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A General Use Mid-size Rocket: The Mighty Ant


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Kerbkosmos presents: The Mighty Ant! 

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Mighty Ant is a Mid-size launch vehicle, consisting of a 1.875-meter diameter core, and 1.25-meter diameter boosters.

It's capable of up to 3.6 Tons to a 100 KM x 100 KM orbit, though the 2nd stage will have over 1000 m/s of delta V left. * Oh, and also, it's partially reusable. 

Launch profile:

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The SRBs have a high TWR and get the vehicle off the pad.

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The SRBs burn out and detach, and the core stage engine ignites.

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The SRBs deploy parachutes. 

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And splash down off the coast.

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The core stage burns most of the way to space.

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And detaches.

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The core stage re-enters the Atmosphere.

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Deploys parachutes. 

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And splashes down. 

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The 2nd stage is able to easily make it to orbit and has tons of Delta V left.

This vehicle requires the Making History DLC, Restock, and in order to be reusable requires FMRS or other recovery mods.

Download Link:

Steam Workshop::Mighty Ant (steamcommunity.com)

*The reason it can't get more payload into orbit is that the core 1st stage has a low TWR, though a more powerful engine would fix this problem.

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To address some issues with the Mighty Ant, the Mighty Ant B was developed. 

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The changes that were made are that the Bobcat engine was changed to the Skipper because it's better optimized for operation in the middle of the atmosphere, and some changes were made to the boosters to prevent them from crashing into each other upon detachment.

The engine replacement means that the rocket can get 5.4 tons to LKO now.

Download link: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2846495172

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