Kiter SSTO
by Scarecrow88
uploaded 2015-09-06
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SPH
stock spaceplane
#SSTO #Stock #Spaceplane #LKO #Aircraft
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Please note that since uploading this craft I have changed the FAT-445 Aeroplane Control Surface on the trailing edge of the wing, with a Elevon 2 and Elevon 3, as these are more tolerant of the high temperatures encountered during re-entry.

Description

A stock aircraft called Kiter SSTO. Designed to transport up to 6 crew for crew rotation of Kerbals manning stations in LKO. Capable of reaching orbits up to 350km.

  • Take off around 65-70 m/s
  • Initial climb at 30 deg nose up
  • Nose down to 20 deg when speed starts falling
  • 3k to 10k lower nose a few degs as necessary to stop speed falling
  • At 10k drop the nose to 10 deg and just keep it there
  • 22k-23k and 1200-1300 m/s, acceleration will start to slow, press AG key 1 to switch engine mode
  • Kill engines when apo reaches 100k. No point in having higher apo at this stage, as it will drop while you are still in atmo
  • At apo, circularise your orbit
  • You should have fuel left for a 350k orbit from this point, but you will need to refuel to de-orbit from that height

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Details

  • Type: SPH
  • Class: spaceplane
  • Part Count: 40
  • Stock:
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