Mercury Atlas
by Shamash_d
uploaded 2016-10-29
(updated 2016-10-29)
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VAB
stock ship
#Mercury #Atlas

Description

A stock rocket called Mercury Atlas. Built with 86 of the finest parts, its root part is mk1pod.

Built in the VAB in KSP version 1.2.0.

Rough recreation of the Mercury manned capsule integrated to Atlas D booster. Booster is still a little wide, but now features engine skirt (unfortunately still haven’t managed to get the out-board booster engines to sep as a single unit). Retro-pack has about 170 m/s dV depending on the amount of RCS propellant that remains when the deorbit burn is initiated. The retro-pack is set up for the three retro-motors to fire sequentially, each about half a burn apart, a design consideration on the actual Mercury in effort to reduce g-loading on the astronaut during the deorbit burn.

Details

  • Type: VAB
  • Class: ship
  • Part Count: 86
  • Pure Stock

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