Orange Tank SSTO
by a10t2
uploaded 2017-04-07
(updated 2017-05-17)
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VAB
stock ship

Description

The Orange Tank SSTO, as you might expect, ferries a full orange tank of fuel to orbit and can be almost fully recovered. The single-stage booster is designed to be launched into an 80-100 km orbit with fuel to spare, then deorbited for a parachute-assisted powered recovery near* KSC. The orange tank orbiter has an additional 170 m/s ∆v for orbital maneuvering, and abundant monoprop for repeated rendezvous. Paired with a Krew Transfer Vehicle, it can take seven kerbals one-way to the surface of every body but Tylo, and round-trip to Mun, Minmus, Gilly, Duna, Ike, Dres, or Bop and Pol. Following missions to the inner solar system, the orbiter can also be recovered, for a net launch cost of <20,000 spesos.

The Mk4 features tweaked aesthetics, reduced mass, improved recovery of both stages, and a Universal Docking Port for refueling both 0.625 m and 1.25 m craft on the same flight.

*Trajectories highly recommended, and don’t forget to deploy brakes first.

Built with 73 of the finest parts, its root part is probeCoreOcto2. Built in the VAB in KSP version 1.2.2.

Details

  • Type: VAB
  • Class: ship
  • Part Count: 73
  • Pure Stock
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