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The future of AAAE  

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  1. 1. What would you like to see more of in the future?

    • Oddball Wing Designs
    • Long Range Endurance Craft
    • Versatility-based Spaceplanes
    • Combat-Oriented Spaceplanes
    • Land Vehicles
    • Rockets?
    • Other (Please Specify)

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Welcome, ladies, gentlemen, and anyone else who happened to stumble upon this forum topic, to...
Here, you will find a blooming aerospace program, just starting to get a foothold in the market that consists of vehicles able to transport you to space!
Shop now, and a round-trip ticket to Kerbin Orbit and beyond is just around the corner! Come take a look at our inventory...

NOTE: Some craft flags and names might be inaccurate if the screenshots were taken before the mass class reorganization.



Note: Only spaceplane classes Angel through Power are available at this time. Higher-class spaceplanes will be added as they're created.)

Third Triad (Eleven spaceplanes)

(Class 9: Angel)

FS-A Gardia
The result of when an team of engineers decided to strap RAPIERs onto a fighter jet and partially fill it with rocket fuel. Gardia is surprisingly orbit-capable, fit to be a trainer vehicle for young spaceplane pilots. Note: Ejector seats were swapped out for normal seats in the name of weight savings; pilots have to bail out manually in case of an spin-out they can't recover from.

FS-A Angel
The next step up from Gardia, Angel is a Mk2 spaceplane that has roughly the same range as her elder, smaller sister. Additionally, she has a cargo bay with space for a small space probe, so possibilities are prone to increasing exponentially.

FS-A Tyrfing
When plans to make a sword-shaped SSTO were first revealed, people thought AAAE's engineers were crazy. "Are you nuts? A giant sword could never make it into orbit, let alone in a single stage!" they said. Oh, they were so wrong. Not only that, FS-A Tyrfing, with its aggressive ascent profile and docking capability, quickly became the go to luxury SSTO for most daring of pilots in transit to kerbin space stations. NOTE: Like with Apollo, take special care when reentering Kerbin's atmosphere.

(Class 8: Archangel)
FS-A Mystletainn
An SSTO spaceplane capable of carrying an orbital missile to low orbit and then deorbiting once the missile has hit its target. She has attained her rank due to her stylish looks and rapid response time.

FS-AA Archangel
The first Mk3 spaceplane, designed straight after FS-A Angel, and later on redesigned following numerous failures with returning subsequent prototype MK3 SSTOs from orbit. Like with all MK3 SSTOs listed after her, land with care.

FS-AA Ferrybot Jr
The younger sister of Archangel-Class Spaceplane FS-AA Ferrybot. Ferrybot Jr comes equipped with a docking port, RCS, twin nuclear engines, and capacity for 8 kerbals. She requires speeding up to 440+m/s at sea level due to heavy weight at takeoff, but is incredibly maneuverable, capable of even recovering from a spinout when almost dry.

FS-AA Ferrybot
Ferrybot Jr's aforementioned elder sister. She is capable of sending 32 kerbals to space stations in Low Kerbin Orbit. Check regularly for signs of sentience.

(Class 7: Principality)
The first class of spaceplanes to presently lack a spaceplane named after the class itself, instead having a reusable rocket having the class and name. (listed after spaceplanes).

FS-PR Spectre
When Spectre was first built, she was not granted a classification or a name because the head engineer thought he was building a Minmus Trainer. Luckily, this error was corrected when a plucky intern informed him of its landing legs, rover cargo bay, and "twin tail fins". The intern would later correct a head scientist when he first discovered Laythe, but mistook it for Kerbin.

FS-PR Journeystar
An ambitious SSTO built with a mining and ISRU rig pre-installed. She is capable of munar landings, but consumers may want to have engineers install extra batteries depending on their electricity needs. After first successful test runs, she received additional tuning from an SSTO manufacturer called Arctic Aerospace (headed by Arctica Frostbite, forum account link unknown.)

FS-PR Wyvern
A magnificent beast with an interesting wing design, Wyvern is tested and confirmed for the ability to send a small rover to the Mun and return safely to Kerbin. Wyvern might also potentially be capable of Minmus returns, though she wasn't designed and built with Minmus in mind.

