Aliyana 6-2-120
by gc1ceo
uploaded 2017-08-06
(updated 2018-06-08)
mod lifter
#aliyana #Ariane


  • Type: VAB
  • Class: lifter
  • Part Count: 47
  • Mods: 9


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  • KW Rocketry
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The development of the highly successful Ariane rocket family has continued with the Ariane 6 with plans to launch sometime in 2020. The current plans are for it to continue the heavy lifting capability of the Ariane 5 with the projection that it will be constructed and launched more cheaply. The ESA has currently settled on two configurations but there have been studies for many others. The A62 model will have two solid boosters and be meant for recently smaller payloads.

The Aliyana 6-2-120 is an approximation of the A62 model with some differences such as its carrying capacity of which it can haul a 9.8 tonne payload comfortably into Kerbin Synchronous Orbit (KSO) or potentially into HKO (High Kerbin Orbit). It’s only limiting factor in terms of payload is a drop in TWR (Thrust-to-Weight Ratio) upon the exhaustion of its boosters. I recommend that your payloads even into really low LKO (Low Kerbin Orbit) don’t exceed 10 tonnes as a result.

The rocket’s first stage consists of both boosters and its main engine which bring the entire payload well into space. The boosters will deplete somewhere in the lower upper atmosphere where they are decoupled. The main engine will get the payload into Kerbin Transit Orbit (KTO) although it may not have enough dV to complete the orbital circularization. The upper stage should be able to handle either the circularization or any other burns as needed.

The included payload is a bit of a mockup of a very large scientific satellite with highly excessive electric capabilities but it can be easily replaced with anything of the same approximate mass and diameter.

Built in the VAB in KSP version 1.4.3.

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