River I ZIRP S
by gc1ceo
uploaded 2017-08-31
mod ship
#angara #russian


  • Type: VAB
  • Class: ship
  • Part Count: 48
  • Mods: 7


  • Bluedog DB
  • New Tantares
  • New TantaresLV
  • SETI-ProbeParts
  • Squad (stock)
  • TweakScale - Rescale Everything!

The Angara rocket family was born of the necessity to develop a rocket family entirely built in Russia following the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1992. Its lofty goals were to replace the launchers such as the Zenir, Dnepr, and Tsyklon were built in the Ukraine. The design phase took over a decade with development finally underway by 2004. The key to the Angara family was to use URM (Universal Rocket Module) as the core of each Angara variant thus standardizing development and lowering overall costs. The Angara 1.2 is the smallest of these varieties using a single URM with a small upper stage such as the Briz-M. It is still in testing and later development with no announcements yet on when it will make its maiden orbital flight.

The River I is an approximation of the Angara 1.2 with the ZIRP S being an approximation of the Briz-M upper stage. The lower stage handles the ascent and circularization to a parking orbit, I recommend about 100km. The upper stage designed for satellite insertion can be used for a further boost into a different orbit, or could be adapted for a Kerbin Transit burn. It is has a moderate thrust capacity of about 30 kN so burn times should be considered prior to use. It is designed for a payload between 2 and 3 tonnes. If you want to eliminate the larger debris of the lower stage rocket you can switch to the upper stage around a 30-60km perigee.

Built in the VAB in KSP version 1.3.0.

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