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Kerbodyne SSTO Division: Omnibus Thread

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After a little diversion called Fallout 4, I made my way back to KSP.  I finally got a Mk3 spaceplane to Minmus.

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Stock Aero Grand Tour Part 3

 

No Ike detour; I can get down and up easy enough, but if I take the time required to mine the fuel expended I'd miss my window to Dres.

 

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Album at http://imgur.com/gallery/Nsi1R

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Kerbotruck

(AKA "you don't need that much wing")

 

Takes off with no fuss and room to spare:

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Easy through transsonic in a 10 degree climb:

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Tough enough to cope with a low altitude zoom-climb ascent:

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Keep the jets breathing until their altitude ceiling:

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Fully fueled to a 150km orbit:

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Superb heat tolerance permits an aggressive reentry:

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Tough airframe allows you to wash off speed with G's:

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Very stable and controllable at low speed:

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Easy lander:

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Craft file at https://www.dropbox.com/s/pfq60n0yfspeihe/Kerbotruck.craft?dl=0

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Kerbocrew

 

Easy up.

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Plenty of speed.

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Run the jet to their ceiling.

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Able to deliver 32 passengers up to a 500km orbit.

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Cobra reentry.

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Plenty of atmospheric cruising range.

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Spoilers keep the nose up during landing.

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Perfect for all your mass crew transfer needs.

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Craft file at https://www.dropbox.com/s/2sg6ph88bu55qqw/Kerbocrew.craft?dl=0

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Kerbotourist

AKA "you don't need that much engine"

 

Easy up

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15 degree climbout

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Level off for the speed run

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Add the nuke at 20km

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Switchover at the jet ceiling

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Shut down the RAPIERs after lifting the apoapsis. Save a bit of oxidiser for the belly Vernors.

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Circularise on the nuke

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2km/s unrefuelled

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5km/s if you refuel

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Craft file at https://www.dropbox.com/s/mj1v83bvwho5ylv/Kerbotourist.craft?dl=0

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Munjet

 

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Science bay equipped; swap for a passenger cabin for a tourist ship.

 

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Easy takeoff.

 

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Climb out on the first set of drop tanks.

 

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Dump the first droptanks after going supersonic.

 

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And the second set around Mach 3.

 

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Level off for the speed run.

 

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Zoom climb before you cook.

 

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Add the nukes at 20km.

 

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Fifteen seconds of oxidising rocketry to get the gravity lift going.

 

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Finish on the nukes, nose down to minimise drag.

 

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More than enough for a Munar landing and return.

 

Craft file at https://www.dropbox.com/s/c286hizhfh6repv/Munjet.craft?dl=0

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Kerbotruck Compact Lander

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  110,000 for the truck,   70,000 for the cargo.

 

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Make sure to set the control to the cockpit before takeoff.

 

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Easy up.

 

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10 degree climbout.

 

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Easily through transonic while climbing.

 

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Level off below 20,000m to build speed.

 

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Pull up before you cook.

 

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Switchover at the jet ceiling.

 

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A quick tap to circularise.

 

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Well-stuffed cargo bay.

 

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Around 8,000m/s from the nuke transfer ship while pushing the lander.

 

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4,700m/s ΔV in the lander. Full science kit and probe autopilot, capsule equipped for interplanetary reentry speeds.

 

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Very easy to redock.

 

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Fuel cost on the fully-recoverable launcher is about  √6,000 after recovery, plus  √ 70,000 for the non-recoverable spacecraft. Moho on the cheap, or as many Joolian moons as you care to visit.

 

Craft file at https://www.dropbox.com/s/ebs86yg1vt2qgxk/Kerbotruck Compact Lander.craft?dl=0

 

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On 3/8/2017 at 2:02 AM, Wanderfound said:

Kerbotruck

(AKA "you don't need that much wing")

 

Takes off with no fuss and room to spare:

O5KpjvN.jpg

 

Easy through transsonic in a 10 degree climb:

xGkUWhh.jpg

 

Tough enough to cope with a low altitude zoom-climb ascent:

3PmUT4o.jpg

 

Keep the jets breathing until their altitude ceiling:

RmHJDAk.jpg

 

Fully fueled to a 150km orbit:

gkskMv8.jpg

 

Superb heat tolerance permits an aggressive reentry:

20AXPTE.jpg

 

Tough airframe allows you to wash off speed with G's:

6BfDjPN.jpg

 

Very stable and controllable at low speed:

OSOTIyQ.jpg

 

Easy lander:

a655Ry5.jpg

 

Craft file at https://www.dropbox.com/s/pfq60n0yfspeihe/Kerbotruck.craft?dl=0

Kerbalx link? I don't have a dropbox and this looks like a good station builder.

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You don't need a Dropbox account to access Dropbox-hosted files, BTW. Just click on the link, refuse any offers to sign up, and it should take you through to a download page.

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May I suggest building a asymmetric SSTO?  It's a pain but they look really cool.

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80 tons to orbit for 88/ton.

 

On 3/23/2017 at 9:53 PM, Rath said:

May I suggest building a asymmetric SSTO?  It's a pain but they look really cool.

Asymmetric in which way? Got an example?

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