Hornero III
by RuBisCO
uploaded 2017-11-24
(updated 2018-10-17)
stock spaceplane
#passanger #SSTO

Nose is still red hot just after landing from orbit.

Gross, look away!


Can lift 11 Kerbals to LKO with ~600 m/s of deltaV to spare.

Update 12018.10.16: Updated for KSP 1.5.0

Note: Extended nose is necessary to protect pod from overheating.

To Orbit
1. Stage at full power and take off at 100 m/s speed, retract landing gear and slats [g]
2. Maintain 10°-15° pitch
3. Once reaching maximum speed of 1300-1500 m/s at altitude above 23 km, switch engine mode and close intakes [1]
4. Once reaching a projected apogee of above 80 km, turn off engines and coast in prograde attitude.
5. Circularize at apogee.

From Orbit to KSC
1. Set a periapsis of 5-10 km just above KSC from 80-125 km circular orbit.
2. Re-enter at 10° pitch
3. Use airbrakes [b] as needed on approach to KSC to reduce speed
4. Deploy landing gear and landing flaps [g] on final approach and land.

A stock aircraft called Hornero III. Built with 64 of the finest parts, its root part is Mark1Cockpit.

Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.5.0.


  • Type: SPH
  • Class: spaceplane
  • Part Count: 64
  • Pure Stock
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