Aliyana I
by gc1ceo
uploaded 2017-08-06
(updated 2018-01-06)
mod lifter
#aliyana #ariane


  • Type: VAB
  • Class: lifter
  • Part Count: 58
  • Mods: 8


  • Bluedog DB
  • New Tantares
  • New TantaresLV
  • SETI-ProbeParts
  • Squad (stock)
  • TweakScale - Rescale Everything!
  • TweakableEverything

While the space race went on between the United States and the Soviet Union, the nations of Western Europe had a strong desire to make their own mark. The British and French had been developing their own rockets from their ballistic missiles since the late 1950s. The French eventually succeeded with the Diamant while the British attempted to build their own systems with the Blue Streak and Black Prince. The two historical rivals decided to focus their efforts jointly in 1961 with the Europa rocket along aside other countries such as West Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, and Australia. The Europa entered into several trials but ultimately failed. However the partners had not given up and formed the ESA (European Space Agency) in 1975 which would eventually include 22 different countries including Canada. One of the ESA’s biggest successes was the development of the Ariane rocket which saw its first launch on Christmas Eve 1979 and ended partial dependence on American carriers.

The Aliyana I is an approximation of the original Ariane 1 rocket and is meant for launching recently small payloads of about 2 tonnes into LKO (Low Kerbin Orbit), payloads of about 1 tonne into KSO (Kerbin Synchronous Orbit), or payloads of about 1.5 - 2 tonnes into KTO (Kerbin Transit Orbit). It is a three stage rocket consisting of three liquid engine stages.

The first and most powerful stage will get the rocket into the mid-atmosphere while the second stage finishes the ascent and the third stage mostly handles the orbital circularization.

Built in the VAB in KSP version 1.3.1.

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