EV-5 'Drifter' Block 1
by Raptor9
uploaded 2016-06-13
(updated 2017-10-08)
1416 downloads /
25
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VAB
stock ship
#Orbital #Assembly #Duna #DRA #3.0

While Ionic Symphonic Protonic Electronics has been a leader in communications gear and deep space probe power systems, the company has now proposed an alternative form of interplanetary propulsion. Utilizing solar electric ion engines, the EV-5 ‘Drifter’ is marketed as a reusable interplanetary transportation system. Although it has less mass and is easier to assemble in orbit than the NTR-powered EV-4 series of spacecraft, the EV-5 is very expensive due to it’s propulsion systems and xenon propellant. Futher, its reliance on solar energy restricts it’s use to the inner planets. Nevertheless, it is an attractive design to the Kerbal Space Agency for transporting payloads to Duna in advance of crewed missions.

Action Groups:
[8] Toggles Solar Array Arm RCS Thrusters
[9] Toggles Solar Arrays
[0] Toggles Ion Engines

EV-5 Solar Truss Mk1 Link
EV-5 SEP Assy Mk1 Link
EV-5 Hab+Lab Assy Mk1 Link

Built in the VAB in KSP version 1.3.1.

Details

  • Type: VAB
  • Class: ship
  • Part Count: 259
  • Pure Stock

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