Etoh Vicenza-Sienno
by gc1ceo
uploaded 2016-11-22
(updated 2017-06-09)
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VAB
mod ship
#redstone #juno #explorer #etoh #sienno

Details

  • Type: VAB
  • Class: ship
  • Part Count: 21
  • Mods: 2

Mods

  • Bluedog DB
  • TweakableEverything

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.

EDIT:

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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