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- Type: VAB
- Class: ship
- Part Count: 131
- Pure Stock
This is a Stock Space Shuttle aimed to mimic the NASA Space Transportation System.
Named ingame as
KSS Rincewind as a tribut
Volume: one large MKIII payload bay. Mass: ~40t to a 300x300 orbit.
Strut down the Payload
Good balanced liftoff for full payload, for lighter ones throttle down a bit as needed.
SRB’s are balanced to give full Thrust at liftoff and gradually less when shortly befor SRB seperation. Seperate them when the last SRB burned out.
When the External tank is burned empty:
- decouple it via Staging
- use the RCS thrusters (the small Monoprop system) to get away from the ET
- activate the Orbiters own tanks
- Action Group 1 to switch off the Space Shuttle Main Engines (SSME) and switch on the Orbital Maneuvering System (OMS)
- Complete to orbit
Drop the payload at your target orbit
Lower the Orbit to 100x100 befor deorbiting (will survive higher velocity entrys, but do it on your own risk :)
Action Group 2 switches off the OMS and switch on the larger Vernor RCS Thrusters. Use them while reentry! (until you are below 1000 m/s orbital velocity)
Activate the controll Surfaces:
- tailfin: only yaw
- inner elevator: pitch
- outer elevator: pitch + roll
There are 2 emergency/balance Tanks hidden inside the cockpit accessible through the payload bay
Built in the VAB in KSP version 1.1.0.
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