
Built in KSP version 1.0.4.
This is a mostly stock re-creation of the Magellan Venus Orbiter as launched on STS-30 by space shuttle Atlantis. This sub-assembly is designed to be launched by my KSP1-Shuttle. Just requires RemoteTech.
I flew the launch mission using MechJeb (not included in the craft files), and here are the parameters I used for the ascent guidance. These settings will provide you with a relatively accurate reproduction of the launch profile as flown on STS-30, with the boosters separating and landing in the ocean for safe recovery, and the external tank on a sub-orbital trajectory for disposal.
Orbit altitude: 360km
Orbit inclination: 28.8
Limit acceleration to: 40m/s (3G limit, don’t think it ever needs it)
Force Roll climb: climb 180 turn 180 (STS-30 flew an older launch profile that did not roll to heads up at the end of SSME burn)
Corrective Steering: on
Delays: pre 0 post 0
Stop at stage: 4
Start altitude: 1km
Start velocity: 100m/s
End altitude: 35km
Final flight path angle: 8 degrees
Turn shape: 66%
- Squad (stock)
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