Xylan 3B
by RuBisCO
uploaded 2016-08-15
(updated 2016-10-14)
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SPH
stock spaceplane
#ssto #stock #cargo

Description

Proven to lift as much as 72 tons to 80 km.

Launch instructions for cargo <50 tons: Stage and power engines to full. Run straight until clearing runway then pitch up at 20°. Switch ¾ of engines to rocket mode and close intakes once velocity begins to decrease (~22-25 km altitude) let ¼ of engines automatically switch to rocket mode once air in the intakes is consumed. Cruise at 10° pitch once reaching 80-85 km apogee. Circularize at apogee.

Launch instructions for cargo >50 tons: Stage and power engines to full. Run straight until clearing runway then pitch up at 20°. Pitch down to 15° once reaching 400 m/s speed. Pitch down to 10° once reaching 1100 m/s speed. Pitch up to 15° and Switch ¾ of engines to rocket mode and close intakes once velocity begins to decrease (~22-25 km altitude) let remaining ¼ of engines automatically switch to rocket mode once air in the intakes is consumed. Cruise at 10° pitch once reaching 80-85 km apogee. Circularize at apogee.

Landing Instructions: Set perigee to 20 km, with mechjeb estimated landing point 800 km behind spaceport. Pitch up at 20° during re-entry. Set to jet mode, open intakes and turn on ¼ of engines if needed. Turn on brakes before touchdown. Touchdown speed should be below 100 m/s or you will overshot the runway.

Update(2016.9.14): Works in 1.2 per-release, if you want it in 1.1.3 all you need to do is edit the craft file and change version = 1.2.0 to version = 1.1.3

Details

  • Type: SPH
  • Class: spaceplane
  • Part Count: 157
  • Pure Stock
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