Crimson Aspirations
by SelfishMeme
uploaded 2016-06-06
(updated 2016-06-07)
stock ship
#Duna #Mars


Crimson Aspirations is an Apollo style Duna/Mars return mission craft for use in the stock game or in Stock Sized Real Solar System. It has a 2 person rover to deploy on the ground and space for 4 crew.

Launch to above 200km orbit, deploy solar panels, transfer to Duna or Mars, orbit Duna/Mars, move crew into Lander and detach, stow solar panels if deployed and de-orbit, start slowing down with rockets at just under 15km until you can deploy drogue chutes, continue reducing speed until main chutes can be deployed safely, at this point turn off engines and wait till the last 100 metres or so to turn them back on and wipe off the remaining speed to get it under 10ms on landing.

Once landed deploy rover and solar panels.

When ready to leave stow solar panels and start your launch to rendezvous, use up the landing stage fuel to give you a little boost and head for orbit. Rendezvous and dock as frugally as you can and transfer crew to command module. Leave Duna/Mars for Earth. At Kerbin/Earth use up any fuel to slow you down before re-entering and deploy inflatable heat shield and then parachutes, once chutes fully deployed you can detach heat shield.

Updated 7/6/2016 couple of struts, revolved service bay for easier rover access, fixed staging

Built with 182 of the finest parts, its root part is dockingPort2.

Built in the VAB in KSP version 1.1.2.


  • Type: VAB
  • Class: ship
  • Part Count: 182
  • Pure Stock

Hope you enjoy it!


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