Are Sstos possible?
To date, no Earth-launched SSTO launch vehicles have ever been flown; orbital launches from Earth have been performed by either fully or partially expendable multi-stage rockets.
Was the space shuttle a SSTO?
NASA, along with a bunch of private companies had already started work on the space shuttle replacement: an SSTO called VentureStar. VentureStar was ambitious. By ambitious I mean sci-fi movie ambitious, which you could tell if you just looked at it.
Why is my plane turning KSP?
Try to ensure a lifting balance between your front and back wheels. If the front or back generates excess lift, that reduces the sideways friction between the wheels and the ground; thus you see you start veering when you get up to speed.
What happened Venture Star?
Cancellation. The VentureStar program was cancelled due to development cost concerns accompanied by technical problems and failures in the X-33 program, a program which was intended as proof-of-concept for some of the critical technologies needed by the VentureStar.
What is a 2 stage rocket?
A two-stage-to-orbit (TSTO) or two-stage rocket launch vehicle is a spacecraft in which two distinct stages provide propulsion consecutively in order to achieve orbital velocity. It is intermediate between a three-stage-to-orbit launcher and a hypothetical single-stage-to-orbit (SSTO) launcher.
Does Eeloo have an atmosphere?
Eeloo has just 3.5% more gravity than the Mun and is very similar in size. Like the Mun, it has no atmosphere. The physical characteristics of Eeloo are most likely an analogue of the ice moon Europa, and its orbit is similar to that of Pluto, though both bodies are known to have a tenuous atmosphere.
Where should center of lift be KSP?
The center of lift needs to be as close to the center of mass as possible. The direction of the thrust needs to go through the center of mass.
Why do you need right rudder?
Right rudder is needed to hold the ball in the center of the inclinomter during a straight-ahead climb, thanks to torque effect (Figure 1). In a climbing right turn, you’ll need more right rudder (Figure 2). A climbing left turn does not require left rudder, just less right rudder.
Why was VentureStar Cancelled?
The VentureStar program was cancelled due to development cost concerns accompanied by technical problems and failures in the X-33 program, a program which was intended as proof-of-concept for some of the critical technologies needed by the VentureStar.
Why is Laythe warm?
Laythe’s surface temperatures are warmer than would be expected based on its distance from the sun. This suggests the possibility that Laythe generates its own heat, likely tidal heating.
Is there a two in one SSTO engine for KSP?
However it’s huge size can make it tricky to take off from the runway without destroying the engine. “R.A.P.I.E.R Engines”, introduced in KSP version 0.23, is your go to “two in one” solution for all your SSTO needs.
How do you build a SSTO?
My general way of building one is to put all my stuff up front, build fuel fuselages backwards to my main engines (usually nervs). I embed my repiers into the wings using mk1 fuselages or engine pre-coolers (one per engine can actually provide enough air for a small SSTO).
How are SSTOs constructed?
SSTOs can be constructed using various engines like their siblings the multi-stage rockets, however many issues must be considered when it comes to constructing a spaceplane. They can be constructed with several types of engines and several types of designs.
What is the drag model in Ksp?
In KSP, the drag model is vastly simplified, and AFAIK is a function of air density and aircraft weight. Lets keep it simple, in KSP, your drag (for a given speed) will reduce as altitude increases. This simplifies a lot of our design, but does add some other issues.