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by andyjeff76
uploaded 2017-12-23
stock spaceplane
#SSTO #SSTM #ferry #stock


A stock aircraft called MunFairy. Built with 62 of the finest parts, its root part is mk2DroneCore.

I was inspired by the beauty of Yazuki’s Nova spaceplane, and wanted a version that could get to the Mun and back as an SSTO. This has no usable payload, flag missions only.

This one needs some coaxing to get to orbit. Fly near sea level until you get to 450m/s, then nose gently up to 12-15 degrees. As it approaches 30km altitude nose down a bit to keep the speed going to the 1450-1550 m/s mark, and as the acceleration drops, switch on the nuclear engines. As acceleration drops more, nose up a bit to 15 degrees and hit the close cycle on the rapiers. Exhaust the oxidizer, level it out to near prograde, and ride the nukes until periapsis is over 70km. Circularize at apoapsis, and use a hohmann transfer to the mun. You should enter LKO with >3700 m/s DeltaV for the Mun transfer, landing, and return, with some juice for 100-200km of airbreathing operations on return.

Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.3.1.


  • Type: SPH
  • Class: spaceplane
  • Part Count: 62
  • Pure Stock
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