FS-PR Apollo
Returning to the MK1 cross-section, Apollo is the first of AAAE's spaceplanes able to take a round trip to the mun. Dissatisfied consumers suggested renaming her "Icarus", but our engineers insist on not being afraid to use Apollo's on-board RCS and/or focus intensely on not letting her blow up on final reentry.

Second Triad (Seven Spaceplanes)

(Class 6: Power)

FS-PO Ancile
Vaguely shield-shaped (but not really), Ancile has sufficient delta-v for Minmus landings and interplanetary flybys and returns. With an additional front docking port, she also is capable of docking to Tyrfing, the sword-shaped SSTO, because why not?

FS-PO Phoenix
Following the revamp of a previous iteration of this craft by AA, AAAE was still determined to make a version not heavily modified by AA. And thus a couple iterations later, under the codename of Mystletainn, Phoenix finally rose from the ashes of AAAE's failed attempts. Their engineers insist it should be able to get to Duna and back if flown correctly.

PS-PO Perseus
A cargo SSTO designed to carry ten tons of cargo to either the Mun or Minmus, drop the off, and return safely to Kerbin. With her surplus fuel, her range can potentially extend to other bodies, given that she's refueled somewhere along the way.

FS-PO Heracles
The prototypes of Heracles, first of the three successful Power-Class SSTOs, were met with crash after crash when test pilots found themselves unable to regain flight control. With contractors and investors furious, AAAE turned to Arctic Aerospace - who would later offer slight tweaks to the Journeystar - for help, and so with major redesigning and tuning, the first successful version of Heracles was engineered, tested, and ultimately landed successfully by even AAAE's remaining pilots following the previous disasters.
Heracles is capable of sending a full orange tank to Low Kerbin Orbit, and comes equipped with a single NERV for extended range.

FS-PO Aegis
Weeks after the failed landing of the yet-unreleased FS-PO Phoenix's first prototype, and during extensive testing and reiterating of further prototypes thereof, AAAE's backup engineers thought it would be a good idea to create a heavier cargo SSTO so FS-PO Heracles wouldn't be so alone in the Power SSTO class. After one prototype failed to get off the ground and another's wings fell off on the runway, the Aegis was born. Currently the heaviest cargo SSTO, and bearing a similar nose design to her little sister, Aegis is able to carry 78.8 tons' worth of payload into LKO and return to Kerbin safely following the release of said payload into space. She even has a built-in docking port in her cargo bay so she can rendezvous and dock with space stations. You know, so she doesn't drift off while her cargo is being re-positioned and docked.

(Class 7: Virtue)

FS-V Phoenix Anger
The Phoenix Anger is the superior successor craft to Phoenix. With over 5,200 m/s of Delta V in Low Kerbin Orbit, our engineers have projected round trips to Laythe to easily be within reach of skilled pilots! Comes complete with capacity for 6 kerbals and the .95 ton "Virtue" rover.

FS-V Iris
After the success of Ferrybots Sr. and Jr. and the failures of various Duna SSTOs, AAAE felt like they needed more practice, and, furthermore, an additional means of staying afloat. And so Iris, codename Minmus Rex, was built with one mission in mind: Ferry a substantial amount of kerbals to Minmus and back. Luckily, she can easily do just that, though a round trip to the Mun might require slight refueling, if not only excessive aerobraking on the trip home.


"Rocket" instead of "rockets" because we only have one vehicle at the moment.


FSR-PR Principality
Principality is the sole reusable rocket sold by AAAE. Capable of reaching and returning from LKO like all of AAAE's current spaceplanes, she has been projected to be able to lift up to 30 tons worth of payload to low orbit, and potentially serve as an ascent stage for heavier payloads with their own propulsion. Note: Factor the payload's fairing into the payload's total weight.

The classification flags currently in use, along with two versions of AAAE's company flag, can be found HERE.


  • Short-Range VTOL SSTO (LKO)
  • Long-Range VTOL SSTO (Mun/Gilly(?))
  • ...Duna Cargo SSTO?


