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STS Atlantis OV-104 is a MK3 scale replica of the Space Shuttle. Mk3 Fuselage parts are about 64% scale of the real Shuttle Fuselage, this shuttle was built with that in mind and where possible (Length, Width, cargo bay length, wingspan etc) will be faithful to the scaled dimensions of the real shuttle. The External Tank and Boosters are similarly scaled. In the pictures and video I have painted it using KerbPaint and retextured the ET Fairing using FairingTextureSwitcher mod, these do not effect the stock craft.
When staging the used SRB’s use the ‘w’ button to tilt the shuttle forward so the SRB’s can seperate cleanly, otherwise they may clip the wings because the main engines push the shuttle laterally as well as vertically.
The maximum payload capacity is one full Orange Tank (36t) to 100km orbit.
Watch the video below to see how to fly it, the craft was flown by Mechjeb in the video (for artistic reasons) when flying manually make sure you begin your roll straight off the pad, you will not be able to roll smoothly once above 100ms, the torque from the SRB’s is too great and you will end up flopping around a bit.
Built with 218 of the finest parts.
Built in the VAB in KSP version 1.0.5.
- Type: VAB
- Class: spaceplane
- Part Count: 218
- Mods: 2
Hope you enjoy it!
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