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- Type: VAB
- Class: ship
- Part Count: 21
- Mods: 2
- Bluedog DB
My build of the Etoh Vicenza carrying the Sienno probe which is Blue Dog Design Bureau’s take on the Juno I launcher and Explorer 1 satellite which were both American firsts. It is a three-stage rocket which consists of an Etoh rocket as the first stage, a pack of 11 Vicenza solid rockets for a second, a pack of 3 Vicenza solid rockets for a third, and finally a single Vicenza rocket.
The first stage will get you into space while the second and third stages will complete the orbit but due to their imprecise natures won’t get you a circular orbit but it will be an orbit nonetheless. The fourth stage can be used for a further boost or to attempt to deorbit the probe into an decaying orbit.
If you wish to get a similar profile to the Explorer 1-5 missions then shoot for a high apogee between 1 and 2 million km while keeping a relatively low perigee of around 100 to 200 km. This will allow let you deorbit the probe with the fourth stage if you fire retrograde at the apogee.
This has been updated for 1.3 eliminating the Tantares LV decoupler, however the rocket still has a tendency to overheat in the upper atmosphere so be ready to kill the first stage prematurely to avoid serious overheating.
Built in the VAB in KSP version 1.3.0.
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