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- Type: VAB
- Class: ship
- Part Count: 61
- Mods: 8
- Bluedog DB
- New Tantares
- New TantaresLV
- Squad (stock)
- TweakScale - Rescale Everything!
The success of the Ariane 1 rocket between 1979 and 1986 eventually lead to the expansion of the fledgling rocket family. The Ariane 3 was introduced in 1984 with additional payload capacity, the Ariane 2 was introduced in 1986 to replace the Ariane 1. Both newer rockets were essentially the same vehicle with the Ariane 2 simply lacking the boosters. The two only enjoyed a relatively brief career as the highly successful Ariane 4 was introduced in 1988 and quickly replaced both.
The Aliyana 3 is an approximation of mixture of both Ariane 2 and 3 rockets and, more or less, acts as an upgrade of the Aliyana I. It is designed to lift a 3 tonne payload to LKO (Low Kerbin Orbit), roughly 1.5 tonnes to KSO (Kerbin Synchronous Orbit), or about 2 tonnes to KTO (Kerbin Transit Orbit). It is a three-staged liquid rocket almost identical to the Aliyana 1.
The first and most powerful stage lifts the rocket into the upper atmosphere and the short-lived second stage takes over the rest of the ascent. The third stage, which is pretty low thrust, handles the orbital circularization with a lengthy burn. It’s recommended that you focus on establishing an orbit first and using the rest of the third stage to adjust instead of accidently plunging back into the atmosphere.
Built in the VAB in KSP version 1.3.1.