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Agena Target Vehicle
by Shamash_d
uploaded 2018-03-24
(updated 2018-03-24)
39 downloads /
4
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VAB
stock+DLC probe
#MakingHistory #Gemini #Atlas #Agena #Replica

Description

The docking target vehicle of the Gemini spacecraft, launched on an Atlas missile.

A stock rocket called Agena Target Vehicle. Built with 44 of the finest parts, its root part is fairingSize1.

Built in the VAB in KSP version 1.4.1.

The Agena upper stage, mounted on an Atlas rocket, fitted with a Gemini-compatible docking adapter. Though not the most reliable part of the Gemini program, the Atlas Agena was instrumental in the completion of the project’s goals.
It is best to ditch the Atlas booster engines (which finally employs a proper, stage and a half design thanks to the new hollow parts in the expansion! Thank you Squad!) roughly 90 seconds into flight as that’s when the sustainer engine TWR becomes sufficient to carry the vehicle the remainder of the way to space (assuming the thrust limits are remembered correctly, they should be 95% on the booster engines, 66% on the sustainer), though the available margins in the Agena stage hardly make efficient and diligent timing a mission critical element. Like the Gemini Titan II, this vehicle has no reaction wheels, favoring instead copious amounts of RCS fuel for attitude control, so long as you don’t allow the SAS to waste it all.

Details

  • Type: VAB
  • Class: probe
  • Part Count: 44
  • Pure Stock

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