HLV-5A 'Porpoise'-Lightning
by Raptor9
uploaded 2016-07-30
(updated 2019-05-06)
stock+DLC lander
#ULA #XEUS #CisMunar #Economy #Vacuum

The HLV-5 differed from conventional Mun landers in that it landed horizontally on the Munar surface. Derived from the LITE reusable upper stage, it utilizes its main RE-L10 engine to decelerate over the landing area before transitioning to it’s smaller side-mounted thrusters for final touchdown. The ‘Porpoise’ is also modular; capable of being configured before launch or in Munar orbit as either a crew lander, a propellant transport, or a cargo lander.

Standard Launcher: ‘Lightning’ Medium Launcher

HLV-5A Action Groups:
[1] Toggles RE-L10 Main Engine
[2] Toggles RCS Thrusters
[3] Toggles 48-7S Descent Engines
[4] Toggles Cabin & Exterior Lights
[ABORT] Initiates Ascent Sequence

HLV-5B Mun fuel transport Link
HLV-5C Mun cargo lander Link
HLV-5D Mun monoprop transport Link

Built in the VAB in KSP version 1.7.0.


  • Type: VAB
  • Class: lander
  • Part Count: 130
  • Pure Stock

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