SP-06B Star Ranger
by XLjedi
uploaded 2017-07-21
(updated 2023-03-13)
2513 downloads /
116
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SPH
stock spaceplane
#Star #Ranger #Interplanetary #Stock #SSTO

1.12.5 Craft File Update

• Scrapped the Spark engine in the front gear bay (1.4.2)
• RCS thrusters can be used instead of Spark engine (1.4.2)
• Main Landing Gear steering disabled (1.4.2)
• Now includes Standardized Action Groups
• Default Star Ranger Mission Badge
• Removed invalid KIS part module references (1.7.1)
• Landing gear friction, spring, and dampers adjusted for bounciness (1.8.1)
• RCS 3-DoF restricted to translation maneuvers only (1.9.1)
• Flight Tested and 1.12.5 Approved!

  • Type: SPH
  • Class: spaceplane
  • Part Count: 81
  • Pure Stock
  • KSP: 1.12.5

Description

The SP-06B Bigger model trades off some of the blistering performance of the original for a few space travel luxuries, such as a docking port and game room! …plan to use nuke drive to complete orbit.

A stock aircraft called SP-06B Star Ranger. Built with 81 of the finest parts, its root part is mk2Cockpit.Standard.

Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.12.5.

Demo Flight

Begin with the SP-06 standard 10° climb but notice this one requires a little more flying once your altitude exceeds the 70 km mark. As you leave the atmosphere and run out of oxidizer, flip on the nuke drive. As you approach the apoapsis you may have to make adjustments to your attitude (as I did) to round out your orbit. You should still be able to easily make a 80-90 km Kerbin orbit with 1300+ liquid fuel remaining for the ride to Minmus for refueling ops. …and then on to new planets! Our expert test pilots Makem and Samitch find the ride to orbit to be a pretty easy one!

Design Notes

SP-06B features include…

External Gigantor XL Solar arrays for easily maintaining batteries during interplanetary flight.

Landing spotlights for both standard horizontal landings and vertical descent. U key = Undark of course!

Minmus refueling ops (ISRU) with plenty of room now for both a Science Officer and Flight Engineer!

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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