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This stock shuttle is extremely versatile, with around 12000m/s delta v and mining/refining capabilities, you can go almost anywhere with it.
It also has a science lab and all the science components required to do field science.
In the back of the shuttle there is also a resource scanning satellite. You can swap this out for a comm or a sci probe.
A stock aircraft called Zypher LR. Built with 317 of the finest parts, its root part is mk3Cockpit.Shuttle.
Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.2.1.
- Type: SPH
- Class: spaceplane
- Part Count: 317
- Pure Stock
1: Toggle RAPIER Engines
2: Toggle Nerv Engines
3: Switch RAPIER Engine Mode
4: Toggle Air Intakes
5: Toggle Extend Mining Excavator
6: Toggle Surface Mining
7: Deploy Fore Parachutes
8: Deploy Aft Parachutes
9: Toggle Radiators (need rear ramp to be open)
0: Toggle Solar Panels
How to Fly:
Fly at 20~25 degree above horizon. Get shuttle to alt of about 19k and around 1100m/s. Switch RAPIER to rocket mode and close air intake, try to climb at 30~40 degree above horizon.
Ditch the external tanks and engines once the tanks no longer have oxidizer, don’t worry if there is extra fuel in the external tanks.
Get into suborbital trajectory, make sure to have at least 75k for apoapsis, you can then choose to shut down the RAPIER engines.
Get into orbit with Nerv+RAPIER engines, but try to save 1000 oxidizer, you may need it for the RCS.
You should have more than enough fuel to land on Minmus and make more fuel. The rest is up to you.
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