SVR-10 'Thunderbird'
by Raptor9
uploaded 2015-11-22
(updated 2017-10-14)
stock spaceplane
#X-20 #Dyna-Soar #MKO #Crewed #Atmo

The SVR-10 (Spaceplane, Vertically-launched, Reusable) is the first reusable spaceplane that can glide to a runway landing after reentry. The single pilot airframe has a capability to carry two passengers, or an in-line science package for in-orbit research.
Standard Launcher: Modified ‘Thunder 1’ medium launcher

CAUTION: The SVR-10’s airfoil is designed for glide trajectories with no more than 90/110 units LF+O. Flight with more than these quantities may result in instability.

NOTE: This craft is moderately difficult to launch, but not impossible; practice makes it easier. I make good use of the prograde function of the SAS throughout most of the ascent.  At the very least, between 280 and 400 m/s, lock the SAS to the prograde vector (if available).  This will keep the SVR-10 from flipping until it gets through the transonic range, where it’s the most unstable.

Action Groups:
[1] Toggles Fuel Cell
[2] Toggles RCS Thrusters
[3] Toggles Engine
[4] Toggles Cabin Lights
[5] Toggles Docking Port

Built in the VAB in KSP version 1.3.1.


  • Type: VAB
  • Class: spaceplane
  • Part Count: 62
  • Pure Stock

If you like what you downloaded, and want to share screenshots or stories of success, glory, or failure, feel free to comment in my craft catalog thread on the KSP Forums -Raptor9

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