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- Type: VAB
- Class: ship
- Part Count: 53
- Mods: 7
- Bluedog DB
- New Tantares
- New TantaresLV
- Squad (stock)
- TweakScale - Rescale Everything!
The successful launch of the Ariane 1 rocket on Christmas Eve 1979 was the sorely needed success for Western European countries to finally have their own launch system and no longer needing to rely on the United States. The success heralded one of the most successful rocket families to date with the Ariane 4 being launched in 1988. It was one of the most successful rockets within the Ariane family and between 1988 and 2003 made 113 successful launches with only 3 failures. The 40 model was actually the most basic of the Ariane 4 lifters and was responsible for a number of the Ariane 4’s early successes.
The Aliyana 4-40 is an approximation of the Ariane 4-40 using primarily CONTARES parts which is rated to lift 2 tonne satellites into Kerbin Synchronous Orbit (KSO) at virtually any desired inclination. I’ve included an experimental communication satellite which can pave the way for developing your own KSO communication network.
The first and most powerful stage brings the payload into the upper stage after which the relatively short-lived second stage takes over the ascent. The third stage handles the rest of the ascent and allows for a direct ascent to Kerbin Synchronous Orbit (KSO) instead of requiring a parking orbit. The orbital circularization is also handled by the third stage but its recommended that your payload includes the ability to fine-tune your final orbit.
Built in the VAB in KSP version 1.3.0.
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