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Don’t forget to pack a scientist!
Careful on liftoff, there is limited ground clearance
Ascend at 20-25 degrees on jet engines
When jet engine thrust drops below ~100kN, activate rocket engine
Maintain attitude, cut off jets shortly thereafter
Continue burning until Apo reaches ~80km, then cut rocket engine
Circularize at apoapsis
EVA scientist from crew cabin rear hatch
Experience science tube in all its glory!
Deorbit burn, lower periapsis to ~40km.
Bleed off speed as quickly as you can upon entering the atmosphere. Pull up and use the broad belly of the craft to catch air.
Watch your part temperatures! If getting too hot, level out a bit.
Transition to normal flight once you drop below ~15km or ~900m/s
If you’re a better pilot than I, you should have everything you need for a soft horizontal landing.
A stock aircraft called Science Tube SSTO. Built with 35 of the finest parts, its root part is Mark1Cockpit.
Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.0.5.
- Type: SPH
- Class: spaceplane
- Part Count: 35
- Pure Stock
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