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- Type: VAB
- Class: lander
- Part Count: 40
- Mods: 4
- Bluedog DB
- Squad (stock)
My build of the Muo-Inon which is Blue Dog Design Bureau’s approximation of the Atlas-Centaur, more specifically Atlas LV-3C/SLV-3C Centaur-C/D. This was the marriage of the classic Atlas rocket with the powerful Centaur trans-stage which launched numerous lunar and interplanetary probes and landers.
The first stage is the Muo rocket which is a stage-and-half rocket and handles the ascent and in some cases part of the circularization. The engine boosters should be ejected somewhere in the upper mid-atmosphere with less optimal ejections lowering the available dVs available to you during circularization. However there should be more than enough dVs in the second stage, the Inon, to handle both the circularization and the rest of the mission.
The second stage is the Inon-D, similar to the Centaur-C/D, which handles the circularization, TMI (Trans Munar Injection) burn, and the MOI (Munar Orbital Insertion) burn along with any additional orbital adjustments. I recommend an initial parking orbit around 100km with a free return trajectory to eliminate debris in the event of a TMI burn failure.
The payload is a small probe lunar that weighs approximately 365kg, although the lifter should be able to handle a slightly larger payload (up to about 500kg or so). It is only included as a demonstration of the lifter and can be replaced with any comparable payload including but not limited to probe landers.
Built in the VAB in KSP version 1.3.0.
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