"Bushido" Class Spaceplane
by Yakuzi
uploaded 2016-03-29
(updated 2017-10-28)
stock spaceplane
#YAK #SSTO #Stock #Spaceplane #CustomCockpit


  • Type: SPH
  • Class: spaceplane
  • Part Count: 67
  • Pure Stock


Single seater SSTO spaceplane with a custom built cockpit. Achieves a LKO of at least 80x80 km. Now with state of the art RTG neck warmer to keep your pilots comfortable during those cold dark-side orbits. Don’t forget to take it for a spin around the space center to burn some donuts around the VAB. Built in the SPH in KSP 1.3.1 by Yakuzi.

Action groups

[1] Toggle RAPIER engines
[2] Switch RAPIER mode
[5] Toggle air brake
[8] Toggle antenna
[9] Toggle cockpit panels

Ascent profile

  1. Press Z, T, then 1
  2. Auto liftoff at 120 m/s, set and forget attitude of 10 degrees. NOTE: It takes some time to punch through the sound barrier, this is expected behaviour.
  3. When starting to lose speed at ~1380 m/s, press 2 to switch to closed cycle mode
  4. Burn to desired apoapsis (tested <=80 km LKO), set SAS to prograde
  5. Circularise at ~apoapsis

Descent profile

  1. Burn retrograde until periapsis of ~35 km
  2. Press 2 to switch to air-breathing mode, level wings and set SAS to prograde
  3. At 70 km, set SAS to stability assist, keep attitude between 20 and 40 degrees
  4. At 1200 m/s (orbital), set SAS to prograde followed by stability assist at prograde
  5. Adopt a glide angle of -15 to -20 degrees
  6. Approach runway at ~80 m/s, brake, flare and touch down

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