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A stock aircraft called KSSTO-2A Purple Rain. Built with 172 of the finest parts, its root part is mk3Cockpit.Shuttle.
Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.2.0.
By far my most used SSTO, designed specifically to build space stations with an extended cargo hold, capable of delivering 36+ tons to a 150K orbit and return.
Flight Profile: Pitch nose to 20 degrees pitch, hold until 8K+ altitude, lower nose to 5 degrees pitch, let vessel accelerate, nose will naturally rise to 20 degrees pitch with acceleration. Once speed stops increasing, switch to closed cycle mode (~1350m/s), lower port & starboard engines will shutdown to prevent over pitching. Continue climb at 20 degrees pitch until Apo reaches 70K, slowly lower nose to horizon, hold until desired apo (~150K max), close throttle. Coast until ~5 sec from Apo, nose level, max thrust until orbit is circular. Deliver Cargo/ conduct mission. For re-entry, full flaps, airbrakes out, pitch hold at 20 degrees. That easy, or you can play with inverted reentry (photos below).
Created on my live stream: https://www.twitch.tv/rocketpcgaming
- Type: SPH
- Class: spaceplane
- Part Count: 172
- Pure Stock
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