"Sherpa" Class Crew Transport
by Yakuzi
uploaded 2016-03-11
(updated 2017-10-27)
stock spaceplane
#YAK #SSTO #Stock #Spaceplane #Crew


  • Type: SPH
  • Class: spaceplane
  • Part Count: 68
  • Pure Stock

Since KSP v1.1, Squad decided to ‘fix’ the attachment rules of Mk2 fuselages. This has led to some unexpected/inconsistent/buggy behaviour when rotating Mk2 fuel parts, so you may find that some of these parts are flipped over (aesthetics issue only). If this bugs you, please send me a pm for the pre-1.1 part configs and message Squad :). There’s a topic about it on the forums here.


Stock passenger transport SSTO spaceplane with 10 crew capacity by Yakuzi. Can achieve at least a 120x120 km orbit.
Make sure the craft is controlled from the Mk2 Drone Core during flight.

Action groups
[1] Toggle RAPIER engines
[2] Switch RAPIER mode
[5] Toggle air brakes
[8] Toggle Antenna
[0] Toggle docking bay

Ascent profile
1. Press Z, T, then 1
2. The craft will auto takeoff at ~130 m/s, set and forget attitude of 10 degrees.
3. When starting to lose speed (~1450 m/s), press 2 to switch to closed cycle mode
4. Burn to desired apoapsis (tested <=120 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. When hitting the atmosphere, set SAS to stability assist
4. Keep attitude between 20 and 40 degrees.
5. At 1200 m/s, set SAS to prograde followed by stability assist at prograde
6. Adopt a glide angle of -15 to -20 degrees
7. Approach runway at ~100 m/s, flare and touch down

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