Arranoa Satellite Launcher
by RuBisCO
uploaded 2017-06-24
(updated 2021-06-12)
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SPH
stock ship
#Air-launch

Details

  • Type: SPH
  • Class: ship
  • Part Count: 76
  • Pure Stock
  • KSP: 1.11.2

Description

Update 12021.6.12:Upgraded to KSP 1.11.2.

Using the ‘Arranoa D’ fighter as a launch platform this craft can carry a 2 ton satellite to orbit.

Recommend to use with Physics Range Extender mod (set to 300 km for global range) in order to keep plane from disappearing.

  1. Take off at 80 m/s via canards deployed, retract canards after taking off.
  2. Fly up at 20°~30° pitch
  3. Stage rocket when jet engines cut out or max speed is reach.
  4. Switch to rocket and set at ~45° climb.
  5. Switch to plane and slowly bring it to a 0° glide/cruise behind satellite, leave afterburners on
  6. Switch back to rocket, once rocket reaches projected apogee of 75-85 km cut engines, then circularize at apogee.
  7. Switch back to plane and fly it back to base, no need for afterburners will super-cruise at >600 m/s.

A stock aircraft called Arranoa Satellite Launcher. Built with 76 of the finest parts, its root part is Mark2Cockpit. Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.11.2.

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