Loyalty
by Spricigo
uploaded 2017-08-07
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VAB
stock station

Details

  • Type: VAB
  • Class: station
  • Part Count: 59
  • Pure Stock

Description

Design to fulfil fairly commons station contracts:
1.A new station for 5 crew. 2. Expand a existing station crew capacity by 5.
The parachutes are for Stage Rocovery mod, if you dont use it remove. Also follow the Fligh Profile for ‘high orbits’
The third stage is a full fledged, albeit small, spacetug in itself. Designed that way with refueling in mind.
FLIGHT PROFILE (LOW ORBIT)
Launch with SAS OFF, Throttle 0%
The 1st stage will put the apoapsis at 77km, when it burn out keep it (more mass to resist Drag)
At 50km altitude set SAS to Orbit Prograde and then stage.
The tricky part: Start you circularization right after leaving the atmosphere and point above the prograde to avoid falling back into atmosphere.
After orbit archieved wait until you are above the desert, lower the periapsis into atmosphere, drop´the 2nd stage and circularize back.

FLIGHT PROFILE (LOW ORBIT)
In the VAB remove the parachutes atached to 2nd Stage, put the Fairing in [stage 1] and the terrier in [stage 2]
Launch with SAS OFF, Throttle 100%
When SRB burnout Stage and set SAS to Orbit Prograde (Navball will switch from surface to orbit mode a second or two after it by itself) and keep burning until you reach the desired Apoapsis
Deploy fairing at 55km and start circularization when time to apoapsis is ~40s (depends on altitude and how much of the burn need to be made with the 3rd stage)
The craft can reach orbit of 700km x 700km with 300m/s left (1500m/s for the tug without the station)

A stock rocket called Loyalty. Built with 59 of the finest parts, its root part is toroidalFuelTank.

Built in the VAB in KSP version 1.3.0.

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