Pisces Block C
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 C fills the role of a 3-kerbonaut ship for a basic Munar mission either for a flyby or a general circular orbit of between 200-400km. Both the TMI (Trans Munar Injection) and MOI (Munar Orbital Insertion) burns are handled by the Pisces itself, unlike real-life Apollo missions, with just enough fuel for to get to the Mun and return back to Kerbal. I recommend a free return trajectory so you can return to Kerbal safely before your orbital burn.

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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