Aviation365 Posted January 23, 2022 Share Posted January 23, 2022 IntroductionThe Space Shuttle was the first orbital spacecraft designed to be reused, and allowed routine access to spaceflight at a low price. Unfortunately after 2 tragic disasters and mismanagement it never seemed to be that way, and many feel it did not live up to all its original goals. Using Kerbal Space Program's Real Solar System mod and obeying the real Shuttles capabilities, I would like to showcase a different path, through an alternate history where the Space Shuttle is utilized to its true potential. Some of you who are familiar with the Shuttles history may recognize some real-world additions in this timeline, and if they have been adjusted. I hope that you enjoy this showcase and that it might entertain or educate some readers about lesser known parts of the Space Shuttles long history. Mission reports will be in Imgur albums and are dependent on my schedule but I will try to get at least two out every weekBackground This KSP save using Realistic Progression 1 started out in the 1950s with experimental aircraft and suborbital science rockets. The launch history has mostly followed real world history, running through the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and Skylab programs. Over 150 unmanned U.S. satellite launches have been recreated, and highlights of noteworthy missions will be included in a bonus mention at the end of each Shuttle mission report.ModsThe entire mod list is quite long although can be installed easily using CKAN. Below is the mods important to the Space Shuttle, with the entire list in the hidden section Shuttle Orbiter Construction Kit reDIRECT Photon Corp. And of course, Real Solar System and Realism Overhaul Spoiler Full Mod List- 155 Mods Click Through Blocker Filter Extensions Harmony KSPBurst Blizzy Toolbar ToolbarControl KSP-Recall Advanced Jet Engine ASET ATK Propulsion Pack Atmospheric Autopilot B9 Aerospace Procedural Wings B9 Part Switch BahaSP Parts of Bluedog Design Bureau Camera Tools Cape Canaveral Pads Coatl Aerospace ProbesPlus Community Category Kit Community Resource Pack Conformal Decals Contract Configurator Craft Manager Custom Barn Kit Custom Parachute Message Custom Pre Launch Checks Deployable Engines Distant Object DMagicOrbitalScience DMagicScienceAnimate DMagicUtilities Easy Vessel Switch Editor Extensions Redux EDWARDS Engine Group Controller Environmental Visual Enhancments FASA Ferram Aerospace Research Firespitter FS Hangar Extender HabTech2 HabTechProps htRobotics Hull Camera Internal RCS JSI Katniss Parts Pack Kerbalism Kerbal Joint Reinforcement Kerbal Konstructs Kerbal Renamer Kerbal Reusability Expansion Kopernicus Kerbal Operating System KSC Switcher KSP Community Fixes KSP Wheel KXAPI MagiCore MagicSmokeIndustries Infernal Robotics MechJeb2 Modular Flight Integrator Modular Launch Pads ModuleManagerWatchDog NavHud Navyfish Docking Port Alignment Indicator Near Future Construction Near Future Exploration Near Future Solar NEBULA Decals Omega's Stock Alike Structures Patch Manager Photon Corp Physics Ranger Extender PlanetShine PlumeParty Poods 4K Milky Way Skybox Procedural Fairings Procedural Parts RCS Build Aid RealAntennas RealChute RealFuels RealHeat RealismOverhaul RealPlume RealScaleBoosters RealSolarSystem reDIRECT ReentryParticleEffect reStock reStockPlus RetractableLiftingSurface RaiderNick Skylab RaiderNick Soviet Rockets RaiderNick Soyuz RaiderNick US Probes RaiderNick US Rockets RO Capsules RocketMotorMenagerie RO Library RO Solar RO Tanks Realistic Progression 1 RSS Canaveral HD RSS Date and Time Format RSS Visual Enhancments SCANsat Scatterer Shabby Ship Manifest Simple Adjustable Fairings SmokeScreen SOCKRecolored SolverEngines Space Shuttle System Squad Squad Expansion SXT Tantares TestFlight TextureReplacer TrackingStationEvolved Trajectories TriggerTech TUFX TundraExploration TundraSpaceCenter TundraTechnologies TweakScale TweakScaleCompanion Vens Stock Part Revamp WASD Editor Camera Waterfall World Stabilizer ZeroMiniAVC Credit This project of mine has been in the works for more than 4 months before posting, and everything in it would not have been possible without the work of the creators of all the mods listed above, and the entire RSS/RO/RP-1 team Special thanks to @Stonesmile for help with getting the awesome Shuttle by @benjee10 into RSS More to come Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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