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Have you ever seen this rocket before?

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It's the Pegasus XL, a rocket made by Orbital Sciences Corporation capable of carrying small payloads at LEO with an horizontal takeoff assisted with an airplane. It has only 3 stages and a weight of 18,5t. Its first stage is provided with two wings to have enough lift to get a sub-orbital trajectory.

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Then I've made something similar in KSP called Pegasus-K inspired by

. The whole craft is made only with stock parts. I've used a plane with 7 engines and enough fuel to speed up into an altitude of 15 Km. The rocket payload can be customized as you wish with a probe or command pod.

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A flight to get a communication satellite into a keostationary orbit:

Taking off from the KSC's runway and getting some speed.

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Rocket drop and staging.

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Enjoying the sub-orbital trajectory.

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Getting into orbit, decoupling the payload and the third stage return.

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After some maneuvers, in a keostationary orbit. The mission is a great success.

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You can download the .craft file here.

Hope you enjoy it.

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