Super Heavy-Lift Shuttle
by Naito
uploaded 2015-01-07
(updated 2015-01-08)
stock ship
#Stock #Shuttle
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  • Type: VAB
  • Style: ship
  • Part Count: 225
  • Stock:
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A stock rocket called Jumbo Shuttle 2.1. Built with 225 of the finest parts, its root part is mk3Cockpit.Shuttle.

Built in the VAB in KSP version 0.90.0.

KSP Forum user Inigma said bringing up a full orange tank + RCS would be epic, so I had to give it a try =)

Fully Stock. MechJeb compatible. No fuel-transfers necessary. Landable if the tanks in the cargo bay are empty.

Tips for launch:

You can use MechJeb, but you may need to help it slightly. Pull up as you launch as controls are saturated for about 20s at initial launch, and then they will saturate again as the boosters burn out and as the SSME’s run low on fuel. Use OMS engines to assist (Action Group 3), they should be enough to keep you pointed correctly until you start to hit the bottom of the ET. Suggest turning off auto-pilot when the ET starts to drain the bottom tank, or set max throttle to something like 5-10%, then rely on SAS pointed to Target to set up your orbit correctly.

If you DO lose it at end of booster burn (shouldn’t, but can happen) press ABORT to jettison the boosters a little early, you should still have enough delta-v to make orbit. Call it an ATO =)

Reaches a ~130km orbit in pure stock, with FAR it’ll probably make the Mun =p

Changelog: Version 1.0a - Added a little extra fuel to the top of the ET, helps make a higher orbit easier. Makes tank look pointier than I like but oh well.

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