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- Type: VAB
- Class: ship
- Part Count: 45
- Mods: 4
- Contares Common
- Procedural Fairings
- Squad (stock)
The Soyuz spacecraft has been the staple of the Soviet/Russian space program for many decades but there have been numerous efforts to replace or supplement it with new vehicles. One of the more recent attempts has been the development of the Federazija which until very recently was also known as the PPTS (Prospective Piloted Transport System) or PTK NP (New Generation Piloted Transport Ship). There have been numerous proposed variants and redesigns which allow anything from a simple station ferry to ambitious extended lunar missions. Its planned lifter has also changed several times but was originally meant to be the now-cancelled Rus-M rocket.
The Rumm rocket is a basic approximation of one of the proposals for the Rus-M which was developed between 2009 and 2011 before being cancelled. It represents the Rus-M proposal for a man rated rocket that could launch the earth orbit version of the Federazija (among other vehicles). It has two stages, both liquid fueled, with a set of four powerful boosters. It can easily bring a 14-15t manned payload into LKO (Low Kerbin Orbit) at any desired inclination. While it hasn’t been tested for it it can probably also bring the same payload into MKO (Medium Kerbin Orbit).
The Rumm’s first stage and boosters fire at once and handle most of, if not the entire, ascent process and could also be potentially used for the orbital circularization. The second stage is meant to handle orbital circularization although it has somewhat less thrust the first stage. The boosters deplete themselves in the upper atmosphere and in some cases not too long before the first stage is also exhausted.
The Federazija 3L is an approximation of the three-manned earth orbit version of the Federazija spacecraft. It is made for LKO (Low Kerbin Orbit) or MKO (Medium Kerbin Orbit) operations with a crew of three kerbonauts. It’s most unique feature is that its entire thruster system is built into the capsule itself instead of most of it being in the service module. This gives it considerable control during re-entry even after the service module has been decoupled. It has been fitted with an ATV-derived service module and solar panels, of which the real-life parts will be somewhat derived from.
The re-entry and landing procedures are pretty straight forward with the service module decoupled upon hitting the atmosphere and the triple parachutes being deployed in the lower atmosphere. The heat shield should be tough enough to withstand almost any re-entry of Kerbin that you throw at it.
Built in the VAB in KSP version 1.3.0.
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