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A Fully Reusable Saturn V using the Making History Expansion


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The Legendary Saturn V, re-imagined in a more modern and cost saving way, now with the ability to be completely reused!

Craft file: https://kerbalx.com/SparkeyFlarkey/Reusable-Saturn-V

This behemoth has a few changes that make it stand out from the original, such as legs, wings, and extra boosters!

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Specific changes:
  • 4 extra vector engines on the first stage
  • second stage uses 5 vectors instead of skiffs as it needs to make orbit quickly
  • Lunar module has only one stage instead of two to get the whole thing back
  • service module is now a spaceplane capable of verticle landings, instead of a boring command pod
  • no Launch escape tower (safety is for cowards)

No mods required, other than the Making History expansion

Here is a video of the craft flying: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIy8cMku39Q&feature=youtu.be

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On 6/26/2018 at 11:34 PM, SparkeyFlarkey said:

The Legendary Saturn V, re-imagined in a more modern and cost saving way, now with the ability to be completely reused!

Craft file: https://kerbalx.com/SparkeyFlarkey/Reusable-Saturn-V

This behemoth has a few changes that make it stand out from the original, such as legs, wings, and extra boosters!

Album 1HfHnMs will appear when post is submitted
Specific changes:
  • 4 extra vector engines on the first stage
  • second stage uses 5 vectors instead of skiffs as it needs to make orbit quickly
  • Lunar module has only one stage instead of two to get the whole thing back
  • service module is now a spaceplane capable of verticle landings, instead of a boring command pod
  • no Launch escape tower (safety is for cowards)

No mods required, other than the Making History expansion

Here is a video of the craft flying: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIy8cMku39Q&feature=youtu.be

 

Why not a launch escape tower?! What if something were to go wrong, and the astronauts die?

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1 hour ago, VinnieTheAstronaut said:

Why not a launch escape tower?! What if something were to go wrong, and the astronauts die?

Probably because you can’t recover the LES.

I’d give the CM a reusable LES that remains attached, like the SuperDraco engines on SpaceX’s Dragon V2 spacecraft.

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