smallionssto
by XKerbal
uploaded 2015-06-09
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SPH
stock ship
#ssto #aircraft #spaceplane #ion #interplanetary
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Details

  • Type: SPH
  • Class: ship
  • Part Count: 49
  • Stock:
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Description

A variation of my small Laythe lander. I added some small drop tanks (so not strictly an ssto,) solar panels and ion engines. It can make Kerbin orbit with ~3000 m/s dv left over.

It can be tricky to get to orbit.

  • SAS on
  • Pitch up to 15 degrees on take off. (this will creep up to 20 as you ascend.)
  • When you stop gaining speed (at around 27.5 km) hit action group 1 to drop tanks, close intake and switch to closed cycle mode.
  • Cut engines when ap reaches 70 km. You shjould be going around 1850 m/s.
  • Pitch prograde
  • At 56km fire rapiers prograde until fuel is exhausted.
  • Action group 0 to deploy solar panels
  • Stage ion engines.
  • Finish burn to orbit.
You should get to orbit with ~3000 m/s dv left.

A stock aircraft called smallionssto. Built with 49 of the finest parts, its root part is Mark2Cockpit. Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.0.2.

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