Mystic Labs

A new subdivision of AAAE that focuses on less conventional forms of transport in general, from Jet Rovers to Weird Shuttles, and to more conventional forms of space transport such as tried and true rockets! While SSTO Spaceplanes are still mostly found in AAAE, Mystic Labs will cover anything else... just as long as you don't mind the inherent flaws in wackier craft.



Ursa Major - An SSTO spaceplane with an experimental two-stage design - the first stage is designed to carry you into orbit, while the second stage undocks from the main ship and is able to go anywhere in Kerbin's satellite system and return to the main ship afterwards. It tends to torque upwards in RAPIER mode in a vacuum, and in both modes in high time warp, so, watch for that. Be sure to shift all remaining fuel to the front of the spaceplane when returning to Kerbin!

SSTO-11 Twintails - A private SSTO with capacity for 3 crew, but with two rather pointless plane tails in the back, hence the name. She was designed when two drunken engineers moved to Mystic Labs decided to poke fun at Fox Kerman's seeming obsession with vulpines.

Launch Vehicles Colt and Pony - An super-ultralight reusable and a light semi-reusable launch vehicle, respectively. While Colt is only really useful for sending small probes into orbit, Pony can send payloads of up to around four-and-a-half to eight tons to low orbit and still be able to land its center stage.

Mustang - A medium reusable launch vehicle that was built with sending orange tanks to orbit in mind. SSTO and landing capable like the Colt! Note: Fire up the engines to point retrograde during late re-descent due to on-board vernors and airbrakes giving insufficient control.

Integrity - A Minmus rover previously only available by purchasing/downloading FS-PR Spectre.

Virtue - A prototype Laythe rover previously only available by purchasing/downloading FS-V Phoenix Anger.

Expeditioner Duna - Not just a titan of a rover, but a fully-functional base on wheels at 98 parts. Launch and transfer vehicles sold separately.


As always, thank you for browsing through and potentially even ordering some of our craft for replication and delivery. We hope to see you again soon, as the number of available craft is bound to increase further overtime.

Edited by Fox Arcana
Added Mustang, the 36t Payload SSTO rocket.
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We encountered a problem where kerbal astronauts Jebediah, Bill, Bob, and Valentina Kerman attempted to land the upcoming interplanetary SSTO...

EDIT: After installing a relay system around Duna, KSC finally noticed the still-stranded Jebediah and Valentina, and pinged Arctica Aerospace again. This time for a rescue mission that went surprisingly fast thanks to them having higher-end technology.


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I have some bad news and some good news.

Bad news is: FS-PO Phoenix is still undergoing iteration.

Good news is: FS-PO Aegis, new and stronger sister SSTO to FS-PO Heracles, has just completed her test flight and landed successfully!


Aegis has the ability to carry twice as much weight as Heracles into LKO, with enough spare fuel to either return back to Kerbin, or rendezvous and dock with a space station close by in terms of orbit height. You will find her craft file in the 2nd triad subfolder of the Spaceplanes folder.

WARNING: Only fly Aegis once you've gotten used to flying heavy SSTO spaceplanes.

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Project: Shield SSTO is cleared for production. It is designed for docking with Tyrfing and other lightweight SSTOs (with hind docking ports) for transfer to Minmus (or orbits and flybys of other bodies if you're efficient enough).

P.S. With Ancile, Tyrfing is also (finally) uploaded to the drive folder!

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The FS-PO Phoenix has received an upgraded variant. The new FS-V Phoenix Anger has around 5,250 m/s of dV in LKO - an improvement from FS-PO Phoenix's ~4,100 m/s - but comes without capability for unmanned flight. Nonetheless, a round trip to Laythe should be attainable for skilled pilots when flying her.

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It has come to our attention that during testing of the upcoming FS-PO Phoenix Vert, two NERVs are apparently not enough for a VTOL SSTO to get back into Orbit around Duna from its surface. Until proper testing and revisions can take place, do NOT use FS-PO Phoenix for landing on and returning from Duna. Try going to Ike, instead.

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