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- Type: VAB
- Class: spaceplane
- Part Count: 79
- Pure Stock
Named after the Roman goddess of hunting, this two years old craft is a bit particular to me as she was my first tailless concept ever. To be honest she stayed in the hangar since 1.0.2, until this day. And with the difference between the game versions after all these updates, she definitely needs some facelift!
Now she is resplendent again and sharped like an arrow. She have much than enough impulsion available to reach the Mun or Minmus with some tourists aboard.
About the launch, try to use the important kicking of the first stage to reach the upper layer as quick as possible. The second stage being underpowered, it can not kept on accelerating the vessel if it still is in the lower layer of the atmosphere. Personally, I chose to make every climb around 70-75 deg.
About the final procedure, I would recommend to reenter with no more than 45 degrees of incidence, after decelerating enough for the plasma to disappear lower the nose gently, then the best would be to wait to be around 20 km of altitude before starting to turn.
— It’s important to remember that without vertical surface Diane can be a bit hard to maintain stable. Just don’t practice hard aerobatic maneuvers and everything should go well. —
Update I: whole remodeling of the main launcher for a better climb performance. Also, more solar panels were added for a better safety… and looking!
A stock rocket called Sleg X-24A Diane. Built with 79 of the finest parts, its root part is Mark1Cockpit.
Built in the VAB in KSP version 1.3.1.
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Just look at this… you are offering space trips to these Green peoples, and the only thing they are giving you back are there winces!.. without counting their shadow glimpse.
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