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N2 SSTO Spaceplane

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Wageera Aerospace, the same people who brought you the Kearjet Bussines/Leisure Jet, have the pleasure of bringing you a new design: 

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The N2 Personal Shuttle is a SSTO spaceplane, designed to carry 1 crew plus baggage to orbit or to a space station and back in a safe and economical fashion. It is an excellent spacecraft for pilots seeking the challenge of precision flying and the ultimate in speed, and for space programs in need of a cheap way to level up their pilots, and bring science and crew to space stations and back. This spacecraft can reach anywhere on Kerbin either via long-range atmospheric cruise or a faster suborbital hop, and will always achieve orbit safely and with margin to spare as long as you follow the instructions provided here. In most cases, even if you somehow have managed to run out of fuel during climb, as long as your apoapsis at the time is at or near 65 km, and your speed is above 2 km/s you will be able to limp into orbit with the translation RCS system only. The amount of ΔV remaining after orbital insertion will depend heavily on the launch profile used and the parameters of the target orbit but the best we’ve seen in testing is 347 m/s ΔV remaining when inserted to a circular equatorial 71 km orbit. The usual ΔV remaining after inserting into a 100km circular equatorial orbit is about 300 m/s ΔV plus about 600 kg of monopropellant, wich is more than enough to perform a rendezvous and dock to a refuel station with very wide margins of safety. After refueling in orbit, you can get up to 1.44 km/s ΔV. A typical cruise speed in atmosphere is about 1300 m/s (Mach 4.4) at 26 km altitude.

Basic capabilities:

  • Stability: Very stable in all regimes, up to and including hypersonic reentry. Just trim it as needed and it will fly hands-off, no SAS required.
  • Stalls: Due to its mixed canard/elevon design, this spacecraft will not stall, but, upon reaching critical angle of attack, pitch authority will be lost, and the nose will drop, with no tendency to drop a wing as long as reasonable yaw angles are maintained. Stall recovery is the same as in a normal aircraft, but be conscious that it will take more height to recover. Achieving the critical angle of attack is almost impossible whenever full power is applied.
  • Other unusual attitudes: For all tested anormal pitch, roll and yaw attitudes at speeds below Mach 1, centering all controls will result in either immediate self-stabilization or a mild dive from which you can then recover by slightly increasing pitch. Anormal attitudes above Mach 1 were not tested, due to the obvious risk, but our best guesses engineering models indicate that the spacecraft should recover in the same way.
  • Aerobatics: The N2 was not designed to perform aerobatics, and consequently pitch and yaw are too sluggish for aerobatics, but it still can do cool aileron rolls and barrel rolls with ease.
  • Variants: The plane comes in two variants, fully fueled, and jet fuel only, so you can easily fly a lighter, higher performance model for short hops that do not require oxidizer or monopropellant, without having to waste time manually editing fuel tank levels and worrying about potential center of mass issues.


Included in your download, in classic Wageera Aerospace style, is a VERY comprehensive Pilot's Handbook with everything you might ever need to take the N2 Spaceplane to orbit and back.

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Download from:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7TPwnJRH1AYQ2pjLVdzaEVEbk0/view?usp=sharing

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11 hours ago, Heckspress said:
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whoops bit of a double post there

Yeah sorry. My ISP is driving me crazy with microcuts :(

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