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Experimental SSTO Spacecraft

This is a single stage to orbit crew transportation system. It uses Jet engines to get out of the thick part of the atmosphere and rocket engines to do orbital maneuvers.

Overview

This experimental SSTO craft can carry one Kerbal into orbit and back safely. It is fully reusable, as it does not jettison hardware over the course of its mission. It uses a Vertical takeoff format rather than a Spaceplane format. All Stock parts, absolutely no mods.

Installation





Addon Installation Guide

 

How to install Addons in KSP:

Installing addons in KSP is as simple as moving files into their appropriate folders. This guide explains which folders hold each type of addon, and how to locate them. Keep in mind that Addon packages may contain any combination of addon types. These instructions are meant only as a generic guide.

 

Finding the KSP Main Folder.

The first step to installing an addon is to locate the KSP folder in your computer. This is where KSP keeps all of its files, including your game saves and screenshots. The KSP folder is located where you unzipped it when you first downloaded the game.

The KSP Folder contains the following subfolders:

KSP root folder

NOTE: On OSX, the KSP_Data folder does not exist. (Its equivalent lives inside the App package)

 

Installing Part Addons

Parts are all contained inside KSP/Parts. Each part has its own subfolder in the Parts folder:

The Parts Folder

To install new parts, extract the part folders from the downloaded package into the KSP/Parts folder.

 

Installing Craft Addons

Craft files are saved ships created in the game. These files can be placed in a few different folders:

KSP/Ships

In KSP/Ships, you will find separate subfolders for the different construction facilities in the game. The VAB folder, for instance, holds craft files that are editable on the Vehicle Assembly Building in game, and launched from a Launch Pad. Similarly, the SPH folder holds craft files that are editable in the Spaceplane Hangar Facility, and launched from the Runway.

Craft files placed in a subfolder of KSP/Ships will be available to all saved games. Ships placed here are considered to be "Stock",. They won´t be overwritten directly if edited, and cannot be deleted from inside the game.

KSP/saves/"playername"/Ships

It is also possible to make craft files available to only one saved game:

Each game started creates its own folder in KSP/Saves. Each save has its own Ships folder, which is organized in the same way as the common Ships folder above. Craft files placed in one of the subfolders are only visible when playing the corresponding game, and can be overwritten and deleted. Ships created while playing the corresponding game are also saved in these folders.

 

Installing Scenarios and Training Addons

The KSP/Saves folder contains the training and scenarios subfolders. SFS files in the training subfolder are listed in the Training section of the Main Menu in the game, and files in the scenarios subfolder are visible in the Scenarios section of the menu.

To install scenarios and training missions, extract the SFS files from the downloaded package into the appropriate subfolder.

 

Installing Plugins

The KSP/Plugins folder holds the DLL files for plugin-powered addons. These plugins extend the funcionality of the game, adding new part types, or new missions.

To install a plugin, extract the DLL files from the downloaded package into the KSP/Plugins folder.

 

Installing Internal Models

Some addons add new internal spaces and objects. Those are installed in the KSP/Internals folder.

Props

Props are objects that can be added into internal spaces, like cockpit gauges or cabin decorations. Each internal prop has its own folder in KSP/Internals/Props:

Spaces

Spaces are the internal models that are associated with parts. Each internal space has its own folder in KSP/Internals/Spaces:

 

To install internal props and spaces, extract the folders from the downloaded package into the appropriate subfolder.

 

 

How to use

I do not know if the staging is set up correctly but is should go as follows: Stage 3: Activate Jet engines; Stage 2: Release clamps; Stage 1: Activate Rocket engines; Stage 0: Open parachutes; Action groups: Custom1: Toggle between Jet and Rocket engines; Custom2: Toggle Solar Panels; Optimal Use: Activate Jet engines, wait until maximum thrust is reached, Release clamps, When maximum altitude is reached, switch to rocket engines, Maximum apoapsis: 100km, Perform Maneuvers, If fuel runs out, use RCS to de-orbit.



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  1. I would recommend maybe adding some large wings on the side so on rentry you can glide rather than have to retro burn. But otherwise it looks good. How much of your fuel do you burn on getting into orbit?

    dark shines September 20, 2013

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