Pisces Block B
by gc1ceo
uploaded 2017-07-03
mod ship
#pisces #apollo


  • Type: VAB
  • Class: ship
  • Part Count: 29
  • Mods: 6


  • Bluedog DB
  • KW Rocketry
  • SETI-ProbeParts
  • Squad (stock)
  • Sum Dum Heavy Industries - Service Module System
  • TweakableEverything


The Pisces series is my demonstration of the SDHI-SMS (SumDum Heavy Industries-Service Module System) primarily using stock, KW Rocketry, and SDHI-SMS parts. The SDHI-SMS augments the stock Mk3 Command Pod with a launch escape system, service module, and fairings. I have made a number of variants of the Pisces to fill specific mission parameters but each is designed to be easy to use for newer players.

The Pisces Block B fills the role of a 3-kerbonaut ship for practicing basic munar flybys with a free return trajectory which are similar to ones used for Apollo 8, 10, and 11 which allow for a free return from the Mun without additional burns to return to a Kerbal re-entry. The TMI (Trans Munar Injection) burn requires between 850 and 900 dV with enough fuel for a small margin of error. It is recommended that your TMI burn reach to an altitude of 15km back on Kerbal or else your re-entry may be a bit rough, possibly losing your drogue chutes in the process.

The lifter is a simple SSTO (single stage to orbit) rocket adjusted for a more optimum TWR (thrust-to-weight ratio) with a smooth ascent profile. The rocket’s fuel supply will get you comfortably to a 0 degree inclination 100km parking orbit, be warned that any adjustment to the inclination may require a lower parking orbit.

Built in the VAB in KSP version 1.3.0.

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