SC-20 Monarch
by XLjedi
uploaded 2017-10-29
(updated 2018-05-01)
stock lifter
#SSTO #SSTA #Exolifter #Heavy #Cool

1.4.3 Craft File Update

• Aux landing gear steering disabled
• Flight Tested and 1.4.3 Approved!

  • Type: SPH
  • Class: lifter
  • Part Count: 191
  • Pure Stock


The Untied Technologies SC-20 Corvette Class Exolifter. Planet-side vehicle and modular outpost delivery featuring a UTOG Secure Transport System equipped cargo bay with easy ramp access!

A stock aircraft called SC-20 Monarch. Built with 191 of the finest parts, its root part is mk3Cockpit.Shuttle.

Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.4.3.

Flight Demo

The video below shows a fully loaded Monarch in v1.4.1 demonstrating the (very crude and simple) 10° standard climb to orbit. Notice in the video still image below the Nav Ball is pegged at a 10° climb attitude at takeoff. The video also includes the full loading sequence for the RLV-21 Magic Hat ISRU rover. Keep in mind, this is a heavy SSTO, so it takes a good 15 mins to get into orbit when fully loaded. However, the 10° method is crude and I’m sure skillful pilots can do better; perhaps running it up to 600 m/s or so at sea level before angling up? The video has been 5x time accelerated during some of the longer periods.

Voyage of the Monarch

An ongoing single mission tour of the Kerbol System…

Thanks for downloading! Go try it out… and if you like the design, your up-votes do make me happy and are a great way to encourage posting another design. ;-D

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