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The Pram 5 - Light Orbiter.


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Hi all :) for a challenge thread of mine, Lightest craft to Orbit, one of the challenges is to create the lightest manned orbiter that is recoverable, so for my own submission I created this, and I thought I would share it with the spacecraft exchange.

The Pram 5:

It weighs in at a feather-weight of 2.821 Tonnes,
can reach a ~71k orbit with 300 D/v left over for maneuvering, rendezvousing, and de-orbiting,
carries a Single Kerbal, and can survive a shallow re-entry with the right piloting.

There is a bit of room to shave off excess fuel in the first stage,
the challenge was purely based on weight so it could be made a lot cheaper at the cost of a few hundred kilos,
and its use is probably purely as a single crew-member delivery orbiter making not all that useful :P

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