Hornero IV
by RuBisCO
uploaded 2017-11-25
(updated 2018-05-09)
stock spaceplane
#passenger #SSTO #SABRE


Can lift 19 Kerbals to LKO with ~400 m/s of deltaV to spare.

Update 12018.5.9: Updated to KSP 1.4.3 using updated Hornero III Chassis.

Extended the Hornero III by 4 crew cabins, needed canards to maintain stable attitude control, removed landing slates. This craft has the best propellant to passenger ratio I have yet built, costing less then 93 monies per passenger.

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 IV. Built with 68 of the finest parts, its root part is Mark1Cockpit.

Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.4.3.


  • Type: SPH
  • Class: spaceplane
  • Part Count: 68
  • Pure Stock
  • Propellant Cost: 1485
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