STS ComSats (STS-5)
by inigma
uploaded 2015-02-13
(updated 2015-05-16)
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stock ship
#comsat #communications #satellite #payload #space
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Details

  • Type: Subassembly
  • Class: ship
  • Part Count: 113
  • Stock:
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Description

(v2) 8 Tons. SBS-3 and Anik-C3 geosync comsats with PAMs.

8 tons of SBS 3 and Anik C3 kerbsynchronous comsats, and a Development Flight Instrumentation package. NASA’s first commercial space flight payload that flew on STS-5 Space Shuttle Columbia. Now you can fly it too! Works well with the STS Space Shuttle.

Attaches as as single subassembly into your payload bay. You will need to adjust your staging accordingly before liftoff. To launch a satellite, turn off SAS, then stage the satellite decoupler and sepatrons. Turn SAS on the orbiter back on. Watch the satellite spin and rise. Deployable communications antenna is hidden inside the body. Each satellite can make geosynchronous orbit fairly easily from most orbital altitudes. See the STS Space Shuttle forum thread for details on the STS Space Shuttle, or other subassemblies, or to get help.

Built in KSP version 1.0.2. All stock parts.

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This subassembly also pairs well with the STS Service Module: :

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