GreenVulture LS
by gilflo
uploaded 2016-02-01
mod spaceplane


  • Type: SPH
  • Class: spaceplane
  • Part Count: 199
  • Mods: 18


  • Adjustable Landing Gear
  • Atomic Age
  • B9 Aerospace Procedural Parts
  • Fuel Tanks Plus
  • Heat Management
  • Infernal Robotics Model Rework - Core Pack
  • Karbonite
  • KerbalEngineer
  • Magic Smoke Industries Infernal Robotics
  • Mark IV Spaceplane System
  • MechJeb 2
  • Mk2 Stock-a-like Expansion
  • OPT Space Plane Parts
  • Protractor
  • QuizTech Aero Pack
  • SCANsat
  • Squad (stock)
  • TweakScale - Rescale Everything!

A mod aircraft called GreenVulture LS. Built with 199 of the finest parts, its root part is mk4cockpit-2.

Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.0.5.

Mark IV Cargo SSTO - Vulture Cockpit

Lab and atmospheric analyser equipped

The Cargo hold contains:

Dockable Scansat for Vulture 7100 VAC DV 7.9T

Dockable Vulture Lander 4485 VAC DV 3.8T science experiment equipped.

Green Vulture

Dry Mass 77.2T

T/O Empty mass 146T

T/O Full freight Mass with Lander and ScanSat 157.7

Balanced for Landing at mini fuel with Vulture Lander docked in the Cargo hold.

Before take off

Balance fuel and check that Freight fuel is closed and locked

T/O 120m/s then Pitch to 45°-50 till 12 kms

Then V/S 250

Light Nuke at 26 kms.

At 38km Shut OPT engines and close Air intakes (AG 4 § 7)

Up to 38kms heat will be in red zone

At orbit 250 kms Fuel is more than 65%.

Mun orbit and Return capable


For aerobraking from Deep Space Mini periapsis 53 kms

Aerobraking very efficient on Cobra position (Radial + on Navball)

Retrograde cockpit facing Kerbin to 60 kms

At 60 kms switch off Nukes and SAS and flip 90°-120° with vernor cockpit to present SSTO

at High AOA and keep it to 30 kms.

Help with direction Trusters if Tail or cockpit don’t stay perfectly in Radial position

At 30 kms, nose down to prograde to stabilize

Pilot assistant highly recommended for transition to manual flight

Don’t set speed under Mach 1 when above 10 kms.

Vulture lander

Action group

1/ Toggle engine

2/ Extend + Activate Radiators

3/ Deactivate and retract Radiators

ScanSat for Vulture

Action group

5/ Toggle Engine

2/ Extend + Activate Radiators

3/ Deactivate and retract Radiators


M700 Survey scanner (Infernal Robotic Hinge mounted)

scan Radar altimetry sensor (Infernal Robotic Hinge mounted)

Scan SAR Altimetry sensor

Scan Multispectral sensor (Infernal Robotic Hinge mounted)

KA-100 detection Array for Karbonite detection (Infernal Robotic Hinge mounted)

Scan Been There done That

2 barometers

2 seismic accelerometers

2 Grav max Negative gravioli detector

2 temp detectors

Commutron 88-88


2 gigantor XL solar arrays

2 PB-NUK Thermoelectric generators

Z1K rechargeable battery

Protractor and Mechjeb

Engine: CCG7 Nuclear lightbulb for Atomic Age with AHMS and 2 large radiator panels (scale 0.8)

Docking port and RCS Thrusters

Album for Green Vulture - ScanSatellite and Lander here:

Note The unrecognised part is from Infernal robotic model rework - core pack

In case you cannot selectcontrol from here from cockpit, after a docking and undocking, go back to space center and reselect your SSTO from Tracking station

Known bug of possible reverse steering on ground after several saves. Reselect your craft from tracking station

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